Professor Douglas Erwin

Prof Douglas Erwin


Phone: +1 202 633 1324
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Doug Erwin is currently Senior Scientist and Curator of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. His research involves aspects of the history of life and evolution, including ecological and developmental aspects of the origin of animals. His current work involves evolutionary novelty and innovation. Various field projects have taken Erwin repeatedly to China, South Africa and Namibia, and he has done geological field work in various other regions as well. Erwin received an AB from Colgate University in 1980 and a PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985.

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Santa Fe Institute staff profile
Smithsonian Institution staff profile

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