Andrew Zaffos

Andrew Zaffos

I am a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. My primary interest is the extinction and diversification of marine organisms, and how patterns of stratigraphic turnover may have controlled biodiversity throughout the Phanerozoic by restructuring habitats or creating artefactual gaps in the geologic record. I also study the phenomena of niche conservatism and biogeographic conservatism in ancient marine biotas, at both regional and global scales. I currently belong to the University of Wisconsin's Macrostratigraphy Lab, where I work as part of the Macrostrat Database, Paleobiology Database, and GeoDeepDive research and development teams.