Dr. John D. Orcutt

Assistant Professor

Department of Biology

Gonzaga University

PhD, Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, 2011

MSc, Palaeobiology, University of Bristol, 2007

BA, Ecology & Evolution, University of Chicago, 2003


Rémy Delplanche Presentation at GSA
September 22nd, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
John Orcutt Presentation at GSA
September 24th, 2019
Phoenix, AZ
Student Presentations at Fall Family Weekend
October, 2019
Spokane, WA


Outreach - I recently co-chaired a symposium on innovation on paleontology outreach at the North American Paleontology Convention. It inspired me to boost the outreach work in my own lab, and a first step in that was setting up social media accounts for our research groups. You can now find us on Facebook (Gonzaga MEAT Lab) and Instagram (@gonzagameatlab). You can also follow me on Instagram (@jdorcutt) if you're interested in natural history photos and the stories behind them. Stay tuned for a lot more!

Summer Research - It's been a hectic summer as I transition into a permanent position here at Gonzaga, but I've been working with two students, Rémy Delplanche and Taylor Ritchey, on projects related to Miocene paleoecology. Included in our work were a collections visit to the Natural History Museum of LA County, a recent trip to the collections at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, and a day collecting fossils in the Rattlesnake Formation!

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