Georgia Southern University

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Alex Hastings of Georgia Southern University reveals how work on the Panama Canal has helped paleontologist gain a better understanding of crocodile evolution.

Alex Hastings is a visiting instructor in the Department of Geology and Geography at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia. His research is focused on questions regarding paleobiogeography, ecology, cladistics, and functional morphology, particularly of crocodilians. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Florida.