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Dinosaur Paleontologists

Jack’s former graduate students did great work when studying with him at Montana State University. He is excited and proud to see how they have excelled in their own areas of paleontology. By sharing some information about them and their work, Jack can show dinosaur fans how working at school can result in an amazing career in science. Check back in a couple of months as featured students rotate in and out.

Dr. David J. Varricchio

PhD graduate in Biology, 1993, Montana State University

Associate Professor of Paleontology, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana.

Dave studies dinosaur reproduction and behavior, and is also known for his work on meat eating dinosaurs. He was recently involved in a research paper naming a new species of Tyrannosaur called Daspletosaurus horneri, in honor of Jack Horner. Dave's field work focuses on the ecology of the nesting site known as Egg Mountain located in Teton County, Montana.

Dr. Mary Higby Schweitzer

PhD graduate in Biology, 1993, Montana State University

Tenured Full Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University
Curator of Paleontology, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
Research Curator, Museum of the Rockies

Mary is a vertebrate paleontologist and evolutionary biologist who specializes in recovery of biomolecules recovered from ancient fossils, including dinosaurs.

Mary and Dave have published hundreds of articles on their research. Discover them for free on Research Gate. Search for: Mary H. Schweitzer or David J. Varricchio on the following link.

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Jack’s Picks

Jack’s handpicked list of a variety of websites with great information on dinosaurs!

Museum of the Rockies - Paleontology
University of California Museum of Paleontology
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – The Department of Paleobiology
Denver Museum of Nature and Science – Earth Sciences
University of Texas – Paleontology-Geobiology Department
Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle - Paleontologie
Natural History Museum, London - Palaeontology
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County – Dinosaur Institute
Padian Lab University of California Berkeley
Paul Sereno Paleontology University of Chicago
Royal Ontario Museum – Fossils-Evolution Department
Royal Tyrell Museum - Research