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, PE, Chester, SGB, Boyer, DM, Smith, T, Smith, R, Gigase, P, and Bloch, JI. "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 (November 26, 2018). Full Text

Boyer, DM, Maiolino, SA, Holroyd, PA, Morse, PE, and Bloch, JI. "Oldest evidence for grooming claws in euprimates." Journal of Human Evolution 122 (September 2018): 1-22. Full Text

Pampush, JD, Spradley, JP, Morse, PE, Griffith, D, Gladman, JT, Gonzales, LA, and Kay, RF. "Adaptive wear-based changes in dental topography associated with atelid (Mammalia: Primates) diets." Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 124.4 (August 1, 2018): 584-606. Full Text Open Access Copy

Spradley, JP, Pampush, JD, Morse, PE, and Kay, RF. "Smooth operator: The effects of different 3D mesh retriangulation protocols on the computation of Dirichlet normal energy." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163.1 (May 2017): 94-109. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, JD, Winchester, JM, Morse, PE, Vining, AQ, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Introducing molaR: a New R Package for Quantitative Topographic Analysis of Teeth (and Other Topographic Surfaces)." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23.4 (December 1, 2016): 397-412. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, JD, Spradley, JP, Morse, PE, Harrington, AR, Allen, KL, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Wear and its effects on dental topography measures in howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata)." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 161.4 (December 2016): 705-721. Full Text Open Access Copy

Baczynski, AA, McInerney, FA, Wing, SL, Kraus, MJ, Morse, PE, Bloch, JI, Chung, AH, and Freeman, KH. "Distortion of carbon isotope excursion in bulk soil organic matter during the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum." Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 128.9-10 (September 1, 2016): 1352-1366. Full Text

Baczynski, AA, McInerney, FA, Wing, SL, Kraus, MJ, Bloch, JI, Boyer, DM, Secord, R, Morse, PE, and Fricke, HC. "Chemostratigraphic implications of spatial variation in the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum carbon isotope excursion, SE Bighorn Basin, Wyoming." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14.10 (October 1, 2013): 4133-4152. Full Text

Morse, PE, Daegling, DJ, McGraw, WS, and Pampush, JD. "Dental wear among cercopithecid monkeys of the Taï forest, Côte d'Ivoire." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150.4 (April 2013): 655-665. Full Text