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Ricardo Ely

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Ricardo Ely

Ricardo Ely is an undergraduate at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, United States. I have been working with Dr. Judd Case on a dromaeosaurid from James Ross Island, Antarctica, in anatomical evaluations and phylogenetic analyses. Also working with Dr. Case, another project of recent involvement is describing fossil lizard material from the Etadunna and Namba Formations of South Australia, dating to the Late Oligocene. The latter is part of a research internship under the Ronald E. McNair Scholar Program, which provides training, advice, and support for students of underrepresented groups planning on earning a PhD in the future. I am currently a double-major in biology and geology, and expect to graduate spring 2017 with two Bachelor's degree. After this, I will likely begin the graduate school process by earning a Master's degree, then a PhD, possibly postdoctoral research, then work in academia and/or a museum. I have broad interests, ranging from various tetrapod groups throughout, the Phanerozoic, but tend to align with amniote and archosauriform evolution, particularly dinosaurs. I wish to explore themes that lie in vertebrate paleontology and evolutionary biology, macroevolution, and even evo-devo. I have recently become very interested in paleobiodiversity patterns in response to abiotic factors such as climate change and tectonic processes.  

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