Earth and Ocean Sciences

Patti Mason

Lecturer

Mason Deloach 118
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403-5944
Tel: 910 962-3155; Fax: 910 962-7077
email: masonpATuncw.edu,Personal Webpage

Expertise:
Foraminiferal Micropaleontology,
Introductory Geosciences

Education:
B.S. (Geology) University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2006
M.S. (Geology) University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2013

Teaching:
Ms. Mason teaches Principles of Geology, Environmental Geology, Prehistoric Life, Introduction to Weather and Climate, Earth Science Lab, and Earth Materials.

Research Interests:
Ms. Mason is interested in the taxonomy, micropaleontology, paleoecology, biostratigraphy and paleoenvironments of late Cretaceous foraminifera, especially with regards to changes in diversity and fossil assemblages as one approaches the K-P boundary. Current research is looking at benthic and planktonic foraminifera from Coniacian through Maastrichtian sediments from core samples drilled in the North Carolina coastal plain.