New research

Research highlights and new papers from the group

 
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New paper by PhD student Brandt Gibson published in Science Advances, providing the oldest evidence for gregarious suspension feeding and commensalism in the fossil record.

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New paper by Liz Clark in Journal of Anatomy on modeling movement in brittlestars - click the button below to read more about it on co-author John Hutchinson’s blog!

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New research by Rachel Racicot published in Journal of Anatomy on Belugas and Narwhals, using 3D digital scans made on the Vanderbilt E&ES CT facility.

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New article in National Geographic magazine by David Quammen, discussing links between end-Ediacaran extinction and the Cambrian explosion

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A co-authored paper with Rachel Racicot (Senckenberg Museum of Natural History) in Biology Letters, describing a new fossil Simocetid, and evidence for multiple origins of echolocation in toothed whales.

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A new paper with Marc Laflamme and Pete Wagner in Nature Ecology and Evolution, exploring aspects of Ediacaran community complexity and drawing ecological links with the animal-dominated communities of the Paleozoic.

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Brandt Gibson’s paper on Ediacaran ‘death mask’-style preservation covered by Scientific American!

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New research with Tom Hegna in Geology, reporting the discovery of pyritized eggs and evidence for brood care in an Ordovician trilobite

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Co-authored paper with lead by Sabine Stohr, with Liz Clark and Ben Thuy, exmaingin the pros and cons of 3D imaging methods for establishing phylogeny in ophiuroids.

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A new paper with Emmy Smith, Marc Laflamme and Doug Erwin published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, on Ediacaran extinction, and links to the Cambrian Explosion.

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New research from Brandt Gibson in Palaios, detailing some important new findings on Ediacaran fossil preservation. 

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Ali Cribb talks about her senior thesis research on NPR! Ali's segment starts at 16:04

 

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New paper out with Erin Saupe in Paleobiology on reconstructing range size dynamics in the fossil record.

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New paper by Liz Clark (Yale) in Biology Letters, detailing the discovery of a preserved water vascular system in an Ordovician ophiuroid.

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New discoveries on the paleobiology of the enigmatic Ediacaran organism Parvancorina using computational fluid dynamics. With Imran Rahman, Rachel Racicot, Brandt Gibson, and Marc Laflamme.