- Preparator - Vertebrate Paleontology
1345 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045
Current Academic Appointments
2010, 2014: Geology Special Faculty, University of Kansas
1998 to Present: Vertebrate Paleontology Preparator, University of Kansas, Biodiversity Institute
Previous Academic Appointments
2013: Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Ambassador, Midwest area for dinosaurs and birds
1999 to 2005: Adjunct Curator, Florida Institute of Paleontology, Graves Museum, Dania Beach, FL
1991 to 1994: Curator of Fossil Reptiles, Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, Hill City, SD
Selected Publications —
DePalma, R. A., Burnham, D. A., Martin, L.D., Rothschild, B.M., Larson, P. 2013. Physical evidence of predatory behavior in Tyrannosaurus rex. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 110 (31) 12560-12564.
Gong, E., Martin, L. D., Burnham D. A., Falk A. R. and Hou, L. 2012. A new species of Microraptor from the Jehol Biota of northeastern China. Palaeoworld (21) 2 81 – 91.
Zheng, X., Martin, L.D., Zhou, Z., Burnham, D.A., Zhang, F., and Miao, D. 2011. Fossil evidence of avian crops from the Early Cretaceous of China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108 (38) 15904-15907.
Gong, E., Martin, L. D., Burnham D. A., and Falk A. R. 2011. Evidence for a venomous Sinornithosaurus. Paläontologische. Zeitschrift, vol. 85, Issue 1:109-111.
Burnham, D., Feduccia, A., Martin, L., and Falk, A. 2011. Climbing—a fundamental avian adaptation. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, Vol. 9, Issue 1:103.
Alexander, D.E., Gong, E., Martin, L.D., Burnham, D.A., Falk, A.R. 2010. Reply to Brougham and Brusatte: Overall anatomy confirms posture and flight model offers insight into the evolution of bird flight. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 10:1073.
Alexander, D., Martin, L., Burnham, D. and Falk, A. 2010. Model tests of gliding with different hindwing conﬁgurations in the four-winged dromaeosaurid Microraptor gui. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107 (7), pp. 2972-2976.
Enpu Gong, Larry D. Martin, David A. Burnham, and Amanda R. Falk. 2010. The birdlike raptor Sinornithosaurus was venomous. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107 (2), pp. 766-768.
Burnham, D. 2008. A review of the Early Cretaceous Jehol Group of northeastern China and a revision of the origin of flight paradigm. Oryctos 7, p. 27-43.
Burnham, D. 2007. Archaeopteryx–a re-evaluation suggesting an arboreal habitat and an intermediate stage in trees down origin of flight. Neus Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie, Abhandlungen, vol. 245/1, p.33-44.
Burnham, D. 2004. Chapter 4: New Information on Bambiraptor feinbergi (Theropoda: Dromaeosauridae) from the Late Cretaceous of Montana; pp. 67-111; in: P. Currie, E. Koppelhus, M. Shugar and J. Wright. (eds.) Feathered Dragons. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
Burnham, D., Derstler, K. Currie, P., Bakker, R., Zhou, Z. and Ostrom, J. 2000. Remarkable New Birdlike Dinosaur (Theropoda: Maniraptora) from the Upper Cretaceous of Montana. The University of Kansas Paleontological Contributions, No. 13, 14 pp.