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Simpson, Carl Assistant Professor

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  • I'm Carl Simpson, a paleobiologist at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History. I work on the evolution and macroevolution of colonial marine invertebrates, especially bryozoans and corals. Bryozoans and corals are structured hierarchically, with a mix of important colony- and zooid-level attributes. I am interested in understanding how their evolution is guided by the interactions between selection at the zooid, the colony, and species levels.

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Teaching

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  • GEOL 1020 - Dodos, Dinos, and Deinococcus: The History of a Habitable Planet
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines how the solid, fluid, and living Earth interact, how changes in the oceans, atmosphere and life reflect that interaction over the immensity of geologic time, and how the rock record is analyzed to reconstruct the co-evolution of Earth and life. Degree credit not granted for this course and GEOL 1040.
  • GEOL 5700 - Geological Topics Seminar
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Offers seminar studies in geological subjects of special current interest. Primarily for graduate students, as departmental staff and facilities permit. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours provided that topics vary.
  • MUSM 5011 - Introduction to Museum Studies
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides background in history and literature of museums, their objectives and methods, laboratory exercises in curatorship, exhibition theory, and administration.
  • MUSM 6110 - Advanced Seminar in Museum Issues
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Offers a weekly seminar for museum and field study students that addresses one new topic each semester relevant to museum operations such as archival administration, museums, multiculturalism, repatriation and others. Department enforced prerequisite: MUSM 5011.

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