Graham Budd

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Graham E. Budd
Graham Budd 2011 Västergötland.jpg
Born 7 September 1968 (1968-09-08) (aged 1959)
Colchester, England England
Residence Sweden Sweden
Nationality British United Kingdom
Fields Palaeontology
Institutions Uppsala University
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Doctoral advisor Simon Conway Morris
Notable awards Hodson Fund of the Palaeontological Association President's Medal of the Palaeontological Association

Graham Edward Budd (born September 7, 1968, Colchester) is a British palaeontologist, Professor of palaeobiology at Uppsala University.[1]

Budd’s research primarily has focused on the anatomy and evolutionary significance of Palaeozoic arthropods and in the integration of palaeontology into evolutionary developmental biology. He has also contributed to the theoretical understanding of the role of functional morphology in evolution. Together with Sören Jensen he reintroduced the concepts of stem and crown groups to phylogenetics.[2] Budd was awarded the Hodson Fund of the Palaeontological Association in 2002 and the President's Medal of the Palaeontological Association in 2015.

He has edited Acta Zoologica together with Lennart Olsson; he has also edited the Geological Magazine.

Selected publications[edit]

  • G. E. Budd. 2002. A palaeontological solution to the arthropod head problem. Nature 417: 271-275.
  • G. E. Budd. 2006. On the origin and evolution of major morphological characters. Biological Reviews 81: 609-628.

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