My research interests cover a broad range of macroevolutionary topics from mass extinctions to biogeography and the development of quantitative methods.
- Biodiversity, biogeography and extinction in the time of Pangaea
- Long-term ecological effects of mass extinctions
- Linking past mass extinctions to the current/futue biodiversity decline(s)
- Application of network methods to palaeobiological data
- Testing the quality of the fossil record
- Reconstructing food webs across the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event (Palaeontological Association funded)
- Geographic and environmental determinants of extinction in the Triassic-Jurassic (Leverhulme Trust funded)
- Ecosystem resilience across the Permo-Triassic boundary (EcoPT) (NERC funded)
- Refugia of Future’s Past (White Rose University Consortium funded)
- How does biogeography determine species extinction? (Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 funded)
- Survival of the smallest? Trends in brachiopod size across the End-Triassic mass extinction (Palaeontological Association funded)
- The sampling proxy approach to testing the quality of the fossil record (NERC and BGS CASE funded PhD)
- Morphometric analysis of dinosaur footprints from the Middle Jurassic of Yorkshire
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.