Paul Mayer

Collections Manager, Fossil Invertebrates

Gantz Family Collections Center
Science Focus

    Paul is responsible for managing and caring for 2 million fossil invertebrate specimens.  His areas of specialty are Devonian brachiopods, Silurian Reefs and Mazon Creek fossils including the Tully Monster. Paul has done fieldwork in Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, Alberta, China, Australia, and New Zealand.

    Education and Work

    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 geologyThe 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


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

    Research Sketch

    Paul's research is focused on Middle Devonian brachipods, Silurian reefs and Mazon Creek fossils including the Tully Monster.