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Office Location: 
154B Hayden Hall

Lauren Sallan

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. (2012) Integrative Biology, University of Chicago
  • S.M.  (2009)  Organismal Biology, University of Chicago
  • M.S.  (2007)  Biological Sciences, Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S.   (2003)  Biology, cum laude, Florida Atlantic University

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in how global events, environmental change and ecological interactions affect long-term evolution (macroevolution) in early vertebrates (half of vertebrate history), ray-finned fishes (half of vertebrate diversity) and marine ecosystems through time. I test macroevolutionary hypotheses using methods ranging from "big data" quantitative approaches and mathematical modeling to phylogenetic systematics and morphological description.

Research Interests:

Macroevolution, Macroecology
Early Vertebrates, Ichthyology
Mass Extinction, Phylogenetics
Biomechanics, Evo-Devo

Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316