Randall Irmis, at Ghost Ranch, NM, summer 2007

Randall Irmis
B.S., Geology (Paleontology Emphasis)
Northern Arizona University, 2004

I am broadly interested in early Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrate ecosystems, particularly during the Late Triassic Period (230-200 million years ago). My PhD research focuses on the origin and early diversification of dinosaurs. This study uses phylogenetic, biogeographic, and paleoecological perspectives to evaluate hypotheses for the early diversification of the dinosaurs. I am also involved in descriptive and systematic studies of other Late Triassic terrestrial vertebrates (such as phytosaurs, aetosaurs, and crocodylomorphs). Other research interests include marine vertebrate taphonomy and the use of strict apomorphy-based identifications of specimens in the fossil record.

Please see my CV or email me at irmis@berkeley.edu for more details and pdf versions of some of my publications.

Grad Student Phone: 510-643-2109
Fax: 510-642-1822

Department of Integrative Biology
University of California, Berkeley
3060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-3140


UC Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Berkeley, CA 94720-4780