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Margaret Fraiser

Undergraduate Advisor & Coordinator; Associate Professor
 (414) 229-3827
 Lapham Hall 356

Website: https://margaretfraiser.wordpress.com/

Education

PhD, University of Southern California
MS, University of Southern California
BS, University of Georgia

Research Interests

Permo-Triassic mass extinction; Early and Middle Triassic ecological restructuring; late Paleozoic Ice Age; Paleozoic/Mesozoic transition; causes and consequences of climate change.

Courses Taught

Geo Sci 102 – Principles of Historical Geology
Geo Sci 150 – Introduction to Ocean Sciences
Geo Sci 558 – Conducted Field Trip: Sedimentology & Paleobiology of the Bahamas
Geo Sci 558 – Conducted Field Trip: Mid-Phanerozoic Climate, Environments, and Life
Geo Sci 697 – Seminar in the Geological Sciences: Phanerozoic Evolutionary Trends
Geo Sci 697 – Seminar in the Geological Sciences: Permian – Triassic Ecosystems
Geo Sci 697 – Seminar in the Geological Sciences: Biotic Crises in Earth’s History

Other Activities

Associate Editor of the journal PALAIOS
Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Paleontological Society
Department of Geosciences Undergraduate Adviser
Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) Advisory Committee

Recent Honors and Awards

2011 Graduate School Research Award, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2010-2011 UWM Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence

Selected Publications

Dineen, A. A., Fraiser, M. L., & Tong, J. Low functional evenness in a post-extinction Anisian (Middle Triassic) paleocommunity: A case study of the Leidapo Member (Qingyan Formation), south China. Global and Planetary Change, 133, 79-86.
Dineen, A., Fraiser, M. L., & Isbell, J. L. (2014). Palaeoecology and Sedimentology of Carboniferous Glacial and Postglacial Successions in the Paganzo and Rio Blanco Basins of Northwestern Argentina. Geological Society (London) for a Special Publication., 376.
Dineen, A., Fraiser, M. L., & Isbell, J. L. (2013). Palaeoecology and Sedimentology of Carboniferous Glacial and Postglacial Successions in the Paganzo and Rio Blanco Basins of Northwestern Argentina. Geological Society (London) for a Special Publication, Geological Society Special Publications, 376, 109-140.
Clapham, M., Fraiser, M. L., Marenco, P., & Shen, S. (2013). Taxonomic Composition and Environmental Distribution of Post-Extinction Mixed Faunas: Constraints on Short-Term Survival and the Role of Anoxia in the End-Permian Mass Extinction. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 374, 284-292.
Isbell, J. L., Henry, L., Gulbranson, E., Limarino, C. O., Fraiser, M. L., Koch, Z., Ciccioli, P., & Dineen, A. (2012). Glacial paradoxes during the late Paleozoic Ice Age: Evaluating the using the concept of the equilibrium line altitude (ELA) as a control on glaciation. Gondwana Research, 22(1), 1-19.
Dornbos, S. Q., Clapham, M. E., Fraiser, M. L., & Laflamme, M. (2012). Lessons from the fossil record: The Ediacaran radiation, the Cambrian radiation, and the End-Permian mass extinction. Solan, M., Aspden, R. J., & Paterson, D. M. (Eds.). Marine Biodiversity of Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, Methodologies, and Integration, 52-72. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Marenco, P. J., Griffin, J. M., Fraiser, M. L., & Clapham, M. E. (2012). Paleoecology and geochemistry of Early Triassic (Spathian) microbial mounds and implications for anoxia following the end-Permian mass extinction. Geology, 40(8), 715-718.