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author1Selina V. Robson. Department of Biological Sciences, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive Northwest, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada.

Selina Robson is a Ph.D. student at the University of Calgary in the Department of Biological Sciences. She previously received her B.Sc. in geology and psychology from the University of Oregon in 2016 and her M.Sc. in evolutionary biology from the University of Calgary in 2018. Her research primarily focuses on mammalian phylogeny and paleoecology.

 

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author2Nicholas A. Famoso. U.S. National Park Service, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, 32651 Highway 19, Kimberly, Oregon 97848, USA.

Nicholas Famoso received his bachelors (BS) in geology from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and his masters (MS) in geological sciences and doctorate (PhD) in earth sciences from the University of Oregon. Nick is currently Chief of Paleontology and Museum Curator at John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. His research focuses on ungulate evolution, disturbance ecology, and biostratigraphy.

 

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author3Edward Byrd Davis. Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1272, USA and Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon, 1680 E. 15th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403-1224, USA.

Edward Byrd Davis is the Fossil Collections Manager for the University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and an assistant professor in the Department of Earth Sciences. He received his B.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He divides his time between museum curatorial nightmares, teaching in the UO Geology Department, and paleomammalogy research. His primary research interests lie in geographic range response to climate change over shallow and deep time and in ruminant artiodactyl evolution.

 

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author4Samantha S.B. Hopkins. Robert D. Clark Honors College, University of Oregon, 1293 University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403-1293, USA/Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oregon, 1272 University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403-1272, USA.

Samantha Hopkins is an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon, where she has been on the faculty since 2007. She received a B.S. in biology and earth sciences from the University of Tennessee in 1999 and a Ph.D. in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley in 2006. Her research focuses on the evolution of ecology in fossil mammals, using both phylogenetic techniques and field research in the U.S. and Kyrgyzstan. She has studied the evolutionary histories of rodents and carnivores, as well as the systematics of a variety of fossil mammals. These systematic studies have led to macroevolutionary work on the evolution of diet and locomotor habits in mammals, as well as the influence of landscape and habitat change on mammalian ecological dynamics.

 

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