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
  • 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.
Paleoecology; Cenozoic and Mesozoic paleoclimate; angiosperm history and systematics; fossil plants of the Rocky Mountain region; plant taphonomy.
Publications
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Chapter
  • Wing, Scott L. 2017. "Thinking Like a Mountain in the Anthropocene." in Living in the Anthropocene Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stein, J. K., 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, edited by Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., 156–162. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series v. 18. Wellington, NZ: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences.
  • 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, edited by Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., 157–163. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series (no. 18). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2005. "A paleontological perspective on plant extinction." in Plant Conservation A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 43–53. University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2004. "Mass Extinctions in Plant Evolution." in Extinctions in the History of Life, edited by Taylor, Paul D., 61–97. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Crowley, T. J. and Zachos, J. C. 2000. "Comparison of zonal temperature profiles for past warm time periods." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 50–76. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jackson, Jeremy B. C. and Johnson, Kenneth G. 2000. "Life in the Last Few Million Years." in Deep Time: Paleobiology's Perspective, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Wing, Scott L., 221.
  • MacLeod, Kenneth G., Huber, Brian T., and Ducharme, M. L. 2000. "Paleontological and geochemical constraints on changes in the deep ocean during the Cretaceous greenhouse interval." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 241–274. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Valdes, P. J. 2000. "Warm climate forcing mechanisms." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 3–21. Cambridge: 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, edited by Janis, Christine M., Scott, Kathleen M., and Jacobs, Louis L., 37–60. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge 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, edited by Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L., Wilson, Don E., and Wilson, Edward O., 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, edited by Wilson, E. O., Wilson, Don E., and Reaka-Kudla, M. L., 163–185. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Potts, Richard and Behrensmeyer, Anna K. 1992. "Late Cenozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems." in Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 419–541. Chicago: University of Chicago.
  • 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 327–416. Chicago: University of Chicago 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., 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, edited by Friis, E. M., Chaloner, W. G., and Crane, P. R., 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, edited by Flores, R. M. and Kaplan, S., 93–105. Denver: Rocky Mountain Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

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Dataset
Book
  • Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L. , eds. 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.
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L. , eds. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time. Chicago: University of Chicago.
Article

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Chapter
  • Wing, Scott L. 2017. "Thinking Like a Mountain in the Anthropocene." in Living in the Anthropocene Earth in the Age of Humans, edited by Kress, W. John and Stein, J. K., 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, edited by Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., 156–162. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series v. 18. Wellington, NZ: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences.
  • 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, edited by Crouch, E. M., Strong, C. P., and Hollis, C. J., 157–163. GNS Science Miscellaneous Series (no. 18). Lower Hutt, New Zealand: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2005. "A paleontological perspective on plant extinction." in Plant Conservation A Natural History Approach, edited by Krupnick, Gary A. and Kress, W. John., 43–53. University of Chicago Press.
  • Wing, Scott L. 2004. "Mass Extinctions in Plant Evolution." in Extinctions in the History of Life, edited by Taylor, Paul D., 61–97. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Crowley, T. J. and Zachos, J. C. 2000. "Comparison of zonal temperature profiles for past warm time periods." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 50–76. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Jackson, Jeremy B. C. and Johnson, Kenneth G. 2000. "Life in the Last Few Million Years." in Deep Time: Paleobiology's Perspective, edited by Erwin, Douglas H. and Wing, Scott L., 221.
  • MacLeod, Kenneth G., Huber, Brian T., and Ducharme, M. L. 2000. "Paleontological and geochemical constraints on changes in the deep ocean during the Cretaceous greenhouse interval." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 241–274. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Valdes, P. J. 2000. "Warm climate forcing mechanisms." in Warm Climates in Earth History, edited by Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L., 3–21. Cambridge: 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, edited by Janis, Christine M., Scott, Kathleen M., and Jacobs, Louis L., 37–60. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge 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, edited by Reaka-Kudla, Marjorie L., Wilson, Don E., and Wilson, Edward O., 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, edited by Wilson, E. O., Wilson, Don E., and Reaka-Kudla, M. L., 163–185. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.
  • Potts, Richard and Behrensmeyer, Anna K. 1992. "Late Cenozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems." in Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 419–541. Chicago: University of Chicago.
  • 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 327–416. Chicago: University of Chicago 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, John D., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L., 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, edited by Behrensmeyer, Anna K., 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, edited by Friis, E. M., Chaloner, W. G., and Crane, P. R., 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, edited by Flores, R. M. and Kaplan, S., 93–105. Denver: Rocky Mountain Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists.

... more... less

Dataset
Book
  • Huber, Brian T., MacLeod, Kenneth G., and Wing, Scott L. , eds. 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.
  • Behrensmeyer, Anna K., Damuth, J., Dimichele, William A., Potts, Richard, Sues, Hans-Dieter, and Wing, Scott L. , eds. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time. Chicago: University of Chicago.