May 17, 1942|
|Alma mater||University of Cape Town|
Elisabeth S. Vrba (born 17 May 1942) is a paleontologist at Yale University. Vrba earned her Ph.D. in Zoology and Palaeontology at the University of Cape Town, in 1974. She is well known for developing the Turnover Pulse Hypothesis, as well as coining the word exaptation with colleague Stephen Jay Gould. She has been a faculty member at the Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, since the early 1980s. She is married and has a daughter
- Gould, S. J. and S. Vrba. (1982). "Exaptation—a missing term in the science of form." Paleobiology 8: 4-15.
- Shell, E. R. (1999). "Waves of Creation." Discover 14 (May): 54-61.
- Vrba, E. S. and Gould, S. J. (1986). "The hierarchical expansion of sorting and selection." Paleobiology. 12 (2): 217-228.
- Vrba, E. S. (1993). "The Pulse That Produced Us." Natural History 102 (5) 47-51.
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