Focus: Fossil Invertebrates - Research

Scott Lidgard

is a paleontologist and marine ecologist who has worked on a wide range of problems from trends in global biodiversity through geologic time, to how animal colonies grow and evolve. He is particularly interested in the ways that a colonial life history influences the ecology and evolution of a large group of "modular" invertebrate animals, Cheilostome Bryozoa. His current research projects include: Biological modularity, bryozoans, and the evolution of polymorphism; Parts and wholes: the biological individual in the 19th century, and; Living fossils and evolutionary stasis within the biological hierarchy.

Curator Emeritus Matthew Nitecki