William S. Bartels

Professor of GeologyBill Bartels

Office: 024 Palenske Hall
Phone: 517/629-0313
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Dr. Bartels is a stratigrapher and vertebrate paleontologist who specializes in the sedimentary geology of river deposits, ancient terrestrial ecosystems, and the paleontology of non-dinosaurian reptiles.  Two current research projects focus on describing new Eocene fossil vertebrate faunas recovered from field sites in Wyoming and using reptile diversity and body size to estimate ancient climatic parameters such as mean annual rainfall and temperature.




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