Research Associate, San Diego Natural History Museum
"My interest in Vertebrate Paleontology stems from a desire to understand as much about the world as possible by understanding its past. This depth of history was the essential draw that brought me to geology and, through the study of evolution, to biology. I currently learn about life of the past using anatomy, phylogeny, bone histology, egg microstructure, and taphonomy. These tools allow me to start teasing apart the threads of development and evolution that underlie small feathered-dinosaur growth, pterosaur biogeography, the faunal composition of the Badlands, and the reproduction of Chinese dinosaurs."
- Monarrez, P.M., Zimmt, J.B., Clement, A.M., Gearty, W., Kusnerik, K.M., Jacisin III, J.J., Jenkins, K.M., Poust, A.W., Robson, S.V., Sclafani, J.A., Stilson, K.T., Tennakoon, S.D., and Thompson, C.M., 2021, Our past creates our present: A brief history of racism in North American paleontology: Paleobiology, p. 1–13, https://doi.org/10.1017/pab.2021.28. Read it
- Marshall, C.R., Latorre, D.V., Wilson, C.J., Frank, T.M., Magoulick, K.M., Zimmt, J.B. and Poust, A.W. 2021. Absolute abundance and preservation rate of Tyrannosaurus rex. Science, 372: 284-287.
- Kloess, P. A., Poust, A. W., and Stidham, T. A. 2020. Earliest fossils of giant-sized bony-toothed birds (Aves: Pelagornithidae) from the Eocene of Seymour Island, Antarctica. Scientific Reports 10:18286. Read it
- Powell, II, C.L., E.C. Clites, and A.W. Poust. 2019. Miocene marine macropaleontology of the fourth bore Caldecott Tunnel excavation, Berkeley Hills, Oakland, California, USA. PaleoBios, 36.