This website presents information about paleobiological research at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The Smithsonian Department of Paleobiology staff "investigate many areas of study, including how long-term physical changes of ancient global geography and climate have affected the evolution of plants and animals, how ecosystems have responded to these changes, and how these responses have affected today's patterns of biodiversity." This site links to information about staff and research associates including: contact information; research interests; publication lists; and the names of fellows, research assistants, and students. This site also connects to a separate Publications section that lists writings by author, and includes a Reprint Request Form for requesting copies. Site visitors may link to a variety of Department of Paleobiology Online Collections as well, including the Burgess Shale Pages, the Springer Echinoderm Collection, the Fossil Shark Key, and a manual for packing fossils. Note: Links to some of the Online Collections are not currently connected.


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