Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Scott Wing

Research Geologist and Curator of Paleobotany
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., Yale University
  • Ph.D., Yale University
Research Interests

Paleoecology; Cenozoic and Mesozoic paleoclimate; angiosperm history and systematics; fossil plants of the Rocky Mountain region; plant taphonomy.

Publications
Journal Article

... more... less

Book Chapter
  • Wing, Scott L. 2017. "Thinking Like a Mountain in the Anthropocene." In Living in the Anthropocene Earth in the Age of Humans. Kress, W. John and Stein, J. K., editors. 18–22. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books.
  • Wing, Scott L., Bloch, J. I., Bowen, G. J., Boyer, D. M., Chester, S., Diefendorf, Aaron F., Harrington, G. J., Kraus, M. J., Secord, R., and Smith, F. A. 2009. "Coordinated sedimentary and biotic change during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA." In Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene (CBEP 2009), extended abstracts from an international conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 January 2009. Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., editors. 156–162. Wellington, NZ: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. In GNS Science Miscellaneous Series v. 18.
  • Wing, Scott L., Bloch, Johathan I., Bowen, Gabriel J., Boyer, Douglas M., Chester, Stephen, Diefendorf, Aaron F., Harrington, Guy J., Kraus, Mary J., Secord, Ross, and McInerney, Francesca A. 2008. "Coordinated Sedimentary and Biotic Change During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA." In Climatic and Biotic Events of the Paleogene (CBEP 2009), extended abstracts from an international conference in Wellington, New Zealand, 12-15 January 2009. Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., editors. 157–163. Lower Hutt, New Zealand: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited. In GNS Science Miscellaneous Series (no. 18).
  • Wing, Scott L. 2005. "A paleontological perspective on plant extinction." In Plant Conservation A Natural History Approach. Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John, editors. 43–53. University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2004. "Mass Extinctions in Plant Evolution." In Extinctions in the History of Life. Taylor, Paul D., editor. 61–97. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 1998. "Tertiary Vegetation of North America as a Context for Mammalian Evolution." In Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulatelike Mammals. Janis, Christine M., Scott, Kathleen M., and Jacobs, Louis L., editors. 37–60. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 1998. "Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Floral and Climatic Change in the Bighorn Basin, Wyoming." In Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Biotic and Climatic Events. Berggren, William, Aubrey, M. P., and Lucas, S., editors. 371–391. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 1997. "Global Warming and Plant Species Richness: a Case Study of the Paleocene/Eocene Boundary." In Biodiversity II : Understanding and Protecting our Biological Resources. Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L., Wilson, Don E., and Wilson, Edward O., editors. 163–185. Washington, D.C.: Joseph Henry Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 1996. "Global Warming and Plane Species Richness—a Case Study of the Paleocene/Eocene Boundary." In Biodiversity II: Understanding and Protecting our Natural Resources. Wilson, E. O., Wilson, Don E., and Reaka-Kudla, M. L., editors. 163–185. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. and Sues, Hans-Dieter. 1992. "Mesozoic and Early Cenozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems." In Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time : Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., DiMichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., editors. 327–416. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L., Sues, Hans-Dieter, Potts, Richard, DiMichele, William A., and Behrensmeyer, Anna K. 1992. "Evolutionary Paleoecology." In Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. Behrensmeyer, Anna K., editor. 1–13. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 1987. "Interactions of Angiosperms and Herbivorous Tetrapods through Time." In The Origins of Angiosperms and their Biological Consequences. Friis, E. M., Chaloner, W. G., and Crane, P. R., editors. 203–224. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. and Bown, T. M. 1985. "Fine Scale Reconstruction of the Late Paleocene-Early Eocene Paleogeography in the Bighorn Basin of Northern Wyoming." In Cenozoic Paleogeography of the West Central United States, Rocky Mountain Symposium. Flores, R. M. and Kaplan, S., editors. 93–105. Denver: Rocky Mountain Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

... more... less

Dataset
Book Review
Book
  • Ellis, B., Daly, D. C., Hickey, Leo J., Johnson, Kirk R., Mitchell, J. D., Wilf, Peter, and Wing, Scott L. 2009. Manual of Leaf Architecture. Cornell University Press.
  • Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., editors. 2000. Warm Climates in Earth History. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Damuth, J., Behrensmeyer, Anna K., DiMichele, William A., Labandeira, Conrad C., Potts, Richard, and Wing, Scott L. 1997. ETE Database Manual. Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystems Consortium. Washington, D.C..
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., DiMichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., editors. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time. Chicago: University of Chicago.