Earth and Ocean Sciences

Patti Mason


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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:,Personal Webpage

Foraminiferal Micropaleontology,
Introductory Geosciences

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

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.