Graham_Slater_photo-prvThis is the website of Graham Slater. I’m a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Paleobiology and the Division of Mammals at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

I’m a macroevolutionary biologist interested in questions about the processes that generate, maintain, and ultimately eliminate phenotypic and taxonomic diversity. I study both living and fossil species, mostly mammalian carnivores, to gain a complete picture of evolution in space and time. In fact, the name of this site comes from a quote by George Gaylord Simpson, who stressed the importance of considering data from fossil and living species when attempting to understand evolution.

On this site, you can learn more about my research and publications. Eventually, I’ll start adding some blog posts on topics in macroevolution.

I can be reached as follows:



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Graham Slater

Peter Buck Post-Doctoral Fellow

Department of Paleobiology

National Museum of Natural History

The Smithsonian Institution [NHB, MRC 121]

P.O. Box 37012

Washington DC 20013-7012

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