Opportunities

Current opportunities

Postdoctoral opportunities

I welcome enquiries from post-doctoral fellows interested in research projects linked to my areas of research*. If you have a project in mind, drop me an email.

Postgraduate opportunities

NERC Panorama Doctoral Training Programme projects (2021 entry)
What were the trophic consequences of the extinction of the largest apex predator of all time?

Supervisors: Alex Dunhill, Catalina Pimiento (Swansea/Zurich), Andrew Beckerman (Sheffield), Tracy Aze (Leeds) and Jennifer Dunne (Santa Fe)

Funding status: NERC Panorama DTP (competitively funded**)

Regional investigation of extinction-recovery patterns during the Toarcian (Lower Jurassic) hyperthermal event

Supervisors: Crispin Little (Leeds), Alex Dunhill, James Riding (BGS), Kevin Page (Exeter), Matt Williams 

Funding status: NERC Panorama DTP (competitively funded**)

A field study of the End-Devonian mass extinction and source-rock formation in Nevada and the Canadian Rockies

Supervisors: Paul Wignall (Leeds) and Alex Dunhill

Funding status: NERC Panorama DTP (competitively funded**)

**in competition with other projects for a set amount of fully-funded studentships (open to UK students)

Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme (DTP) in Extinction Studies

I am looking to hear from candidates with ideas that cross-cut palaeontology and ecology with implications for the current and future biodiversity decline. The Extinction Studies DTP will not be offering specific projects like the NERC Panorama DTP, so make sure you get in touch early if you are interested so we can discuss potential themes and ideas. Application deadlines and details coming soon. More here…

General…

I am always on the look-out for good students interested in research projects linked to my areas of research*. If you have a project in mind, drop me an email.

*area of research include

  • Macroecology of mass extinction events
  • Macroevolutionary patterns in Mesozoic oceans
  • Community ecology in the fossil record
  • Temporal and spatial Phanerozoic biodiversity patterns
  • Quantifying and modelling sampling biases in the fossil record