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Carrie Schweitzer


I have conducted field work and museum work in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. I conduct research at the Kent Campus and teach introductory geology courses at the Kent State University Campus at Stark, in North Canton, Ohio.

I have concentrated on the areas of the taxonomy, systematics, and evolution of the fossil decapod crustaceans, the shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. I have worked particularly on the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Eocene groups, but my work has spanned the full range of the decapod Crustacea. I have also worked on the paleobiogeography and paleoecology of these animals. I have worked on decapod faunas from North America, the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Asia and eastern Europe.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Chablais, J., R. M. Feldmann, and C. E. Schweitzer.  2011.  A new Triassic decapod, Platykotta akaina, from the Arabian shelf of the northern United Arab Emirates; earliest occurrence of the Anomura.  Paläontologische Zeitschrift, 85: 93-102.

Feldmann, R. M., C. E. Schweitzer, S. Casadío, and M. Griffin.  2011.  New Miocene Decapoda (Thalassinidea; Brachyura) from Tierra del Fuego, Argentina: Paleobiogeographic implications.  Annals of Carnegie Museum, 79: 91-123.

Schweitzer, C. E., and R. M. Feldmann. 2011. New fossil Brachyura (Decapoda: Homoloidea, Dorippoidea, Carpilioidea) from the United Kingdom.  Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 37: 1-11.

Varela, C. and C. E. Schweitzer.  2011.  New genus of Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Portunidae, Podophthalminae) from the Colón Formation, Cuba.  Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 37: 13-16.

Schweitzer, C. E., and R. M. Feldmann.  2011.  Revision of some fossil podotrematous Brachyura (Homolodromiidae; Longodromitidae; Torynommidae).  Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie.

Research Areas
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Decapod Systematics and Evolution

Geological Society of America, Member, Fall 1995-present
Paleontological Society (US), Member, Spring 1996-present
Crustacean Society, Member, January 1998-present
Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Member, Fall 1995-present
Sigma Xi, Member, April 1997-present
Palaeontological Society (UK), Member,  2001-present
Paleontological Research Institute, Member, 2004-present

Carrie Schweitzer
Department of Geology
Spring 2014 office hours at Kent Campus:
MCGilvrey Hall 345
Monday and Wednesday before noon by appointment
Fridays by appointment

Stark Campus Office: Main Hall 310C, Phone: (330) 244-3303 (on any campus call ext. 5-3303)

Geology at Stark Campus
Phone: 330-244-3303
Fax: 330-672-7949