Mr. Ryan Haupt is a paleontologist finishing his work on his Ph.D. in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Wyoming.
His focus is the study the paleoecology of awesome animals like sloths, wolves, and crocodiles (oh my!) using things like dental microwear, stable isotopes, and other methods. I have a number of projects going at the moment including:
- Using stable isotope analysis to improve our understanding of tree and ground sloths
- Examining pack dynamics of modern wolves via dental microwear textures
- And assessing fossil crocodylian breeding habitats by quantifying tooth fossils
Mr. Haupt completed his Masters of Science in 2012 at Vanderbilt University and he double-majored in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Geology at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2009.