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Harvard China Fund award to support research on 3D early Cambrian fossils

September 13, 2019

We are delighted to share the news that the Harvard China Fund will support our research on the exceptionally preserved three-dimensional morphology of fossilized animals from the early Cambrian Chengjiang biota in South China in collaboration with our colleagues from Yunnan University in Kunming! This award will allow us to continue revealing critical anatomical details in these impressive fossils that would otherwise be impossible to observe using conventional methods. You can...

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New graduate course at OEB

September 3, 2019

After a semester settling in, we venture into teaching at Harvard OEB for the first time with the new course OEB 213 Evolutionary Convergence, Mass Extinctions and the Shape of Life. We will explore how our understanding of evolution has changed over the last few decades based on discussions that address the origin of animals, the impact of extinction and probabilistic games. For more information please visit the coure catalogue at my.harvard...

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The IP Lab welcomes Steve Pates and Marc Mapalo

September 2, 2019

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Stephen Pates (Alexander Agassiz Postdoctoral Fellow) and Marc Mapalo (OEB graduate student) as the newest members of the Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab at OEB and MCZ! Steve is a world expert on the paleobiology and systematics of radiodontans such as the charismatic Anomalocaris, and recently completed his PhD at the University of Oxford (UK) under the supervision of Prof. Allison Daley (University...

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William F. Milton Fund award for research on new early Cambrian fossil biota

July 31, 2019
We are chuffed to announce that The William F. Milton Fund will support our proposal for field-based research on a new early Cambrian fossil site with Burgess Shale-type preservation in northern British Columbia! The Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab at OEB and MCZ will lead an international team to venture into the Canadian wilderness in search of fossilized soft-bodied animals more than 500 million years old. The age and depositional environment of the new site make it... Read more about William F. Milton Fund award for research on new early Cambrian fossil biota
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IP Lab goes to NAPC 2019

June 30, 2019

All members of the Invertebrate Paleobiology Lab converged in Riverside, California, for the 11th North American Paleontological Convention organized by Mary Droser and Nigel Hughes from UC Riverside! Our contributions covered the full scope of the lab, including the taphonomy of trilobite limbs preserved in 3D, lobopodian mortichnia-like trace fossils, pancrustacean evolution and phylogeny, the significance of guts in Cambrian euarthropods, and an overview of exceptional biotas from the...

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