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Warren D. Allmon

Director of Paleontological Research Institution and Hunter R. Rawlings III professor of paleontology at Cornell University

Areas of expertise

  • Macroevolution
  • Paleoecology
  • Paleobiology
  • Evolution of Cenozoic Mollusks

Major works

Allmon, Warren Douglas. 2015. "Darwin and paleontology: A re-evaluation of his interpretation of the fossil record." Historical Biology. Anderson, B. M., A. Moore, G. Lewis, Warren Douglas Allmon. 2014. "Fossils. In The Teacher- Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the Western U.S.." In The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the South Central U.S. , edited by M.D. Lucas, R.M. Ross, and A.N. Swaby , 81-123. Ithaca, NY: Paleontological Research Institution. Wall, A. F., Warren Douglas Allmon. 2014. "Fossils. In The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the Midwestern U.S.." In The Teacher-Friendly Guide to the Earth Science of the South Central U.S. , edited by M.D. Lucas, R.M. Ross, and A.N. Swaby , 57-83. Ithaca, NY: Paleontological Research Institution. Hendricks, J R., E E. Saupe, C E. Myers, E J. Hermsen, Warren Douglas Allmon. 2014. "The Generification of the Fossil Record." Paleobiology 40 (4): 511-528. Allmon, Warren Douglas, R E Martin. 2014. "Seafood through time revisited: the Phanerozoic increase in marine trophic resources and its macroevolutionary consequences." Paleobiology 40 (2): 256-287.

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About Me

Warren is the Director of the Paleontological Research Institution (PRI) in Ithaca, NY and the Hunter R. Rawlings III Professor of Paleontology in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Cornell University. He earned his A.B. in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College in 1982, and his Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University in 1988. For four years he was Assistant Professor of Geology at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and became PRI's fourth Director in 1992. Since 1992, he has been instrumental in rejuvenating PRI's internationally-known fossil collections; starting its local, regional, and national programs in Earth science education; and in planning and fundraising for the Museum of the Earth, PRI's $11 million education and exhibit facility which opened in September 2003. In November 2004, Allmon helped secure a formal agreement of affiliation between PRI and Cornell, ending more than 70 years of official separation.

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