New paper by Haijun Song et al. on the recovery from the Permian-Triassic mass extinction in the marine realm published in Science Advances. Based upon an enormous data set of fossil occurrences and functional diversity, the paper shows that animals at high trophic levels, namely pelagic predators (i.e. cephalopods, vertebrates), recovered faster than those at … More New paper on PT recovery!
New paper published in Palaeontology by lab group member Bethany Allen on archosauromorph extinction selectivity across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary. Allen, B.J., Stubbs, T.L., Benton, M.J. and Puttick, M.N. 2018. Archosauromorph extinction selectivity during the Triassic-Jurassic mass extinction. Palaeontology. Published online 1 October 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/pala.12399 The paper is published online and analyses the traits associated with … More New paper by Bethany Allen!
Thanks to everyone who attended CPEG2018 at the University of Leeds. We hosted over 80 delegates from over 10 countries from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Israel. We saw an excellent variety of ecological talks and posters and hope to have facilitated more crossing of the time gap that spans palaeontology and ecology. We hope … More CPEG2018
A huge (and belated) congratulations to Dr Fiona Walker for graduating from the University of Bristol with a PhD in geology for her thesis “Taxonomic diversity in the fossil record: sampling and real richness” on 16th July 2018. Dr Walker has moved on to a data analytical position in central government since completing her studies. … More Dr. Fiona Walker – Congratulations!
Crossing the Palaeontological-Ecological Gap This summer, CPEG2018 will take place in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, 30-31 August 2018. This British Ecological Society, Macroecology Special Interest Group, meeting aims to bring palaeontologists, palaeoecologists and ecologists together to discuss data and methods. For a truly synthetic understanding of evolutionary and ecological processes, … More CPEG2018
Unfortunately, I am unable to attend #PalAss17 due to family reasons. Here is an electronic version of my student’s, Karolina Zarzyczny, poster (click for high res. version), just in case the physical copy doesn’t materialize…
Four years on from the previous meeting in Argentina, 2018 will see the return of the Palaeontological “World Cup” with the 5th International Palaeontological Congress held in Paris from July 9th to July 13th. Myself, David Bond and Paul Wignall will be hosting a scientific session entitled “Life in the time of Pangaea: volcanism, warming, … More Pangaean extinctions @IPC5 Paris
Palaeo@Leeds ran a stand at the Yorkshire Fossil Festival back in September. Read the following report by SEE Leeds PhD student Adam Woodhouse to find out what we got up to… The Yorkshire Fossil Festival represents an exciting opportunity to engage with families and local schools in all aspects of the world of Geology and … More Palaeo@Leeds @ the Yorkshire Fossil Festival
We (Rachel Warnock, Erin Saupe, and I) will be following up on our successful #GSA2017 technical session on computational palaeobiology with a session on palaeobiological modelling at EGU (European Geosciences Union General Assembly) 2018. SSP.4.3. Advances in palaeobiological modelling The EGU conference will be held in Vienna, Austria, 8-13 April 2018 Abstract submission is now … More Palaeobiological modelling @ #EGU18
New paper published online today in Palaeontology on the ecological effects of the Late Triassic mass extinction. Read it here, it’s Open Access. Dunhill, A.M., Foster, W.J., Sciberras, J., and Twitchett, R.J. 2017. Impact of the Late Triassic mass extinction on functional diversity and composition of marine ecosystems. Palaeontology. Published online on 20 October 2017. doi:10.1111/pala.12332. … More Life goes on for marine ecosystems after the Late Triassic mass extinction