Catherine A. Forster

Catherine A. Forster

Faculty: Full-Time
Phone: 202-994-1008
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Vertebrate Paleontology

Current Research

Discovery and collection of Mesozoic age vertebrates, primarily dinosaurs, with field programs in China, Madagascar, and South Africa. Primary description and phylogenetic analysis of dinosaur taxa.  My current work focuses on ornithischian dinosaurs, particularly the Ornithopoda. I have also worked with theropod (including birds) and sauropod dinosaurs, as well as non-dinosaurian taxa such as turtles, cynodonts, and crocodilians.


Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania

Classes Taught

Historical Geology
Sedimentation and Stratigraphy
History of Life