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James D. Schiffbauer

Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
  • Director, MizzoµX Core
Jim Schiffbauer
101 Geology Building
Columbia, MO

Jim Schiffbauer is broadly interested in our earliest animal ancestors that evolved during the Ediacaran–Cambrian transition, both from taphonomic and ecological/evolutionary perspectives. His taphonomic work combines paleobiological, geobiological, and geochemical data to disentangle the milieu of factors influencing pathways of soft-tissue fossil preservation during this evolutionarily important interval.


Ph.D., Geosciences, Virginia Tech, 2009
Dual M.S., Marine Biology and Coastal Ecosystems Mgmt., Nova Southeastern University, 2004
B.A. (Honors), Biology, West Virginia University, 2000