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Emma C. Rainforth

Emma RainforthProfessor of Environmental Science / Geology

Year Joined RCNJ: 2003

Contact Information


  • B.A., M.A., University of Oxford, U.K.
  • M.S., University of Colorado at Boulder
  • M.Phil., Ph.D., Columbia University

Courses Offered:

  • Introduction To Geology (GEOL 101)
  • Fundamentals of Earth Science – lecture & lab (GEOL 106)
  • Paleontology, Paleoecology and Paleoenvironments – lecture & lab (GEOL/BIOL 328)
  • Geology of New Jersey (GEOL 327)
  • Environmental Geology – lecture (GEOL 333)
  • Natural Hazards (GEOL 210)

Research Interests:

  • Taxonomy (classification) and nomenclature of fossil footprints from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic (~220-190 million years ago)
  • Paleoclimate, biostratigraphy and biogeography of the Newark Supergroup (eastern North America, ~220-190 million years ago)
More about Emma C. Rainforth

Emma Rainforth – Dr. Emma C. Rainforth has degrees in Geology from the University of Oxford, University of Colorado (Boulder) and Columbia University. Her primary research is in the field of vertebrate paleontology.

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