Reese E. Barrick. Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-8208, USA.
Reese Barrick earned a Bachelor’s degree from Cornell College with majors in both biology and geology. Combining these interests, he studied paleobiology and ecology at the University of Southern California receiving a M.Sc. in 1990 and Ph.D. in 1993. Al Fischer got him interested in the application of stable isotopes in biogenic phosphates to problems of paleoceanography and paleoecology and Dave Bottjer encouraged further exploration into dinosaurian paleobiology. He began collaboration with Bill Showers during his dissertation and moved to NC State as an NSF post-doc in 1993. He is presently a Visiting Assistant Professor at NC State with continued interests in the field of isotope paleobiology and ecology.
William J. Showers. Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27695-8208, USA.
William Showers received his B.S. in geology from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1973 and continued to develop and interest in micropaleontology, paleoceanography, and isotope geochemistry while working on his MSc. Degree with Stan Margolis at UC Davis. After receiving his degree in 1978, he decided California wasn’t exotic enough so he moved to the University of Hawaii to pursue a degree in oceanography while honing his skills at mass spectrometry with Peter Kroopnick. After receiving his degree in 1982 he moved to NC State University and has pursued numerous applications of isotope geochemistry to problems of paleoceanographic/climatologic, paleobiologic, and present day water quality questions including the application of nitrogen isotope tracers to surface and ground water pollution studies. His research has taken him from the Amazon to the Antarctic and he was recently the chair of the AGU Committee on Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (1996-1998). He is currently an Associate Professor at: Dept. of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.