Paleobiology Co-Editors (2019-2022) (Uncontested)
Wolfgang Kiessling is Professor of Paleobiology at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen in Germany. Wolfgang assessesPhanerozoic-scale patterns of the fossil record,for which he developsand mines comprehensive databases such as the Paleobiology Database and PaleoReefs. Reefs through time, mass extinctions, and the consequences of earth-system change on evolutionarypatterns are just a few topics ofhis broad research agenda.Recently, hebecame elected lead-author for the forthcoming Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In this role, he seeks to promote paleobiological contributions to impacts of climate change. Wolfgang has considerable experience in editing. Besides editing the voluminous “Phanerozoic Reef Patterns” (SEPM Special Publications) and special issues for journals, he was an editor of Biogeosciencesfrom 2004 to 2015and associate editor for Palaios2010-2019 and Paleobiology2009-2015. He has been editor-in-chief for Facies since 2015and editor of Paleobiologysince 2016.Wolfgang would be thrilled to help develop Paleobiologyto become ahub for integrating paleobiological approaches into current questions of global change.
Mark Patzkowsky is Professor of Geosciences and Associate Head of the Graduate Program at Penn State. He has been an editor of Paleobiologysince 2016, and he is currently editor-in-chief. Markusesfield data and quantitative methods to address a wide range of questions in stratigraphic paleobiology and evolutionary paleoecology. Currently he seeks to link paleoecology with phylogenetics to understand the ecological and evolutionary consequences ofdiversificationand mass extinction. He servedon the editorial board of Geological Magazine, and asan associate editor of Palaiosand Terra Nova. Mark was an instructor in the Analytical Paleobiology Database Course in 2005-2006 and in the Stratigraphic Paleobiology Field Course in 2014and 2017. Mark also served as Treasurer of the Paleontological Society (PS) from 2002-2008, and he currently serves on the PS Finance Committee. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the PS in 2011.He is aFellow of the PS (2014) and the Geological Society of America (2019)