ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, PALAEOBOTANY & PALYNOLOGY
Eva studies the complementary disciplines of palaeobotany (fossil plants) and palynology (fossil spores and pollen). She has a keen interest in fossils from the Cretaceous of Alberta, Antarctica, Argentina, and Asia. Her research offers clues about the age, adaptations, and evolution of plant lineages, which in turn contribute to interpreting and reconstructing palaeoenvironments. Eva’s extensive fieldwork and research spans across Alberta (Dinosaur Provincial Park, Grande Prairie, and Danek Bonebed) and the world (Antarctica, Argentina, Brazil, Denmark, England, Greenland, Madagascar, Mongolia, and Sweden). From the Gobi Desert to the frozen expanse of Antarctica, her international research contributions and field expeditions earned her the Stefansson Medal in 2011 from the Canadian Chapter of The Explorers Club, and the Antarctica Service Medal of the United States of America in 2012. Her experience contributed to the revitalization of the University of Alberta palaeobotany course (BOT 411) including the creation of a virtual lab. Additionally, Eva has instructed the graduate seminar for evolutionary biology (BIOL 506), undergraduate palaeontology field school (PALEO 400), and a number of undergraduate research projects (various).
Eva has her roots in Denmark, receiving a MSc at University of Copenhagen in 1986 on Cretaceous megaspores, and a PhD at University of Aarhus in 1993 on Mesozoic palynostratigraphy. During this time, she undertook several palynology-focused research projects across Europe. In 1996, she became a postdoctoral researcher at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, followed by research roles until 2005 when she began working at the University of Alberta. In 2015, she was appointed as an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta (read the related U of A article). She is also the curator for the University’s palaeobotany collection where her expertise will further research projects on over 127,000 specimens.
Park, J.Y., Lee, Y.N., Currie, P.J., Kobayashi, Y., Koppelhus, E.B., Barsbold, R., Mateus, O., Lee, S.J., and Kim, S.H. 2020. Additional skulls of Talarurus plicatospineus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae) and implications for paleobiogeography and paleoecology of armored dinosaurs. Cretaceous Research 108: 104340. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2019.104340
McKellar, R.C., Jones, E., Engel, M.S., Tappert, R., Wolfe, A.P., Muehlenbachs, K., Cockx, P., Koppelhus, E.B., and Currie, P.J. 2019. A direct association between amber and dinosaur remains provides paleoecological insights. Scientific Reports 9: 17916. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-54400-x
Lee, H.J., Lee, Y.N., Adams, T.L., Currie, P.J., Kobayashi, Y, Jacobs, L.L., and Koppelhus, E.B. 2018. Theropod trackways associated with a Gallimimus foot skeleton from the Nemegt Formation, Mongolia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 494: 160–167. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.10.020
Paulina-Carabajal, A., Coria, R.A., Currie, P.J., and Koppelhus, E.B. 2018. A natural cranial endocast with possible dicraeosaurid (Sauropoda, Diplodocidae) affinities from the Lower Cretaceous of Patagonia. Cretaceous Research 84: 437–441. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.12.001
Gnaedinger, S., Coria, R., Koppelhus, E.B., Casadío, S., Tunik, M., and Currie, P.J. 2017. First Lower Cretaceous record of Podocarpaceae wood associated with dinosaur remains from Patagonia, Neuquén Province, Argentina. Cretaceous Research 78: 228–239. DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2017.06.014
Pu, H.Y., Zelenitsky, D.K., Lü, J.C., Currie, P.J., Carpenter, K., Xu, L., Koppelhus, E.B., Jia, S.H., Xiao, L., Chang, H.L., Li, T.R., Kundrát, M., and Shen, C.Z. 2017. Perinate and eggs of a giant caenagnathid dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous of central China. Nature Communications 8: 14952. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14952
Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. 2015. The significance of the theropod collections of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology to our understanding of Late Cretaceous theropod diversity. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 52: 620–629. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0173
Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. 2014. Implications of finding a ceratopsian horncore in the Danek Bonebed. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51: 1034–1038. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0065
Burns, M.E., Coy, C., Arbour, V.M., Currie, P.J., and Koppelhus, E.B. 2014. The Danek Edmontosaurus Bonebed: new insights on the systematics, biogeography, and palaeoecology of Late Cretaceous dinosaur communities. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 51: v–vii. DOI: 10.1139/cjes-2014-0217
Currie, P.J., Badamgarav, D., Koppelhus, E.B., Sissons, R., and Vickaryous, M.K. 2011. Hands, feet and behaviour in Pinacosaurus (Dinosauria: Ankylosauridae). Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 56: 489–504. DOI: 10.4202/app.2010.0055
Koppelhus, E.B. and Braman, D.R. 2010. Upper Cretaceous palynostratigraphy of the Dry Island area. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(9): 1145–1158. DOI: 10.1139/E10-068
Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. 2010. Introduction to Albertosaurus special issue. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(9): 1111–1114. DOI: 10.1139/E10-065
Currie, P.J., Badamgarav, D., and Koppelhus, E.B. 2003. The first Late Cretaceous footprints from the Nemegt locality in the Gobi of Mongolia. Ichnos 10: 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/10420940390235071
BOOKS & BOOK CHAPTERS
Persons, W.S., Currie, P.J., Arbour, V., Vavrek, M., Koppelhus, E.B., and Edwards, J. 2019. Dinosaurs 101: What everyone should know about dinosaur anatomy, ecology, evolution and more. Van Rye Publishing, 170 pp.
Parrish, J.M., Molnar, R.E., Currie, P.J., and Koppelhus, E.B. (editors). 2013. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana. 294 pp.
Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. 2005. Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana. 648 pp.
Koppelhus, E.B. 2005. Paleobotany. In Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. (editors), Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed (pp. 131–138). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.
Braman, D.R. and Koppelhus, E.B. 2005. Campanian Palynomorphs. In Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. (editors), Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed (pp. 101–130). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.
Currie, P.J., Trexler, D., Koppelhus, E.B., Wicks, K., and Murphy, N. 2005. An unusual multi-individual tyrannosaurid bonebed in the Two Medicine Formation (Late Cretaceous, Campanian) of Montana (USA). In Carpenter, K. (editor), The Carnivorous Dinosaurs (pp. 313–324). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana.
Currie, P.J., Koppelhus, E.B., Shugar, M.A., and Wright, J.L. 2004. Feathered Dragons, Studies on the Transition from Dinosaurs to Birds. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana. 361 pp.
Currie, P.J., Koppelhus, E.B., and Sovak, J. 1999. A Moment in Time with Sinosauropteryx. Troodon Productions Inc., Calgary. 56 pp.
Currie, P.J., Koppelhus, E.B., and Sovak, J. 1998. A Moment in Time with Centrosaurus. Troodon Productions Inc., Calgary. 56 pp.
Koppelhus, E.B. and Currie, P.J. 1997. Cretaceous Period. In Currie, P.J and Padian, K. (editors), Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs (pp. 159–160). Academic Press.
Currie, P.J. and Koppelhus, E.B. 1996. 101 Questions about Dinosaurs. Dover Publications Inc., New York. 67 pp.
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