Symposium 2

Roger L. Kaesler--Scientist and Editor: His Contributions to Paleontology through research and the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology

Bruce S. Lieberman, University of Kansas

Roger Kaesler has had a long and illustrious career as a paleontologist at the University of Kansas; he recently announced his retirement after more than 40 years of work there. This symposium will focus on his paleontological studies, which spanned the Phanerozoic and focused on evolutionary and ecological patterns in ostracods. In particular, he was among the pioneers in the use of morphometrics and multivariate statistics to study fossils, and he also used geochemical techniques. His contributions to paleontology as an editor of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology are extremely important (for these he recently received GSA's Distinguished Service Medal) and will also be the subject of this symposium.