Palaeozoic and Mesozoic invertebrates
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My research is centred upon two fossil groups, the echinoderms (spiny skinned animals, mainly the echinoids (sea urchins) and crinoids (sea lilies)), and trace fossils (burrows, borings, tracks, trails, etc.).
I am managing editor of Scripta Geologica (The Netherlands), and a member of the editorial boards of Ichnos (USA) and Geological Journal (UK).
Recent publications (peer reviewed papers are marked thus *):
Donovan, S.K. 2008. On accuracy in references. Learned Publishing, 21: 74-75.
Donovan, S.K. 2008. Publication diversity. Journal of Scholarly Publishing., 39: 294-300.
* Donovan, S.K. 2008. Professor Trevor A. Jackson. Geological Journal, 43: 521-524.
* 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.
* Donovan, S.K., Jagt, J.W.M. & Lewis, D.N. 2008. Ichnology of Late Cretaceous echinoids from the Maastrichtian type area (The Netherlands, Belgium) - 1. A healed puncture wound in Hemipneustes striatoradiatus (Leske). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 34: 73-76.
* Donovan, S.K. & Lewis, D.N. 2008. A crinoid crown from the Wenlock (Silurian) of Coalbrookdale, Shropshire, England. Scripta Geologica, 136: 63-72.
* 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.
* 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., Widdison, R.E. & Fearnhead, F.E. 2008. Ever since Ramsbottom: Silurian crinoids of the British Isles since 1954. In Ausich, W.I. & Webster, G.D. (eds), Echinoderm Paleobiology: 330-345. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
* Donovan, S.K. & Pawson, D.L. 2008. A new species of the sessile crinoid Holopusd’Orbigny from the tropical western Atlantic, with comments on holopodid ecology (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Holopodidae). Zootaxa, 1717: 31-38.
* Donovan, S.K. & Pickerill, R.K. 2008. The Paleogene Richmond Formation of Jamaica: not an impact-related succession. Scripta Geologica, 136: 107-111.
* 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.
* 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.
* 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: 242-245.
* 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 MirabellaEmeljanov 1982 (Insecta). Contributions to Zoology, 76: 279-280.
* 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 Geoscience, 100: 243-249.
* Collins, J.S.H. & Donovan, S.K. 2007. New decapod crustaceans from the Paleogene of Jamaica. Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum, 33 (for 2006): 59-65.
Donovan, S.K. 2007. Tea and biscuits, or tea and posters? Thinking in the abstract.Palaeontological Association Newsletter, #64: 74-75.
Donovan, S.K. 2007. The importance of resubmitting rejected papers. Journal of Scholarly Publishing, 38: 151-155.
* 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. No Echinolampas marker band in the Miocene of Jamaica? Supporting evidence from Poland. Caribbean Journal of Science, 43: 147-150.
* 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. 2007. A cautionary tale: razor shells, acorn barnacles and palaeoecology.Palaeontology, 50: 1479-1484.
* Donovan, S.K., Fearnhead, F.E. & Lewis, D.N. 2007. Crinoids. In Clarkson, E.N.K., Harper, D.A.T., Taylor, C.M. & Anderson, L.I. (eds), Silurian Fossils of the Pentland Hills, Scotland: 172-180. Palaeontological Association Field Guides to Fossils, 11.
* Donovan, S.K., Fearnhead, F.E. & Underwood, C.J. 2007. Recent borings in limestone cobbles from Marloes Bay, southwest Wales. Lethaia, 40: 233-236.
* 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., Harper, D.A.T. & Håkansson, E. 2007. The root of the problem: palaeoecology of distinctive crinoid attachment structures from the Silurian (Wenlock) of Gotland. Lethaia, 40: 313-320.
* Donovan, S.K., Portell, R.W. & Domning, D.P. 2007. Contrasting patterns and mechanisms of extinction during the Eocene-Oligocene transition in Jamaica: 247-273. InRenema, W. (ed.), Biogeography, Time and Place: Distributions, Barriers and Islands.Springer, Dordrecht.
* 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 (for 2006): 239-243.
* 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, 180.
* Fearnhead, F.E. & Donovan, S.K. 2007. New crinoids (Echinodermata) from the Llandovery (Lower Silurian) of the British Isles. Palaeontology, 50: 905-915.
* 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.
* Harper, D.A.T. & Donovan, S.K. 2007. Fossil brachiopods from the Pleistocene of the Antilles. Scripta Geologica, 135: 213-239.
* Lewis, D.N. & Donovan, S.K. 2007. A standardized method of describing fossils, using Echinoidea as an example. Scripta Geologica, 134: 109-118.
* Lewis, D.N., Donovan, S.K., P. Crabb & Gladwell, D.J. 2007. A field guide to the Silurian Echinodermata of the British Isles: Part 1 - Eleutherozoa and Rhombifera. Scripta Geologica, 134: 27-59.
MacGillivray, C.M.I. (prepared for publication by S.K. Donovan). 2007. A Relative Potential Erosion Detection (PED) model for the upper Buff Bay catchment, parish of Portland, Jamaica: A geographical information system application. Scripta Geologica Special Issue,6: 202 pp.
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].