P.I.Jonathan Calede, Ph.D.

I obtained my PhD in 2016 from the University of Washington’s Department of Biology. I was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Bucknell University during the 2016-2017 year. I moved to The Ohio State University for the fall of 2017 to start teaching on the Marion campus of OSU. I am a faculty member of the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at The Ohio State University. → C.V.



Emma Miller is a junior in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology on OSU’s main campus in Columbus. Emma is working on the fossil gophers from the Fort Logan Formation of Montana.



Erica Scarpitti is a freshman in Earth Sciences and Evolution and Ecology on the Columbus campus of the Ohio State University. Erica is working on the morphology of the hearing system of rodents.



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Benjamin Sutter is a professional photographer and a senior in Biology. You can see his work on instagram.



Former students

Andrew Brown (2017- 2018) worked on the morphology of the skull of heteromyid rodents. He is preparing to apply to Veterinary School.

Christian Harris (2017-2018) worked on the fossil beaver Microtheriomys. He is preparing to apply to medical school.


Paleontology at OSU

The paleontology community at The Ohio State University is active. Dr. John Hunter and Dr.
Jill Leonard-Pingel are located on the Newark campus. The Orton Geological Museum in Columbus holds specimens for research and teaching in addition to some displays open to the public. The Museum of Biological Diversity‘s tetrapod collection is also a great resource.


Colleagues and collaborators

Edward Davis co-advised my undergraduate and MS research at the University of Oregon.

Nick Famoso is the chief paleontologist at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

Samantha Hopkins advised my undergraduate and MS research at the University of Oregon.

Winifred Kehl is an exhibit developer and science writer.

John Orcutt is a lecturer at Gonzagua University.

Joshua Samuels is an Assistant Professor at East Tennessee State University.

Caroline Strömberg was a member of my dissertation committee at the University of Washington.

Gregory Wilson was my Ph.D. advisor at the University of Washington.