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Graham Edward Budd (born 7 September 1968, Colchester) is a British palaeontologist, Professor of palaeobiology at Uppsala University.[1]

Graham E. Budd
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Born7 September 1968 (1968-09-07) (age 51)
ResidenceSweden
NationalityBritish
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
AwardsHodson Fund of the Palaeontological Association President's Medal of the Palaeontological Association
Scientific career
FieldsPalaeontology
InstitutionsUppsala University
Doctoral advisorSimon Conway Morris

Budd's research primarily has focused on the anatomy and evolutionary significance of Palaeozoic arthropods and in the integration of palaeontology into evolutionary developmental biology. He has also contributed to the theoretical understanding of the role of functional morphology in evolution. Together with Sören Jensen he reintroduced the concepts of stem and crown groups to phylogenetics.[2] Budd was awarded the Hodson Fund of the Palaeontological Association in 2002 and the President's Medal of the Palaeontological Association in 2015.

He has edited Acta Zoologica together with Lennart Olsson; he has also edited the Geological Magazine.

Selected publicationsEdit

  • G. E. Budd. 2002. A palaeontological solution to the arthropod head problem. Nature 417: 271-275.
  • G. E. Budd. 2006. On the origin and evolution of major morphological characters. Biological Reviews 81: 609-628.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Uppsala University: Developmental palaeobiology, accessed 2010-05-13
  2. ^ Budd, G.E.; Jensen, S. (2000), "A critical reappraisal of the fossil record of the bilaterian phyla", Biological Reviews, 75 (2): 253–295, doi:10.1111/j.1469-185X.1999.tb00046.x, PMID 10881389

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