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About Mark Wilson

Mark Wilson is a Professor of Geology at The College of Wooster. He specializes in invertebrate paleontology, carbonate sedimentology, and stratigraphy. He also is an expert on pseudoscience, especially creationism.

Last Day of GSA 2016: An empty room awaits

DENVER, COLORADO — The last day of the Geological Society of America meeting has finally arrived. Early this morning the above room will begin to gather a few of the remaining participants for a series of talks, including my own. … Continue reading
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Day Three of Wooster Geology at GSA 2016: Structure, lakes and John Muir

DENVER, COLORADO — Cole Jimerson started us off in the poster session today at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. He faced a tough grilling at the start from none other than our own Dr. Pollock. Notice … Continue reading
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Wooster Geology Alumni at GSA 2016

DENVER, COLORADO — Many of the Wooster Geology alumni at GSA, along with current students and professors Pollock and Wilson, gathered this evening for conversations. It was great fun with many stories and lots of good advice for our students. … Continue reading
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Another day of Wooster Geology at GSA 2016: Volcanoes and Fossils

DENVER, COLORADO — On this second day of the Geological Society of America meeting we had several Wooster presenters. Above Cassidy Jester (’17) describes her developing Senior Independent Study work on Jurassic “snuff-boxes“. Dr. Pollock’s students Chloe Wallace and Ben … Continue reading
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Wooster geologists begin their 2016 Geological Society of America meeting adventure

DENVER, COLORADO — Seventeen Wooster students have now arrived in Denver for the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America. Eleven of them are giving presentations of some sort. We are very proud of each. Dr. Meagen Pollock and … Continue reading
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Wooster Geology Alumnae in the Bearded Lady Project

Wooster has produced many paleontologists over the last century. I’m not sure exactly why we’ve had such an abundance of people who chose to devote their lives to the study ancient life, but I am most grateful to the tradition. … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: Ordovician cryptostome bryozoans from southern Ohio

A short entry this week because the annual meetings of the Geological Society of America and Paleontological Society begin this weekend in Denver. (Wooster is sending 17 students this year. Seventeen! A record for us.) The above image is a … Continue reading
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Wooster Geologists prepare for the 2016 annual Geological Society of America meeting

The Geology Department at The College of Wooster is sending a record number of students to the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver next week. Seventeen students, eleven of whom are presenting in some way, will … Continue reading
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Wooster’s Fossils of the Week: New Early Silurian crinoids from Estonia

It has been a good year for new fossil taxa on this blog. I’m pleased to present a fauna of Early Silurian crinoids from the Hilliste Formation (Rhuddanian) exposed on Hiiumaa Island, western Estonia. They are described in a paper … Continue reading
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2016 Wooster Paleontologists Field Trip

It was a beautiful day for fieldwork. Every fall I take Wooster’s Invertebrate Paleontology class into the field to collect specimens for study and analysis during the rest of the semester. It’s fun because these students have only completed two … Continue reading
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