Dori Contreras
PhD Degree Date: 
Fall 2018
Mentor: 
Cindy Looy
Dissertation Title: 

Conifer Evolution and the Ecological Expansion of Flowering Plants in the Mesozoic

Dori is a postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley working on a multi-institutional project with Professors Cindy Looy and Carl Rothfels, which will use fossils and living plants to reconstruct the relationships and timing of evolution for vascular land plants. Her long term plans are to work in a museum or academic setting where she can continue her research on plant evolution and past ecosystems, as well as share knowledge about Earth history through education and outreach.