About Me

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Jansen Smith (View my CV)

I am a PhD Candidate at Cornell University in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. My area of interest is Conservation Paleobiology, a new and growing field that applies the tools and techniques of paleontology to the conservation and restoration of modern biodiversity and ecosystem services. Currently, I am working in the Colorado River delta to assess changes in the molluscan community in response to the damming of the Colorado River in the early 1900s. I conduct specimen-based research and am interested in changes to community structure, particularly predator-prey interactions and species compositions and abundances.