P. David Polly, Ph.D.

1997-2001 Anatomy / Molecular and Cellular Biology Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry 
 2001-2006 School of Biological Sciences Queen Mary University of London, London, England, United Kingdom 
 2006- Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Indiana University, Bloomington, Bloomington, IN, United States 
Vertebrate paleontology, mammal evolution, phenotypic evolution, climate change biology, ecometrics
"P. David Polly"

BA 1987 University of Texas at Austin, PhD 1993 University of California Berkeley, postdoctoral fellow 1994-1996 University of Michigan Ann Arbor, lecturer (=assistant professor) 1997-2006 University of London, associate/professor 2006 to present, Indiana University Bloomington. President of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (2016-2018), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2021).


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Timothy B. Rowe research assistant 1986-1987 UT Austin
Arnold Kluge research assistant 1988-1988 University of Michigan
William A. Clemens grad student 1988-1993 UC Berkeley
 (Ph.D. Supervisor)
F Clark Howell grad student 1988-1993 UC Berkeley (Anthropology Tree)
 (Ph.D. Committee)
Kevin Padian grad student 1988-1993 UC Berkeley
 (Ph.D. Committee)
James Patton grad student 1988-1993 UC Berkeley
 (Ph.D. Committee)
Philip D. Gingerich post-doc 1994-1996 University of Michigan
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Short RA, McGuire JL, Polly PD, et al. (2023) Trophically integrated ecometric models as tools for demonstrating spatial and temporal functional changes in mammal communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 120: e2201947120
Rhoda D, Polly PD, Raxworthy C, et al. (2021) Morphological integration and modularity in the hyperkinetic feeding system of aquatic-foraging snakes. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution. 75: 56-72
Polly PD. (2020) Functional Tradeoffs Carry Phenotypes Across the Valley of the Shadow of Death. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Polly PD. (2020) Ecometrics and Neogene faunal turnover: the roles of cats and hindlimb morphology in the assembly of carnivoran communities in the New World Geodiversitas. 42: 257
Fuentes-G JA, Polly PD, Martins EP. (2019) A Bayesian extension of phylogenetic generalized least squares: Incorporating uncertainty in the comparative study of trait relationships and evolutionary rates. Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution
Goswami A, Watanabe A, Felice RN, et al. (2019) High-density morphometric analysis of shape and integration: the good, the bad, and the not-really-a-problem. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Phillips RP, Brandt L, Polly PD, et al. (2019) An integrated assessment of the potential impacts of climate change on Indiana forests Climatic Change. 87: 1-15
Jones KE, Angielczyk KD, Polly PD, et al. (2018) Fossils reveal the complex evolutionary history of the mammalian regionalized spine. Science (New York, N.Y.). 361: 1249-1252
Lintulaakso K, Polly PD, Eronen JT. (2018) Land mammals form eight functionally and climatically distinct faunas in North America but only one in Europe Journal of Biogeography. 46: 185-195
Zimmerman AN, Johnson CC, Polly PD. (2018) Taxonomic and evolutionary pattern revisions resulting from geometric morphometric analysis of Pennsylvanian Neognathodus conodonts, Illinois Basin Paleobiology. 44: 660-683
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