Anthony Fiorillo



anthony.fiorillo [at]


Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Brief Biography

Anthony Fiorillo received his B.Sc. degree from the University of Connecticut, his M.Sc. degree from the University of Nebraska, and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He was a Carnegie Museum of Natural History Rea Postdoctoral Fellow and is now the Vice President of Research & Collections and Chief Curator of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

For him, the appeal of the work in Alaska is the combination of intellectual pursuit and the rigors of working in the Arctic environment. Tony has published over 100 scientific papers, co-edited four scholarly volumes, and recently written a book on Alaskan dinosaurs.


Physical Science, Life Science, Interdisciplinary Research

Science Specialties

Paleontology, paleogeography, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, ancient terrestrial ecosystems

Current Research

I lead a team that is studying dinosaurs of the ancient Arctic and their ecosystems. More specifically, we are working on understanding patterns of biodiversity in the Cretaceous Arctic. Our field work covers almost all of Alaska and is focused on rocks between 110 Ma to 70 Ma. Our efforts include not only the study of the dinosaurs who lived in the Arctic region, but also the environments and the climate in which they lived as well as the possible feedback loops between these attributes.