Paul Morse

Paul Morse

Postdoctoral Associate

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Dietary ecology of extant and extinct primates, particularly at the time of major phylogenetic divisions (e.g., strepsirrhines & haplorhines, hominoids & cercopithecoids).

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Elizabeth Eddy Dissertation Fellowship awarded by University of Florida (2018)

Doctoral Research Grant awarded by National Science Foundation (2012 to 2015)

Miss Lucy Dickinson Fellowship awarded by Florida Museum of Natural History (2010 to 2018)

Morse, Paul E., et al. “New fossils, systematics, and biogeography of the oldest known crown primate Teilhardina from the earliest Eocene of Asia, Europe, and North America.Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 128, Mar. 2019, pp. 103–31. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.08.005. Full Text

Boyer, Doug M., et al. “Oldest evidence for grooming claws in euprimates.Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 122, Sept. 2018, pp. 1–22. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.03.010. Full Text

Pampush, J. D., et al. “Adaptive wear-based changes in dental topography associated with atelid (Mammalia: Primates) diets.” Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol. 124, no. 4, Aug. 2018, pp. 584–606. Scopus, doi:10.1093/biolinnean/bly069. Full Text Open Access Copy

Spradley, Jackson P., et al. “Smooth operator: The effects of different 3D mesh retriangulation protocols on the computation of Dirichlet normal energy.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 163, no. 1, May 2017, pp. 94–109. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23188. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, J. D., et al. “Introducing molaR: a New R Package for Quantitative Topographic Analysis of Teeth (and Other Topographic Surfaces).” Journal of Mammalian Evolution, vol. 23, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 397–412. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10914-016-9326-0. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, James D., et al. “Wear and its effects on dental topography measures in howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata).American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 161, no. 4, Dec. 2016, pp. 705–21. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23077. Full Text Open Access Copy

Baczynski, A. A., et al. “Distortion of carbon isotope excursion in bulk soil organic matter during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum.” Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, vol. 128, no. 9–10, Sept. 2016, pp. 1352–66. Scopus, doi:10.1130/B31389.1. Full Text

Baczynski, A. A., et al. “Chemostratigraphic implications of spatial variation in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum carbon isotope excursion, SE Bighorn Basin, Wyoming.” Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, vol. 14, no. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 4133–52. Scopus, doi:10.1002/ggge.20265. Full Text

Morse, Paul E., et al. “Dental wear among cercopithecid monkeys of the Taï forest, Côte d'Ivoire.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 150, no. 4, Apr. 2013, pp. 655–65. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22242. Full Text