Bruce S. Lieberman

Professor of Geology
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(Ph.D., Columbia University) Dr. Lieberman's research uses phylogenetic biogeographic approaches to determine the relationship between earth history change and evolution and also to reconstruct the sequence of Paleozoic tectonic events. One of the time intervals his research has focused on is the Cambrian radiation: that key episode in the history of life when diverse, abundant animal remains appear in the fossil record. He's conducted phylogenetic analyses of the diverse olenellid trilobites and used these to study evolutionary and biogeographic patterns during the radiation.


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