Philip Gingerich

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Philip Gingerich

Vertebrate Curator, Museum of Paleontology, Emeritus;
Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Emeritus;
Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Emeritus;
Professor, Anthropology, Emeritus

Office Location(s): 1514 Ruthven
Phone: 734.764.0490
Fax: 734.936.1380
Personal Website

  • Affiliation(s)
    • Museum of Paleontology
    • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    • Department of Anthropology
  • Fields of Study
    • Fossil Record and Evolution of Mammals
  • About

    Research Interests
    Mammals have an unusually dense and continuous fossil record, and are thus ideal for evolutionary studies. I am interested in understanding how evolution as a process, acting on generation-to-generation scales of time yields the microevolutionary and macroevolutionary patterns that we observe on longer historical and geological scales of time. A more detailed summary of my research interests is provided on my personal home page (q.v.)

    Academic Background
    A.B., Princeton University, 1968.
    Ph.D., Yale University, 1974.
    NATO postdoctoral fellow, Universite de Montpellier (France), 1975.
    Professor and Curator at University of Michigan since 1974.
    Director of the Museum of Paleontology from 1981-1987, 1989-2011.

  • Education
    • Ph.D., Geology, Yale University, 1974
    • A.B., Princeton University, 1968