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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Rapid formation of framboidal sulfides on bone surfaces from a simulated marine carcass-fall (with Laura A. Vietti, Jake A. Bailey, and David L. Fox), Palaios (2015)
 

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First cranial remains of a gondwanatherian mammal reveal remarkable mosaicism (with Daivid W. Krause, Simone Hoffmann, John R. Wible, Christopher Kirk, Julia A. Schultz, Wighart von Koenigwalds, Joseph R. Groenke, James B. Rossie, Patrick M. O'Connor, Erick R. Seiffert, Elizabeth R. Dumont, Waymon L. Holloway, Lydia J. Rahantarisoa, Addison D. Kemp, and Haingoson Andriamialison), Nature (2014)
 

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Introduction, Systematic Paleontology, and Geological Context of Vintana Sertichi (Mammalia, Gondwanatheria) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar (with D. W. Krause, L. J. Rahantarisoa, J. G. Groenke, and H. Anriamiaison), Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology (2014)
 

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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)
 

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)
 

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

"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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