University of Michigan
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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Daniel Fisher

Daniel Fisher

  • Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Claude W. Hibbard Collegiate Professor of Paleontology
  • Curator and Director, Museum of Paleontology
  • Ph.D. Geological Sciences, Harvard University, 1975
  • Museum of Paleontology website

Contact information

  • University of Michigan
    1535 Museums Building
    1109 Geddes Ave
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079
  • Phone: (734) 764-0488
  • Fax: (734) 936-1380
  • Email:

Fields of study

Functional morphology and phylogenetic inference (incorporating stratigraphic data) to understand large-scale patterns of change in evolution; life history and paleoecology of Pleistocene proboscideans; causes of Pleistocene extinction

UM affiliation

  • Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Museum of Paleontology

Related news

Hundreds get rare behind the scenes museum access

Behind the Scenes Day presents a rare opportunity to see the inner workings at the four museums of the Ruthven Museums Building on the U-M Central Campus each year.

On the BBC and U-M Gateway: Woolly mammoth carcass may have been cut into by humans

Professor Dan Fisher is one of the researchers studying the mammoth that suggests that ancient humans "stole" mammoths from hunting lions, scientists say.

On PBS NOVA: Ice Age Death Trap

In the Rocky Mountains, archaeologists uncover a unique fossil site packed with astonishingly well-preserved bones of mammoths, mastodons, and other giant extinct beasts.