Mailing address: PO Box 208109, New Haven CT 06520-8109
Street address: 210 Whitney Ave., New Haven CT 06511
Research Interests: Paleobiology, Macroevolution, Phylogenetic Systematics, Paleodiversity, Paleoecology, Invertebrate Paleontology (Paleozoic Cephalopods), Vertebrate Paleontology (Paleozoic Fishes)
I am interested in the macroevolutionary patterns and trends exhibited by marine animals in the water column during the Paleozoic era (~541 to 252 million years ago). My research encompasses large paleoecological compilations, diversity through time analyses, phylogenetics of early nautiloid cephalopods and early vertebrate fishes (stem gnathostomes), morphometrics, specimen based analyses of material from exceptionally preserved biotas (Fezouata, Mazon Creek, Bear Gulch), and original fieldwork (Cunningham Creek, Chinle). In the past I have worked on woolly mammoths and the Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions.
Advisory Committee: Prof. Derek E. G. Briggs (PI), Prof. Jacques Gauthier, Prof. Pincelli Hull, Prof. Bhart-Anjan Bhullar