Dr. S. Bruce Archibald

at McAbee, August 2013

Ph.D., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA, 2007 (Farrell Lab);

B.Sc. (1st Class, Honours), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, 1998.


Research Associate:

- Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada, and;

- Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, and;

- Royal BC Museum, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Postal address:

Department of Biological Sciences

Simon Fraser University

8888 University Drive

Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6

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Here is a talk that I gave on my research on YouTube.


Research

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I'm interested in how fossil insect communities can tell us fundamental things about how the world became modern. Why is biodiversity distributed as it is across the globe? How does climate affect communities? These and other basic questions about our world today can be addressed by looking in deep time at fifty million year old insect communities of the early Eocene Okanagan Highlands series of fossil sites in British Columbia, Canada and northern Washington, USA. I'm currently working in association with the Mathewes Lab, Simon Fraser University, and Greenwood Lab, Brandon University.

Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Covers

2014

35- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald, S.B. (2014) An unusual new fossil genus probably belonging to the Psychopsidae (Neuroptera) from the Eocene Okanagan Highlands, western North America. Zootaxa, 3838(3): 385–391. PDF

34- Archibald, S.B., Morse, G.E., Greenwood, D.R., and Mathewes, R.W. 2014. Fossil palm beetles refine upland winter temperatures in the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), PNAS Early Edition: 1–6. (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1323269111) PDF

Selected media for Fossil palm beetles refine upland winter temperatures in the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum:

33- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald, S.B. (2014) A revision of late Eocene snakeflies (Raphidioptera) of the Florissant Formation, Colorado, with special reference to the wing venation of Raphidiomorpha. Zootaxa, 3784: 401-444. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3784.4.4). Request PDF

32- Archibald, S.B., Kehlmaier, C., and Mathewes, R.W. (2014) Early Eocene Big Headed Flies (Diptera: Pipunculidae) from the Okanagan Highlands, western North America. The Canadian Entomologist. (first view early release version, (c) The Entomological Society of Canada, DOI: 10.4039/tce.2013.79) PDF

2013

31- Shi, C.F., Makarkin, V.N., Yang, Q., Archibald, S.B., and Ren, D. (2013) New species of Nymphites Haase (Neuroptera: Nymphidae) from the Middle Jurassic of China, with a redescription of the type species of the genus. Zootaxa, 3700(3): 393-410. (DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3700.3.4) Request PDF

30- Archibald, S.B., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2013) The Eocene apex of panorpoid scorpionfly family diversity. Journal of Paleontology, 87: 677-695. (DOI: 10.1666/12-129) PDF

Selected media for The Eocene apex of panorpoid scorpionfly family diversity:

29- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald, S.B. (2013) A diverse new assemblage of green lacewings (Insecta, Neuroptera, Chrysopidae) from the early Eocene Okanagan Highlands, western North America. Journal of Paleontology, 87: 123-146. (DOI: 10.1666/12-052R.1) PDF

28- Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., and Mathewes, R.W. (2013) Seasonality, montane beta diversity, and Eocene insects: testing Janzen's dispersal hypothesis in an equable world. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 371: 1-8. (DOI: 0.1016/j.palaeo.2012.10.043) Request PDF (Online supplementary data PDF here )

Selected media for Seasonality, montane beta diversity, and Eocene insects: testing Janzen's dispersal hypothesis in an equable world:

2011

27- Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., Smith, R.Y., Mathewes, R.W., and Basinger, J.F. (2011) Great Canadian Lagerstätten 1. Early Eocene Lagerstätten of the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia and Washington State). Geoscience Canada, 38: 155-164. PDF

26- Archibald, S.B., Johnson, K.R., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 278: 3679-3686. (DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0729). PDF (Electronic supplementary information PDF )

Selected media for Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals:

2010

25- Archibald, S.B. (2010) A revision of the scorpionfly family Holcorpidae (Mecoptera), with description of a new species from Early Eocene McAbee, British Columbia, Canada. Annales de la Société Entomologique de France, 46: 173-182. PDF

24- Archibald, S.B., Bossert, W.H., Greenwood, D.R., and Farrell, B.D. (2010) Seasonality, the latitudinal gradient of diversity, and Eocene insects. Paleobiology, 36: 374-398. (DOI: 10.1666/09021.1) PDF (Online supplementary materials PDF )

Selected media for Seasonality, the latitudinal gradient of diversity, and Eocene insects:

2009

23- Archibald, S.B. (2009) New Cimbrophlebiidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) from the Early Eocene McAbee, British Columbia, Canada and Republic, Washington, USA. Zootaxa, 2249: 51-62. PDF

22- Archibald, S.B., Makarkin, V.N., and Ansorge, J. (2009) New fossil species of Nymphidae (Neuroptera) from the Eocene of North America and Europe. Zootaxa, 2157: 59-68. PDF

21- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald, S.B. (2009) A new genus and first Cenozoic fossil record of moth lacewings (Neuroptera: Ithonidae) from the Early Eocene of North America. Zootaxa, 2063: 55-63. PDF

2008

20- Lawrence, J.F., Archibald, S.B., and Slipinski, A. (2008) A new species of Prionoceridae from the Eocene of British Columbia. Annales Zoologici (Warszawa), 58(4): 689-693. (DOI: 10.3161/000315408X396620) PDF

2007

19- Archibald, S.B. (2007) Climate and Species Diversity: The Eocene Okanagan Highlands Insect View, vols. 1-2. Ph.D. thesis, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. 623 pp.

2006

18- Archibald, S.B., Cover, S.D., and Moreau, C.S. (2006) Bulldog Ants of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands, and the history of the subfamily (Hymenoptera:Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 99: 487-523. (DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2006)99[487:BAOTEO]2.0.CO;2) PDF

17- Archibald, S.B., and Makarkin, V.N. (2006) Tertiary Giant Lacewings (Neuroptera:Polystoechotidae) revision and description of new taxa from western North America and Denmark. Journal of Systematic Paleontology, 4: 119-155, 307 (errata). (DOI: 10.1017/S1477201906001817) PDF

16- Moreau, C.S., Bell, C.D., Vila, R, Archibald, S.B, and Pierce, N.E. (2006) Phylogeny of the ants: diversification in the age of angiosperms. Science, 312: 101-104. (DOI: 10.1126/science.1124891) Request PDF

2005

15- Archibald, S.B. (2005) New Dinopanorpidae (Insecta: Mecoptera) from the Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Canada; Washington State, USA). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42: 119-136. (DOI: 10.1139/E04-073) Request PDF

14- Archibald, S.B. and Greenwood, D.R. (2005) The Okanagan Highlands: Eocene biota, environments and geological setting, southern British Columbia, Canada and northeastern Washington, USA. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42: 111-114. (DOI: 10.1139/E05-012) Request PDF

13- Archibald, S.B., Pigg, K.B., Greenwood, D.R., Manchester, S.R., Barksdale, L.L., Johnson, K.R., Sternberg, M.E., Stockey, R.A., DeVore, M.L., and Rothwell, G.W. (2005) Wes Wehr dedication. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42: 115-117. (DOI: 10.1139/E05-013) Request PDF

12- Archibald, S.B., Rasnitsyn, A.P., and Akhmetiev, M.A. (2005) The ecology and distribution of Cenozoic Eomeropidae (Mecoptera), and a new species of Eomerope Cockerell from the Early Eocene McAbee locality, British Columbia, Canada. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 98: 503-514. (DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2005)098[0503:EADOCE]2.0.CO;2) PDF

11- Greenwood, D.R., Archibald, S.B., Mathewes, R.W. and Moss, P.T. (2005) Fossil biotas from the Okanagan Highlands, southern British Columbia and northern Washington State: climates and ecosystems across an Eocene landscape. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42:167-185. (DOI: 10.1139/E04-100) Request PDF

10- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald S.B. (2005) Substitute names for three genera of fossil Neuroptera, with taxonomic notes. Zootaxa, 1054: 15-23. PDF

9- Moss, P.T., Greenwood, D.R., and Archibald, S.B. (2005) Regional and local vegetation community dynamics of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia/Washington State) from palynology. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42: 187-204. (DOI: 10.1139/E04-095) Request PDF

2004

8- Archibald, S.B., and Makarkin, V.N. (2004) A new genus of minute Berothidae (Neuroptera) from Early Eocene amber of British Columbia, Canada. The Canadian Entomologist, 136: 61-76. Request PDF

2003

7- Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2003) Wheeler's Dilemma. Proceedings of the Second Paleoentomological Congress, Acta Zoologica Crakoviensia, 46(supplement, fossil insects): 17-23. PDF

6- Engel, M.S., and Archibald, S.B. (2003) An Early Eocene bee (Hymenoptera: Halictidae) from Quilchena, British Columbia. The Canadian Entomologist, 135: 63-69. Request PDF

5- Makarkin, V.N., and Archibald, S.B.(2003) Family affinity of the genus Palaeopsychops Andersen with description of a new species from the Early Eocene of British Columbia, Canada (Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae). Annals of the American Entomological Society, 96: 171-180. (DOI: 10.1603/0013-8746(2003)096[0171:FAOTGP]2.0.CO;2) PDF

4- Makarkin, V.N., Archibald, S.B., and Oswald, J.D. (2003) New Early Eocene Brown Lacewings (Neuroptera: Hemerobiidae) from Western North America, The Canadian Entomologist, 135: 637-653. Request PDF

2000

3- Archibald, S.B., and Mathewes, R.W. (2000) Early Eocene insects from Quilchena, British Columbia and their paleoclimatic implications.  Canadian Journal of Zoology, 78: 1441-1462. (DOI: 10.1139/cjz-78-8-1441) Request PDF

2- Pulawski, W.J.,  Rasnitsyn, A.P., Brothers, D.J. and Archibald, S.B. (2000) New genera of Angarosphecinae: Cretosphecium from Early Cretaceous of Mongolia and Eosphecium from Early Eocene of Canada (Hymenoptera: Sphecidae). Journal of Hymenoptera Research, 9: 34-40. PDF

1999

1- Poinar, G. Jr., Archibald, B. and Brown, A. (1999) New amber deposit provides evidence of Early Paleogene extinctions, paleoclimates, and past distributions. The Canadian Entomologist, 131: 171-177.

Volumes Edited

Archibald, S.B., and Greenwood, D.R. (eds.) (Feb. 2005) The Eocene Okanagan Highlands of British Columbia, Canada and Washington State, USA: landforms and biota of cool uplands in a warm world. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 42(2).

Works in preparation

Archibald, S.B., and Rasnitsyn, A.P. (in prep.) A preliminary review of the Hymenoptera (Insecta) of the Early Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Canada and Washington State, USA).

Mortensen, J.K., and Archibald, S.B. (in prep.) U-Pb geochronology of tephra units in Eocene sedimentary basins of the Okanagan Highlands, British Columbia.

Invited Conference and Department Presentations

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Archibald, S.B. (2014) BC fossil site management: problems, solutions, and opportunities. Keynote talk, Friends of Ecological Reserves, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, March 7.

Archibald, S.B. (2014) Global patterns of biodiversity and climate: what fossil insects tell us. Simon Fraser University public lecture series: Deep Time, Global Change and YOU: The past as a guide to the future: A David and Celia Ting Endowment Fund Lecture Series , SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver, BC, February 6.

Archibald, S.B. (2013) BC fossil site management: problems, solutions, and opportunities. Plenary talk, BC Protected Area Research Forum (BCPARF), Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, December 4.

Archibald, S.B. (2013) Deciphering global patterns of biodiversity at the McAbee fossil beds. Faculty of Science, Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, April 4.

Archibald, S.B. (2013) Global patterns of biodiversity, climate, and Eocene insects. Department of Biology, University of San Diego, February 26.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., Mathewes, R.W., Bossert, W.H., and Farrell, B.D. (2012) Climate, global patterns of biodiversity, and Eocene Insects. 34th International Geological Congress, Auguest 5-10, 2012, Brisbane, Australia, session 3.5 - The silent majority: Cenozoic (Paleocene-Pliocene) records of climatic warmth.

Archibald, S.B. (2011) Global patterns of biodiversity, climate, and British Columbia Eocene insects. Bulkley Valley Research Centre, May 27, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., Mathewes, R.W., Bossert, W.H., and Farrell, B.D. (2011) Climate, global patterns of Cenozoic biodiversity, and Eocene Insects. 9th British Columbia Paleontological Alliance Symposium & Third Annual Peace Region Paleontological Symposium, May 20-23, 2011, Tumbler Ridge, BC.

Archibald, S.B. (2011) Seasonality, diversity, and Eocene insects. Paleontology Group, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.

Archibald, S.B. (2010) Seasonality, the latitudinal gradient of diversity, and Eocene insects. School of Resource and Environmental Management, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC.

Archibald, S.B. (2009) Global diversity patterns and seasonality: The Eocene insect view. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Archibald, S.B. Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2009) Were mountain passes higher in the Eocene?: preliminary results of insect beta diversity analysis across the Okanagan Highlands. Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba.

Archibald, S.B. (2009) Climate and global patterns of biodiversity: what fossil insects from McAbee, BC tell us. First Annual Peace Region Palaeontology Symposium in Tumbler Ridge, Tumbler Ridge, BC, May 23, 2009.

Archibald, S.B. (2007-8) The latitudinal gradient of species diversity: the Eocene insect perspective. Given at:

  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC, September 25, 2008;
  • The Geological Survey of Canada, Vancouver, BC, June 18, 2008;
  • The University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, February 25, 2008;
  • Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, November 29, 2007;
  • Brandon University, Brandon, Manitoba, October 23, 2007.

Archibald, S.B. (2006) The latitudinal gradient of species diversity: the Eocene insect view. Department of Plant, Soil, and Insect Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Archibald, S.B. (2003) Scorpionflies and Hangingflies (Mecoptera) of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Washington State). Geological Society of America, Seattle.

Archibald, S.B. (2002) Eocene insects of "The Okanagan Highlands" of British Columbia / Northern Washington State: diversity and climate. Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario.

Conference Presentations

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Archibald, S.B., Makarkin, V.N., Greenwood, D.R., and Gregg F. Gunnell (2012) Bats and Climate Change: the Red Queen and Court Jester in Green Lacewing Evolution. Geological Society of America Meeting, November 4-7, 2012, Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., and Mathewes, R.W. (2012) Eocene fossil insect diversity, climate, and topography across southern BC and northern Washington. Entomological Society of BC Meeting, October 11-12, 2012, Summerland, BC.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., Mathewes, R.W., Bossert, W.H., and Farrell, B.D. (2012) Climate, global patterns of biodiversity, and Eocene insects. 4th International Geologica Belgica Meeting, September 11-14, 2012, Brussels, Belgium.

Archibald, S.B. (2011) BC fossil site management: problems and solutions. British Columbia Protected Areas' Research Forum, University of British Columbia, December 7, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., Mathewes, R.W., Bossert, W.H., and Farrell, B.D. (2011) Climate, global patterns of Cenozoic biodiversity, and Eocene insects. The World at the Time of Messel: Puzzles in Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironment, and the History of Early Primates. 22nd International Senckenberg Conference, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, November 15th–19th, 2011. (photo here)

Archibald, S.B., Johnson, K.R., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Messel to Wyoming: Eocene giant ants, Arctic bridges and gates. The World at the Time of Messel: Puzzles in Palaeobiology, Palaeoenvironment, and the History of Early Primates. 22nd International Senckenberg Conference, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, November 15th–19th, 2011. (photo here)

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., and Mathewes, R.W. (2011) Beta diversity, climate, and topography across an early Eocene landscape. 21st Canadian Paleontology Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 19-22, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Makarkin, V.N., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Cenozoic climates and the evolution of green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). 21st Canadian Paleontology Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 19-22, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Johnson, K.R., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals. 21st Canadian Paleontology Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 19-22, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Greenwood, D.R., and Mathewes, R.W. (2011) Beta diversity, climate, and topography across an early Eocene landscape. Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Salzburg, Austria, June 5-8, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Makarkin, V.N., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Cenozoic climates and the evolution of green lacewings (Neuroptera: Chrysopidae). Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Salzburg, Austria, June 5-8, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Johnson, K.R., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2011) Intercontinental dispersal of giant thermophilic ants across the Arctic during early Eocene hyperthermals. Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Salzburg, Austria, June 5-8, 2011.

Archibald, S.B., Mathewes, R.W., and Greenwood, D.R. (2009) Were mountain passes higher in the Eocene?: Preliminary results of insect beta diversity across the Okanagan Highlands. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, Oregon, USA, October 18-21, 2009.

Archibald, S.B., Bossert, W.H., Greenwood, D.R., and Farrell, B.D. (2009) Seasonality and the latitudinal gradient of diversity: the Eocene insect perspective. Climate and Biotic Events of the Paleogene, Wellington, New Zealand, January 12-15, 2009.

Archibald, S.B., Bossert, W.H., Greenwood, D.R., and Farrell, B.D. (2007) Seasonality and the latitudinal gradient of diversity: the Eocene insect perspective. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado, October 27-30, 2007.

Archibald, S.B. (2007) Species diversity and climate: the Eocene insect view. Fossils X3 Congress (Palaeoentomology, Amber and its Inclusions, and Palaearthropodology), Vitoria-­­Gasteiz, Spain, May 2007.

Archibald, S.B., and Makarkin, V.N. (2005) Eocene giant lacewings (Neuroptera: Polystoechotidae) from the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Canada and Washington state, USA), Florissant (Colorado, USA), and Denmark. Geological Society of America / Geological Association of Canada conference, Calgary, Alberta, August 8-11, 2005.

Archibald, S.B. (2005) A diverse new Eocene Mecoptera (Scorpionflies, Hangingflies) fauna from the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Canada and Washington State, USA). Fossils X3 Congress (Palaeoentomology, Amber and its Inclusions, and Palaearthropodology), Pretoria, South Africa.

Archibald, S.B. (2003) Fossil Mecoptera (scorpionflies, hangingflies) of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia, Canada; Washington State, USA) Entomological Society of America, Cincinnati.

Moss, P.T., Greenwood, D.R., and Archibald, S.B. (2003) Eocene microthermal highland plant communities from the Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia/Washington). Geological Society of America, Seattle.

Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2002) Eocene Insect Fauna of the Okanagan Highlands: Species richness and assemblage response to seasonal equability. Geological Society of America. Denver, Colorado.

Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2001) Climatic origins of the latitudinal diversity gradient: Eocene insects of the Okanagan Highlands. Entomological Society of America, San Diego.

Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2001) Eocene insect fauna of the Okanagan Highlands: change in diversity through climate and time. Second International Paleoentomological Congress, Krakow, Poland.

Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2001) Eocene insect fauna of the Okanagan Highlands: change in diversity and assemblage through climate and time. Paleogene Biota and Climate Conference, Powell, Wyoming.

Archibald, S.B., and Farrell, B.D. (2000) Eocene insect fauna of the Okanagan Highlands: change in diversity and assemblage through climate and time. The Third British Columbia Paleontological Alliance Conference, Kamloops, British Columbia, 2000.


Professional Service / Activities

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Lectures for the general public:

  • BC Interior Talk Tour 2014
  • - The Kamloops Naturalist Club, Kamloops, BC, June 19, 2014;
  • - The South Okanagan Naturalists' Club, Penticton, BC, April 24, 2014;
  • - The Nicola Naturalist Society, Merritt, BC, April 17, 2014;
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, National Fossil Day events, Republic, Washington, October 14, 2013;
  • BC Interior Talk Tour 2013, major funding by BC Parks: Terrace, Hazelton, Kitimat, Smithers, Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, Williams Lake, BC:
  • - The Heritage Park Museum, Terrace, BC, September 18, 2013;
  • - The Hazelton Museum Society, Hazelton, BC, September 17, 2013;
  • - The Kitimat Museum and Archives, Kitimat, BC, September 16, 2013;
  • - The Old Church in Smithers (Bulkley Valley Naturalists, BC Parks, the Bulkley Valley Museum), Smithers, BC, September 14, 2013;
  • - Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park: BBQ and interactive fossil session (the Bulkley Valley Naturalists, BC Parks, the Bulkley Valley Museum), Smithers, BC, September 14, 2013;
  • - The Scout Island Nature Centre, hosted by the Williams Lake Field Naturalists, Williams Lake, BC, September 11, 2013;
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, Washington, April 27, 2013;
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, National Fossil Day events, Republic, Washington, October 17-21, 2012;
  • The Bulkley Valley Museum and BC Parks, The Old Church, Smithers, BC, June 12, 2012;
  • The Vancouver Paleontological Society, Science World, Vancouver, BC, May 16, 2012;
  • Café Scientifique, The Railway Club, Vancouver, BC, March 27, 2012;
  • National Fossil Day events (lectures, etc.), Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic WA, Oct 12-16, 2011 (photos here);
  • The Bulkley Valley Naturalists, Smithers, BC, May 26, 2011 (photos here);
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, WA, April 30, 2011 (photos here);
  • The Northwest Paleontological Association, The Burke Museum, Seattle, WA, Jan 8, 2011;
  • Driftwood school house, Smithers, BC, July 17, 2010 (photos here);
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, WA, June 27, 2009;
  • The Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, WA, April 18, 2009 (photos here);
  • The Victoria Paleontological Society, Victoria, BC, November 19, 2008;
  • The Kelowna Museum, Kelowna, BC, October 2, 2008;
  • The Smithers Chamber of Commerce, Smithers, BC, August 21, 2008;
  • The Courtenay and District Museum, Courtenay, BC, March 17, 2008.

2011, December 7: coordinator, Special Session: Fossil Resources and Protected Areas, British Columbia Protected Areas' Research Forum.

2010, July 17: BC Parks celebration of renovations at Driftwood Canyon Provincial Park, Smithers, BC (photos here).

2010 Scientific Advisory Committee, The Stonerose Interpretive Center, Republic, Washington, USA.

2009 Session Co-chair, Paleontology: Environment & Evolution, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 18-21 October, Portland, Oregon, USA.

2007-2010 Member, International Scientific Committee, Fossils X3 Congress (5th International Congress of Palaeoentomology, 4th World Congress of Amber and its Inclusions, and 4th International Meeting of Palaeoarthropodology), Beijing, China, August 20-25, 2010.

2005-2009 Editorial board, Alavesia, the journal of the International Palaeoentomological Society

2005-2007 Member, International Scientific Committee, Fossils X3 Congress (4th International Congress of Palaeoentomology, 3rd World Congress of Amber and its Inclusions, and 3rd International Meeting of Palaeoarthropodology), Vitoria-­­Gasteiz, Spain, May 2007.

2005 Co-organizer/Session Chair (with D.R. Greenwood) of the Geological Society of America / Geological Association of Canada conference Earth System Processes 2, session T8: "Paleogene Biota and Climates of Western North America: Atmospheric, Biological, and Geological Processes on a Warm World", 8-11 August 2005, Calgary, Alberta.

2003-2004 President, The Cambridge Entomological Club.

2003 Organizer / Session Chair of Geological Association of Canada Conference special session: "The Eocene Okanagan Highlands (British Columbia/Washington State): Paleoclimate and Evolutionary Response". Vancouver, British Columbia.

2002-2003 Vice President, The Cambridge Entomological Club.

2000-2005 Training and supervising undergraduates in fossil collection management (moving, modernizing, cataloging, databasing the Frank Morton Carpenter Fossil Insect Collection, the largest fossil insect collection outside of Moscow and largest compilation of fossil insect literature in the world), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.

1995-1999 Director, The British Columbia Paleontological Alliance.

1994-1996 Founding President, The Vancouver Paleontological Society.

Honours, Awards, and Grants

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2007-2009NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
2006Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Harvard University
2003Ernst Mayr Grant
2002Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Derek Bok Center, Harvard University
2001-2003NSERC PGS-B Scholarship
2002Putnam Expeditionary Grant
2001Putnam Expeditionary Grant

Teaching

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Guest lectures

BISC 440W, BiodiversitySimon Fraser University Spring 2014
BISC 859, Special topics I PaleoecologySimon Fraser University Spring 2013
EOSC 425, PaleontologyUniversity of British Columbia Fall 2010
BISC 102, Introductory BiologySimon Fraser University Spring 2010
BISC 102, Introductory BiologySimon Fraser University Fall 2009
Fossil Plants and PalaeoenvironmentsBrandon University Fall 2009
EvolutionUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst Spring 2006
BS53, EvolutionHarvard University Spring 2006
BS53, EvolutionHarvard University Spring 2005
OEB156, Tropical Insect SystematicsHarvard University Spring 2004
OEB156, Tropical Insect SystematicsHarvard University Spring 2002

Harvard University, Teaching Fellow

BS53 EvolutionSpring2006 (Distinction in Teaching award)
BS53 Evolution Spring 2005
BS51 Organismal Biology Fall 2005
BS51 Organismal Biology Fall 2004
OEB156 Tropical Insect Systematics Spring 2004
OEB156 Tropical Insect Systematics Spring 2002 (Distinction in Teaching award)
BS51 Organismal Biology Fall 2000

Simon Fraser University, Teaching Assistant

Paleoecology and PalynologySpring1999

Presenting to high school students, as part of National Fossil Day events, Stonerose Inerpretive Center, Republic, Washington, October 18-19, 2012.

Guest teaching paleontology to grade five-seven students of John Field Elementary School, Smithers, BC (photos here), June, 2012.

Guest teaching paleontology and entomology to grade five and six students of Muheim Elementary School, Smithers, BC (photos here), May, 2011.

Guest teaching entomology to grade six students at Curlew School (near Republic, WA) (photos here) and subsequent "future paleoentomologists" in Klondike Days parade in Republic, Washington (photos here).

Teaching sabrage in Republic, June 2010 (photos here).

Wedding photos (here).