Colby Geology majors who now are pursuing projects in Professor Gastaldo’s research group include:
Sean Cusack: Class of 1015
Sean is a senior who participated in the JanPlan 2014 field season at Old Lootsberg Pass, a critical stratigraphic section in which the Permian—Triassic boundary is reported to occur. Sean’s project focuses on rocks in which both fluvial deposits and paleosols alternate and represent ancient landscapes on either side of the extinction event, as defined by vertebrate biostratigraphy. Sean originates from Chicago, Illinois, where he attended a private, French speaking school prior to arriving in Maine.