Scott Lidgard

Associate Curator
Research Summary
Research: Evolution and ecology of cheilostome bryozoans, particularly the relationships of colonial growth and form; evolutionary paleoecology and the resolution of large-scale patterns in the fossil record; angiosperm diversification and Cretaceous floristic trends
Biosciences Graduate Program Association
  1. Enhancing georeferenced biodiversity inventories: automated information extraction from literature records reveal the gaps. PeerJ. 2022; 10:e13921. View in: PubMed

  2. Controlling the error probabilities of model selection information criteria using bootstrapping. J Appl Stat. 2020; 47(13-15):2565-2581. View in: PubMed

  3. When fossil clades 'compete': local dominance, global diversification dynamics and causation. Proc Biol Sci. 2021 09 29; 288(1959):20211632. View in: PubMed

  4. Chemical signatures of soft tissues distinguish between vertebrates and invertebrates from the Carboniferous Mazon Creek Lagerst?tte of Illinois. Geobiology. 2020 09; 18(5):560-565. View in: PubMed

  5. Text-mined fossil biodiversity dynamics using machine learning. Proc Biol Sci. 2019 04 24; 286(1901):20190022. View in: PubMed

  6. Corrigendum: Rethinking Living Fossils. Bioscience. 2018 Nov 01; 68(11):926. View in: PubMed

  7. Rethinking Living Fossils. Bioscience. 2018 Oct 01; 68(10):760-770. View in: PubMed

  8. Spatial patterns of diversity in the sea: bryozoan species richness in the North Atlantic. J Anim Ecol. 2000 Sep; 69(5):799-814. View in: PubMed

  9. Moving Past the Systematics Wars. J Hist Biol. 2018 03; 51(1):31-67. View in: PubMed

  10. The 'Tully monster' is a vertebrate. Nature. 2016 Apr 28; 532(7600):496-9. View in: PubMed

  11. Matrotrophy and placentation in invertebrates: a new paradigm. Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc. 2016 Aug; 91(3):673-711. View in: PubMed

  12. Simple versus complex models of trait evolution and stasis as a response to environmental change. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Apr 21; 112(16):4885-90. View in: PubMed

  13. The normative structure of mathematization in systematic biology. Stud Hist Philos Biol Biomed Sci. 2014 Jun; 46:44-54. View in: PubMed

  14. Evolutionary mode routinely varies among morphological traits within fossil species lineages. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Dec 11; 109(50):20520-5. View in: PubMed

  15. Individuals at the center of biology: Rudolf Leuckart's Polymorphismus der Individuen and the ongoing narrative of parts and wholes. With an annotated translation. J Hist Biol. 2011; 44(3):373-443. View in: PubMed

  16. The origin of ascophoran bryozoans was historically contingent but likely. Proc Biol Sci. 2009 Sep 07; 276(1670):3141-8. View in: PubMed

  17. Angiosperm diversification and paleolatitudinal gradients in cretaceous floristic diversity. Science. 1989 Nov 03; 246(4930):675-8. View in: PubMed

  18. Ontogeny in animal colonies: a persistent trend in the bryozoan fossil record. Science. 1986 Apr 11; 232(4747):230-2. View in: PubMed

  19. Abundance distributions imply elevated complexity of post-Paleozoic marine ecosystems. Science. 2006 Nov 24; 314(5803):1289-92. View in: PubMed

  20. Competitive displacement among post-Paleozoic cyclostome and cheilostome bryozoans. Paleobiology. 2000; 26(1):7-18. View in: PubMed

  21. Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001 May 22; 98(11):6261-6. View in: PubMed

  22. Decoupled temporal patterns of evolution and ecology in two post-Paleozoic clades. Science. 1998 Aug 07; 281(5378):807-9. View in: PubMed