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Florida Museum of Natural History
Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, Florida 32611-7800


Invertebrate Paleontology

Other Affiliations

UF Biology – Professor
UF Geology – Professor
Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences – Board Vice-President
Association of Science Technology Centers – Board Member
Association of Science Museum Directors – Past-President
American Alliance of Museums – Emeritus Chair of the Board
Florida Association of Museums – Past Board President


Ph.D. Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University

Research Interests

In addition to my administrative duties as Director of the museum, I remain interested in the broad fields of molluscan ecology and paleoecology. My research focuses primarily on the use of growth increments and stable isotopes in the shells of marine molluscs to interpret life history information as well as to reconstruct paleoenvironments and paleoclimates. Many of the research questions that I have addressed used material from the Cenozoic and modern environments of Florida, although certainly not exclusively. A growing research emphasis involves shells from archaeological deposits and examines questions of site seasonality and paleoclimate variability.


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