Patrick S. Druckenmiller, Ph.D.
Patrick Druckenmiller is Earth Sciences Curator at the University of Alaska Museum and Assistant Professor in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is a vertebrate paleontologist who specializes in the study of dinosaurs and Mesozoic marine reptiles (plesiosaurs and ichthyosaurs).
Pat’s research focuses on Mesozoic fossil vertebrates that lived at high paleolatitudes, including Cretaceous dinosaurs from northern Alaska and Jurassic marine reptiles from Svalbard, Norway. As curator, he oversees the largest collection of polar dinosaurs in the world and one of the largest in the US for Ice Age mammals. Pat has conducted fieldwork at numerous sites in western North America and Norway, including many sites above the Arctic Circle.