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Nicholas G. McDonald

"The Olde Geologist"

Nicholas G. McDonald is retired after 41 years of teaching geology.  He holds two degrees in geology, including a Master's from Wesleyan University. His discoveries of fishes, plants, mollusks, insects, crustaceans and trace fossils have broadened the understanding of Jurassic ecosystems in New England. His publications include a number of scholarly papers, a bibliographic volume: The Connecticut Valley in the Age of Dinosaurs and Window into the Jurassic World, which describes Mesozoic fossils and environments from Connecticut and Massachusetts. For more than 20 years, he was a Visiting Scholar (research associate) in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Wesleyan University, and is currently a Curatorial Affiliate at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

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