School of Geography, Geology and the Environment

Current research projects

Below are some of the current and recent research projects that the Centre of Palaeobiology has taken part in.

  • Chengjiang Lagerstätte, Cambrian, China (Royal Society)
  • Comley Lagerstätte, Cambrian, UK (NERC)
  • Herefordshire Lagerstätte, Silurian, UK (NERC and Leverhulme Trust)
  • Soom Shale Lagerstätte, Ordovician, South Africa
  • Eramosa Lagerstätte, Silurian, Canada (Royal Ontario Museum and NERC)
  • Experimental decay of onychophorans - lobopodian anatomy and arthropod origins (NERC)
  • Decay and preservation of chordates, and vertebrate origins (NERC)
  • Silurian phytoplankton and oceanic change (Leverhulme Trust)
  • Origins, ecology and paleobiology of ostracods and related arthropods (Royal Society and Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science)
  • Palaeobiology of conodonts
  • Bridging the gap between ecological and evolutionary timescales: tooth wear, niche differentiation and speciation in living and fossil fishes (NERC)
  • Systematics locomotion and palaeobiology of pterosaurs
  • Palaeoclimate of the Neogene and Holocene (USGS PRISM paleoclimate group and the British Antarctic Survey)
  • Tooth wear and ecological constraints on conodonts (NERC)
  • Provenance of lowland Iron Age ceramics using micropalaeontology (Nuffield and NERC)
  • Early Palaeozoic climates
  • The Anthropocene – a new epoch of time characterised by humans (British Geological Survey)

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