Edward Davis, Department of Earth Sciences, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Edward Davis, Department of Geologic Sciences, Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Associate Professor
Condon Fossil Collection Director
Practice Areas: Mass Extinction, Evolution of Large Mammals, Paleontology, Climate Change, Conservation Biology

Faculty bioUO Vertebrate Paleontology Lab | (541) 346-3461

Edward Davis is an academic expert in mass extinction, paleontology and the evolution of large mammals. At the University of Oregon, he is an associate professor of earth sciences and the paleontological collections manager for the Museum of Natural and Cultural History. Edward specializes in the way species respond to ongoing climate change. Most of his work is on terrestrial herbivores (plant eaters, such as antelope), but his research also expands into whales and carnivores.

Recent Media: 
Eugene museum adds fossil of a supersized, spike-toothed salmon (KLCC, June 12, 2024)
UO team says Oregon fossil came from a bear-sized meat-eater (Around the O, July 16, 2019)
Cancer genes help deer antlers grow (Science Magazine, June 20, 2019)
UO scientists uncover a rare Oregon dinosaur fossil (Around the O, Nov. 5, 2018)
Looking to exploding stars for clues about life on ancient earth (Voice of America, July 15, 2016)
Fielding a field notes comeback (American Libraries Magazine, July 14, 2016)
Edward Davis to give talk on new ideas about the saber-tooth salmon (Around the O, Aug. 26, 2015)
VIDEO: Saber-tooth salmon (Museum of Natural and Cultural History, July 22, 2015)
Fossil finds yield a surprise about Oregon’s saber-tooth salmon (Around the O, Nov. 19, 2014)