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Leonard Krishtalka

Leonard Krishtalka, paleontologist, educator, museum director, researcher. Achievements include research on origin, evolution, relationships, paleocology and systematics of early Tertiary and Mesozoic mammals, especially primates, artiodactyls, insectivores and multituberculates; African Neogene hominids and microfaunal paleontology. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Vertebrate Paelontology, Paleontology Society.

Background

  • Krishtalka, Leonard was born on January 30, 1946 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Alberta, 1969. Master of Science, University Alberta, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology and Vert.

      Paleontology, Texas Technology University, 1975.

    Career

    • Postdoctoral fellow Carnegie Museum Natural History, Pittsburgh, 1975-1976, research fellow, 1976-1977, assistant curator, 1977-1980, associate curator, 1980-1987, curator, assistant director science, 1987—1995. Director Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Research Center, professor ecology and evolutionary biology University Kansas, Lawrence, since 1995. Adjustment lecturer University Pittsburgh, 1976-1977, adjunct assistant professor, 1977-1980, adjunct associate professor, since 1980.

      Program director Division Environmental Biology, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1992-1993. Director Natural History Museum, University Kansas, professor system and ecology, since 1995.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on origin, evolution, relationships, paleocology and systematics of early Tertiary and Mesozoic mammals, especially primates, artiodactyls, insectivores and multituberculates. African Neogene hominids and microfaunal paleontology.

    Works

    • Editor Science Publications, since 1986.

    Membership

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society Vertebrate Paelontology, Paleontology Society.

    Connections

    • Married, 1986; 2 children.
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    Born January 30, 1946
    (age 71)
    • 1969
      University Alberta
    • 1971
      University Alberta
    • 1975
      Texas Technology University
    • 1975 - 1976
      Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Museum Natural History
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1987 - 1995
      Postdoctoral fellow, Carnegie Museum Natural History
    • 1995
      director, ecology and evolutionary biology University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
    • 1995
      professor, ecology and evolutionary biology University Kansas
      Lawrence, Kansas, United States
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