William C. Clyde

William C. Clyde

Professor

Education

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1997

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 402: Earth History
  • ESCI 530: Geological Field Methods
  • ESCI 652: Paleontology
  • ESCI 7/856: Geotectonics

Research Interests

I am fundamentally interested in Earth history. I am particularly interested in how climate change, tectonics, and other geological forces have influenced mammalian evolution and shaped the terrestrial sedimentary record. Recently, I have been trying to understand the causes and consequences of Paleogene "hyperthermal" events. These are short-term, large-magnitude global warming events characterized by significant perturbations to the global carbon cycle that had wide ranging effects on continental and marine ecosystems. I use a multidisciplinary approach to address problems and have experience with a variety of paleontological and geological techniques, including magnetostratigraphy, phylogenetic analysis, morphometrics, and stable isotope geochemistry. I have worked throughout the Rocky Mountain region, as well as in Asia (Pakistan, Kazakhstan, China), Africa (Egypt), and South America (Argentina, Venezuela).

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William C. Clyde
James Hall 328
56 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
Phone: 
(603) 862-3148
Fax: 
(603) 862-2649