Diana L. Boyer
Third summer session begins
Location: SUNY Oswego
Thursday, July 2, 9:41 a.m. - 9:41 a.m.
Rice Creek Ramble
Guided walk showing visitors what creatures are around, what they eat and where they live. Participants should dress for the weather and call 312-6677 the morning of the hike to check trail conditions. Program size is limited; unable to accommodate groups. An adult must accompany children. Free.
Location: Rice Creek Field Station
Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m. - noon
Men's Soccer vs. St John Fisher Scrimmage (Time TBA)
Thursday, July 2, 9:38 a.m. - 9:38 a.m.
Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Tuesday, Sept 1, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
GOLD Third Thursdays
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Location: Various Cities
Thursday, July 16, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Harborfest Housing Available
Thursday, July 2, 9:37 a.m. - 9:37 a.m.
Office Hours: Wed 1:30-3:30, and as always by appointment
Teaching Schedule or Courses Taught:
GEO 200 Historical Geology
GEO 440 Paleontology and Lab
Honors 300 Dinosaurs
Title: Associate Professor
Education: B.S. University of Delaware, 1999
M.S. University of California, Riverside, 2002
Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 2007
Areas of Specialty: Paleontology, Sedimentology, inorganic geochemistry
Research Interests: Paleoecological change across extinction events, low oxygen communities and the sedimentological, geochemical and biological record of environmental conditions, Paleozoic Paleoecology
Current projects: My students and I are working to better understand the dynamics of the end Devonian Mass Extinction Events. This particular series of events, despite resulting in dramatic losses in diversity and ecological restructuring of marine communities, is poorly understood. I am using a combination of fossil and geochemical evidence to reconstruct bottom water oxygen levels through these intervals. Anoxia, or the absence of oxygen, has widely been cited as a potential kill mechanism. My research is testing at high resolution the potential impacts of oxygen stress on marine communities through a multi-proxy approach.
I am also working with students on the incredibly fossil rich Ordovician carbonate deposits of the Trenton Group in central New York. These units preserve a large diversity of invertebrate body fossils in a range of community structures. We are investigating specific groups of fossils as well as how the overall community structure reflects variations in climatic conditions.
Boyer, Diana L. Haddad, Emily E. and Seeger, Emily S*., 2014, The Last Gasp: Pyritized burrows tell the story of de-oxygenation leading into the Frasnian-Famennian extinction event: Palaios, v 29, p 646-651 doi:10.2110/palo.2014.049.
Boyer, D.L. and Droser, M.L., 2011, A Combined Trace and Body Fossil Approach Reveals High Resolution Record of Oxygen Fluctuations in Devonian Seas, Palaios, v. 26, no. 8, p. 500-508.
Boyer, D.L., Owens, J.D., Lyons, T.W., and Droser, M.L., 2011, Joining forces: Combined biological and geochemical proxies reveal a complex but refined high-resolution palaeo-oxygen history in Devonian epeiric seas,Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology Volume 306, Issues 3-4, Pages 134-146.
Boyer, D.L., and Droser, M.L., 2009, Paleoecological patterns within dysaerobic biofacies; examples from Devonian black shales of New York State. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, v. 276, p. 206-216.
Boyer, Diana L. and Droser, Mary L., 2007, Devonian monospecific assemblages: new insights into the ecology of reduced oxygen depositional settings: Lethaia. Vol. 40, p. 321-334.
Boyer, Diana L., Bottjer, David J., and Droser, Mary L., 2004, Ecological signature of Lower Triassic shell beds of the western United States: Palaios, v. 19, no. 4, pp. 372-380.
Boyer, Diana L., and Droser, Mary L., 2003, Shell beds of the Kanosh and Lehman Formations of western Utah: paleoecological and paleoenvironmental interpretations: Brigham Young University, Geology Studies, v. 47, pp. 1-15.
Moffat, Heather A., Boyer, Diana L., Droser, Mary L., and Sheehan, Peter M., 2002, Analysis of monospecific molluscan shellbeds: separating and extracting paleoecological and taphonomic signals from Early Paleozoic bivalve accumulations, Western Society of Malacologists Annual Report 35: 31-39.