Gregory Edgecombe at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2018
Gregory Donald Edgecombe
|Alma mater||Acadia University (BSc)|
University of Alberta (MSc)
Columbia University (PhD)
|Awards||Fenner Medal (2004)|
|Institutions||University of Alberta|
Natural History Museum, London
|Thesis||Systematic studies on the trilobite order Phacopida (1991)|
|Doctoral advisor||Niles Eldredge|
Gregory Donald Edgecombe FRS is a merit researcher in the department of Earth Sciences at the Natural History Museum, London. He is a leading figure in understanding the evolution of arthropods, their position in animal evolution and the integration of fossil data into analyses of animal phylogeny. As a palaeontologist, he is also an authority on the systematics of centipedes – and a morphologist whose work contributes to the growth and methods of analysis of molecular datasets for inferring evolutionary relationships.
Edgecombe was educated at Columbia University where he received a PhD in 1991 for systematic studies on the trilobite order Phacopida supervised by Niles Eldredge at the American Museum of Natural History.
Career and research
After his PhD, Edgecombe was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta, and worked as a researcher at the Australian Museum in Sydney for 14 years. In 2007 he took up the position of research leader at the Natural History Museum, London, where since 2013 he has been a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) merit researcher.
Awards and honours
Edgecombe was awarded the president's medal by the Palaeontological Association in 2011 and the Fenner Medal for distinguished research in biology by the Australian Academy of Science in 2004. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2018.
- Greg Edgecombe's Entry at ORCID
- Edgecombe, Gregory Donald (1991). Systematic studies on the trilobite order Phacopida (PhD thesis). Columbia University. OCLC 933526770.
- Gregory Edgecombe publications indexed by Google Scholar
- Anon (2018). "Dr Gregory Edgecombe FRS". London: Royal Society. One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from the royalsociety.org website where:
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- "Dr Greg Edgecombe". nhm.ac.uk. Natural History Museum.
- Gregory Edgecombe publications from Europe PubMed Central
- Dunn, Casey W.; Hejnol, Andreas; Matus, David Q.; Pang, Kevin; Browne, William E.; Smith, Stephen A.; Seaver, Elaine; Rouse, Greg W.; Obst, Matthias; Edgecombe, Gregory D.; Sørensen, Martin V.; Haddock, Steven H. D.; Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas; Okusu, Akiko; Kristensen, Reinhardt Møbjerg; Wheeler, Ward C.; Martindale, Mark Q.; Giribet, Gonzalo (2008). "Broad phylogenomic sampling improves resolution of the animal tree of life". Nature. 452 (7188): 745–749. doi:10.1038/nature06614. ISSN 0028-0836. PMID 18322464.
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