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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:

  • Fossil sharks from the Niobrara of the United States
  • Teleosts from western North America (including a relatively complete paracanthopterygian (trout perch) and Paraclupeid (herring) from Dry Island Buffalo Jump and isolated bones of a characiform from southern Alberta)
  • Microvertebrates from various localities in western North America

Recent Publications

Neuman, A.G. and R.J. Mutter. 2010. Wapiti Lake (BC): a great Triassic Canadian Fossillagerstatte. In, Great Canadian Lagerstatten. GeoCanada 2010, extended abstract. http://www.geocanada2010.ca/uploads/abstracts_new/493_wapitilagabstract.doc

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., M.V.H. Wilson, A.G. Neuman, A.M. Murray and D.B. Brinkman. 2010. A new genus of Percopsiformes from the Upper Cretaceous Scollard Formation of Alberta, Canada. Fifth International Meeting on Mesozoic Fishes, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, August 1-7.

Brinkman, D.B., M.G. Newbrey, A.G. Neuman and J.G. Eaton. 2010. Non-marine actinopterygians fish assemblages from the Late Cretaceous of the Western Interior of North America – Evidence from vertebrate microfossil localities. Fifth International Meeting on Mesozoic Fishes, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, August 1-7.

Neuman, A.G. and R.J. Mutter. 2005. Helmolepis cyphognathus, sp. nov., a new platysiagid actinopterygian from the Lower Triassic Sulphur Mountain Formation (British Columbia, Canada). Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences.42:25-36.

Brinkman, D.B., D.R. Braman, A.G. Neuman, P.E. Ralrick and T. Sato. 2005. A vertebrate assemblage from the marine shales of the Lethbridge Coal Zone. In: Dinosaur Provincial Park, A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed. P.J. Currie and E.B. Koppelhus (eds.). Indiana Press. pp. 486-500.

Neuman, A.G. and D.B. Brinkman. 2005. Fishes of the fluvial beds. In: Dinosaur Provincial Park, A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed. P.J. Currie and E.B. Koppelhus (eds.). Indiana Press. pp. 167-185.

Neuman, A.G. 2005. A nearly complete specimen of the Cretaceous ray Myledaphus from Dinosaur Provincial Park Alberta. Dinosaur Park Symposium, Short Papers, Abstracts and Program. Royal Tyrrell Museum. 60-61.

Mutter, R.J. and A.G. Neuman. 2006. An enigmatic chondrichthyan with Paleozoic affinities from the Lower Triassic of western Canada. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica.51(2):271-282.

Mutter, R.J., K. de Blanger and A.G. Neuman. 2007. Elasmobranchs from the Lower Triassic Sulphur Mountain Formation near Wapiti Lake (BC, Canada). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2007, 149:309-337. (refereed)

Mutter, R.J. and A.G. Neuman. 2008a. New eugeneodontid sharks from the Lower Triassic Sulphur Mountain Formation of western Canada. In: Fishes and the Breakup of Pangaea. C.L. Longbottom and A. Richter (eds.). Geological Society, London Special Publication 295:9-41.

Mutter, R.J. and A.G. Neuman. 2008b. Jaws and dentition in an Early Triassic, 3-dimensionally preserved eugeneodontid skull. Acta Geologica Polonica. 58(2):223-227.

Mutter, R.J., A.G. Neuman and K. de Blanger. 2008. Homalodontus nom. nov., a replacement name for Wapitiodus Mutter, de Blanger and Neuman, 2007 (Homalodontidae nom. nov, ?Hybodontoidea) preoccupied by Wapitiodus. Orchard, 2005.

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