Alexander Hastings

Alexander Hastings

St Paul, MN



Alexander Hastings


St Paul, MN

Fossil Specialty (if any)



I’m the Fitzpatrick Chair of Paleontology at the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Professional Experience:
Assistant Curator of Paleontology; Virginia Museum of Natural History; July 2015 to October 2018
Postdoctoral Fellow; Geiseltal Collection, Center for Natural Science Collections, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg; June 2013 to May 2015
Visiting Instructor; Department of Geology and Geography, Georgia Southern University; August 2012 to May 2013

Ph.D. Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 2012
B.S. Geosciences, Penn State University, 2005
Research Interests
Evolutionary relationship between temperature and body size in ectothermic (cold-blooded) animals
Factors influencing turnover and extinction in fossil predators
Ecology, evolution, taxonomy, and systematics of fossil reptiles
Evolutionary adaptations to new environments
Prehistoric human-induced changes to reptile and amphibian populations

Professional Memberships:
Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Geological Society of America

Affiliations and Relevant Organizations

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Geological Society of America

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