Blogs and News Items

 

Please see the new monthly blog "Macroevolutionaries" by division senior curator Bruce S. Lieberman and Niles Eldredge, curator emeritus of the American Museum of Natural History: https://bronze-sheep-29mh.squarespace.com 

3/4/19

The latest "Macroevolutionaries" blog post is now available: "Of cultural nationalism, Hamlet and the Cloaca Universalis"

 

Here are earlier blog posts on:

"When is a raptor a parrot? The curious case of the American Kestrel"

"Asleep at the switch: Paleontological life lessons, stasis, and the genius of Yogi Berra"

A former division superstar as well as a specimen in the division collected by him: "Paleo Personas: Musings on a Soviet cephalopod, Norman Newell, and mass extinctions"

And our first blog post: "Survival of the laziest: Does evolution permit naps?"

 

05/18/2019

Congratulations to Steven Byrum who successfully completed his Masters degree!

Steven is now working at the University of Florida as a PhD student studying fossil and modern sharks.  

05/13/2019

New paper on biogeography and macroevolution of late Paleozoic cephalopods using GIS published in PeerJ:

https://peerj.com/articles/6910/ 

 

04/15/2019

New paper on possible early Cambrian sponge larvae from south China published in Journal of Paleontology:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/problematic-animal-fossil-from-the-early-cambrian-hetang-formation-south-china/C0E2C81E459535D59473D597971AAED6 

 

04/15/2019

New paper on the Spence Shale soft-bodied biota published in Journal of the Geological Society of London:

https://jgs.lyellcollection.org/content/early/2019/03/29/jgs2018-195.full 

 

3/26/19

Steven Byrum presenting his poster on the phylogeny and biogeography of spatangoid echinoids from the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, at the Geological Society of America sectional meeting in Manhattan, KS.

 

2/28/19

Congratulations to former division post-doc Luke Strotz!  He has started his fellowship as a 1,000 Talents Scholar based at Northwest University in Xi'an China.

 

1/30/2019

Please see the new blog post by division graduate student Julie Taylor describing her undergraduate thesis research that was recently published in the journal Evolutionhttp://www.anoleannals.org/2019/01/16/evidence-for-local-specialization-in-a-widespread-lizard/​ 

 

05/30/2018

New paper on the enigmatic deuterostome Herpetogaster published in Geological Magazine:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/geological-magazine/article/herpetogaster-from-the-early-cambrian-of-nevada-series-2-stage-4-and-its-implications-for-the-evolution-of-deuterostomes/9FDCA12D5703F87143E91418534D7A1A

05/02/2018

New Paper on the Red Queen Hypothesis published in Biology Lettershttp://rsbl.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/14/5/20170734

08/07/2017

New paper on the enigmatic Cambrian stalked filter feeder Siphusauctum published in Journal of Paleontology

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/journal-of-paleontology/article/stalked-filter-feeder-siphusauctum-lloydguntheri-n-sp-from-the-middle-cambrian-series-3-stage-5-spence-shale-of-utah-its-biological-affinities-and-taphonomy/36AA06EC20AB86B6316CAD166EEA3CDC

06/12/2017

Congratulations to Kayla Kolis who successfully completed her Masters degree.

 

06/06/2017

New paper on Cambrian Disc-shaped fossils published in PeerJhttps://peerj.com/articles/3312/