Sr. Museum Scientist (Vertebrate Collections)
Her research: "My research program is centered around understanding the pattern and process of change in the continental biota during warm intervals in the past. This could help us evaluate how long-term climate change may alter the Earth's biota in the future."
Burning questions: "How does climate change affect diversity? Do mammals and reptiles respond differently to climate change? What aspects of the biology and ecology of different taxa make them respond differently to climate change?"
Fossils that particularly interest her: "Fossil mammals and reptiles (principally turtles) from the Late Cretaceous and early Paleogene (approximately 70-30 million years ago). For the past ten years, I have maintained an active field program in the Greater Green River Basin of southwestern Wyoming, where the rocks preserve fossil mammals and reptiles from approximately 53 to 50 million years in age."
- O'Dell, R.E., D.M. Erwin, P. Holroyd, B.D. Rankin and M. Ibraheem El - Faramawi. 2017. Flora and Fauna of the Holocene Oil Canyon oil-sands from the poorly understood San Joaquin Desert Biozone. In: Reynolds, R.E. (ed.) ECSZ Does It: Revisiting the Eastern California Shear Zone, 2017 Desert Symposium Volume, pp. 308 - 314. Read it
- Maguire, K.C. and P.A Holroyd. 2016. Pleistocene vertebrates of Silicon Valley (Santa Clara County, California). PaleoBios, 33:1 - 14, ucmp_paleobios_31767. Read it
- Waterson, A.M., D. N. Schmidt, P. J. Valdes, P.A Holroyd, D. B. Nicholson, and P.M. Barrett. 2016. Modelling the testudine climatic niche: a deep-time perspective. Proceedings of the Royal Society, B 283: 20161408. Read it
- Borths, M., P.A. Holroyd, and E. Seiffert. In press. Hyainailourine and teratodontine cranial material from the late Eocene of Egypt and the application of parsimony and Bayesian methods to the phylogeny and biogeography of Hyaenodontida (Placentalia, Mammalia). PeerJ
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