Month: October 2023

Check us out at GSA!

Our lab will be presenting 2 posters at the GSA meeting in Pittsburgh. Stop by and say hi!

Tuesday, October 17; D 25: Recent Developments in Paleoecology; Booth 90

Rueckl, K, Park Boush, L., Cooley, K., Cohen, A., Blashak, A., Robakiewicz, E., and Hall, C. 2023. What makes the alae grow? Assessing morphological response in ostracods to increased stratification and declining benthic oxygen caused by climate change in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa. GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, V. 55(6).

Wednesday, October 18; T128 Lakes of the World; Booth 266

Eaton, K., and Park Boush, L., 2023. Paleoecological response of ostracods and conchostracans to the end Triassic extinction event in the Hartford Basin, USA. GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs, V. 55(6).

We are recruiting new graduate students!

NSF Funded Graduate Degree Opportunity in Paleobiology

Park Boush Lab

Support for either a MS or PhD to work on NSF funded project—”Collaborative Research: BoCP-Implementation: The impact of climate change on functional biodiversity across spatiotemporal scales at Lake Tanganyika, Africa.“

This project involves testing hypotheses of food web response to climate change using ostracodes as proxies for depth and oxygenation. If you are interested in biodiversity and climate change, this might interest you.

Check out our graduate program in the Earth Science Department at UConn (

Applications currently being accepted until January 1, 2024.

Contact Dr. Lisa Park Boush ( for further information.