Dr. Terry Gates

Dr. Terry Gates

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Dr. Terry “Bucky” Gates is a Biology Lecturer for North Carolina State University at Raleigh. His research in centered around paleoecology and biography of Cretaceous vertebrates. Public outreach is also a strong aspect of his career by leading citizen science projects on paleontology. He also goes on expeditions with the Nature Research Center of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. You can check out their blog called Expedition Live.

 

Education

Ph. D, Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah (2007)

M.S., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah (2003)

B.S., Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences: Concentration in Paleoecology, North Carolina State University (2000)

 

Career

2015 – Present:

Citizen Science Adviser, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina

Lecturer, North Carolina State Univerisity, Department of Biological Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

Editorial Board, Frontiers in Paleontology, Open Access Scholarly Journal

2012 – Present

Research Associate, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, North Carolina

2009 – Present

Research Associate, Field Museum of NHistory History, Chicago, Illinois

2007 – Present

Research Curator, Natural History Museum of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

Publications

2017

McDonald, A.T., T.A. Gates, L.E. Zanno, and P.J. Makovicky. Anatomy, taphonomy, and phylogenetic implications of a new specimen of Eolambia (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah, USA. PLOS One, vol 12(5), e0176896. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0176896

2016

Arbour, V., L.E. Zanno, and T.A. Gates. Ankylosaurian dinosaur palaeoenvironmental associations are influenced by extirpation, sea level fluctuation, and geodispersal. Paleogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol 449, p. 289299.

Gates, T.A., C. Organ, and L.E. Zanno. Bony cranial ornamentation linked to rapid evolution of gigantic theropod dinosaurs. Nature Communications, 7:12931. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms12931

Zanno, L.E., K. Tsogtbataar, C. Tsogtbataar, and T.A. Gates. Specializations of the mandibular anatomy and dentition of Segnosaurus galbinensis (Dinosauria: Theropoda). PeerJ, 4:e1885. DOI 10.7717/peerj.1885

2015

Gates, T.A., L.E. Zanno, and P.J. Makovicky. Theropod teeth from the upper Maastrichtian Hell Creek Formation Sue Quarry: Faunal comparisons and morphological variation among localities. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, vol 60, p. 131139.

Gates, T.A. and R. Scheetz. A new saurolophine hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Campanian of Utah, North America. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, vol 13, p. 711–725.

2014

Gates, T.A., Z. Jinnah, C. Leavitt, and M.A. Getty. New hadrosaurid (Dinosauria, Ornithopoda) specimens from the early-middle Campanian Wahweap Formation of southern Utah, p.156173. In: Eberth, D.A. and Evans, D.C. (Eds.), Hadrosaurs: Proceedings of the International Hadrosaur Symposium at the Royal Tyrrell Museum. Indiana University Press.

2014

DeBlieux, D.D., J.I. Kirkland, A.L. Titus, T.A. Gates, T. Williamson, J.G. Eaton, M.A. Getty, S.D. Sampson, and M.C. Hayden. Vertebrate paleontology of the middle Campanian Wahweap Formation in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. In : Titus, A. and Loewen, M.A. (Eds.), At the top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of southern Utah. Indiana University Press, p. 563587.

2013

Gates, T.A., E.K. Lund, C.A. Boyd, M.A. Getty, D.D. DeBlieux, J.I. Kirkland, and D.C. Evans. The role of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in macroevolutionary and paleobiogeographic studies of ornithopod dinosaurs. In: Titus, A.L. and Loewen, M.A. (Eds.), At the top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of southern Utah. Indiana University Press, p. 463481.

Boyd, C.A., S.K. Drumheller, and T.A. Gates. Crocodyliform feeding traces on juvenile ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Kaiparowits formation, Utah. PLOS One, vol 8(2), e57605. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0057605

2012

Gates, T.A., A. Prieto-Marquez, and L.E. Zanno. Mountain building triggered North American megaherbivore dinosaur cladogenesis. PLOS One, vol 7(8), e42135. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0042135

2011

Gates, T.A., J.R. Horner, R.R. Hanna, and C.R. Nelson. New unadorned hadrosaurid (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Campanian of North America. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol 31, p. 798811.

2010

Gates, T.A., E.K. Lund, S.D. Sampson, J.I. Kirkland, M.A. Getty, D.D. Deblieux, and A.L. Titus. Ornithopod dinosaurs from the Late Cretaceous Kaiparowits Plateau, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. In: Learning from the Land Symposium Conference Proceedings 2006. Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, p. 159172.

Gates, T.A., S.D. Sampson, L.E. Zanno, E.M. Roberts, J.G. Eaton, R.L. Nydam, J.H. Hutchison, J.A. Smith, M.A. Loewen, and M.A. Getty. Biogeography of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrates from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) Western Interior of North America: new information from the Kaiparowits Formation, south-central Utah. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol 291, p. 371387.

Sampson, S.D., T.A. Gates, E.M. Roberts, M.A. Getty, L.E. Zanno, A.L. Titus, M.A. Loewen, J.A. Smith, E.K. Lund, and J. Sertich. Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: A new and critical window into the world of dinosaur. In: Learning from the Land Symposium Conference Proceedings 2006. Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, p. 141158.

2009

Fricke, H.C, R.R. Rogers, and T.A. Gates. Hadrosaurid migration: inferences based on stable isotope comparisons among Late Cretaceous dinosaur localities. Paleobiology, vol 35(2), p. 270288.

Gates, T.A. and A. Farke. Biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications of a hadrosaurid (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Almond Formation of Wyoming, USA. Cretaceous Research, vol 30, p. 11571163.

Gates, T.A. and A. Farke. Biostratigraphic and biogeographic implications of a hadrosaurid (Ornithopoda: Dinosauria) from the Upper Cretaceous Almond Formation of Wyoming, USA. Cretaceous Research, vol 30, p. 11571163.

2007

Gates, T.A. and S.D. Sampson. A new species of Gryposaurus (Dinosauria: Hadrosauridae) from the Late Campanian Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, vol 151, p. 351376.

Gates, T.A., S.D. Sampson, D.A. Eberth, L.E. Zanno, C.R. Delgado-de Jesús, R. Hernandez, M.A. Martinez, and J.I. Kirkland. Velafrons coahuilensis, a new lambeosaurine hadrosaur (Dinosauria: Ornithopoda) from the Late Campanian Cerro del Pueblo Formation, Coahuila, Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, vol 27(4), p. 917930.

2006

Kirkland, J.I., R. Hernandez, T.A. Gates, G.S. Paul, S. Nesbitt, C.I. Serrano-Branas. J.P. Garcia-de la Garza. A large hadrosaur from the Sabinas Basin, Northern Mexico, S.G. Lucas and R.M. Sullivan (eds.), Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 35, p. 299315.

Lucas, S.G., J.A. Spielmann, R.M. Sullivan, A.P. Hunt, and T.A. Gates. Anasazisaurus, a hadrosaurian dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of New Mexico. S.G. Lucas and R.M. Sullivan (eds.), Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 35, p.293297.

Lund, E.K. and T.A. Gates. A historical and biogeographical examination of hadrosaurian dinosaurs. In S.G. Lucas and R.M. Sullivan (eds.), Late Cretaceous vertebrates from the Western Interior. New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science Bulletin 35, p.263276.

2005

Gates, T. A. The Late Jurassic (Morrison Formation) Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry as a drought induced assemblage. PALAIOS, vol 20(4), p. 363375.

 

Conferences

2017

Gates, T.A., D.C. Evans. T. Birthisel, J. Bourke, and L.E. Zanno. A new species of Parasaurolophus from the Upper Cretaceous Kaiparowits Formation of southern Utah based on a series of skulls. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Anual Meeting Abstracts with Programs.

2016

Clark, C., N. Bourne, B. Argall, and T.A. Gates. Students Discover “Shark Tooth Forensics”: Using STEAM to power a 21st century citizen science curriculum. National Association of Biology Teachers confernece, Denver, CO.

Avrahami, H.M., J.S. Humphrey, A.B. Heckery, T.A. Gates, P.J. Makovicky, and L.E. Zanno. The early Late Cretaceous paleofaunal vertebrate assemblage of the Cliffs of Insanity microsite in the Mussentuchit Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation, Utah. 2016 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts, p. 90.

Campione, N., M. Bazzi, T.A. Gates, B. Kear, H. Blom, and P.E. Ahlberg. Dietary selection in lamniform sharks across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary. 2016 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts, p. 109.

Drumheller, S.K., T.A. Gates, L.R. Brett, and A.D. Steen. Root marks in the classroom: A student science approach to actualistic taphonomic research. 2016 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts, p. 128.

2015

Arbour, V., T.A. Gates, L. Zanno. Interpreting the ankylosaurian fossil record in the context of the Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway of North America. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Programs and Abstracts, p. 80.

Campione N., T.A. Gates, B. Kear, H. Blom, P. Ahlberg. Ecological and phylogenetic constraints on the dental morphology of sharks. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 102.

Gates, T.A. Macroevolutionary trends in the preorbital skull region of ornithopod (Ornithischia) dinosaurs. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 130.

Makovicky, P.J., L.E. Zanno, T.A. Gates. The advent of North America’s Late Cretaceous fauna revisited: Insights from new discoveries and improved phylogenies. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 172.

Peart, S., T.A. Gates, N. Campione. Phylogenetic predictive body size estimates of extinct sharks. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 192.

Thomas, J., K. Hall, K. Albright, T.A. Gates, L.E. Zanno. “Students Discover” Shark Tooth Forensics: A citizen science initiative bridging middle school students, teachers, and paleontologists. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 225.

Zanno, L.E., V. Arbour, T.A. Gates, P.J. Makovicky, M. Loewen, K. Button, A. Moyer, T. Bridges, L. Herzog. Body mass transformations in the mid-Cretaceous of North America: How eustasy, range restrictions, and clade sorting shaped the evolution of dinosaur size. 2015 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, p. 244.

2014

Gates, T.A., Organ, C., and Zanno, L.E. Non-avian theropod socio-ecology: Can gallliforms provide insights? Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. pg. 132.

2013

Gates, T.A. and Zanno, L.E. Ossified cranial ornamentation correlates with mid- to large-body mass in theropod dinosaurs. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. pg. 132.

2012

Gates, T.A. Variations in ecomorphological diversity of shark teeth from Late Cretaceous through modern marine ecosystems of North Carolina. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. pg. 99.

Prieto-Marquez, A., Gates, T.A., Zanno, L.E. Late Cretaceous tectonic events triggered North American megaherbivore dinosaur cladogenesis. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. pg. 158.

Zanno, L.E., Makovicky, P.J., and Gates, T.A. A new giant carcharodontosaurian allosauroid from the Lower Cretaceous Cedar Mountain Formation of central Utah. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs. pg. 199.

2011

Gates, T.A. Temporal variations in latitudinal biodiversity patterns during the Campanian of western North America. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs.