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Paul Mayer

Collections Manager III

Gantz Family Collections Center
Collection Management

I am responsible for the 2 million specimen fossil invertebrate collection.  My area of specialty is Devonian brachiopods. I have done fieldwork in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Alberta Canada, China, Australia, and New Zealand.  Recently I have given presentations about the collection at the annual SPNCH meeting in Ottawa, Canada and at the annual GSA meeting in Denver, Colorado.

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Additional Information


Oregon State University-Corvallis, Oregon
Master of Science, August 1994
Research and Teaching Assistant September 1991-August 1994

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science, May 1991 Major in geology

Work experience

The Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois January 2008– Present

National Park Service, Grand Canyon, Arizona July 2006 - November 2007

Milwaukee Public Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 1996 - June 2005

Professional affiliations

Member of the Geological Society of America and the Society for the Protection of Natural History Collections.