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Larry Martin
Former Staff
Vertebrate Paleontology
Biodiversity Institute

Professor - EEB

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Larry D. Martin served as a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and a curator in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Kansas from 1972 until his death in 2013.  He authored more than 170 scientific papers in the most prestigious journals and books, and was the recipient of numerous research grants from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic, NASA and other agencies and societies. He trained many students at KU, paleobiologists who are now scientific leaders in the People’s Republic of China, South Korea, and universities worldwide.

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August 2, 2011
While a recent discovery may change textbooks and the way that many scientists...



Martin LD, Meehan TJ.  2009.  An Astronomical Stratigraphy. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 112:1.
Martin LD, McKay NR.  2009.  Vinegar Faunas and Science Education. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 112:1.
Martin LD, Knight JL.  2009.  First Discussion of the Terrestrial Mammals of the Walrus Ditch Local Fauna (Blancac) of South Carolina. First Meeting of the Southeatern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology. Abstracts and Programs
Martin LD, Falk AR.  2009.  Tracking Cretaceous Birds Across the World. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology Abstracts. 93A