Leigh Anne Riedman

PhD candidate; MS Geology 2004 - UC Los Angeles

Office Location

Webb 1115

Specialization

Thesis/Dissertation
Dissertation: "Studies in Neoproterozoic Paleontology"

 

Research Area(s)
Early Eukaryote Paleontology

 

Advisor(s)
Susannah Porter

Bio

Award(s)
Wendell Phillips Woodring Memorial Graduate Fellowships, 2011/12

Research

I am broadly interested in paleocommunity change through time (generally Neoproterozoic), including reconstruction of ancient trophic systems and the effects of Snowball glaciation events upon diversity, abundance and community composition. My two current projects focus on the permineralized microfossils of the Doushantuo formation and an analysis of the effects of Marinoan and Sturtian glacial cycles on community structure as preserved in shale successions from Svalbard and Newfoundland.

Courses

Earth 7:  Dinosaurs (Teaching Assistant), S08/M08/S09/F12

Earth 111L/ EEMB 136L:  Principles of Paleontology (Teaching Assistant), W08/W09

Earth 144:  Invertebrate Paleobiology (Teaching Assistant), F08