Julien Kimmig

Research Affiliate

I am the former collections manager for Invertebrate Paleontology at KU and a research affiliate with the division. My main interest is Paleozoic Lagerstätte-type deposits.

Research: 

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, and the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation of Montana.

Publications: 

Google Scholar Page - https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5fDD9bEAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

Peer reviewed

(*Supervised undergraduate student, **Supervised graduate student)

Kimmig, Julien, Couto, Helena, *Leibach, Wade W. & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2019) Soft-bodied fossils from the upper Valongo Formation (Middle Ordovician: Dapingian-Darriwilian) of northern Portugal. The Science of Nature 106: 27. DOI://10.1007/s00114-019-1623-z

Kimmig, Julien, Strotz, Luke C., Kimmig, Sara R., Egenhoff, Sven O. & Lieberman, Bruce S. (2019) The Spece Shale Lagerstätte: an Importnat Window into Cambrian Biodiversity. Journal of the Geological Society of London 176: 609–619. DOI://10.1144/jgs2018-195

Pratt, Brian R. & Kimmig, Julien (2019) Extensive bioturbation in a middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerätte in northwestern Canada. Geology 47: 231–234. DOI://10.1130/G45551.1

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, Lafia, Sara, Paul, Deborah L., James, Shelley A., Bloom, David, Rios, Nelson, Ellis, Shari, Farrell, Una, Utrup, Jessica, Yost, Michael, Davis, Edward, Emery, Rob, Motz, GaryKimmig, Julien, Shirey, Vaughn, Sandall, Emily, Park, Daniel, Tyrrell, Christopher, Thackurdeen, R. Sean, Collins, Matthew, O'Leary, Vincent, Prestridge, Heather, Evelyn, Christopher, Nyberg, Ben (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. DOI://10.1130/20182535(22)

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 (Series 3, 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.

Education: 

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.

Grants: 

Emerging Scholars Program, University of Kansas April 2019; Value: 4500 $

Emerging Scholars Program, University of Kansas July 2018; Value: 2500 $

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 2017Value: 3500 $

Emerging Scholars Program, University of Kansas August 2016; Value: 1250 $

Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2014Value: 120 $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2014Value: 200 £

Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2013Value: 240 $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2013Value: 400 £

University of Saskatchewan Travel Grant October 2013Value: 550 Ca $

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 350 Ca $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant December 2012; Value: 100 £

Awards: 

 

 

Teaching: 

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)

Graduate Student Advising: 

Anna Whitaker   2018-present

Undergraduate Student Advising: 

Nick Rose                     2016–present

Wade Leibeach           2016–present

Cortney Langley         2016–2018 

Jennifer Rick                2017-2017

Joey Tierney                2018-present

Kristopher Super        2018 – 2019

Jimmy Luu                  2018 – 2018

Tanner Paniers           2019 – 2019

Professional Presentations: 

Invited Presentations

Kimmig, Julien, Luke C. Strotz, Sara R. Kimmig, Sven E. Egenhoff & Bruce S. Lieberman (2019) The middle Cambrian Spence Shale (Miaolingian: Wuliuan) Lagerstätte: Improving our understanding of a key Cambrian ecosystem. North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, June 23, 2019. PaleoBios 36: 199200. (Keynote)

Kimmig, Julien (2018) The Cambrian: More than just trilobites. The 57th Annual Kansas City Gem and Mineral Show, March 11, 2018.

Kimmig, Julien (2018) The Cambrian: More than just trilobites. Science on Tap, January 24, 2018.

Kimmig, Julien (2017) Cambrian Soft-bodied biotas. Kansas and Missouri Paleontological Society, May 28, 2017.

Kimmig, Julien (2016) Burgess Shale-type deposits: A window into Cambrian paleoecology. Arkansas Tech University, February 9, 2016.

Conference Sessions Chaired

Kimmig, Julien & Amy Singer (2016) Lagerstätten through Time and Space. Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Moscow, ID.

Conference Presentations

(*Supervised undergraduate student, **Supervised graduate student)

**Whitaker, Anna F., Paul Jamison, James D. Schiffbauer & Julien Kimmig (2019) The worm is in the detail: Evaluating palaeoscolecid taxonomy and taphonomy from the middle Cambrian Spence Shale. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Phoenix. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 51 (5): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2019AM-334954. (Talk)

*Leibach, Wade W. & Julien Kimmig (2019) Leaving a mark: Horseshoe crab trace fossils of the Pony Creek Shale Lagerstätte, uppermost Pennsylvanian, Kansas. North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, June 24, 2019. PaleoBios 36: 214. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien, Luke C. Strotz, Sara R. Kimmig, Sven E. Egenhoff & Bruce S. Lieberman (2019) The middle Cambrian Spence Shale (Miaolingian: Wuliuan) Lagerstätte: Improving our understanding of a key Cambrian ecosystem. North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, June 23, 2019. PaleoBios 36: 199200. (Keynote).

Lerosey-Aubril, R., Julien Kimmig, Stephen Pates, Jacob Skabelund, Andries Weug & Javier Ortega-Hernandez (2019) New non-trilobite arthropods from the Drumian 'deep Wheeler'  Lagerstätte of the House Range Utah, USA). North American Paleontological Convention, Riverside, June 23, 2019. PaleoBios 36: 216. (Poster)

*Rose, Nick J. & Julien Kimmig (2018) Morphology and ontogeny of the Pennsylvanian horseshoe crab Paleolimulus signatusGeological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318313. (Talk)

*Leibach, Wade W. & Julien Kimmig (2018) Horseshoe crab trace fossils and associated ichnofauna of the Pony Creek Shale Lagerstätte, Upper Pennsylvanian, Kansas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Indianapolis. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318311. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien, Luke Strotz, Sara Kimmig, Sven Egenhoff & Bruce Lieberman (2018) The middle Cambrian Spence Shale (Series 3: Stage 5) Lagerstätte: a new look at an old ecosystem. International Conference on Ediacaran and Cambrian Sciences, Xi’an. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien, Luke C. Strotz, Sara R. Kimmig, Sven E. Egenhoff & Bruce S. Lieberman (2018) The middle Cambrian Spence Shale (Series 3: Stage 5) Lagerstätte: a key Cambrian ecosystem. 5th International Paleontological Congress, Paris. (Talk)

Pratt, Brian R. & Julien Kimmig (2017) Middle Cambrian coprolites from northwestern Canada: novel insight on benthic paleobiology and paleoecology. Canadian Paleontological Conference, Calgary. Proceedings No. 14: 27. (Talk)

*Langley, Cortney B., Julien Kimmig, David A. Legg & Kenneth S. Bader (2017) Ontogeny of the Pennsylvanian horseshoe crab Paleolimulus signatus (Beecher) from the Pony Creek Konservat-Lagerstätte, eastern Kansas. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2017AM-298469. (Poster)

Strotz, Luke C., Erin E. Saupe, Julien Kimmig & Bruce S. Lieberman (2017) Relating ecology to macroevolution using metabolic rates of Neogene mollusc communities. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2017AM-301246. (Talk)

Lieberman, Bruce S., Julien Kimmig & Erin E. Saupe (2017) Digitizing fossils to enhance macroevolutionary research: The Paleoniches and Cretaceous Worls thematic collections networks. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2017AM-298736. (Talk)

Pratt, Brian R. & Julien Kimmig (2017) Middle Cambrian coprolites from northwestern Canada: The poop on benthic paleobiology and paleoecology. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Seattle. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6): DOI:// 10.1130/abs/2017AM-298596. (Talk)

Pratt, Brian R. & Julien Kimmig (2017) Middle Cambrian coprolites from northwestern Canada, and their implications for the food chain and ecology of trilobites and hyoliths in deeper water. 6th International Conference on Trilobites and their Relatives, Tallinn, Estonia. (Talk) 

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2016) Coprolites of the Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte: Understanding the middle Cambrian food chain and environment. Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Annual Meeting, Moscow, ID. (Talk)

Jarochowska, Emilia, Allison L. Keller, Julien Kimmig et al. (2014) Sequence stratigraphy control over biofacies distribution and ecological gradients in the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation, Montana. Annual meeting of the Paleontological Association, Leeds. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2014) Silver in microbial mats of the middle Cambrian Ravens Throat River deposit: An environmental and preservation factor? Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6): 684. (Talk)

Loughney, Katharine M., Emilia Jarochowska, Allison L. Keller, Julien Kimmig, et al. (2014) Sequence stratigraphic architecture drives biofacies distribution of the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation in south-central Montana. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6) 754. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2013) Taphonomy of a new middle Cambrian (Series 3) fossil Lagerstätte from the Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver. Geological Society ofAmerica Abstracts with Programs, 45 (7): 307. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2013) A new middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type Lagerstätte from the Middle Cambrian of the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg. Program with Abstracts, 36: 121. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian Pratt (2012) The Burgess Shale’s little brother: A new Lagerstätte from the Middle Cambrian of the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Annual meeting of the Palaeontological Association, Dublin. The Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 81 Suppl.: 74. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien (2009) Sexual dimorphism in phytosaurs and its phylogenetic influence. 7th annual LERN Conference, London. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Gernot Arp (2008) First phytosaur remains (Triassic: Norian)from northern Germany. Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Erlangen. Erlanger geologische Abhandlungen, Sonderband 6. (Poster)

Outreach:

Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, Cambrian of Utah     April 12th 2019

Kansas City Gem and Mineral Show     March 8th – March 10th 2019

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  

Major Field Experience: 

MacKenzie Mountains, Canada; Utah; Idaho; Montana; Australia; Germany; Kansas

Collections Visited: 

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. 

 

Professional Societies: 

Geological Society of America

Paleontological Society

Palaeontological Association

SEPM