Alec A. Boyd
Department of Geology University of California Davis,
One Shields Avenue,
Davis, California, 95616
United States

Alec Boyd is a Master’s Candidate in the Geology Department of the University of California, Davis.  He received his B.A. at the University of Oregon in 2005 double majoring in Biology and Geology.  His academic interests include retrodeformation (removing deformation) of fossils and function morphology (how body parts work) of Plesiosaurs, a group of extinct aquatic reptiles.  He plans to finish his Master’s degree in August of 2008 and will begin his Ph.D. at UC Davis in September of 2008.