Curator's Coffee -- Paleontology of the Panama Canal
Wednesday, December 11, 9:30 AM to Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 AM
Gary Morgan, Curator of Paleontology, NMMNHS
The Museum is involved in a major five-year National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, thanks to Museum Curator Gary Morgan. The grant to study the paleontology of the Panama Canal region is part of a special NSF program, called PIRE (Partnerships in International Research and Education). The grant includes 50 researchers from around the world, with principal investigators from Panama, Columbia, Florida, and New Mexico. Gary’s research involves study of the small Miocene age mammals that made Panama their home, including bats, dogs, cats, camels, horses and rhinos.
Gary Morgan is a curator of vertebrate paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. His primary area of interest is fossil mammals from the last 35 million years of geologic time. In New Mexico, he has worked on mammals from the Rio Grande Valley south of Las Cruces, cave deposits in Carlsbad Caverns National Park, horses and mammoths in the Gila National Forest, and fossils in Sandia Cave in the Sandia Mountains. He is one of five co-Principal Investigators on a major 5-year NSF grant to study the paleontology of the Panama Canal.
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