Sandy Carlson standing in by the ocean's edge.

Sandy Carlson.

Sandra J. Carlson

Professor; Director, CalTeach/Mathematics and Science Teaching Programs (MAST)
Ph.D., University of Michigan (1986)
Paleobiology 

Invertebrate (and vertebrate) paleontology. Phylogeny, functional morphology, biology, and evolution of living and fossil brachiopods. Recent projects include: phylogenetic relationships among extant brachiopods; phylogeny and evolution of "pentameride" brachiopods; understanding conflicts between morphological and molecular data in brachiopod systematics; revising the brachiopod volumes of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology; evolutionary trends in the articulate brachiopod hinge mechanism; geochemical investigations of growth in selected Recent articulate brachiopods; a phylogenetic perspective on articulate brachiopod diversity and the Permo-Triassic extinctions; role of development and heterochrony in the thecideide brachiopod evolution; investigating morphological variations in the loops of two extant species of terebratulide brachiopods; organized the 2001 Paleontological Society Short Course on Brachiopods; investigating phylogenetic relationships among rapanine, and nassariine gastropods. Biomineralization, growth, and diagenesis of "hard parts" - shells, bones, and teeth.

sjcarlson@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-2834


Recent Publications

Carlson, SJ (2015) The evolution of Brachiopoda. ANNUAL REVIEW OF EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCES. (in review):57 ms. pp.

Carlson, SJ and BL Cohen (2015) Pan-Neoarticulata. In: PHYLONYMS: A COMPANION TO THE PHYLOCODE. de Queiroz, K, PD Cantino and JA Gauthier, eds. 17 p. (in press) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. BERKELEY AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

Carlson, SJ and BL Cohen (2015) Neoarticulata. In: PHYLONYMS: A COMPANION TO THE PHYLOCODE. de Queiroz, K, PD Cantino and JA Gauthier, eds. 13 p. (in press) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS. BERKELEY AND LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA.

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