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Divisional Staff

Shusheng Hu
Collections Manager
203.432.3790
shusheng.hu@yale.edu

Curator

Peter Crane
Curator and Head of Division
203.432.5109
peter.crane@yale.edu

 

Mailing Address

Division of Paleobotany
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
P.O. Box 208118
New Haven, CT 06520-8118 USA

 

Shipping Address

Division of Paleobotany
Peabody Museum of Natural History
Yale University
170–210 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511 USA

 

Research interests in the Division of Paleobotany include:

 

Curators

Peter Crane

Large-scale patterns and processes of plant evolution, plant paleontology.
- Angiosperm origins and early evolution
- Cretaceous angiosperm flowers
- Early Cretaceous fossil floras from Mongolia 
Integrated paleobotanical and neobotanical studies of plant diversity and evolution.
Conservation of plant diversity, including crop diversity.
Strategic planning for collections-based not-for-profit organizations, especially museums and botanical gardens

 

Curatorial Affiliates

David Winship Taylor
Peter Allan Siver

 

Graduate Student Research

Gabriela Doria

 

Research Interests - Shusheng Hu

 

1)      Researching evolutionary history of flowering plants and ferns based on plant fossils from Cretaceous clay deposits.

2)      Researching flowering plant-pollinator coevolution based upon angiosperm fossil pollen clumps.

3)      Application of stratigraphic palynology (pollen and spores) on stratigraphic correlations

4)      Research on material in the paleobotanical collections at Peabody Museum.