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Charles W. Harper, Jr.

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Charles W. Harper, Jr.

Charles W. Harper, Jr.

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., 1964, California Institute of Technology
M.S., 1961, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
B.S., 1959, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Office: SEC 922
Fax: 405-325-3140

Areas of Interest



My research interests include paleontologic principles and methods, quantitative methods in paleontology, and paleoecology. I also publish on the taxonomy of Paleozoic brachiopods. Past research projects involve:

  • Quantitative biostratigraphy
  • Facies models based on facies transition counts
  • New approaches to community paleoecology
  • Investigation of the evolution and distribution in time and space of Silurian and Lower Devonian Spiriferid brachiopods
  • Analysis of fining/coarsening upward sequences of strata