My research focuses on taxonomy, paleoecology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, taphonomy, and geochemistry of Paleozoic shales and carbonates. Past research concentrated on the stratigraphic context, preservation and taxonomy of a new Burgess Shale-type deposit from the Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada, as well as geochemical anomalies of the exceptionally preserved interval. More recently, my research concentrated on the taxonomy, stratigraphy and paleoecology of the Cambrian Spence Shale in Utah and Idaho, the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation of Montana, as well as the Bear Gulch Lagerstätte and its paleoecology and taphonomy of the invertebrate fauna.
I am the collections manager for Invertebrate Paleontology. My main interest is Paleozoic Lagerstätte-type deposits.
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Kimmig, Julien, Meyer, Ronald C. & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2019) Herpetogaster from the early Cambrian of Nevada (Series 2, Stage 4) and its implications for the evolution of deuterostomes. Geological Magazine 156: 172–178. DOI://10.1017/S0016756818000389
Seltmann, Katja, Sara Lafia, Deborah L. Paul, Shelley A. James, David Bloom, Nelson Rios, Shari Ellis, Una Farrell, Jessica Utrup, Michael Yost, Edward Davis, Rob Emery, Gary Motz, Julien Kimmig, Vaughn Shirey, Emily Sandall, Daniel Park, Christopher Tyrrell, R. Sean Thackurdeen, Matthew Collins, Vincent O'Leary, Heather Prestridge, Christopher Evelyn, Ben Nyberg (2018) Georeferencing for Research Use (GRU): An integrated geospatial training paradigm for biocollections researchers and data providers. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e32449. DOI://10.3897/rio.4.e32449
Strotz, Luke C., Saupe, Erin E., Kimmig, Julien & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2018) Metabolic rates, climate and macroevolution: A case study using Neogene molluscs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20181292. DOI://10.1098/rspb.2018.1292
Lieberman, Bruce S. & Kimmig, Julien (2018) Museums, Paleontology, and a Biodiversity Science Based Approach. In G. D. Rosenberg, & R. M. Clary (Eds.), Museums at the Forefront of the History and Philosophy of Geology: History Made, History in the Making. Geological Society of America Special Paper 535: 335–348.
Strotz, Luke C., Simões, Marianna, Girard, Matthew, Breitkreuz, Laura, Kimmig, Julien & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2018) Getting Somewhere with the Red Queen: Chasing a Biologically Modern Definition of the Hypothesis. Biology Letters 14: 20170734. DOI://10.1098/rslb.2017.0734
Kimmig, Julien & Pratt , Brian R. (2018) Coprolites in the Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte of northwestern Canada: Implications for the middle Cambrian food web. Palaios 33: 125–140. DOI://10.2110/palo.2017.038
Kimmig, Julien & Strotz, Luke C. (2017) Coprolites in mid-Cambrian (Series 2-3) Burgess Shale-type deposits of Nevada and Utah and their ecological implications. Bulletin of Geosciences 92: 297–309. DOI://10.3140/bull.geosci.1667
Kimmig, Julien, Strotz, Luke C. & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2017) The stalked filter feeder Siphusauctum lloydguntheri n. sp. from the middle Cambrian (Series 3: Stage 5) Spence Shale of Utah: Its biological affinities and taphonomy. Journal of Paleontology 91: 902-910. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2017.57
Lieberman, Bruce S. , Kurkewicz, Richard, Shinogle, Heather , Kimmig, Julien & MacGabhann, Breandán A. (2017) Disc-shaped fossils resembling porpitids or eldonids from the early Cambrian (Series 2: Stage 4) of western U.S.A. PeerJ 5: e3312. DOI://10.7717/peerj.3312
Kimmig, Julien & Pratt , Brian R. (2016) Taphonomy of the middle Cambrian (Series3, Drumian) Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Lethaia 49: 150−169. DOI://10.1111/let.12135
Kimmig, Julien & Pratt , Brian R. (2015) Soft-bodied biota from the middle Cambrian (Drumian) Rockslide Formation, Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada. Journal of Paleontology 89: 51–71. DOI://10.1017/jpa.2014.5
Kimmig, Julien (2013) Possible secondarily terrestrial lifestyle in the European phytosaur Nicrosaurus kapffi (Late Triassic, Norian) – A preliminary study. In: Triassic Geology and Paleontology: Tanner et al. (Eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 61: 306–312. http://paleo.cortland.edu/globaltriassic2/Bulletin%2061%20Final/23-Kimmig%20(phytos).pdf
Kimmig, Julien & Spielmann, Justin (2011) Biological factors influencing phytosaur (Archosauria: Phytosauridae) taxonomy: A Prospectus. In: Fossil Record 3: Sullivan et al. (Eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53:289–294. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/235626475_BIOLOGIC_FACTORS_INFLUENCING_PHYTOSAUR_ARCHOSAURIA_PHYTOSAURIDAE_TAXONOMY_A_PROSPECTUS
Kimmig, Julien & Arp, Gernot (2010) Phytosaur remains from the Norian Arnstadt Formation (Leine Valley, Germany), with reference to European phytosaur habitats. Palaeodiversity 3: 215–224. http://www.palaeodiversity.org/pdf/03/Palaeodiversity_Bd3_Kimmig.pdf
Non peer reviewed
Kimmig, Julien (2017) Book Review: Suttner, T.J. et al. 2016. Planet Earth—In Deep Time. Palaeozoic Series: Devonian and Carboniferous. The Quarterly Review of Biology 92 (3): 306–307.
Kimmig, Julien (2016) Book Review: Gass, K.. 2015. Solving the Mystery of the First Animals on Land: The Fossils of Blackberry Hill. Fossil News: Fall 2016: 51.
Kimmig, Julien (2016) Book Review: Penney, D. and J.E. Jepson. 2014. Fossil Insects: An introduction to palaeoentomology. Priscum: Newsletter of the Paleontological Society: Winter 2016: 42–43.
BSc - Geosciences; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Thesis: Phytosaurs in the Late Triassic, New findings and their worldwide distribution.
MSc - Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity; Imperial College London and Natural History Museum London. Thesis: Functional morphology and systematic paleontology of the Phytosauria (Archosauria; Crurotarsi) and the developmentof their Late Triassic habitats.
PhD - Geology; University of Saskatchewan. Thesis: Taxonomy, taphonomy and paleoecology of a new Burgess Shale-type Lagerstätte from the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada.
Jeanette Johnson Professional Development Award. May 2018; Value: 300 $
The Association of Earth Science Clubs of Greater Kansas City, Inc. March 2018; Value: 500 $
Emerging Scholars Program, University of Kansas August 2017; Value: 2500 $
Paleontological Society Arthur James Boucot Research Grant April 2017; Value: 3500 $
Emerging Scholars Program, University of Kansas August 2016; Value: 1250 $
Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2014; Value: 120 $
Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2014; Value: 200 £
Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 240 $
Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 400 £
University of Saskatchewan Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 550 Ca $
Graduate Student Association Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 350 Ca $
Palaeontological Association Travel Grant December 2012; Value: 100 £
Jeanette Johnson Professional Development Award May 2018; Value: 300 $
University of Kansas October 2016
Biol 225: Extinction events
University of Saskatchewan September 2011–September 2014
Field school in Zortman Montana, Geol 308; Paleontology, Geol 247;Sedimentology, Geol 245; 5x Introduction to Geology, Geol 121)
Nick Rose 2016–present
Wade Leibeach 2016–present
Cortney Langley 2016–2018
Jennifer Rick 2017
Conference Sessions Chaired
(*Supervised undergraduate student)
Lawrence South Middle School fossil collecting day May 4th 2018
Biodiversity Institute, Stand up for Science April 13th 2018
Kansas City Gem and Mineral Show March 9th – March 11th 2018
Invertebrate Paleontology Collections Tour for the Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society November 19th 2017
University of Kansas National Fossil Day October 8th 2017
Kansas City Gem and Mineral Show March 10th – March 12th 2017
University of Kansas Party in the Panorama October 23rd 2016
MacKenzie Mountains, Canada; Utah; Montana; Australia; Germany; Kansas
University of Göttingen Geological Museum, Natural History Museum London, University of Tübingen Paleontological Museum, American Museum of Natural History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, University of California Museum of Paleontology Berkeley, Yale Peabody Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris, Paläontologisches Museum München, Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart.
Geological Society of America