Thomas E. Williamson

    Vertebrate Paleontologist

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Thomas E. Williamson, PhD


ADDRESS

New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
1801 Mountain Road NW
Albuquerque, NM  87104-1375
Phone: 505-841-2835
FAX: 505-841-2808
email: thomas.williamson@nmmnh.state.nm.us

EDUCATION

  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, B.S., Geology, May 1986 (cum laude).
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, M.S., Geology, May 1989.
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences, December, 1993.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

  • Curator of Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology Collection, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque, New Mexico (January 1994 - present)
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (March 1994 – present).
  • Instructor for courses, “Dinosaurs and Their World” 1995 – 1997, 1999 – 2010; “History of the Earth” 2011; “Geology of New Mexico” 2011, 2012, 2013.
  • Instructor, Central New Mexico Community College, Albuquerque, New Mexic (2013). Instructor for course “Dinosaurs” 2013.
  • Instructor, Southwest Institute, Albuquerque, New Mexico (June 1993)
  • Paleontologist and Geomorphologist, Mariah Associates Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico (June 1992 – December 1993)
  • Adjunct Curator of Paleontology, Vertebrate Paleontology Collection, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico (January 1992 – December 1993)
  • Contract Paleontologist, Rio Rancho, New Mexico (June 1991 – April 1992
  • Contract Paleontologist, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico. (December 1990 – June 1991)
  • Science Intern, New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, New Mexico (January 1989 – August 1989)
  • Graduate Field Assistant, Department of Geology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 1986 – October 1992)
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Geology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico (August 1986 – December 1991

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • New Mexico Geological Society
  • Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

GRANTS AND AWARDS RECEIVED

  • 1990-1991. Biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of the early Paleocene Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. Geological Society of America. $2,293.
  • 1991. Biostratigraphy of the Paleocene Nacimiento Formation. Sigma XI Grant-in-Aid of Research. $300.
  • 1991. Frank Kottlowski Fellowship, New Mexico Geological Society. $1,000.
  • 1991. Biostratigraphy and lithostratigraphy of the early Paleocene Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. President's Graduate Research Fund Grant, University of New Mexico. $400.
  • 1996. Revision of Lambeosaurine Parasaurolophus (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) (with R. M. Sullivan).Dinosaur Society. $7,379.
  • 1999. Revision of the San Juan Basin tyrannosaurids (with T. D. Carr). Jurassic Foundation. $2,068.
  • 2000. North American Tyrannosauridae: Phylogeny and Biogeography (with T. D. Carr). Jurassic Foundation. $2,000.
  • 2002. Evaluating the contribution of Late Cretaceous biogeography to earliest Cenozoic biodiversity in North America. A collaborative proposal (co-PI Steven Semken, Dine College, Shiprock, NM and in collaboration with Anne Weil, Duke University). National Science Foundation (EAR 0207750) $100,191.
  • 2002. North American Tyrannosauridae: Phylogeny and Biogeography (With T. D. Carr). Jurassic Foundation. $1,500.
  • 2004. The American Association of Museums. Bronze Muse award, Science catagory for an exhibit that I helped to design: “The Dating Game” (http://www.mediaandtechnology.org/muse/2004muse_science.html).
  • 2008. Vertebrate Fossils from BLM Lands of New Mexico, Project #3805 (With G. Morgan). $25,000.
  • 2009. Vertebrate Fossils from BLM Lands of New Mexico, Project #3805 (With G. Morgan). $25,000.
  • 2010. Vertebrate Fossils from BLM Lands of New Mexico, Project #3805 (With G. Morgan). $25,000.
  • 2010. Collaborative Proposal: Studies of a unique K-Pg boundary interval preserved within the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness Area, San Juan Basin, New Mexico. National Landscape Conservation System, Research and Science Program, BLM. (With D. Peppe, R. Secord, A. Weil, and S. Brusatte). $24,051.
  • 2012. Vertebrate Fossils from BLM Lands of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, BLM Challenge Cost Share Project. $25,000.
  • 2013. Climate change and mammalian evolution in a unique earliest Cenozoic section preserved in the Bisti/De-na-zin Wilderness Area of New Mexico (with Dan Peppe, Baylor University; Ross Secord, University of Nebraska; Stephen Brusatte, University of Edinburgh; and Anne Weil, Okahoma State University). BLM National Great Outdoor Fund. $23,000.
  • 2013. Collaborative Research: testing the link between climate and mammalian faunal dynamics in the early Paleocene record of the San Juan Basin, New Mexico. (with Dan Peppe, Stacy Atchley, and Lee Nordt, Baylor University; Ross Secord, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Stephen Brusatte, University of Edinburgh). National Science Foundation, Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program, EAR-1325544. $120,471.

PUBLICATIONS

Publication Summary:
200 publications, including 76 research papers, 2 edited volumes, and 110 abstracts. See my Publications page for my published papers.