Dr. Laura Cotton: Research Assistant Professor

Dr. Laura Cotton, UF Geology and Florida Museum of Natural History

Research Assistant Professor

My research interests are primarily concerned with examining the interactions of the Cenozoic climate systems and shallow marine environment, using larger benthic foraminifera and other invertebrate fossils. In particular, my current research is focussed on the events of the Eocene-Oligocene transition and the mechanisms behind the global biotic overturning events. I am also responsible for curating the micropalaeontological collections of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Micropalaeontology, palaeoclimate, biodiversity and biostratigraphy.

email:lcotton@flmnh.ufl.edu / website: https://people.clas.ufl.edu/lcotton