My Publications

Publications

Santucci, V. L., G. A. Liggett, B. A. Beasley, H. G. McDonald, J. S. Tweet, J. Chilstrom, S. E. Foss, and S. Y. Shelton eds. 2014. Protecting the Past, Managing the Present, Planning for the Future: Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Fossil Resources. Dakoterra, Volume 6. 312 p. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2014. Was Charles H. Sternberg the professional ancestor of the modern commercial fossil collector?; pp. 94-97 in V. L. Santucci, G. A. Liggett, B. A. Beasley, H. G. McDonald, J. S. Tweet, J. Chilstrom, S. E. Foss, and S. Y. Shelton (eds.), Protecting the Past, Managing the Present, Planning for the Future: Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Fossil Resources. Dakoterra, Volume 6. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A., and L. B. Silsbee. 2014. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to update Montana geology maps and facilitate fossil potential data analyses; pp. 211-214 in V. L. Santucci, G. A. Liggett, B. A. Beasley, H. G. McDonald, J. S. Tweet, J. Chilstrom, S. E. Foss, and S. Y. Shelton (eds.), Protecting the Past, Managing the Present, Planning for the Future: Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Fossil Resources. Dakoterra, Volume 6. PDF

Kirkland, J. I., J. Foster, R. K. Hunt-Foster, G. A. Liggett, and K. C. Trujillo (eds.) 2014. Mid-Mesozoic The Age of Dinosaurs in Transition, April 30 – May 5, 2014 Fruita, Colorado and Green River, Utah. 88 p. PDF

Liggett, G.A. and G. Bever. 2008. The Sternberg Elephant Quarry near Pendennis, Lane County, Kansas: the forgotten mammoth site. in Unlocking the Unknown: Papers Honoring Dr. Richard J. Zakrzewski. G. H. Farley and J. R. Choate (eds.). Fort Hays Studies, Special Issue Number 2, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas. 131-143. (PDF)

Liggett, G.A. 2006. Kansas Academy of Science position on teaching evolution in public schools. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences 109(3/4):97-100. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A., Shimada, K, Bennett, S. C., and B. A. Schumancher 2005. Cenomanian (Late Cretaceous) reptiles from northwestern Russell County, Kansas. PaleoBios 25(2):9-17. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2005. A review of the dinosaur fossils from Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 108(1-2):1-14. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2004. Discovery of a junior synonym for the Late Cretaceous genus Coniasaurus Owen, 1850 (Reptilia; Squamata). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 24:251-252. (PDF)

Liggett, G.A. 2004. Osteopathology of a modern Alces specimen from Utah. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science 107:25-31 (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2001. Dinosaurs to Dung Beetles: Expeditions Through Time, Guide to the Sternberg Museum of Natural History. Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Hays, Kansas 127p. (ISBN 0-9707714-0-1)

Sparks, D. W., A. G. Burr, M. N. Bass, and G. A. Liggett. (1999). New county distribution records of amphibians and reptiles from southwestern Kansas. Herpetological Review 30:120-121. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A., R. J. Zakrzewski, and K. L. McNinch (1998). Geologic and paleontologic investigation of the Cimarron National Grassland, Morton County, Kansas. Dakoterra 5:123-126. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 1997. The Beckerdite local biota (early Hemphillian) and the first Tertiary occurrence of a crocodilian from Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Sciences, 100(3-4):101-108. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. and M. E. Nelson. 1993. Vertebrate taphonomy of the Blonquist Rockshelter, (Pleistocene-Holocene) Summit County, Utah: a case for raptorial accumulation of bones. The Compass, 70(3). (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. and M. E. Nelson. 1993. New records of late Pleistocene (Rancholabrean) muskox (Artiodactyla: Bovidae: Ovibos) from Alaska. The Compass, 70(3). (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 1992. Comments on Commercial Fossil Collecting. Proceedings of the Northern Plains Governors Conference: Fossils For The Future, Rapid City South Dakota.

Scientific Presentations

Liggett, G.A. 2014. Was Charles H. Sternberg the professional ancestor of the modern commercial fossil collector? 10th Conference on Fossil Resources.

Ghist, J.M, V. L. Santucci, B.H. Breithaupt, and G.A. Liggett. 2014. Fossil Cycad National Monument: preserving the history of a forgotten treasure. 10th Conference on Fossil Resources.

Liggett, G.A., B.H. Breithaupt, and V.L. Santucci. Fossil Cycad National Monument: a history with a future. 10th Conference on Fossil Resources.

Liggett. G.A. and N. Matthews. 2014. The future of BLM permit processing and reporting–you’re gonna love it. 10th Conference on Fossil Resources.

Liggett. G.A. and L.B. Silsbee. 2014. Using Geographic Information System (GIS) to update Montana geology maps and facilitate fossil potential data analyses. 10th Conference on Fossil Resources.

Liggett, G.A. and G. Bever. 2008. The forgotten mammoth site: The Sternberg Elephant Quarry in Lane County, Kansas. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Liggett, G.A. 2006. An overview of vertebrate paleontology in northern California: Localities, taxa, and potential. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. (PDF)

Schumacher, B. and Liggett, G. A. 2005. Unique paddle morphology of the pliosaur (Plesiosauria) Brachauchenius lucasi. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. (PDF)

Teasdale, R., Liggett, G. A., and Swanson, S. 2005. Public outreach and participation in the Natural Sciences through collaborative efforts of the Gateway Science Museum and CSU, Chico (abs.). Geological Society of America. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2005. The Pratt Mammoth: Use of GIS in Paleontology (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 137th annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science. (PDF)

Schumacher, B. A. and G. A. Liggett. 2004. The dinosaurs of Picket Wire Canyonlands, a glimpse into the Morrison Basin of southeastern Colorado (abs.). Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. (Poster page 1 and page 2)

Liggett, G. A. 2003. Tour of Kansas geology and paleontology. Presentation and leading of field trip for the Kansas Geological Society for professional development credits.

Liggett, G. A. 2003. Kansas and the history of paleontology. Featured program for the 2003 Home on the Range Conference, Hays, Kansas.

LaGarry, H. E., LaGarry, L. A., Geise, D., and Liggett, G. A. 2002. Preliminary report of a new Pleistocene vertebrate fauna from Barber County, Kansas (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 134th annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2002. Use of radiographic technology in the study of vertebrate fossils (abs.). Presented to the Kansas Association of Radiographic Technologists, Hays, Kansas. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2001. Vertebrate fossils of Kansas. Presented to the Archaeology Association, South Central Kansas Meeting, Wichita, Kansas.

Liggett, G. A. 2001. The Pratt mammoth. Presented to Kansas Municipal Airport Administrators Meeting in Hays, Kansas.

Liggett, G. A. and G. S. Bever. 2000. Have we rediscovered the Sternberg Mammoth Quarry?(abs.) Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 132nd annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, 30-31.

Liggett, G. A. and G. S. Bever. 2000. The Pratt mammoth excavation (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 132nd annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, 31.

Liggett, G. A. 1998. The benefits of partnerships between federal agencies and university museums (abs.). Conference on Fossil Resources, Rapid City, South Dakota. Abstracts with Programs.

Liggett, G. A., Bennett, S. Christopher, Shimada, Kenshu, and Huenergarde, James. 1997. A Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian) fauna in Russell County, Kansas (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 129th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, 16. (read here)

Liggett, G. A. and R. J. Zakrzewski. 1996. Paleontology of the Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton Co., Kansas. Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 128th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Sciences, 15.

McNinch, K. L., G. A. Liggett, and R. J. Zakrzewski. 1996. An integrated GIS database relating to the Cimarron National Grasslands, Morton Co., Kansas. Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 128th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Sciences, 15.

Nelson, M. E. and G. A. Liggett. 1993. Geological exploration of the Transmississippi Region as recorded by the Kansas Academy of Science (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented at the 125th Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, 13.

Liggett, G. A. 1993. Preliminary report on the Miocene (Late Hemphillian) Beckerdite Biota, Clark County, Kansas (abs.). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 13(supp. 3).

Liggett, G. A. and M. E. Nelson. 1992. Taphonomy of the Blonquist Rockshelter, northeastern Utah: A preliminary report (abs.). Missouri Academy of Science, 26.

Beasley, B. A., M. E. Nelson, G. A. Liggett, and J. C. Pugh. 1992. Paleontological investigation at the Blonquist Rockshelter, Summit County, Utah (abs.). Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 24(6).

Farr, C. L. and G. A. Liggett. 1991. An activity-oriented approach to teaching young children about dinosaurs (abs.). Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 23(4).

Liggett, G. A. and M. E. Nelson. 1991. Isotopic ages of Pleistocene muskox from Alaska (abs.). Geologic Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 23(4).

Nelson, M. E., G. A. Liggett, and C. L. Farr. 1991. Gary Larson: The cartoon laureate of science (abs.). Abstracts of Papers Presented 123rd Annual Meeting of the Kansas Academy of Science, 10:24.

Unpublished Technical Works

Liggett, G. A. 2015. Select bibliography on the Proboscidea.

Liggett, G. A. 2005. Comanche National Grassland Dinosaur Excavation Project: Field seasons 2002 and 2003, including a report on the spiders of the Purgatoire River Canyon by Hank Guarisco. Report on the progress of the Challenge Cost Share with the USDA Forest Service. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. 2000. Report to the Nature Conservancy on the fossil resources of the Smoky Valley Ranch. Report of Nature Conservancy.

Liggett, G. A. and R. J. Zakrzewski. 1999. Report on five selected 7.5 minute quadrangles in the Comanche National Grassland: their geology and paleontology potential. Report to the USDA Forest Service.

Liggett, G. A. and R. J. Zakrzewski. 1997. Final report on the geologic and paleontologic investigation of the Cimarron National Grasslands. Report to the United State Department of Agriculture Forest Service. (PDF)

Liggett, G. A. and R. J. Zakrzewski. 1995. Interim annual report on the geologic and paleontologic investigation of the Cimarron National Grasslands. Report to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Liggett, G. A. and R. J. Zakrzewski 1995. Selected bibliography for the geologic and paleontologic investigation of the Cimarron National Grasslands. Report to the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service.

Liggett, G. A. 1994. Paleontology of the Beckerdite Local Biota, (Miocene: Early Hemphillian) Clark County, Southwestern Kansas. Masters Thesis, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

Geologic Maps Published

In 2003-2004, oversaw the production, with R. Lisichenko, FHSU Department of Geosciences, of Nebraska geology maps at 1:24,000 in 2002-2004. Fieldwork was done by others and raw data supplied to us for processing in ArcGIS. Maps were published as open-file reports with the Nebraska Conservation and Survey Division.

In 2001, oversaw the production, with J. Heinrichs, FHSU Department of Geosciences, of 51 maps of Colorado geology (1:24,000) for the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service. Maps were the result of fieldwork I led and a review of soils, topography, and other similar data. Maps were produced as GIS data files in ArcGIS.