Earth & Planetary Sciences Faculty

Matthew E. Clapham
  • Title
    • Professor
  • Division Physical & Biological Sciences
  • Department
    • Earth & Planetary Sciences Department
  • Affiliations Institute of Marine Sciences
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  • Office Location Earth & Marine Science A208
  • Mail Stop Earth and Planetary Sciences
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Paleontology, Earth Sciences, Geology
  • Courses Taught EART7 - History of Life, EART101 - Invertebrate Paleobiology, EART120 - Sedimentology & Stratigraphy, EART125 - Statistics and Data Analysis in the Geosciences

Summary of Expertise

Invertebrate Paleontology, Paleoecology

Research Interests

  • Biotic effects of global change. How did ocean warming, acidification, and deoxygenation affect marine organisms during ancient mass extinctions? In particular, how did organism physiology influence survival during global change?
  • Rise of the modern evolutionary fauna. What led to long-term ecological change in marine ecosystems, especially the shift from brachiopod to bivalve dominance?
  • Cephalopod morphology. What controls evolutionary trends in the shell shape of ammonoid and nautilid cephalopods?

Biography, Education and Training

Ph.D. (2006), University of Southern California
M.Sc. (2002), Queen's University (Kingston)
B.Sc. (2000), University of British Columbia

Selected Publications

See my website