Adam Cossette

Adam Cossette
Ph.D. Candidate
B.A. Anthropology, University of Minnesota 2010
Biology Minor, University of Minnesota 2010
Research Interests: 
Vertebrate Paleontology, Phylogenetics, Systematics

I am originally from Minnesota and attended the University of Minnesota where I graduated during the 2010 academic year with a BA in anthropology. During the summers of 2010 and 2011 I studied Miocene vertebrates in Africa where I was funded by a National Science Foundation REU grant. During my second year I had the opportunity to excavate two large bone beds which yielded new species.  It was during this period in Kenya that I decided to pursue a graduate degree in paleontology focusing on crocodylians. Outside of my studies I love backpacking, camping, and any excuse to get outdoors.

Selected Images: 
Adam Cossette with friend
Adam Cossette at dig site