Julien Kimmig

Julien Kimmig

Collections Manager
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Lindley Hall

I am the collections manager for Invertebrate Paleontology. My main interest is Paleozoic Lagerstätte-type deposits.

Research: 

My research focuses on taxonomy, paleoecology, stratigraphy, sedimentology, taphonomy, and geochemistry of Paleozoic shales and carbonates. Past research concentrated on the stratigraphic context, preservation and taxonomy of a new Burgess Shale-type deposit from the Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada, as well as geochemical anomalies of the exceptionally preserved interval. More recently, my research concentrated on the taxonomy, stratigraphy and paleoecology of the Cambrian Spence Shale in Utah and Idaho, the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation of Montana, as well as the Bear Gulch Lagerstätte and its paleoecology and taphonomy of the invertebrate fauna.

Publications: 

Peer reviewed

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2016) Taphonomy of the middle Cambrian (Series3, Drumian) Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte, Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Lethaia 49: 150−169.

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2015) Soft-bodied biota from the middle Cambrian (Drumian) Rockslide Formation, Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada. Journal of Paleontology 89: 51–71.

Kimmig, Julien (2013) Possible secondarily terrestrial lifestyle in the European phytosaur Nicrosaurus kapffi (Late Triassic, Norian) – A preliminary study. In: Triassic Geology and Paleontology: Tanner et al. (Eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 61: 306–312.

Kimmig, Julien & Justin Spielmann (2011) Biological factors influencing phytosaur (Archosauria: Phytosauridae) taxonomy: A Prospectus. In: Fossil Record 3: Sullivan et al. (Eds.). New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin 53:289–294.

Kimmig, Julien & Gernot Arp (2010) Phytosaur remains from the Norian Arnstadt Formation (Leine Valley, Germany), with reference to European phytosaur habitats. Palaeodiversity 3: 215–224.

Non peer reviewed

Kimmig, Julien (2016) Book Review: Penney, D. and J.E. Jepson. 2014. Fossil Insects: An introduction to palaeoentomology. Priscum: Newsletter of the Paleontological Society: Winter 2016: 42–43.

Education: 

BSc - Geosciences; Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Thesis: Phytosaurs in the Late Triassic, New findings and their worldwide distribution.

MSc - Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity; Imperial College London and Natural History Museum London. Thesis: Functional morphology and systematic paleontology of the Phytosauria (Archosauria; Crurotarsi) and the developmentof their Late Triassic habitats.

PhD - Geology; University of Saskatchewan. Thesis: Taxonomy, taphonomy and paleoecology of a new Burgess Shale-type Lagerstätte from the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada.

Grants: 

Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2014Value: 120 $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2014Value: 200 £

Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section Travel Grant October 2013Value: 240 $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant October 2013Value: 400 £

University of Saskatchewan Travel Grant October 2013Value: 550 Ca $

Graduate Student Association Travel Grant October 2013; Value: 350 Ca $

Palaeontological Association Travel Grant December 2012; Value: 100 £

Professional Presentations: 

Invited Presentations

Kimmig, Julien (2016) Burgess Shale-type deposits: A window into Cambrian paleoecology. Arkansas Tech University, February 9, 2016.

Conference Sessions Chaired

Kimmig, Julien & Amy Singer (2016) Lagerstätten through Time and Space. Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting, Moscow, ID.

Conference Presentations

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2016) Coprolites of the Ravens Throat River Lagerstätte: Understanding the middle Cambrian food chain and environment. Geological Society of America, Rocky Mountain Section, Annual Meeting, Moscow, ID. (Talk)

Jarochowska, Emilia, Allison L. Keller, Julien Kimmig et al. (2014) Sequence stratigraphy control over biofacies distribution and ecological gradients in the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation, Montana. Annual meeting of the Paleontological Association, Leeds. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2014) Silver in microbial mats of the middle Cambrian Ravens Throat River deposit: An environmental and preservation factor? Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Vancouver. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6): 684. (Talk)

Loughney, Katharine M., Emilia Jarochowska, Allison L. Keller, Julien Kimmig, et al. (2014) Sequence stratigraphic architecture drives biofacies distribution of the Mississippian Lodgepole Formation in south-central Montana. Geological Society ofAmerica Annual Meeting, Vancouver. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46 (6) 754. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2013) Taphonomy of a new middle Cambrian (Series 3) fossil Lagerstätte from the Mackenzie Mountains, northwestern Canada. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Denver. Geological Society ofAmerica Abstracts with Programs, 45 (7): 307. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian R. Pratt (2013) A new middle Cambrian Burgess Shale-type Lagerstätte from the Middle Cambrian of the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Geological Association of Canada–Mineralogical Association of Canada Joint Annual Meeting, Winnipeg. Program with Abstracts, 36: 121. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Brian Pratt (2012) The Burgess Shale’s little brother: A new Lagerstätte from the Middle Cambrian of the Mackenzie Mountains, Northwest Territories, Canada. Annual meeting of the Palaeontological Association, Dublin. The Palaeontological Association Newsletter, 81 Suppl.: 74. (Poster)

Kimmig, Julien (2009) Sexual dimorphism in phytosaurs and its phylogenetic influence. 7th annual LERN Conference, London. (Talk)

Kimmig, Julien & Gernot Arp (2008) First phytosaur remains (Triassic: Norian)from northern Germany. Annual meeting of the Paläontologische Gesellschaft, Erlangen. Erlanger geologische Abhandlungen, Sonderband 6. (Poster)

Major Field Experience: 

MacKenzie Mountains, Montana, Australia, Germany

Collections Visited: 

University of Göttingen Geological Museum, Natural History Museum London, University of Tübingen Paleontological Museum, American Museum of Natural History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, University of California Museum of Paleontology Berkeley, Yale Peabody Museum, Petrified Forest National Park, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle Paris, Paläontologisches Museum München, Institute of Paleobiology of the Polish Academy of Sciences Warsaw, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde Stuttgart. 

Professional Societies: 

Geological Society of America

Paleontological Society

Palaeontological Association

SEPM