Senior Lab Technologist, Geology
Geology, School of Science & Technology
Jason’s principal academic research focuses on understanding the mechanisms behind the Late Ordovician Mass Extinction event (a catastrophic global extinction that occurred about 450 million years ago), and the ecological and evolutionary responses to this event. His field area is on the Blackstone River in the northern Yukon and his study organisms are graptolites, tiny extinct colonial zooplankton (aka “the Devil’s confetti”).
In addition to work in paleontology, Jason has a very strong interest in geoscience education and outreach. He has published on climate change and general geology education, and written children’s popular science for Skeptic magazine.