The Vertebrate Paleontology Lab, located in the University of Oregon’s Department of Earth Sciences, is a research lab with a focus on mammalian paleoecology. We work on projects ranging from studies of within-lineage evolution to regional community paleoecology, using data from fossils, lithology, stratigraphy, phylogenetics, biogeography and modern organisms.
Visit the Museum of Natural and Cultural History’s webpage, where you can see a gallery of vertebrate skulls from our modern collections, including a platypus and bighorn sheep. The photography was done by former Hopkins Lab undergraduate Kelsey Stilson.
We’re famous! Listen to a podcast of Edward Davis discussing his recently-published research on artiodactyl headgear—that is, horns, antlers, and ossicones—including the possible biomedical implications of understanding antler growth.