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?"

 

1/7/2020

Interested in learning more about fossils and where to find them?  Check out the new version of the Digital Atlas of Ancient Life App which is now available for iPhone and Android.  See: https://news.ku.edu/2019/12/30/new-version-fossil-recognition-app-now-works-android-smartphones-and-includes-cretaceous .

 

1/6/2020

Want to learn more or teach about evolution and macroevolution?  Check out the new open access chapter "Evolution and the Fossil Record", part of the Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life, by Jonathan Hendricks and Bruce S. Lieberman: https://www.digitalatlasofancientlife.org/learn/evolution/ .

 

12/18/2019

Congratulations to Julie Taylor who successfully completed her Masters degree!

 

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/