Dr. Pat Druckenmiller
Curator of Earth Science
Assistant Professor of Geology, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Office: (907) 474-6954
Pat Druckenmiller is a vertebrate paleontologist with a research emphasis on Mesozoic marine reptiles (particularly plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs) and dinosaurs of Alaska. He became the Earth Sciences Curator in 2007 after moving up from Montana. Pat has conducted paleontological fieldwork across much of the western US and Canada and has active field sites across Alaska, including the southeastern panhandle, the Alaska Peninsula, the North Slope, and several locations in between.
Office: (907) 474-6946
Lab: (907) 474-7862
Julie has been involved in paleontology fieldwork since her undergraduate years. She slowly made her way up North, from southern Canada to arctic Norway, before joining the Museum of the North in April 2012.
Mesozoic echinoderms, high-latitude paleontology, taphonomy, biogeography.
B.S. Biology Major, Anthropology Minor, McGill University, 2008.
M.S. Paleontology, University of Oslo, 2011.
Thesis: A Late Jurassic Boreal echinoderm Lagerstätte from Janusfjellet, central Spitsbergen, Arctic Norway.
Rousseau, Julie and Nakrem, Hans Arne. 2012. An Upper Jurassic Boreal echinoderm Lagerstätte from Janusfjellet, central Spitsbergen. Norwegian Journal of Geology 92: 133-161. Find article.
Ph.D. student, Geology.
Preliminary thesis title: Anatomy and life history strategies of Edmontosaurus sp. from the Upper Cretaceous (early Maastrichtian) Prince Creek Formation of northern Alaska.
B.S. Texas A&M University Corpus Christi, 2011.
M.S. student, Geology.
Geist Fund recipient
Preliminary thesis title: Description, Taphonomy, and Geology of an elasmosaur (Reptilia: Plesiosauroidea) from the Bearpaw Shale, Montana.
Danielle's work aims to develop a better understanding of plesiosaurid phylogenetic relationships and anatomy. She has been doing preparation work on an elasmosaur from the Bearpaw Shale of the Charles Russell Wildlife Refuge since August 2011. She has a passion for Mesozoic marine reptiles and public education and outreach. Through her GK-12 Fellowship, she works on educating local Fairbanks children and military families with Discover Science Expo for Kids!, a program she is developing at Fort Wainwright.
Katherine L. Anderson
Ph.D. student, Geology.
Student employees and volunteers
Undergraduate student, B.S. Biology.
MRAP 288 - Museum Research Apprenticeship.
Undergraduate student, B.S. Geology.
Research Experience for Undergraduate (NSF-REU) intern.
GEOS 488 - Undergraduate Research.
Undergraduate student, B.F.A. Computer Arts.
Undergraduate student, B.S. Geology, Paleontology Minor.
Undergraduate student, B.S. Geosciences: Paleontology Option.