The End of the Ice Age: Ecology, Functional Morphology, and Megafaunal Response to a Changing World
Des Moines University faculty, staff, and students.
Julie Meachen, PhD
Assistant Professor, Anatomy and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines University
Dr. Julie Meachen is an Assistant Professor and researcher at Des Moines University. She is a vertebrate paleontologist and a functional morphologist that specializes in mammalian carnivores. Dr. Meachen is interested in how we can examine ecology in both living species and in the fossil record using morphology. She’s particularly interested in how climate change and the extinction events at the end of the Pleistocene (10,000 years ago) have affected the morphology and ecology of living and Pleistocene species. Dr. Meachen has recently received grants from the Committee for Research and Exploration of the National Geographic Society and from the University to conduct her research carried out in Natural Trap Cave, located in Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains.
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