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Chris Organ

Chris Organ
  • Lecturer
  • Researcher
  • PhD supervisor
  • Co-supervision of Postgraduate Students at Montana State University

Areas of interest

We are broadly interested in the macroevolutionary patterns and process of genome biology, physiology, functional morphology, and ecology in a wide range of animals. Computational evolutionary modelling allows us to combine data from extant species and fossils to understand how these systems evolve. With this approach we can now, in the post-genome era, tackle new questions about how genotypes and phenotypes evolved across deep time. Our research seizes this opportunity to study major evolutionary transformations across levels of biological organization, from genes and genomes to morphology and behavior.

  • Paleobiology
  • Macroevolution
  • Phylogenetics and comparative methods
  • Genome evolution
  • Vertebrate biology and evolution



  • BI1EC2: Ecology
  • BI2ERD5: Reptiles and Dinosaurs
  • Palaeoecology Research Field Course
  • STEEEM undergraduate research advisor

Selected publications

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