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Arden Bashforth is a paleobotanist who uses plant fossils and their taphonomic context to reconstruct the ecology and distribution of vegetation on ancient landscapes. Although primarily focused on Pennsylvanian-aged rocks—and thus the great “Coal Age” of Earth history—his studies have leaned more towards working out the ecology and environmental conditions of the poorly known (but equally important) dryland biome, which regularly replaced the peat swamp vegetation. Having been told multiple times that he’s “one of the few people around who can still identify Pennsylvanian plant fossils”, he also has conducted research on the taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Pennsylvanian plants. Arden obtain his BSc in Geology at Brandon University, MSc in Earth Sciences at Memorial University of Newfoundland, and PhD in Earth Sciences at Dalhousie University.