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Dr Alex Dunhill (PI) Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellow and Lecturer in Palaeobiology, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds.

Postdoctoral researchers

Dr Thomas Stubbs (2018-) (NERC grant BETR project, School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol) Ecosystem resilience across the Permo-Triassic boundary – co-supervised with Prof Mike Benton (Bristol).

Postgraduate researchers

Bethany Allen  (2017-) (NERC DTP PhD; SEE Leeds) Biodiversity in the extreme world of Pangaea – PI Dr Alex Dunhill, Co-I Dr Daniel Hill (SEE, Leeds), Co-I Dr Erin Saupe (Oxford), Co-I Prof Paul Wignall (SEE, Leeds).

Adam Woodhouse (2016-) (NERC DTP PhD; SEE Leeds) Death in the Oceans: extinction risk in the marine realm – PI Dr Tracy Aze (SEE, Leeds).

Armin Elsler (2015-) (NERC DTP PhD; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) Early tetrapod evolution: Red Queen or Court Jester? – PI Prof Mike Benton (Bristol) and Co-I Dr Marcello Ruta (Lincoln).

Undergraduate students

Emily Turner (2018-) (MGeol project student; SEE Leeds) The Late Triassic mass extinction in northern Sicily – co supervised with Dr Jacopo Dal Corso (SEE Leeds) and Prof Paul Wignall (SEE Leeds).

Karolina Zarzyczny (2017-) (Undergraduate summer intern; PalAss Undergraduate Bursary award; SEE Leeds) Reconstructing food webs across the Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event – Co-I Dr Cris Little (SEE Leeds), Jed Atkinson (SEE Leeds) and Autumn Pugh (SEE Leeds).

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.

Alumnae/i

Dr Fiona Walker (2014-2018) (NERC/BGS CASE PhD; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) Taxonomic diversity in the fossil record: sampling and real richness – PI Prof Mike Benton (Bristol), Co-I Dr Andrew Newell (BGS) and Co-I Mark Woods (BGS).

Aislinn Vickers-Arrigo (2017-2018) (Undergraduate dissertation student, SEE Leeds) Biogeography of the early Toarcian Ocean Anoxic Event.

Dr Haijun Song (2016-2018) (Marie Curie Research Fellow) SurE-TESTS: Surviving extinction: traits encouraging survival at times of stress – co-mentored with Prof Paul Wignall (SEE, Leeds).

Jack Creighton (2016-2017) (MGeol project student; SEE Leeds) Hot enough to die! A study of latitudinal biodiversity in terrestrial tetrapods following the End-Permian mass extinction – co supervised with Prof Paul Wignall (SEE Leeds).

Cian Grace (2016-2017) (MGeol project student; SEE Leeds) Hot enough to die! A palaeolatitudinal biodiversity study of marine vertebrates following the end-Permian mass extinction – co supervised with Prof Paul Wignall (SEE Leeds)

Fiona Pye (2016) (Undergraduate summer intern; PalAss Undergraduate Bursary award; SEE Leeds) Survival of the smallest? Trends in brachiopod size across the End-Triassic mass extinction – Co-I Prof Richard Twitchett (NHM) and Co-I Zoe Hughes (NHM).

Jordan Bestwick (2015-2016) (Undergraduate intern) Dinosaur biogeographical structure and Mesozoic continental fragmentation: a network-based approach.

Holly Narey (2013-14) (BSc project student; Department of Biology and Biochemistry, Bath) Mesozoic dinosaur biogeography: A network approach – co supervised with Dr James Sciberras (Bath)

Terri Cleary (2012-13) (MSc; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) Completeness metrics, sampling biases, and the fossil record of the Ichthyosauria – co supervised with Prof Mike Benton (Bristol) and Dr Benjamin Moon (Bristol).

Dr Dan Driscoll (2012-13) (MSc; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) The Mosasaur record: Through the lens of fossil completeness – co supervised with Prof Mike Benton (Bristol) and Dr Tom Stubbs (Bristol).

Kara Ludwig (2012-13) (MSc; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) Investigating Cynodontia: Quality of the fossil record and the roots of mammalian diversity – co supervised with Dr Jennifer Botha-Brink (Bleomfontein), Dr Marcello Ruta (Lincoln) and Prof Mike Benton (Bristol).

Current collaborators

Dr Sandro Azaele (School of Mathematics, Leeds)

Dr Tracy Aze (SEE, Leeds)

Dr Andrew Beckerman (University of Sheffield)

Prof Mike Benton (School of Earth Sciences, Bristol)

Dr David Bond (University of Hull)

Dr Jennifer Dunne (Santa Fe Institute)

Dr William Foster (Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin)

Dr Bjarte Hannisdal (Department of Earth Science, Bergen)

Dr Daniel Hill (University of Leeds)

Dr Crispin Little (University of Leeds)

Dr Graeme Lloyd (University of Leeds)

Dr Benjamin Mills (University of Leeds)

Dr Catalina Pimiento (Museum fur Naturkunde, Berlin)

Dr Mark Puttick (University of Bath)

Dr Erin Saupe (Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford)

Dr James Sciberras (OnCorps)

Dr Haijun Song (China University of Geosciences, Wuhan)

Prof Richard Twitchett (NHM, London)

Dr Rachel Warnock (Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering, ETH Zürich)

Prof Paul Wignall (SEE, Leeds)

Prof Matthew Wills (Milner Centre for Evolution, Bath)

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