Rogers' research is focused on sedimentary geology and vertebrate taphonomy.
With regard to the rocks, he is most interested in terrestrial depositional systems. His
work to date has focused on the reconstruction of nonmarine depositional systems and the
application of sequence stratigraphic methods in nonmarine records. With regard to the
fossils, he has spent most of his time exploring the taphonomy of dinosaur-bearing rocks.
Rogers' work on rocks and dinosaurs (and dinosaur precursors) has taken him to the
Cretaceous foreland basin of Montana, the Triassic Ischigualasto Basin of Argentina, the
Triassic-Jurassic Karoo-equivalent rocks of southern Zimbabwe, and the Mahajanga Basin of
Madagascar. He teaches a selection of courses that relate to his research interests,
including: (1) History and Evolution of Earth (GEOL 155), (2) Paleobiology (of both
Vertebrates and Invertebrates), and (3) Sedimentology and Stratigraphy (GEOL 265). 

Rogers has been teaching at Macalester since 1997. 

EDUCATION: B.S., Northern Arizona University; M.S., University of Montana; Ph.D.,
University of Chicago 

Articles

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A new, richly fossiliferous member comprised of tidal deposits in the Upper Cretaceous Maevarano Formation, northwestern Madagascar (with David W. Krause, Sophia C. Kast, Madeline S. Marshall, Lydia Rahantarisoa, Colin R. Robbins, and Joseph J.W. Sertich), Cretaceous Research (2013)
 

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Surface alteration of fish and mammal bone in the burial environment: A comparative study (with Jansen A. Smith), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program (2012)
 

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Taphonomy of vertebrate microfossil bonebeds in the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Judith River Formation of central Montana (with Matthew T. Carrano, Kristina Curry Rogers, Benjamin Faulkner, Alexandra Lawrence, Madeline S. Marshall, and Magaly Perez), Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program (2012)
 

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Vertebrate taphonomy of the Ischigualasto Formation (with Carina E. Colombi and Oscar A. Alcober), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2012)
 

Books

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Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance (with Daivd A. Eberth and Anthony R. Fiorillo) (2007)
 

Contributions to Books

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"Ischigualasto Formation", Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1997)
 

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"Two Medicine Formation", Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (1997)
 

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"Collecting Taphonomic Data from Vertebrate Localities", Vertebrate Paleontological Techniques (1994)
 

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"Systematic Patterns of Time-averaging in the Terrestrial Vertebrate Record: A Cretaceous Case Study.", Taphonomic Approaches to Time Resolution in Fossil Assemblages , Short Courses in Paleontology (1993)
 

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