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Brian Atkinson


Place of Work:

KU Biodiversity Institute

Areas of Study:



I'm a curator of paleobotany at the University of Kansas Biodiversity Institute and a professor in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department. My research program involves recovering plant fossils from all around the world and characterizing them within a phylogenetic context. I directly incorporate these and other fossils into analyses to reconstruct evolutionary relationships and patterns. I typically focus on Mesozoic and early Cenozoic gymnosperms and flowering plants; however, other plants are fair game.

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