Max Christie

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My name is Dr. Max Christie, I'm a paleontologist and stratigrapher who loves to teach!

I’m interested in how extinction affects ecosystems, especially in terms of how organisms function within their community. Right now, I’m working on an extinction event that happened about 2.5 million years ago and affected marine animals up and down the southeastern coast of the United States.

In my work I use principles of stratigraphy, ecology, and statistics to figure out how ecosystems have changed through time. If you’re interested in fossils, you should come talk to me!


  • GEOL 143: History of Life
  • GEOL 208: History of the Earth System
  • GEOL 118: Natural Disasters
  • GEOL 440: Sedimentology and Stratigraphy
  • GEOL 497 C: Paleobiology
  • GEOL 107: Physical Geology

Office Address

2024 Natural History Bldg.

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Research Output 2013 2018

Overprinting of taphonomic and paleoecological signals across the forest-prairie environmental gradient, mid-continent of North America

Milideo, L. E., Graham, R. W., Falk, C. R., Semken, H. A. & Christie, M. L., Aug 1 2018, In : Paleobiology. 44, 3, p. 546-559 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

environmental gradient
North America
sediment deposition
sea level change
Oceans and Seas
sea level

Contrasting the ecological and taxonomic consequences of extinction

Christie, M., Holland, S. M. & Bush, A. M., Jan 1 2013, In : Paleobiology. 39, 4, p. 538-559 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Extinction
mass extinction