|Dept:||Geological And Atmospheric Sciences|
|Office:||360 Science |
2237 Osborn Dr.
- PhD, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2009
- MS, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, 2006
- BS, Department of Geological Sciences, Indiana University, 2003
- BA, Department of Biological Sciences, Indiana University, 2003
- Geol 100 - How the Earth Works
- Geol 100L - How the Earth Works Lab
- Geol 103 - Age of Dinosaurs
- Geol 302 - Summer Field Studies (Field Camp)
- Geol 324 - Energy and the Environment
- Geol 357 - Geologic Mapping & Field Methods
- Geol 368 - Sedimentology
Field education within the geological and atmospheric sciences enhances and reinforces students’ education as well as their marketability as scientists in academic, government, and industry settings. The benefits of field opportunities, such as the ISU Geology Summer Field Studies course and field-intensive research experiences, are numerous:
- Core concepts become tangible and intuitive;
- Problem-solving skills at the project scale improve; and
- Student curiosity and appreciation of our one and only Earth are positively impacted, among many others.
My research interests include documenting climatic/environmental change and the impact on mammalian communities in the geologic past. I approach this work by combining intensive geological and paleontological field work with analytical techniques, such as time-series analysis, stable isotope work, and geometric morphometrics. Specific studies include lineage and community-scale impacts of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum, a 58-million-year-old global warming event, and mammalian paleobiogeography and faunal composition before and after the Mid Miocene Climatic Optimum. Google Scholar Profile
Velez-Juarbe, J, and AR Wood. 2019. An early Miocene dugongine (Sirenia: Dugongidae) from Panama. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1511799.
Londono, L, DL Royer, C Jaramillo, J Escobar, DA Foster, AL Cardenas-Rozo, and AR Wood. 2018. Early Miocene CO2 estimates from a Neotropical fossil leaf assemblage exceed 400 ppm. American Journal of Botany 105: 1-9.
MacFadden, BJ, DS Jones, NA Jud, J Moreno, GS Morgan, RW Portell, VJ Perez, SM Moran, AR Wood. 2017. Integrated chronology, flora and faunas, and paleoecology of the Alajuela Formation, late Miocene of Panama. PLoS ONE 12: e0170300.
Bloch, JI, ED Woodruff, AR Wood, AF Rincon, AR Harrington, GS Morgan, DA Foster, C Montes, CA Jaramillo, NA Jud, DS Jones, BJ MacFadden. 2016. First North American fossil monkey and early Miocene tropical biotic interchange. Nature 533: 243-246.
Velez-Juarbe, J, AR Wood, and C Pimiento. Pygmy sperm whales (Odontoceti, Kogiidae) from the early Pliocene of Florida and North Carolina. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology: e1135806.
Velez-Juarbe, J, AR Wood, C De Gracia, AJW Hendy. 2015. Evolutionary patterns among living and fossil kogiid sperm whales: Evidence from the Neogene of Central America. PLoS ONE 10: e0123909.
Wood, AR and NM Ridgwell. 2015. The first Central American chalicothere (Mammalia, Perissodactyla) and the paleobiogeographic implications for small-bodied schizotheriines. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35: e923893.
MacFadden, MJ, JI Bloch, H Evans, DA Foster, GS Morgan, AF Rincon, and AR Wood. 2014. Temporal calibration and biochronology of the Centenario Fauna, early Miocene of Panama. Journal of Geology 122:113-135.