fraiserMargaret Fraiser

Associate Professor

356 Lapham Hall
(414) 229-3827
mfraiser@uwm.edu
Vita (pdf-43kb)

Degrees:
Ph.D., University of Southern California
M.S., University of Southern California
B.S., University of Georgia

Key Areas of Interest: End-Permian mass extinction, Early and Middle Triassic biotic recovery, Late Paleozoic Ice Age, Paleozoic/Mesozoic transition, causes and consequences of climate change

Research Interests: End-Permian mass extinction, Early and Middle Triassic biotic recovery, Late Paleozoic Ice Age, Paleozoic/Mesozoic transition, causes and consequences of climate change.

Courses Taught: Introduction to Ocean Sciences (GEO SCI 150), Principles of Historical Geology (GEO SCI 102), Biotic Crises in Earth’s History (GEO SCI 697), Sedimentology & Paleobiology of the Bahamas (GEO SCI 558), Phanerozoic Evolutionary Trends (GEO SCI 697), Permian – Triassic Ecosystems (GEO SCI 697).

Other Activities:

Faculty Advisor for UWM's Paleontology Club

Recent Honors and Awards:

2010-2011 UWM Alumni Association Award for Teaching Excellence

Selected Publications:

Dineen, Ashley, Fraiser, Margaret L., and Isbell, John L.“Palaeoecology and Sedimentology of Carboniferous Glacial and Postglacial Successions in the Paganzo and Rio Blanco Basins of Northwestern Argentina.” Geological Society (London) for a Special Publication. 376. (2014) .
Isbell, John L., Henry, Lindsey, Reid, Catherine, and Fraiser, Margaret L.“Sedimentology and palaeoecology of lonestone-bearing mixed clastic rocks and cold-water carbonates of the Lower Permian Basal Beds at Fossil Cliffs, Maria Island, Tasmania (Australia): Insight into the initial decline of the late Palaeozoic ice age.” Geological Society (London) Special Publication. Geological Society. (2013): doi 10.1144/SP376.2.
Dineen, Ashley, Fraiser, Margaret L., and Isbell, John L.“Palaeoecology and Sedimentology of Carboniferous Glacial and Postglacial Successions in the Paganzo and Rio Blanco Basins of Northwestern Argentina.” Geological Society (London) for a Special Publication. 376. Geological Society Special Publications. (2013): doi:10.1144/SP376.3.
Clapham, Matthew, Fraiser, Margaret L., Marenco, Pedro, and Shen, Shuzong. “Taxonomic Composition and Environmental Distribution of Post-Extinction Mixed Faunas: Constraints on Short-Term Survival and the Role of Anoxia in the End-Permian Mass Extinction.” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 374. (2013): 284-292.
Isbell, John L., Henry, Lindsey, Gulbranson, Erik, Limarino, Carlos O., Fraiser, Margaret L., Koch, Zelenda, Ciccioli, Patricia, and Dineen, Ashley. “Glacial paradoxes during the late Paleozoic Ice Age: Evaluating the using the concept of the equilibrium line altitude (ELA) as a control on glaciation.” Gondwana Research (2012) .
Isbell, John L., Henry, Lindsey, Reid, Catherine, and Fraiser, Margaret L.“Sedimentology and palaeoecology of lonestone-bearing mixed clastic rocks and cold-water carbonates of the Lower Permian Basal Beds at Fossil Cliffs, Maria Island, Tasmania (Australia): Insight into the initial decline of the late Palaeozoic ice age.” Geological Society (London) for a Special Publication. (2012) .
Marenco, Pedro, Griffin, Julie, Fraiser, Margaret L., and Clapham, Matthew. “Paleoecology and geochemistry of Lower Triassic (Spathian) microbial mounds from Lost Cabin Spring, Nevada: implications for marine environmental conditions in the aftermath of the End Permian mass extinction.” Geology (2012) .
Henry, Lindsey, Isbell, John L., Fielding, Chris, Domack, Eugene, Frank, Tracy, and Fraiser, Margaret L.“Proglacial deposition and deformation in the Upper Carboniferous to Lower Permian Wynyard Formation, Tasmania: a process analysis.” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (2012) .