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Stephen (Steve) Rowland

Professor Emeritus
Department(s): Geoscience
Office: LFG 210
Mail Code: 4010
Phone: 702-895-3625
Fax: 702-895-4064
Email: steve.rowland@unlv.edu


Dr. Stephen Rowland is a professor in the Department of Geology. He received his Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Cruz, in 1978. Professor Rowland's primary studies are in the areas of paleontology, paleoecology, stratigraphy, and the history of geology.


Paleontology, Geology of Southern Nevada, History of Geology

Additional Info

My students and I study the history of life on Earth as recorded in the fossil record, especially the paleontology of Southern Nevada and adjacent regions. Our research ranges from the earliest (late pre-Cambrian) animal fossils, to Jurassic dinosaur tracks (and those of co-existing animals) in Red Rock Canyon and Valley of Fire State Park, to Ice-Age fossils of the Tule Springs area. My history of geology research focuses primarily on the 18th century, especially in Russia.