Spencer Lucas

New Mexico Museum, USA


Spencer Lucas is a stratigrapher and paleontologist who has been a Curator of geology and paleontology at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Albuquerque, NM, USA, since 1988 and has been the Museum’s Chief Curator since 2009. He received a B. A. degree from the University of New Mexico (1976), M.S. degree (1979), and Ph.D. degree (1984) from Yale University, New Haven, Conn, USA. Lucas’s research has focused on biostratigraphic problems of the late Paleozoic, Mesozoic and early Cenozoic eras. Since 1992, he has been a major contributor to refinement of the Triassic timescale as a Voting Member of the IUGS Subcommission on Triassic Stratigraphy. He has undertaken extensive field research in the American West, kazakhstan, China, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica. Lucas has published 7 books and edited or coedited more than 70 volumes. He has published more than 1000 scientific articles and is or has been on the editorial board of Ichnos, Geological Society of America Bulletin, New Mexico Geology, NM Geological Society Guidebook, Journal of Palaeogeography, and Revista Geologica de America Central, among others. In 1991, Lucas founded the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin and is its Chief Editor.

Biography Updated on 29 May 2012

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