Curator/Associate Professor, Integrative Biology
Her research: Cindy describes herself as "a plant ecologist who works in the past." She looks at the response of plants and their communities to major environmental change and the possible evolutionary consequences. Her question-driven research often requires an interdisciplinary approach, involving collaborations with colleagues at Berkeley and beyond.
- DiMichele W.A., Hook R.W., Kerp H., Hotton C.L., Looy C.V., Chaney D.S., 2018. The lower Permian flora of the Sanzenbacher Ranch, Clay County, Texas. Pp. 95-126 in M. Krings M, C.J. Harper, N.R. Cuneo, G.W. Rothwell GW (eds.), Transformative Paleobotany. Elsevier, Amsterdam. Read it
- DiMichele, W.A., S.G. Lucas, D.S. Chaney, M.P. Donovan, H. Kerp, R.A. Koll and C.V. Looy. 2018. Early Permian flora, Doña Ana Mountains, Southern New Mexico, with special consideration of taxonomic issues and arthropod damage. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin. 79: 165-205.
- Contreras, D.L., I.A.P. Duijnstee, S.L. Ranks, C.R. Marshall, C.V. Looy. 2017. The evolution of dispersal strategies in conifers: convergence and divergence in the morphology of diaspores. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics. 24:93−117. Read it
- Prevec, R., C.C. Labandeira, J. Neveling, R.A. Gastaldo, C.V. Looy, and M. Bamford. 2009. Portrait of a Gondwanan ecosystem: A new late Permian fossil locality from KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 156(3-4):454-493.
- Sephton, M.A., H. Visscher, C.V. Looy, A.B. Verchovsky, and J.S. Watson. 2009. Chemical constitution of a Permian-Triassic disaster species. Geology. 37:875-878.