Kathryn Fish

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Kathryn Fish



Email: Kathryn Fish

Program: Human Paleobiology PhD

Year of Entry: Fall 2020

Advisor: Andrew Barr

Paleoecology, ecomorphology

Kate Fish is interested in how taphonomic processes and time averaging impact the fossil fauna record that are used to reconstruct hominin habitats. She hopes to use agent-based modelling to look at how fossilization potential and different scales of time averaging within a given environment may bias the fossil record. The goal of this research is more detailed and accurate habitat reconstructions for Plio-Pleistocene hominins that take into account both fossilization biases and time averaging.

BA (Anthropology & Biology), 2020, University of Rhode Island