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William A. Clemens

Ph.D. Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 1960
B.A. Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 1954

Academic Positions
1961-1967: Instructor to Associate Professor, Department of Zoology, University of Kansas, and Curator in charge of higher vertebrates, Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas.
1967-1989: Associate Professor to Professor, Department of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, and Curator, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley.
1987 (Feb.-May): Guest Professor, Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-
Universität, München, German Federal Republic (Sabbatical appointment)
1987-89: Chairman, Department of Paleontology, and Director, Museum of Paleontology.
1987-89: Chairman, Department of Paleontology, and Director, Museum of Paleontology.
1989-2002 Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley, and Curator, Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley.
1985- Museum Affiliate, The Museum, The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska.
1990-91 Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, German Federal Republic (Sabbatical appointment).

Fellowships and Awards
1960-1961: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow, University College, London.
1968-1969: National Science Foundation Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Royal Holloway College, London.
1974-75: John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, University College, London.
1978-79: Humboldt-Preis (U.S. Senior Scientist Award), Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung at Universitäts-Institute für Paläontologie und historische Geologie, München, German Federal Republic.
1982-83: Miller Institute Research Professorship at University of California, Berkeley.
1990-91: Research grant from the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and National Science Foundation Mid-Career Fellowship held as a Visiting Professor, University of Bonn, German Federal Republic.

Membership in Professional Societies
California Academy of Sciences, 1988 -97 (Vice President, 1991-93; President, 1993-97)
American Association for the Advancement of Science
California Academy of Sciences
Geological Society of America
Linnean Society of London
Zoological Society of London
American Society of Mammalogists
Australian Mammal Society
Palaeontological Association
Paläontologische Gesellschaft
Paleontological Society
Sigma Xi
Society for the Study of Evolution
Society for Systematic Zoology
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, (President, 1992-1994)

Selected Publications
1992. (Koenigswald, W. v., and Clemens) Levels of complexity in the microstructure of mammalian enamel and their application in studies of systematics. Scanning Microscopy.
6: 195-218.

1993. (Clemens and Nelms, L. G.) Paleoecological implications of Alaskan terrestrial vertebrate fauna in latest Cretaceous time at high paleolatitudes. Geology. 21: 503-506. pdf file

1993. (Clemens and Koenigswald, W.v.) A new skeleton of Kopidodon macrognathus from the Middle Eocene of Messel and the relationships of paroxyclaenids and pantolestids based on postcranial evidence. Kaupia, Darmstädter Beiträge zur Naturgeschichte. 3: 57-73.

1994. Continental vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous of the North Slope, Alaska. 1992 International Conference on Arctic Margins, Proceedings. U.S. Dept. Interior, Minerals Management Service, OCS Study MMS 94-0040, pp. 395-398.

1996. (Kolodny, Y., Luz, B., Sander, M., and Clemens) Dinosaur bones: fossils or pseudomorphs? The pitfalls of physiology reconstruction from apatitic fossils. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, and Palaeoecology, 126: 161-171. pdf file

1997. Characterization of enamel microstructure and application of the origins of prismatic structures in systematic analysis. In, Koenigswald, W. v., and Sander, P. M. (eds.), Tooth enamel microstructure, A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, Netherlands, pp. 85-112.

1998. (Wang, Y., Clemens, Y. Hu, and C. Li) probable pseudo-tribosphenic upper molar from the Late Jurassic of China and the early radiatin of the Holotheria. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(4): 777-787. abstract

2000. (Montellano, M., A. Weil, and Clemens) An exceptional specimen of Cimexomys judithae (Mammalia: Multituberculata) from the Campanian Two Medicine Formation of Montana, and the phylogenetic status of Cimexomys. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 20(2): 333-340. pdf file

2001. (Butler, P.M. and Clemens) Dental morphology of the Jurassic holotherian mammal Amphitherium, with a discussion of the evolution of mammalian post-canine dental formulae. Palaeontology 44(1): 1-20. pdf file

2001. (Wood, C.B. and Clemens) A new specimen and a functional reassociation of the molar dentition of Batodon tenuis(Placentalia, incertae sedis), latest Cretaceous (Lancian), North America. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 156(1): 99-118.

2002. Evolution of the mammalian fauna across the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary in in northeastern Montana and other areas of the Western Interior. Geological Soceity of America, Special Paper 361: 217-246.

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