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Current

Postgraduate researchers

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

Armin Elsler (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).

Fiona Walker (NERC/BGS CASE PhD; School of Earth Sciences, Bristol) The rock record of the British Cretaceous – PI Prof. Mike Benton (Bristol), Co-I Dr Andrew Newell (BGS) and Co-I Mark Woods (BGS).

Undergraduate students

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

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

Fiona Pye (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).

Jack Creighton (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 (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)

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).

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 Professor Mike Benton (Bristol).

Current collaborators

Dr. Tracy Aze (SEE, Leeds)

Prof. Mike Benton (School of Earth Sciences, Bristol)

Dr. William Foster (Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin)

Dr. Bjarte Hannisdal (Department of Earth Science, Bergen)

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

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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