Elizabeth McGee

Elizabeth McGee

Duncan Hall, Room 546
Telephone: (408) 924-5277
FAX: (408) 924-4840
E-mail: emcgee@email.sjsu.edu

 

Education

Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook, Anthropology, 1997. "Pattern and Process in North American Plesiadapiform and Early Euprimate Diversity."
M.A. State University of New York, Stony Brook, Anthropology, 1993.
M.A. University of California, Berkeley, Paleontology, 1989. "The Taphonomy and Paleobiology of Roehler’s Coryphodon Catastrophe Quarry, Washakie Basin, Wyoming."
A.B. University of California, Berkeley, Anthropology, 1983.

 

Courses Taught

 

Research Interests

Macroevolutionary patterns and processes in primate evolution, particularly the effects of climate and geography on taxonomic survivorship in primates; stable isotope methods in ecology and paleoecology, particularly within the context of studying environmental disturbance; primate conservation; taphonomy and sampling bias in the fossil record; computer-based paleodiversity models.

 

Selected Publications

McGee, E.M., & W.F. Turnbull. 2007. Coryphodon lobatus (Mammalia: Pantodonta) from Deardorff Quarry, Piceance Basin, Colorado .” In prep.

McGee, E.M., W.F. Turnbull, & W. S. Simpson. 2007. Coryphodon lobatus (Mammalia: Pantodonta) from Deardorff Quarry, Piceance Basin, Colorado : Additional Evidence of a Coryphodon Paucispecific Death Assemblange.”

McGee, E.M. & S.E. Vaughn. 2007. Biogeochemical effects of anthropogenic disturbance on Propithecus edwardsi (Primates: Indriidae) from Ranomafana National Park in southeastern Madagascar . American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 44: 168.

McGee, E. and S.E. Vaughn. 2006. Stable isotope analysis: a technique for evaluating ecological change in disturbed habitats. International Journal of Primatology 27 (Supplement 1):499.

Soto, J.G., Anand, S. and McGee, E. 2004. Plagiarism avoidance: an empirical study examining teaching strategies. Journal of College Science Teaching. 33:42-48.

McGee, E.M. 2003. What is a Primate? American Biology Teacher 65:313-318.

McGee, E.M. and S.E. Vaughn. 2003. Variations in stable isotope composition in Propithecus diadema edwardsi from disturbed and undisturbed rainforest habitats in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar . American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 36: 149-150.

McGee, E.M. 2002. Intraspecific dental variability in cf. Coryphodon anthracoideus (Mammalia: Pantodonta) from Roehler’s Coryphodon Catastrophe Quarry, Washakie Basin, Wyoming . Rocky Mountain Geology 37:61-73,

McGee, E.M., S.E. Vaughn, and P.C. Wright. 2002. Stable isotope composition in Propithecus diadema edwardsi from Talatakely and Vatoharanana in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar . American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 34:110.

McGee, E.M. 2001. A mass death accumulation of Coryphodon anthracoideus (Pantodonta: Mammalia) from Roehler's Coryphodon Catastrophe Quarry (Lower Eocene, Wasatch Formation, Washakie Basin, Wyoming); pp. 317-333 in (G.G. Gunnell, ed.), Eocene Vertebrates: Unusual Occurrences and Rarely Sampled Habitats, Plenum Press, New York.

McGee, E.M. and Wright, P.C. 2001. Stable isotope composition in Propithecus diadema edwardsi from Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 32:106.

McGee, E.M. 1999. An analysis of bone orientation at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry using vector analysis: a new spin on an old technique. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19:62A.

McGee, E.M. and P.L. Koch. 1997. A second look at the extinction of the plesiadapoid plesiadapiforms. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17:64A.

McGee, E.M. and L.B. Martin. 1995. Chance and the taphonomy of the hominoid assemblage from the middle Miocene site at Pasalar, Turkey . Journal of Human Evolution 28:325-341.

McGee, E.M. 1995. Evolutionary Equilibrium and the Clarkforkian/Wasatchian Boundary. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 15:42A.

McGee, E.M. 1994. Geography and the Evolution of Euprimates and Plesiadapiforms in the Western Interior of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 14:37A.

McGee, E.M. 1994. Faunal turnover in plesiadapiforms and early euprimates from the Western Interior of North America. American Journal of Physical Anthropology Supplement 18:143-144.

Sokal, R.R., G.M. Jacquez, N.L. Oden, CO DiGiovanni, A.B. Falsetti, E. McGee, and B.A. Thomson. 1993. Genetic relationships of European populations reflect their ethnohistorical affinities. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 91:55-70.

McGee, E.M. 1993. The taphonomy of Roehler's Coryphodon Catastrophe Quarry (Lower Eocene, Wasatch Formation, Washakie Basin, Wyoming). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 13:49A .

McGee, E.M. 1991. Happenstance: a new branch of taphonomy? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 11:46A.