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Name  David Jablonski

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Institutions  University of Chicago American Museum of Natural History University of California, Santa Barbara University of California, Berkeley
Alma mater  Columbia University Yale University
Thesis  Paleoecology, Paleobiogeography, and Evolutionary Patterns of Late Creatceous Gulf and Atlantic Coastal Plain Mollusks (1979)
Notable awards  Charles Schuchert Award (1988) Member of the National Academy of Sciences (2010)
Education  Yale University (1979), Columbia University (1974)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Similar People  David M Raup, Douglas Erwin, Rhodes Fairbridge, Stephen Jay Gould

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David Ira Jablonski (born 1953) is an American professor of geophysical sciences at the University of Chicago. His research focuses upon the ecology and biogeography of the origin of major novelties, the evolutionary role of mass extinctions—in particular the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event—and other large-scale processes in the history of life.


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Jablonski was educated at Columbia University (earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974) and completed his graduate work at Yale University (with his Master of Science degree in 1976 and Ph.D. in 1979). As an undergraduate he worked at the American Museum of Natural History in the City of New York, NY. Then continued postdoctoral research at the University of California, Santa Barbara and the University of California, Berkeley. In 1985 he was hired by the University of Chicago.


In 1988 the Paleontological Society awarded Jablonski with the Charles Schuchert Award, which is given to persons under 40 "whose work reflects excellence and promise in paleontology". In 2010 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.


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