Post Doctoral Associate

Dr. Adiël A. Klompmaker

Dr. Adiël A. Klompmaker

Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Post-Doctoral Fellow
Invertebrate Paleontology
250 Dickinson Hall
1659 Museum Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
(352) 273-1942
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Ph.D., 2012, Kent State University
M.S., 2006, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Research Interests

Paleoecology and the sedimentary rock record, predation on invertebrates, biodiversity, systematics, taphonomy, biostratigraphy, decapod crustaceans, mollusks.

Selected Recent Publications

Klompmaker, A.A., Schweizer, C.E., Feldmann, R.M., and Kowalewski, M., 2013. The influence of reefs on the rise of Mesozoic marine crustaceans. GEOLOGY 41: 1179-1182. (Cover article)

Klompmaker, A.A., Karasawa, H., Portell, R.W., Fraaije, R.H.B., and Ando, Y., 2013. An overview of predation evidence found on fossil decapod crustaceans with new examples of drill holes attributed to gastropods and octopods. PALAIOS 28: 599-613.

Klompmaker, A.A., Ortiz, J.D., and Wells, N.A., 2013. How to explain a decapod crustacean diversity hotspot in a mid-Cretaceous coral reef. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 374: 256-273.

Klompmaker, A.A., 2013. Extreme diversity of decapod crustaceans from the mid-Cretaceous (late Albian) of Spain: implications for Cretaceous decapod paleoecology. Cretaceous Research 41: 150-185.

Klompmaker, A.A., and Fraaije, R.H.B., 2012. Animal behavior frozen in time: gregarious behavior of Early Jurassic lobsters within an ammonoid body chamber. PLoS ONE 7(3): e31893. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031893

Feldmann, R.M., Franţescu, A., Franţescu, O.D., Klompmaker, A.A., Logan Jr., G., Robins, C.M., Schweitzer, C.E., and D.A. Waugh, D.A., 2012. Formation of lobster-bearing concretions in the Late Cretaceous Bearpaw Shale of Montana, United States, in a complex geochemical environment. PALAIOS 27: 842-856.

Klompmaker, A.A., 2012. Drill hole predation on fossil serpulid polychaetes, with new data from the Pliocene of the Netherlands. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 321-322: 113-120.

Klompmaker, A.A., Feldmann, R.M., and Schweitzer, C.E., 2012. A hotspot for Cretaceous goniodromitids (Decapoda, Brachyura) from reefal strata of Spain. Journal of Crustacean Biology 32: 780-801.

Schweitzer, C.E., Feldmann, R.M., Franţescu, O.D., and Klompmaker, A.A., 2012. Revision of Etyidae Guinot and Tavares, 2001 (Crustacea: Brachyura). Journal of Paleontology 86: 129-155.

Klompmaker, A.A., 2011. Drilling and crushing predation on scaphopods from the Miocene of the Netherlands. Lethaia 44: 429-439.

Klompmaker, A.A., Artal, P., Van Bakel, B.W.M., Fraaije, R.H.B., and Jagt, J.W.M., 2011. Etyid crabs (Crustacea, Decapoda) from mid-Cretaceous reefal strata of Navarra, northern Spain. Palaeontology 54: 1199-1212.

Klompmaker, A.A., Artal, P., Fraaije, R.H.B., and Jagt, J.W.M., 2011. Revision of the family Gastrodoridae (Crustacea, Decapoda), with description of the first species from the Cretaceous. Journal of Paleontology 85: 226-233.

Klompmaker, A.A., Herngreen, G.F.W., and Oosterink, H.W., 2010. Biostratigraphic correlation, paleoenvironment stress and subrosion pipe collapse: Dutch Rhaetian shales uncover their secrets. Facies 56: 597-613.

Klompmaker, A.A., 2009. Taphonomic bias on drill-hole predation intensities and paleoecology of Pliocene mollusks from Langenboom (Mill), The Netherlands. PALAIOS 24: 772-779.

Klompmaker, A.A., Waljaard, N.A., and Fraaije, R.H.B., 2009. Ventral bite marks in Mesozoic ammonoids. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 280: 245-257.

Klompmaker, A.A., 2008. (translated from Dutch) Biostratigraphic correlations of continental, Middle Miocene deposits from Europe. Gea 41: 15-18.