Christopher A. Brochu


Chris Brochu

Associate Professor

Vertebrate Paleontology

Interests: Archosaur phylogeny, systematics, and historical biogeography, combining morphology and molecules for phylogeny reconstruction, divergence time estimation and evolutionary patterns, phylogenetic nomenclature, computed tomography in paleontology

Publications: Brochu, C.A. in press. Phylogenetic relationships of Necrosuchus ionensis Simpson 1937 and the early history of caimanines. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Brochu, C.A., J.K. Njau, R.J. Blumenschine, and L.D. Densmore. 2010. A new horned crocodile from the Plio-Pleistocene hominid sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PloS One 5:e933, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0009333.

Brochu, C.A., and C.D. Sumrall. 2008. Phylogenetics and the integration of paleontology within the life sciences. . Pp. 185-204 in Kelley, P. H. and Bambach, R. K. (Eds), From Evolution to Geobiology: Paleontology at the Start of a New Century. Paleontological Society Papers Volume 14.