William Clyde

Dr. William Clyde is an associate professor of geology in the Department of Earth Sciences and has been teaching at the University of New Hampshire for fourteen years. Specializing in paleontology and geology, Dr. Clyde’s research is focused on how climate change and other geological forces affect mammalian evolution and the terrestrial sedimentary record. He has conducted fieldwork for over twenty years in the Bighorn Basin of Wyoming, which holds fossil records of mammals from approximately 55 million years ago. Through studying the site, Dr. Clyde, as well as other researchers worldwide, hope to compile in-depth records of environmental and biotic change from a period of Earth’s history when climates were much warmer than today. While Dr. Clyde has enjoyed working with many undergraduate students, it is his first time as a Research Experience and Apprenticeship Program (REAP) mentor. He is a strong supporter of Inquiry and its mission and said, “As we try to keep the public abreast of the latest scientific discoveries and their importance to society, it is critical to be able to successfully communicate those ideas to a wide constituency.”