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John Alexander Sime

Ph.D. Student


2015 University of North Carolina Wilmington, MS Geology

2009 The College of Wooster, BA Geology

Research Interests

My scientific research is focused in the area of paleobiology. I study the past interactions of fossil organisms and how these changed over geologic timescales. A large part of my research is devoted to learning how to read the trace-fossil record, an historical archive of animal behavior.

I also study the history of the natural sciences, particularly the contributions of Philadelphia area naturalists and the development of scientific collections.


The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (Drexel University)

Department of Earth and Environmental Science / University of Pennsylvania, 251 Hayden Hall, 240 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6316