Brooke Haiar, PhD

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

Education

  • PhD, University of Oklahoma, 2008
  • MS, Virginia Tech, 2001
  • BS, magna cum laude, Virginia Tech, 1999

Teaching and Research Interests

Courses

  • ENVS 101 and 102: Earth and Environmental Science I and II
  • ENVS 201: History of Earth and Life
  • ENVS 338: Environmental Geology
  • ENVS 490: Environmental Science Seminar
  • ENVS 660: Applied Geology

Dr. Brooke Haiar

My areas of study include anything related to the history of life on Earth.

Specifically I study the paleoecology of the Morrison and Cloverly Formations of the Western Interior of the United States.

I collect and conduct research on the vertebrate paleontology (both micro and macro) as well as the paleobotany of the Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous.

Selected Publications and Conference Proceedings

  • Haiar, B. 2014. DINOSAUR DIVERSITY ACROSS THE JURASSIC–CRETACEOUS BOUNDARY, WESTERN INTERIOR, NORTH AMERICA. Blacksburg, VA.
  • Haiar, B. 2011 and R. Lupia. Paleobotany and paleoecology of localities from the Cretaceous Cloverly Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Abstracts with Programs – Geological Society of America, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 190.
  • Haiar, B. 2010. Amount of morphological variation in limb elements from select extant and extinct quadrupeds. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 30 Suppl. no.3. p. 206.
  • Wilborn, B.  2009. The use of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in secondary processing of matrix for microvertebrate recovery. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 29, no.3, p.976-978.
  • Wilborn, B. 2008. Testing the homogeneity of the Morrison Formation fauna.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 28 Suppl. no3. p.172.
  • Wilborn, B.  2007. Deformation of Dinosaur Bones: Diagenetic and Tectonic Effects.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v.27 Suppl. no.3, p.166. 
  • Wilborn, B.  2006. Microvertebrate Assemblage From a Dinosaur Quarry in the lower Morrison Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 26 Suppl. no.3, p. 138-139.
  • Wilborn, B.  2006. Macrofloral Assemblages of the Cloverly Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.38, no.1, pp.29.
  • Wilborn, B.  2005. Magnetostratigraphy of the Morrison Formation, northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.37, no.6, pp.12.
  • Wilborn, B.  2004. A New Technique in Paleomagnetic Sample Acquisition.  Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.36, no.5, pp.76.
  • Wilborn, B. and R.L. Cifelli.  2003. Phylogenetic Relationships and Biogeography of Triconodontidae (Mammalia). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 23 Suppl. no.3, p. 109.
  • Wilborn, B. and R.L. Cifelli.  2002. Phylogenetic Integrity and Relationship of Triconodontidae (Mammalia). Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.34, no.6, pp.426.
  • Wilborn, B.  2002. Vertebrate Bonebeds from the Morrison Formation, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming: A Revised Stratigraphic Analysis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 22 Suppl. no.3, p. 119.
  • Breithaupt, B.H., M. Fox, N. Fraser, N.A. Matthews, B. Wilborn. 2000. A new Dinosaur Bonebed in the Morrison Formation of Bighorn County, Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 20 Suppl. no.3, p. 31.

Honors and Awards

Receipient of the 2011-12 VFIC Mednick Memorial Fellowship Grant

Professional Affiliations

Webmaster for the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Brooke Haiar
Phone: 
434.544.8415
Email: 
haiar@lynchburg.edu
Office: 
Hobbs 220