A.W. (Fuzz) Crompton, OEB Professor Emeritus, awarded the 2011 Romer-Simpson Medal of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The society's highest award honors sustained and outstanding scholarly excellence in the discipline of vertebrate paleontology.
The description of three new tropical families of arachnids and a phylogeny of the suborder Laniatores by graduate student Prashant Sharma (Giribet Lab) featured on the cover of Invertebrate Systematics.
Farish A. Jenkins, Jr. inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences on October 1, 2011. The Academy is an international learned society dating back to the American Revolution. It elects to membership men and women of exceptional achievement, drawn from science, scholarship, business, public affairs, and the arts.
Hopi Hoekstra awarded the 2011 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching. A faculty committee comprised of members from across the sciences at Harvard recommends recipients based on their ability to inspire students, instill in them a passion for science, and effectively communicate complex ideas. Full Story.
HarvardOEBOne evolutionary debate is whether evolutionary complexity is the result of random variations, or if there are evolutionary processes that act uniformly across clades
Stephanie Pierce and Postdoc Katrina Jones… t.co/J3RXZ4NVgG
MCZpaleoHow does biological complexity arise? #mczvertpaleo Stephanie Pierce & Katrina Jones tackle this using the complex mammalian spine as an evolutionary example. Data show major shifts in spine complexity are associated with increases in aerobic capacity! @MCZHarvard@HarvardOEBt.co/xjSQ7Z9XNL