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Executive Director

Andrew Neuman

As Executive Director, Andrew (Andy) Neuman brings more than 20 years of leadership experience to the Museum. An accomplished researcher and educator Andy's vision and expertise have driven notable international exhibit partnerships and research expeditions.

The majority of Andy's research focuses on Mesozoic fishes from western Canada. He is currently working on Triassic sharks with a team in Europe and on Cretaceous fishes with a team here in Alberta. In addition to his scientific research, Andy has also worked on several international travelling exhibits.

Offering a unique combination of experience in both palaeontology and education, Andy is acutely aware of the necessity to balance the preservation and presentation components of the Museum's mandate. Much of his leadership focus is on building and maintaining relationships with community and corporate stakeholders, thereby reinforcing his belief that people are the most important component in any organization.

Current Research

Andy's research interest is in the area of Mesozoic fishes from western North America, with a focus on Lower Triassic marine bony fishes and Cretaceous freshwater bony fishes. Some of his current work includes the study of:

  • Triassic fishes from Alberta and British Columbia 
  • Cretaceous teleosts from western North America  
  • Microvertebrates from various localities in western North America

Recent Publications

Brinkman, D.B., M.G. Newbrey and A.G. Neuman. 2014. Diversity and paleoecology of actinopterygian fish from vertebrate microfossil localities of the Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation of Montana. Geological Society of America Special Papers. 503; 247-270

Newbrey, M.G., D.B. Brinkman, D.A. Winkler, E.A. Freedman, A.G. Neuman, D.W. Fowler, and H.N. Woodward. 2013. Teleost centrum and jaw elements from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation (Campanian – Maastrichtian) of Mongolia and a re-identification of the fish centrum found with the theropod Raptorex kreigsteini. Mesozoic Fishes 5 – Global Diversity and Evolution. G. Arratia, H.-P Schultze and M.V.H. Wilson (eds). Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munchen: pp 291-303.

Newbrey, M.G., A.M. Murray, M.V.H. Wilson, D.B. Brinkman and A.G. Neuman. 2013. A new species of the paracanthopterygian Xenyllion (Sphenocephaliformes) from the Mowry Formation (Cenomanian) of Utah, USA. Mesozoic Fishes 5 – Global Diversity and Evolution. G. Arratia, H.-P Schultze and M.V.H. Wilson (eds). Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil, Munchen: pp. 363-384.

Wilson, A.E., M.G. Newbrey, D.B. Brinkman, T.D. Cook and A.G. Neuman. 2013. Age and growth in Myledaphus bipartitus, a Late Cretaceous freshwater guitarfish from Alberta, Canada.
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 50: 930–944.

Brinkman, D.B., M.G. Newbrey, A.G. Neuman and J.G. Eaton. 2013. Freshwater Osteichthyes from the Cenomanian to middle Campanian of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah. In: At the Top of the Grand Staircase; The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah. A. Titus and M.A. Loewen (eds). Indiana University Press. Chapter 10. Pp. 195-236.

Neuman, A.G. 2011. Lower Triassic fishes from western Canada. Joint meeting – 9th British Columbia Paleontology Symposium and 3rd Annual Peace Region Palaeontology Symposium, Tumbler Ridge, BC. 27-31.

Neuman, A.G. and R.J. Mutter. 2010. Wapiti Lake (BC): a great Triassic Canadian Fossillagerstatte. In, Great Canadian Lagerstatten. GeoCanada 2010, extended abstract.

Newbrey, M.G., A.M. Murray, D.B. Brinkman, M.V.H. Wilson and A.G. Neuman. 2010. A new articulated freshwater fish (Clupeomorpha, Ellimmichthyiformes) from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation, Maastrichtian, of Alberta, Canada. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 47(9):1183-1196.


Newbrey, M.G., A.M. Murray, M.V.H. Wilson, D.B. Brinkman and A.G. Neuman. 2009. Seventy-five-million-year-old tropical tetra-like fish from Canada tracks Cretaceous global warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society. Biological Sciences 276:3829-3833.

Mutter, R.J. and A.G. Neuman. 2009. Recovery from the end-Permian extinction event: evidence from “Lilliput Listracanthus”. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology.284:22-28.

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