|Douglas H. Erwin|
University of California, Santa Barbara
|Awards||Charles Schuchert Award (1996)|
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History|
Santa Fe Institute
Douglas Erwin is a paleobiologist, Curator of Paleozoic Invertebrates at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History and Chair of the Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He is a member of the Editorial Board for Current Biology.
He has written two books: Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago in 2006, and The Great Paleozoic Crisis: Life and Death in the Permian in 1993. He co-wrote The Fossils of The Burgess Shale and The Cambrian Explosion. The Construction of Animal Biodiversity (2013). He is co-editor on 3 books: Deep Time: Paleobiology’s Perspective in 2000, Evolutionary Paleobiology: Essays in Honor of James W. Valentine in 1996, and New Approaches to Speciation in the Fossil Record in 1995.
- Extinction: How Life on Earth Nearly Ended 250 Million Years Ago
- Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Biography
- Darwin Still Rules, but Some Biologists Dream of a Paradigm Shift New York Times Essay by Douglas Erwin
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