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Bill Patterson B.Sc., Hons., Youngstown State University (Biology/Geology); M.Sc., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of Michigan Professor and Director, Saskatchewan Isotope Laboratory

Geology 214

Research Area(s)

  • Climatology
  • Meteorology
  • Bird and bat behavior
  • Oceanography
  • Climate change
  • Sedimentary biogeochemistry
  • Evolution and extinction
  • Isotope hydrological cycling



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Climatology, ecology, fisheries biology, climate change, bird and bat behavior, archaeology, meteorology, hydrology, evolution, extinction, anthropology, oceanography, limnology, fish behavior, plant physiology, history, photography

Education & Training

Ph.D.--Isotope Chemistry, University of Michigan, 1995

M.S.--Sedimentary geochemistry, University of Michigan, 1992

B.S.--Geology/Biology, Cum Laude, Youngstown State University, 1985