A 350-million-year-old marine
ecosystem in Scotland
Oxypteriscus, an extinct ray-finned fish The earliest shell-crushing ray-fin, Fouldenia, 348 million years ago
|Lauren Cole Sallan, PhD|
Earth and Environmental Science
& Evolution Cluster
University of Pennsylvania
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Now recruiting PhD students for 2015
Early Vertebrates, Ichthyology
Mass Extinction, Phylogenetics
We are broadly interested in how global events, environmental change and ecological interactions affect long-term evolution (macroevolution).
Listen to a Palaeocast interview about our research on early vertebrate macroevolution and paleobiology
October 2014 (GSA): Lauren Sallan, Bryan Juarez, Kara Ludwig and Brian Swartz will be attending GSA in Vancouver. Bryan is speaking on ecomorphological trends in lobe-finned fishes at 4:00pm on Oct. 19 (West 220). Lauren is speaking on Ordovician-Silurian vertebrate diversification at 3:30pm on Oct. 20 (West 114). Brian is speaking on habitat shifts in early tetrapods at 1:15pm on Oct. 21 (West 219).
November 2014 (SVP): Lauren Sallan and Brian Swartz will be attending SVP in Berlin. Lauren is speaking on vertebrate body size trends through extinction and radiation on Nov. 7 (Paris).
A phylogeny of living ray-finned fishes
A 310-million-year-old freshwater ecosystem in Illinois
A later shell-crushing ray-fin,
Styracopterus, 340 million years ago