David Sepkoski

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David Sepkoski, Ph.D. (born January 27, 1972) is an American science historian and college professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [1]


Background and career

Sepkoski was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to paleontologist Jack Sepkoski. His stepmother is the paleomammologist Christine Janis. [2] He received his BA from Carleton College, his MA from the University of Chicago, and his doctoral degree in science history from the University of Minnesota. [1] His publications include three books, most recently Catastrophic Thinking, which deals with mass extinction events. [3]

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  2. "Paleontologist J. John Sepkoski Jr., 1948-1999". www-news.uchicago.edu. Retrieved 2020-07-24.
  3. Catastrophic Thinking.
  4. "John Simon Guggenheim Foundation | David Sepkoski" . Retrieved 2020-07-24.