PhD, Comparative Biology, Richard Gilder Graduate School (anticipated June 2018)

Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Marine Biology & Zoology, Humboldt State University (2014)

Minor, Botany & Scientific Diving, Humboldt State University (2014)

Recent Publications

John G. Maisey, Philippe Janvier, Alan Pradel, John S.S. Denton, A.W. Bronson, R. Miller, and C. Burrow. Doliodus and pucapampellids: contrasting perspectives on stem chondrichthyan morphology. In: Z. Johanson, C. Underwood, M. Richter (Editors.) Evolution and Development of Fishes (in press)

Bronson, A.W. and J.G. Maisey. 2018.  Resolving the identity of Platylithophycus, an enigmatic fossil from the Niobrara Chalk (Upper Cretaceous, Coniacian-Campanian). Journal of Paleontology 

Bronson, A.W., R. Mapes, and J.G. Maisey. 2018.  Chondrocranial morphology of Carcharopsis wortheni (Chondrichthyes; Euselachii incertae sedis), based on new material from the Fayetteville Shale (Upper Mississippian, Middle Chesterian). Papers in Palaeontology DOI:10.1002/spp2.1110

Maisey, J.G., A.W. Bronson, R.W. Williams, and M. McKinzie. 2017. A Pennsylvanian ‘supershark’ from Texas. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1325369.

Maisey, J.G., R. Miller, A. Pradel, J.S.S. Denton, A. Bronson, and P. Janvier. 2017. Pectoral morphology in Doliodus bridges the acanthodian-euchondrichthyan divide. Novitates 3875(3875):1-15. DOI: 10.1206/3875.1

Bronson, A.W., A.A. Klymiuk, R.A. Stockey, and A.M.F. Tomescu.  2013.  A perithecial sordariomycete (Ascomycota, Diaporthales) from the Early Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, British Columbia (Canada).  International Journal of Plant Sciences 174: 278-292. DOI: 10.1086/668227 Mycobank: 800815, 800816

Awards & Fellowships


2018 – Experimental Biology Travel Award ($350) – “Reconstructing Jaw Movement and Musculature in the Xenacanth Shark Orthacanthus texensis

2015 – Geological Society of America Research Grant ($1,050) – “Addressing shark origins: A rich fossil biota from the Mississippian Fayetteville Shale of Arkansas”

2014 – RGGS Fellowship ($151,820) – Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History

2014 – Young Botanist Award – Botanical Society of America

2013 – NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates ($4,500) – American Museum of Natural History

2013 – Outstanding Student Award: Best Professional Publication – Humboldt State University

2013 – Presidential Scholar – Humboldt State University

2012 – Vernon Cheadle Travel Award ($500) – Botanical Society of America