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Emily Lindsey

Assistant Curator and Excavation Site Director, Rancho La Brea

Dr. Lindsey's research integrates information from past and modern ecosystems to understand how Ice Age animals and environments functioned, how climate conditions and human actions intersect to drive extinctions, and to predict future ecological responses in the face of modern global change. No other paleontological site in the world has as great a potential to answer these questions as La Brea Tar Pits.

Dr. Lindsey studied her undergraduate degree in Biology at Brown University and then went on to receive her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She later did postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural in Uruguay. She has conducted fieldwork in the United States, Antarctica, Chile, Guyana, and Ecuador, where her ongoing research program focuses on investigating the rich asphaltic fossil localities of the Santa Elena Peninsula and compares them with our own tar pits here in California.

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