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Clarke, Julia

Julia A Clarke

Department of Geological Sciences

John A. Wilson Professorship in Vertebrate Paleontology

Evolutionary innovation in deep time. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Faculty; Jackson School of Geoscience. HHMI Professor


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Bakker​ F., A.Antonelli, J.A. Clarke, J. A Cook, S.V Edwards, PGP Ericson, S. Faurby, N. Ferrand, M. Gelang, R. G Gillespie, M. Irestedt, K.Lundin, E. Larsson, P.Matos-Maraví, J.Müller, T. von Proschwitz, G. K Roderick, A. Schliep, N. Wahlberg, J. Wiedenhoeft, M. Källersjö1 2020. The Global Museum: natural history collections and the future of evolutionary biology and public education. PeerJ. https://peerj.com/articles/8225/

Clarke, J. A. and K. Middleton. 2008. Mosaicism, modules, and the evolution of birds: results from a Bayesian approach to the study of morphological evolution using discrete character data. Systematic Biology, 57: 185-201.

Clarke, J. A., C., Tambussi, J., Noriega, G., Erickson, and R. Ketcham. 2005. First definitive fossil evidence for the extant avian radiation in the Cretaceous. Nature 433: 305-308. 

Clarke, J. A., S.Chatterjee, Z. Li, T.Riede, F. Agnolin, F.Goller, M. P. Isasi, D.R. Martinioni, F.J. Mussel, F.E. Novas  2016. A fossil avian vocal organ from the Mesozoic. Nature. 538: 502-505. DOI: 10.1038/nature19852.

Eliason, C. Shawkey, M and J. Clarke. 2016. Shifts in the melanin-based color system of birds. Evolution 70: 445-455.

Eliason, C.M., S. Edwards, J. A. Clarke. 2019. Pipelines and methods for visualization and analysis of phenomic data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 

Hu, D. J. A. Clarke, ^C. M. Eliason, R Qiu, Q. Li, M. Shawkey, C. Zhao, L. D'Alba, J. Jiang, X. Xu. 2018. A bony-crested Jurassic dinosaur with iridescent plumage highlights complexity in early paravian evolution. Nature Communications. 9: 217.


GEO 405 Life Through Time

Geo 371/391 Curiousity to Question; Research Design, Quantitative Analysis and Data Visualization.

GEO 371/391 Morphology and Phylogenetics