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Steve Donovan

Prof. Dr. S.K. (Steve) Donovan, Senior researcher - Geology, Palaeozoic and Mesozoic invertebrates

Contact

Email: steve.donovan@naturalis.nl
Phone: +31 (0)71-56 87 642
Room number: C01.10, Darwinweg 2
“It all happened one Tuesday afternoon.”

Career

Education

D.Sc. 1994 Department of Earth Sciences, University of Liverpool, England.
Ph.D. 1983 Department of Geology, University of Liverpool, England.
B.Sc. 1980 Department of Geology, University of Manchester, England. Honours, Upper Second.

 

Dissertation

1983 Evolution and Biostratigraphy of Pelmatozoan Columnals from the Cambrian and Ordovician of Britain. Unpublished Ph.D. thesis, University of Liverpool, xx+557 pp.

 

Professional experience

2001-present Researcher of Mesozoic and Palaeozoic Macro-Invertebrates, and editor of Scripta Geologica Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden
1998-2001 Keeper (=Head) of Palaeontology The Natural History Museum, London
1996‑1998 Professor of Palaeozoology, Department of Geography & Geology University of the West Indies, Jamaica
1994, 1995 Senior Research Fellow National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., U.S.A
1992‑1996 Reader in Palaeozoology Department of Geology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
1991 Reappointed by the University of the West Indies on indefinite tenure  
1989‑1992 Senior Lecturer Department of Geology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
1986‑1989 Lecturer Department of Geology, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
1985‑1986 Higher Scientific Officer Natural Environment Research Council, Swindon, U.K.
1984 Palynology Technical Assistant Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin
1983‑1984 Royal Society Research Fellow Department of Geology, Trinity College, Dublin
1983 Research Assistant Department of Geology, University of Liverpool

 

Fellowships, awards and presidency

2013 Fellow, Geological Society of America.
2008 Linnean Medal for Zoology. Awarded by the Linnean Society of London.
1996 University of the West Indies Vice‑Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Research. US$5,000.
1994/5 Smithsonian Institution Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Natural History for 6 months (July 1994, April‑August 1995). US$14,104 (including allowances).
1992   Leverhulme Fellowship. UK,3,500 to undertake joint research in the UK with Professor C.R.C. Paul, University of Liverpool, on the biodiversity of early Palaeozoic and late Cenozoic carbonate environments.
1992 First Shell Distinguished Research Fellowship in Science. J$200,000 over 3 years to research the evolution and extinction of Caribbean Eocene‑Oligocene echinoids.
1983/4 Royal Society European Science Exchange Fellowship. Crinoid biostratigraphy and evolution in the Ordovician of Europe. Circa IR,13,000.
1979/80 President, University of Manchester Geological Society.

 

Research

Research interest

My research background is broad. I have worked on the geology, palaeontology and stratigraphy of diverse groups and successions in northern Europe, the Caribbean, North America and elsewhere since 1980. 

Keywords

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Current research topics

Current research concerns the mid-Palaeozoic crinoids of northern Europe; Caribbean geology and palaeontology, particularly Jamaica and the Upper Oligocene of Antigua (the latter supported by the National Geographic Society); trace fossils; history of geology; and urban geology.

Collaborations

Apart from my colleagues at Naturalis, my principal collaborators include Drs Fiona Fearnhead and Tim Littlewood, and Mr David Lewis (all the Natural History Museum, London), Professor David Harper (Durham University), Dr John Jagt (Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht), Mr Roger W. Portell (Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville), Dr Donovan J. Blissett (University of the West Indies, Jamaica), Professors Ron K. Pickerill and David G. Keighley (both University of New Brunswick, fredericton) and Professor Trevor Jackson (University of the West Indies, Trinidad).

Teaching

Courses

not applicatble

Available student projects

Public outreach

I am a regular contributor to the journal for amateurs Deposits (UK) in which I have written on a diversity of topics.

Publications

2015

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Keighley D.G. 2015. A ‘British’ Silurian crinoid from Quinn Point, New Brunswick, eastern Canada. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 126: 226-231.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Portell R.W. 2015. In deep water: a crinoid-brachiopod association in the Late Oligocene of Antigua, West Indies. Lethaia 48: 291-298.

Donovan S.K., Pickerill R.K. 2015. Reply to discussion of Jamaican Cenozoic ichnology: review and prospectus: (v. 50, p. 364-382). none. Geological Journal 50: 42-44.

Laborda-López C., Aguirre J. & Donovan S.K. 2015. Surviving metamorphism: taphonomy of fossil assemblages in marble and calc-silicate schist. Palaios 30: 668-679.

Blake D.B., Donovan S.K., Mah C.I., Dixon H.I. 2015. Asteroid (Echinodermata) skeletal elements from the Upper Oligocene of Jamaica and Antigua. Geological Magazine 152: 1043-1056.

Bouman R.W., Donovan S.K. 2015. Biodiversity of Mississippian (Lower Carboniferous) crinoids from Bradford Dale, Derbyshire, U.K. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 60: 293-302.

Donovan S.K. 2015. Professor Ron K. Pickerill and the genesis of ichnology in the Antilles (Jamaica, Carriacou). Atlantic Geology 51: 287-297.

Donovan S.K. 2015. A field guide to Charles Dawson’s discredited sites implicated in the Piltdown hoax. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 126: 599–607.
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Donovan S.K. 2015. A prejudiced review of ancient parasites and their host echinoderms: CSI Fossil Record or just an excuse for speculation?. Advances in Parasitology 90: 291–328.
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Donovan S.K., Clark N.D. 2015. A collection of pelmatozoans (Echinodermata) from the Lady Burn Starfish Beds (Upper Ordovician, Katian), SW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 51: 125-130.

Donovan S.K., Tenny A. 2015. A peculiar bored crinoid from Salthill Quarry, Clitheroe, Lancashire (Mississippian; Tournaisian), UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 60: 289–292.
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Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K. 2015. Fossil crinoids from the Valley of Rocks, Lynton, north Devon (Devonian). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 126: 582–588.
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Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Ende C. van den, Donovan S.K. 2015. Urchins on the edge: an echinoid fauna with a mixed environmental signal from the Eocene of Jamaica. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 134: 129-142.

Donovan S.K., Ende C. van den 2015. Reply to comment on “Urchins on the edge: an echinoid fauna with a mixed environmental signal from the Eocene of Jamaica” by C. van den Ende and S.K. Donovan.. Swiss Journal of Palaeontology 134: 145-147.

Boot A., Donovan S.K. & Meijer H.J.M. 2015. Fossil birds of the Late Pleistocene Red Hills Road Cave, Jamaica: appraisal and biodiversity. none. Cave and Karst Science 42: 95-103.

Laborda-López C., Aguirre J., Donovan S.K., Navas-Parejo P., Rodríguez S. 2015. Fossil assemblages and biostratigraphy of metamorphic rocks of the Nevado-Filábride Complex from the Águilas tectonic arc (SE Spain). Spanish Journal of Palaeontology 30: 275-292.

Webster G.D., Donovan S.K. 2015. Review and revision of the West Timor Permian Graphiocrinus species of Johannes Wanner. Palaeoworld 24: 497–522.
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2014

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Ausich W.I., Wilson M.A., Peter M.E. 2014. A Middle Ordovician crinoid from the beach gravels of Ristna Cape, Hiiumaa Island, Estonia. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 96-98.
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Jagt J.W.M., Thuy B., Donovan S.K., Stohr S., Portell R.W., Pickerill R.K., Harper D.A.T., Lindsay W., Jackson T.A. 2014. A starfish bed in the Middle Miocene Grand Bay Formation of Carriacou, The Grenadines (West Indies). Geological Magazine 151: 381-393.
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Collins J.S.H., Donovan S.K., Mellish C. 2014. An illustrated guide to the fossil barnacles (Cirripedia) from the Crags (Plio-Pleistocene) of East Anglia. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 215-226.
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Donovan S.K., Isted J. 2014. Teredolites Leymerie in the Lower Greensand Group (Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight and the problematic ichnology of reworked clasts. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 252-254.
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Donovan S.K. 2014. Enigmatic branching structures within Upper Devonian crinoids, north Devon, UK. Lethaia 47: 151-152.
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Donovan S.K. 2014. Discussion on "The Gramscatho Basin, south Cornwall, UK: Devonian active margin successions" [Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 122 (2011) 568-615]. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 255-255.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Portell R.W., Renema W. 2014. Neoichnology and implications for stratigraphy of reworked Upper Oligocene oysters, Antigua, West Indies. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 99-106.
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Donovan S.K. 2014. Pioneers of Jamaican geology and the Jamaica Group of the Geologists' Association (1955-1959). Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 125: 131-138.
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Ouwendijk M., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den, Donovan S.K. 2014. Fossil bats from the Late Pleistocene Red Hills Road Cave, Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 47: 284-290.

Donovan S.K. 2014. The trace fossil Teredolites longissimus Kelly and Bromley, 1984, from the Eocene of Curaçao. Caribbean Journal of Science 47: 181-185.

Donovan S.K., Portell R.W. 2014. Fossil echinoids from the Upper Pliocene Hopegate Formation of north central Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 47: 125-139.

Donovan S.K., Fearnhead F.E. 2014. A dearth of diplobathrids (Crinoidea) from the type Devonian System, south-west England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 60: 91-97.
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Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M., Goffings L. 2014. Bored and burrowed: an unusual echinoid steinkern from the Type Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous, Belgium). Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 21: 261-265.
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Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N., Bouman R.A. 2014. Echinoid remains preserved in a Derbyshire screwstone (Mississippian: Viséan, Brigantian), UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 60: 135-139.
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Donovan S.K., Miller R.F. 2014. The camerate crinoid Scyphocrinites Zenker in the Upper Silurian or Lower Devonian of New Brunswick, Canada. Atlantic Geology 50: 290-296.
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Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Jackson R.A., Portell R.W. 2014. A note on a coastal natural bridge in Antigua, West Indies. Cave and Karst Science 40: 105-108.

Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M. 2014. Ichnology of Late Cretaceous echinoids from the Maastrichtian type area (The Netherlands, Belgium) – 3. Podichnus Bromley and Surlyk and a crinoid attachment on the echinoid Echinocorys Leske from the Lixhe area, Belgium. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 40: 75-78.

Donovan S.K. 2014. Palaeoecology and taphonomy of a fossil ‘sea floor’, in the Carboniferous Limestone of northern England. The Mercian Geologist 18: 171-174.

Donovan S.K. 2014. An unnatural bridge in an artificial limestone environment, the Netherlands. Cave and Karst Science 41: 118-119.

Donovan S.K. 2014. Reconstructing research networks: the importance of signed offprints. The Geological Curator 10: 71-76.

Donovan S.K. 2014. Chalk or Eocene echinoids? Implications of a chance observation. The Geological Curator 10: 67-70.

Authored books

Donovan S.K. 2014. How Not to Alienate your Editor: Some Everyday Aspects of Academic Publishing. First Lambert Academic Publishing, Saarbrücken. ISBN 978-3-8484-4041-2.

2013

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K. 2013. A Distinctive Bioglyph and its Producer: Recent Gastrochaenolites Leymerie in a Peat Pebble, North Sea Coast of The Netherlands. Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 20: 109-111.
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Donovan S.K. 2013. Misinterpreting by localism: transposing European geology and tectonics onto Jamaica and the Antilles. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 124: 530-535.
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Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K., Ewin T.A.M. 2013. Palaeobiology of Floricolumnus (col.) girvanensis Donovan & Clark (Crinoidea; Silurian) from the Girvan district, Ayrshire. Scottish Journal of Geology 49: 1-7.
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Donovan S.K., Waveren I.M. van, Portell R.W. 2013. Island slopes and jumbled shell beds. Journal of the Geological Society 170: 527-534.
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Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den 2013. Roamerella, a new name for the genus Roemerella Akopyan in Akopyan et al., 1990 (Mollusca, Gastropoda; Upper Cretaceous), preoccupied by Roemerella Hall and Clarke, 1890 (Brachiopoda, Lingulata; Devonian). Cretaceous Research 40: 1-2.
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Donovan S.K., Pawson D.J. 2013. An Intersection in Time and Space: Significance of Modern Invertebrate Borings in Upper Cretaceous Echinoids. Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 20: 81-87.
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Donovan S.K. 2013. Giant crinoid stems from the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian) of Clitheroe, Lancashire, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 211-218.
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Donovan S.K., Webster G.D. 2013. Platyceratid gastropod infestations of Neoplatycrinus Wanner (Crinoidea) from the Permian of West Timor: speculations on thecal modifications. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 124: 988-993.
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Donovan S.K. 2013. The cladid crinoid Cupressocrinites Goldfuss in the Devonian of SW England. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 255-259.
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Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M. 2013. Rogerella isp. Infesting the Pore Pairs of Hemipneustes striatoradiatus (Leske) (Echinoidea: Upper Cretaceous, Belgium). Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 20: 153-156.
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Donovan, S.K., Jagt, J.W.M. 2013. Site selectivity of the pit Oichnus excavatus Donovan and Jagt infesting Hemipneustes striatoradiatus (Leske) (Echinoidea) in the Type Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous, The Netherlands). Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 20: 112-115.
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Donovan S.K., Cotton L., Ende C. van den, Scognamiglio G., Zittersteijn M. 2013. Taphonomic significance of a dense infestation of Ensis americanus (Binney) by Balanus crenatus Brugiere, North Sea. Palaios 28: 837-838.
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Donovan S.K., Paul C.R.C. 2013. Late Pleistocene land snails from 'red bed' deposits, Round Hill, south central Jamaica. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 37: 273-284.
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Baalbergen E., Donovan S.K. 2013. Terrestrial arthropods from the Late Pleistocene of Jamaica: systematics, palaeoecology and taphonomy. Geological Journal 48: 628-645.
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Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M. 2013. Aspects of clavate borings in the type Maastrichtian (Upper Cretaceous) of the Netherlands and Belgium. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw 92: 133-143.

Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Baalbergen E., Ouwendijk M., Paul C.R.C., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den. 2013. Review and prospectus of the Late Pleistocene fauna of the Red Hills Road Cave, Jamaica. Cave and Karst Science 40: 79-86.

2012

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K. 2012. Notes on Lower Devonian crinoids in the collections of the British Geological Survey, Keyworth. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 115-120.
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Collins J.S.H., Donovan S.K. 2012. Pleistocene decapod crustaceans of eastern Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 46: 133-142.

Donovan S.K., Renema W., Pinnington C.A., Veltkamp C.J. 2012. Significance of diadematid echinoid ossicles in micropalaeontological samples, Miocene-Pliocene of Indonesia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 36: 99-105.
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Donovan S.K. 2012. Taphonomy and significance of rare chalk (Late Cretaceous) echinoderms preserved as beach clasts, North Norfolk, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 109-113.
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Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den 2012. Neoextrania, a replacement name for Extrania Sun & Wang, 1985 (Ostracoda), preoccupied by Extrania Qian in Qiu et al., 1983 (Trilobita). Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 36: 423-423.
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Donovan S.K. 2012. An unusual accumulation of crinoids from the Silurian of the Howgill Fells, Cumbria, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 121-123.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Stemmerik L., Stouge S. 2012. A primitive cladid crinoid from the Jiacun Group, Tibet (Darriwilian, Middle Ordovician). Geological Journal 47: 653-660.
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Donovan S.K. 2012. Comment: Taxonomic diversity structure of Silurian crinoids: Stability versus dynamism. Annales de Paléontologie 98: 153-155.
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Donovan S.K. 2012. Stanley Westhead and the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian) crinoids of the Clitheroe area, Lancashire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 59: 15-20.
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Donovan S.K. 2012. Was autotomy a pervasive adaptation of the crinoid stalk during the Paleozoic?. Geology 40: 867-870.
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Authored books

Donovan S.K., Widdison R.E., Lewis D.N., Fearnhead F.E. 2012. The British Silurian Crinoidea. Part 3, addendum to Parts 1 and 2, Camerata and columnals. Monograph of the Palaeontographical Society 166 638: London. ISBN 0269-3445.

Edited books

Jagt J.W.M., Donovan S.K., Jagt-Yazykova E.A. (eds.). 2012. Fossils of the type Maastrichtian (part 1). Scripta Geologica Special Issue 8 Scripta Geologica Special Issue, 8 142 p.

2011

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M., Lewis D.N. 2011. Notes on some trace fossils and other parataxa from the Maastrichtian type area, southeast Netherlands and northeast Belgium. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences - Geologie en Mijnbouw 90: 99-109.

Donovan S.K., Birtle M. 2011. The cladid crinoid Rhabdocrinus Wright from the Namurian of Co. Durham, UK. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 58: 167-171.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Marshall J.D. 2011. Patrick John Brenchley (1936-2011). Geological Journal 46: 397-404.
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Donovan S.K. 2011. Post-mortem encrustation of the alien bivalve Ensis americanus (Binney) by the barnacle Balanus crenatus Brugière in the North Sea. Palaios 26: 665-668.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T. 2011. Preface: Early Palaeozoic ecosystems, environments and evolution: a synopsis. Geological Journal 46: 395-396.
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Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den 2011. Rijckholtia, a new name for the genus Rykholtia Snajdr, 1980 (Arthopoda, Trilobita), preoccupied by Rykholtia Fritsch, 1910 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Journal of Paleontology 85: 804-804.

Donovan S.K., Mellish C. 2011. Presentation of the 2010 Harrell L. Strimple Award of the Paleontological Society to J.S.H. "Joe" Collins. Journal of Paleontology 85: 1017-1018.

Donovan S.K., Miller C. Giles, Sansom I.J., Heward A.P., Schreurs J. 2011. A Laurentian Iocrinus Hall (Crinoidea, Disparida) in the Dapingian or Darriwilian (Middle Ordovician, Arenig) of Oman. Palaeontology 54: 525-533.
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Paul C.R.C., Donovan S.K. 2011. A review of the British Silurian cystoids. Geological Journal 46: 434-450.
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Andrew C., Howe P., Paul C.R.C., Donovan S.K. 2011. Epifaunal worm tubes on Lower Jurassic (Lower Lias) ammonites from Dorset. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 122: 34-46.
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Donovan S.K. 2011. Essay review: Writing about geology. Geological Journal 46: 374-379.
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Donovan S.K., Sutton M.D., Sigwart J.D. 2011. The last meal of the Late Ordovician mollusc 'Helminthochiton' thraivensis Reed, 1911, from the Lady Burn Starfish Beds, southwest Scotland. Geological Journal 46: 451-463.
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Donovan S.K. 2011. The poorly illustrated crinoid. Lethaia 44: 125-135.
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Donovan S.K., Fearnhead F.E., Clarkson E.N.K., Donovan M. 2011. Aspects of crinoid palaeontology of the North Esk Inlier, Scotland (Silurian, Llandovery, Telychian). Palaeontology 54: 241-252.
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Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Riley M. 2011. What's in a (wrong) name? Thoughts on the true utility of electronic museum catalogues. The Geological Curator 9: 357-362.

2010

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T. 2010. Nurse logs and nurse crinoids? A palaeobotanical concept applied to fossil crinoids. Lethaia 43: 591-592.
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Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N. 2010. Aspects of crinoid palaeontology, Much Wenlock Limestone Formation, Wenlock Edge, Shropshire (Silurian). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 58: 9-14.
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Donovan S.K., Ewin T.A.M. 2010. Crinoid roots from the Upper Devonian of north Devon: morphology, function and systematics. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 58: 15-20.
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Donovan S.K., Sutton M.D., Sigwart J.D. 2010. Crinoids for lunch? An unexpected biotic interaction from the Upper Ordovician of Scotland. Geology 38: 935-938.
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Andrew C., Howe P., Paul C.R.C., Donovan S.K. 2010. Fatally bitten ammonites from the lower Lias Group (Lower Jurassic) of Lyme Regis, Dorset. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 58: 81-94.
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Donovan S.K., Paul C.R.C. 2010. Land snails from the late Pleistocene lithified sand dunes of Great Pedro Bluff, southwest Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 46: 1-11.

Donovan S.K., Blissett D.J., Jackson T.A. 2010. Reworked fossils, ichnology and palaeoecology: an example from the Neogene of Jamaica. Lethaia 43: 441-444.
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Donovan S.K. 2010. A field guide to the Cretaceous and Cenozoic fossil decapod crustacean localities of Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 46: 39-53.

Donovan S.K., Renema W., Lewis D.N. 2010. A new species of Goniocidaris Desor (Echinoidea, Cidaroida) from the middle Miocene of Java. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology 34: 87-95.
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Donovan S.K. 2010. Cruziana and Rusophycus: trace fossils produced by trilobites ... in some cases?. Lethaia 43: 283-284.
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Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K. 2010. Where is Glasgow? Clarifying a Jamaican locality after 85 years. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 36: 127-128.

Donovan S.K., Jagt J.W.M., Dols P.P.M.A. 2010. Ichnology of Late Cretaceous echinoids from the Maastrichtian type area (The Netherlands, Belgium) - 2. A pentagonal attachment scar on Echinocorys gr. conoidea (Goldfuss). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum 36: 51-53.

Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N. 2010. Notes on a Chalk pebble from Overstrand: ancient and modern sponge borings meet on a Norfolk beach. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Norfolk 59: 3-9.

Hoek Ostende L.W. van den, Donovan S.K. 2010. Cor Winkler Prins, the silent force. Scripta Geologica: Special Issue 7: 1-11.
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Edited books

Donovan S.K. (eds.). 2010. Jamaican Rock Stars, 1823-1971: The Geologists who Explored Jamaica. Geological Society of America Memoir 205 Geological Society of America Memoir, 205 108 p. ISBN 9780813712055.

Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den (eds.). 2010. Palaeontological papers in honour of Dr. Cor F. Winkler Prins. Scripta Geologica Special Issue Scripta Geologica Special Issue, 7 7: 183 p. ISBN 9789081643610.

2009

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Crow M.J., Waveren I.M. van, Donovan S.K. 2009. Tobler's oyster and the age of the Tabir Formation, Jambi Province, central Sumatra. Geological Journal 44: 117-121.
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Meijer H.J.M., Donovan S.K., Renema W. 2009. Major Dutch collections of Permian fossils from Timor Amalgamated. Journal of Paleontology 83: 313-313.

Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N. 2009. Paleontological implications of multiple genital pores in the apical system of Eucidaris tribuloides (Lamarck), Recent of Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 45: 20-24.

Donovan S.K., Portell R.W. 2009. Reply to discussion of Campanile trevorjacksoni sp nov (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Eocene of Jamaica-at last, a name for the first fossil used in intercontinental biostratigraphic correlation (de la Beche 1827). Geological Journal 44: 497-499.
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Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Rasmussen J.A. 2009. Taphonomy of logs bored with Teredolites longissimus Kelly and Bromley in the Danian (Lower Paleocene) of West Greenland. Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 16: 186-192.
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Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den 2009. What's in a name? Or a namer's name? A reply to Dubois (2008). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 96: 709-711.
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Donovan S.K., Jakobsen S.L. 2009. Comment on "The 'living-fossil' community of the cyrtocrinid Cyathidium foresti and the deep-sea oyster Neopycnodonte zibrowii (Azores Archipelago)" by M. Wisshak, C. Neumann, J. Jakobsen and A. Freiwald [Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 271 (2009) 77-83]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 279: 233-234.
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Donovan S.K. 2009. Trace fossils, mass extinctions, and event boundaries. Ichnos: International Journal for Plant and Animal Traces 16: 177-178.
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Donovan S.K. 2009. John Phillips and the British Silurian Crinoidea: 170 years of monographic endeavour. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 57: 155-163.

Callomon J.H., Donovan S.K., Hoek Ostende L.W. van den 2009. Zenostephanus, a new name for the genus Xenostephanus Arkell and Callomon, 1963 (Mollusca, Cephalopoda), preoccupied by Xenostephanus Simpson, Minoprio and Patterson, 1962 (Mammalia). Palaeontology 52: 671-672.

Donovan S.K. 2009. The camerate crinoid Eucalyptocrinites sp. from the Silurian(?) of Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 45: 89-92.
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Edited books

Donovan, S.K. (eds.). 2009. Cenozoic crustaceans of the East and West Indies. Scripta Geologica Scripta Geologica, 138 138: 111 p.

2008

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N., Veltkamp C.J. 2008. The cladid crinoid Gissocrinus Angelin from Wenlock Edge, Shropshire (Silurian). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 57: 69-74.

Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N. 2008. A conundrum from the Llandovery (Lower Silurian) of Devil's Dingle, Shropshire. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 57: 75-78.

Donovan S.K., Lewis D.N., Crabb P., Widdison R.E. 2008. A field guide to the Silurian Echinodermata of the British Isles: Part 2 - Crinoidea, minor groups and discussion. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 57: 29-60.

Portell R.W., Hubbell G., Donovan S.K., Green J.L., Harper D.A.T., Pickerill R. 2008. Miocene sharks in the Kendeace and Grand Bay formations of Carriacou, The Grenadines, Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 279-286.

Stemann T.A., Donovan S.K. 2008. Paleo-channel or sinkhole? Reinterpretation of an enigmatic structure near Discovery Bay, North Central Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 242-246.

Donovan S.K. 2008. Professor Trevor A. Jackson. Geological Journal 43: 521-524.
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Donovan S.K., Pawson D.L. 2008. A new species of the sessile crinoid Holopus d'Orbigny from the tropical western Atlantic, with comments on holopodid ecology (Echinodermata : Crinoidea : Holopodidae). Zootaxa 1717: 31-38.

Portell R.W., Donovan S.K. 2008. Campanile trevorjacksoni sp nov (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from the Eocene of Jamaica: at last, a name for the first fossil used in intercontinental biostratigraphic correlation (de la Beche 1827). Geological Journal 43: 542-551.
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Jackson T.A., Scott P.W., Donovan S.K., Pickerill R.K., Portell R.W., Harper D.A.T. 2008. The volcaniclastic turbidites of the grand bay formation, Carriacou, Grenadines, Lesser Antilles. Caribbean Journal of Science 44: 116-124.

Donovan S.K. 2008. The 'Forbidden Theory of Mountain Uplift' of Charles Taylor Trechmann (1884-1964): a tectonic theory of the 1950s in context. Geological Journal 43: 605-619.
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Journals non-SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Pickerill R.K. 2008. The Paleogene Richmond Formation of Jamaica: not an impact-related succession. Scripta Geologica 136: 107-111.

2007

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T., Hakansson E. 2007. The root of the problem: palaeoecology of distinctive crinoid attachment structures from the Silurian (Wenlock) of Gotland. Lethaia 40: 313-320.
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Donovan S.K. 2007. No Echinolampas marker band in the Miocene of Jamaica? Supporting evidence from Poland. Caribbean Journal of Science 43: 147-150.

Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K. 2007. New crinoids (echinodermata) from the Llandovery (Lower silurian) of the British Isles. Palaeontology 50: 905-915.

Donovan S.K., Harper D.A.T. 2007. Rare borings in Pleistocene brachiopods from Jamaica and Barbados. Caribbean Journal of Science 43: 59-64.

Donovan S.K., Fearnhead F.E., Underwood C.J. 2007. Recent borings in limestone cobbles from Marloes Bay, southwest Wales. Lethaia 40: 233-236.
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Donovan S.K. 2007. A cautionary tale: Razor shells, acorn barnacles and palaeoecology. Palaeontology 50: 1479-1484.
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Bruijn H. de, Hoek Ostende L.W. van den, Donovan S.K. 2007. Mirrabella, a new name for the genus Mirabella De Bruijn et al., 1987 (Mammalia), preoccupied by Mirabella Emeljanov, 1982 (Insecta). Contributions to Zoology 76: 279-280.

Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K. 2007. A cladid crinoid (Echinodermata) from the Llandovery (Lower Silurian) of the Girvan district, SW Scotland. Scottish Journal of Geology 43: 79-82.

Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K. 2007. A cladid crinoid (Echinodermata) from the Llandovery (Lower Silurian) of the Girvan district, SW Scotland (vol 43, pg 79, 2007). Scottish Journal of Geology 43: 180-180.

Ciampaglio C.N., Donovan S.K., Weaver P.G. 2007. A new bourgueticrinid (Crinoidea) from the Castle Hayne Formation (Eocene) of southeastern North Carolina, USA. Swiss Journal of Geosciences 100: 243-249.
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Fearnhead F.E., Donovan S.K. 2007. A robust crinoid from the Llandovery (Lower Silurian) of Norbury, Shropshire: systematics, palaeoecology and taphonomy. Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 118: 339-345.

Donovan S.K. 2007. Collectors, curators and the fossil record: a reply to Hope (2004). Scottish Journal of Geology 43: 75-77.

Donovan S.K. 2007. H.L. 'Hal' Dixon (1941-2005) and the fossil echinoids of Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 43: 279-282.

Donovan S.K., Stemann T.A. 2007. Where have all the sponges gone? The significance of spicules from the upper pliocene hopegate formation of Jamaica. Caribbean Journal of Science 42: 239-243.

2006

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K. 2006. 'Screwstones' from the Lower Carboniferous (Mississippian; Visean, Brigantian) at Bradford Dale, Youlgrave, Derbyshire, and a new species of Gilbertsocrinus Phillips (Echinodermata, Crinoidea). Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society 56: 87-90.

Donovan S.K. 2006. Crinoid anchoring strategies for soft-bottom dwelling (Seilacher and Macclintock, 2005). Palaios 21: 397-399.

Donovan S.K., Mitchell S.F., Lewis D.N. 2006. The irregular echinoid Nucleopygus from the Upper Cretaceous of western Jamaica. Cretaceous Research 27: 577-583.
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Donovan S.K., Renema W., Pickerill R.K. 2006. The ichnofossil Scolicia prisca de Quatrefages from the Paleogene of eastern Jamaica and fossil echinoids of the Richmond Formation (vol 41, pg 878, 2005). Caribbean Journal of Science 42: 149-149.

2005

Journals SCI, peer-reviewed

Donovan S.K., Renema W., Pickerill R.K. 2005. The ichnofossil Scolicia prisca de Quatrefages from the Paleogene of eastern Jamaica and fossil Echinoids of the Richmond Formation. Caribbean Journal of Science 41: 876-881.

Publications

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Principal publications 2001-2006 (peer reviewed papers are marked thus *):

Please contact the author when you are interested in one of the articles above and it is not available online or in the repository [Repository].

Research