Research Associate, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology,
Harvard University, 2010-present Cambridge, Massachusetts
Research Collaborator, Department of Paleobiology,
Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, 2009-2012 Washington, DC
Research Fellow, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, 2007-2008; 2009-2010 Ancón, Panamá
Smithsonian Post-doctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History, 2008-09 Washington, DC
Yale University, 2000-07, Ph.D., Geology and Geophysics New Haven, Connecticut
University of Cambridge, Jesus College, 1998-99, M.Phil., Archaeology Cambridge, England
Harvard College, 1994-98, A.B. cum laude, Classics and Anthropology Cambridge, Massachusetts
Winchester College, 1993-94, A-levels in Latin, Double Maths, Physics Winchester, England
The Hotchkiss School, 1990-93 Lakeville, Connecticut
St. Bernard's School, 1985-90 New York City
Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
George Gaylord Simpson Prize, Yale Peabody Museum, 2007
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Short Term Fellowship, 2006:
Developing Tools for Graphical Data Analysis in Community Paleoecology
NSF Grant for proposal #DEB-0235736, 2003-2006 (co-PI with L. J. Hickey):
Using Leaf Architectural Data for Phenetic Classification of Fossil and Modern Forest Stands
Enders Fellowship, Yale University, 2005:
Paleobotanical Survey of the Mattagami Formation, Northern Ontario
Earl Ingerson Fellowship, Yale University, 2003-2005.
Seminars, Symposia, Workshops, and Invited Talks
CAM 2010: Workshop on Crassulacean Acid Metabolism, Mar. 22, 2010:
Evidence for an Unusual Metabolism in Paleozoic Relatives of Isoëtes
Paleobiology Seminar, National Museum of Natural History, Feb. 25, 2010:
Plants with Lungs: the Function of Aerenchyma in the Arborescent Lycopsids
Keynote address, Geological Society of America Symposium T49, Oct. 5, 2008:
The Taxon-free Approach to Paleobotanical Meta-analysis
Symposium (jointly organized with C. Jaramillo), IOPC, Bonn, Sept. 4, 2008:
Have Plants Ever Suffered a Mass Extinction?
Tupper Seminar, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Jan. 15, 2008:
Preliminary Morphometric Analysis of Some Leaves from Barro Colorado Island
Bambi Seminar, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Dec. 13, 2006:
Is Species Diversity Worth Measuring? or Do Plants have Mass Extinctions? The Ecological Interpretation of Dicot Leaf Architecture
The Generalized Pairs Plot: A Multivariate Graphical Method Suitable for Exploring Trace Chemical Data from Archaeological Pottery
Teaching fellow in the Harvard Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology:
Fall, 2012: Paleobotany.
Participant in Futurefarmers project, A Variation on the Powers of Ten, 2012
Short course: Punta Galeta, Panamá, Jan. 31-Feb. 5, 2011:
Inferential Statistics and Experiment Design.
Short course: Colombian Petroleum Institute, Bucaramanga, Columbia, Mar., 2008:
Using R for Paleoecological and Biostratigraphic Data Analysis.
Short course: Colombian Petroleum Institute, Bucaramanga, Columbia, July 20-Aug. 4, 2007:
Scientific and Statistical Methods in the Historical Sciences.
Teaching fellow in the Yale Department of Statistics:
Spring, 2006, 2007: Introductory Statistics.
Teaching fellow in the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics:
Spring, 2005: History of Life.
Spring 2001, Autumn 2002: Archaeometallurgy.
Autumn, 2001, Spring 2006: Paleobotany.
Autumn, 2000: Introduction to Physical Geology.
2007-2008: Leaf specimen collection on Barro Colorado Island, Panamá.
July, 2006: Botanical collection in Guysborough County, Nova Scotia.
June-July, 2005: Palaeontological survey in the Cretaceous and Devonian of Ontario.
Aug., 2002: Palaeontological survey in the Carboniferous of Nova Scotia.
Aug., 2001: Palaeobotanical collection in the Jurassic of Yorkshire.
July-Aug., 2000: Stratigraphic survey in the Cretaceous and Paleocene of Wyoming and Montana.
March-June, 2000: Archaeological excavation in Tell Brak, Syria.
Sept.-Oct., 1999: Geomorphological survey in northeast Syria.
July-Aug., 1997: Archaeological excavation in Pompeii, Italy.
Aug., 1996: Archaeological excavation in Arras, France.
June-July, 1996: Archaeological excavation in Rom, France.
Affiliations, Qualifications, and Skills
Member of: Geological Society of America, Ecological Society of America, Botanical Society of America, Palaeontological Association, Paleontological Society, International Workgroup for Paleoethnobotany, Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Program.
Articles reviewed for: Paleobiology; Plant, Cell and Environment
Languages: French, German, Latin, ancient Greek.
Photography: developing, enlargement, and printing of black-and-white film; digital image manipulation and analysis.
Computers: Comfortable maintaining Linux and Macintosh systems; performing data analysis, modeling and programming in the R graphics/statistics language. Some experience with shell scripting and Perl.
Private pilot's license for single-engine land planes.
PADI open water SCUBA certification.
Handling of small craft up to 20 foot (power) and 40 foot (sail) in coastal and inland conditions.
Date of Birth: August 29th, 1975
I. Leo J. Hickey II. John W. Emerson
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