Dr Andy Heckert investigates past life as Fulbright Scholar

Vertebrate paleontologist Dr Andy Heckert has been hard at work as a Fulbright Scholar during his semester of off campus scholarly assignment (sabbatical). Heckert's work has taken him globe-trotting, first spending several months in South Africa at the  Evolutionary Studies Institute (ESI) and now in Poland at the Institute for Paleobiology in the Polish Academy of Sciences. During these travels, Heckert works with collaborators to classify microvertebrate fossils to investigate the distribution and evolution of animals on the Triassic supercontinent Pangea (approximately 252–201 million years ago). 

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Published: Dec 13, 2021 10:11am