Welcome to the website of Sarah Z. Gibson
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Hydrologic Sciences at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. My research focuses on the evolutionary relationships and major changes occurring in stem actinopterygian fishes in the Early Mesozoic, an exciting time in the history of the Earth. My work incorporates anatomy and morphology, within a phylogenetic context, to address questions related to how these fishes adapted and evolved to exploit new ecological opportunities following the end-Permian extinction event.
Latest blog posts
- Alamosaurus: how this massive titan’s neck is impacting relationships of titanosaurs | PLOS Paleo Community
- Track Makers in Southern Utah: The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site | PLOS Paleo Community
- It’s a Hard-Knock Life for an Ichthyosaur | PLOS Paleo Community
- Munching and Migrating Megabeasts: Sauropod teeth illuminate migration patterns between Europe and Africa
- Pregnant Plesiosaurs and Baby Bones: Bone histology reveals ontogeny in polycotylid plesiosaurs — PLOS Paleo Community