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Brian F. Platt, PhD
Assistant Professor of Geology and Geological Engineering
University of Mississippi
Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
120 Carrier Hall
University, MS 38677

Office: 102J Carrier Hall
Office phone number: 662-915-5440
Email: bfplatt (at) olemiss.edu


Research Interests

My interests encompass a broad background in sedimentary geology with extensive training in ichnology.  Placing biogenic sedimentary structures within their larger sedimentological and environmental contexts drives my research in multiple avenues, all united by the theme of applying innovative methodologies and technologies to quantitatively reconstruct paleoenvironments and paleoclimates.  The main focus of my research is field-based investigations into lateral and temporal patterns in continental trace-fossil assemblages and associated sedimentological and geochemical proxy data.  I also enjoy supplementing trace-fossil studies with results from bioturbation experiments with modern organisms.

I am currently looking for motivated graduate and undergraduate students to join my lab group.  Please email me if you would like to learn more information.