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Carrie Schweitzer


I have conducted field work and museum work in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. I conduct research at the Kent Campus and teach introductory geology courses at the Kent State University Campus at Stark, in North Canton, Ohio.

I have concentrated on the areas of the taxonomy, systematics, and evolution of the fossil decapod crustaceans, the shrimp, lobsters, and crabs. I have worked particularly on the Jurassic, Cretaceous, and Eocene groups, but my work has spanned the full range of the decapod Crustacea. I have also worked on the paleobiogeography and paleoecology of these animals. I have worked on decapod faunas from North America, the Caribbean, Argentina, Chile, New Zealand, Asia and eastern Europe.

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Guyer, G., C. E. Schweitzer, and R. M. Feldmann. 2014. First record of decapod crustaceans (Astacidea, Stenochiridae) from the Gypsum Springs Formation (Jurassic) of Wyoming, USA.  Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 40: 1-11.

Karasawa, H., C. E. Schweitzer, R. M. Feldmann, and J. Luque.  2014.  Systematics and Phylogeny of the Raninoida (Crustacea: Brachyura).  Journal of Crustacean Biology, 34:216-272.Karasawa, H., C. E. Schweitzer, and R. M. Feldmann.  2013.  Phylogeny and systematics of extant and extinct lobsters.  Journal of Crustacean Biology, 33: 78-123.

Klompmaker, A. A., C. E. Schweitzer, R. M. Feldmann, and M. Kowalewski. 2013.  The influence of reefs on the rise of Mesozoic marine crustaceans.  Geology, Sept. 6, 2013, doi:10.1120/G34768.1.

Robins, C. M., R. M. Feldmann, and C. E. Schweitzer. 2013.  Nine new genera and 24 new species of the Munidopsidae (Decopoda: Anomura: Galatheoidea) from the Jurassic Ernstbrunn Limestone of Austria, and notes on fossil munidopsid classification. Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie A, 115: 167-251.

Feldmann, R. M., C. E. Schweitzer, and J. Lehmann. 2013.  A new species of crab (Brachyura: Etyidae) from the late Albian of Germany.  Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Palaontologie, Abhandlungen, 267: 323-330.

Feldmann, R. M., C. E. Schweitzer, and J. W. Haggart. 2013. A new genus and species of lobster (Crustacea, Decapoda, Eryonidae) from the Early Jurassic (Hettangian) of British Columbia.  Canadian Journal of Earth Science, 50: 135-141.

Bracken-Grissom, H. D., M. E. Cannon, P. Cabezas, R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, S. T. Ahyong, D. L. Felder, R. Lemaitre and K. A Crandall.  2013.  A comprehensive and integrative reconstruction of evolutionary history for Anomura (Crustacea: Decapoda).  BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13: 128. doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-128.

Huang, J.,  R. M. Feldmann, C. E. Schweitzer, S. Hu, C. Zhou, M. J. Benton, Q. Zhang, W. Wen, and T. Xie. 2013. A new shrimp (Decapoda: Dendrobranchiata: Penaeoidea ) from the Middle Triassic of Yunnan, Southwest China.  Journal of Paleontology, 87, 603-611.

Research Areas
  • Invertebrate Paleontology
  • Paleobiogeography
  • Decapod Systematics and Evolution

Geological Society of America, Member, Fall 1995-present
Paleontological Society (US), Member, Spring 1996-present
Crustacean Society, Member, January 1998-present
Sigma Gamma Epsilon, Member, Fall 1995-present
Sigma Xi, Member, April 1997-present
Palaeontological Society (UK), Member,  2001-present
Paleontological Research Institute, Member, 2004-present

Carrie Schweitzer
Department of Geology
Spring 2015 office hours at Kent Campus:
McGilvrey Hall 345

Monday, Wednesday & Friday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
or by appointment

Stark Campus Office: Main Hall 310C, Phone: (330) 244-3303 (on any campus call ext. 5-3303)

Geology at Stark Campus
Phone: 330-244-3303
Fax: 330-672-7949