Ben Waggoner, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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(501) 450-5037


Ph.D., Integrative Biology, University of California at Berkeley, 1997.

Started at UCA in 1997

Courses Taught:

Biology for General Education

Marine Biology


Earth Science

History of Life

Invertebrate Zoology

Research Interests:

Invertebrate Paleontology and  Macroevolution

Selected Publications:

Waggoner, B. M., T. Newman, and T. Tarbutton. Quick, safe, and simple silver staining for ciliates and other protists. Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching 36: in press.

Waggoner, B. M. and Hagadorn, J. W. 2005. Conical fossils from the Lower Cambrian of eastern California. PaleoBios 25(1): 1-10.

Waggoner, B. M. and Collins, A. G. 2004. Reductio ad absurdum: Testing the evolutionary relationships of problematic fossils using molecular divergence dates. Journal of Paleontology 78(1): 51-61.