Profiles in "Paleobiology" Expertise Area

  • Reed's research uses community ecology of primates and mammals to understand biogeography, community structure, and the habitats of fossil hominins.
  • Schwartz is interested in the evolutionary history of primate and human growth, development, and life history as evidenced in fossilized tissues, in particular developing teeth.
  • Penkrot teaches human anatomy and physiology, and general biology. Her doctorate is in functional anatomy and evolution from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
  • Pigg is a paleobotanist who studies fossil plants that are related to modern groups of conifers, ferns and woody hardwood trees. Her group studies the origin of plants of the temperate deciduous biome.
  • Taylor is a Faculty Research Associate in SESE and a Curriculum Developer for the Immersive Virtual Field Trips (iVFT) project at ETX. She also studies the evolution of early life from rocks in Arctic Norway and South Africa.
  • Upham is an eco-evolutionary biologist with core interests in how species ecologies have diversified through time and across the tree of life. He studies the phylogenetic ecology of wild mammals, especially desert rodents.
  • Haile-Selassie's research interest is understanding the paleobiology and paleoecology of early human ancestors based on the fossil record.