Research palaeontologist with experience in North American (Rocky Mountain and Sierra Nevada) geological formations, with a focus on analysing palaeontological samples.
Completed a Master of Research degree with a thesis entitled ‘A New Phosphatocopid Crustacean (Arthropoda: Phosphatocopida) with Preserved Soft Anatomy, from the Late Cambrian (Furongian, Stage 10) of the USA with Remarks on Cambrian Evolution’. This work was extended post-Masters to include the palaeoenvironment and remarks on adaptions in changing marine conditions, plus macro evolutionary trends in Cambrian and Ordovician Arthropods.
Also completed a Master of Science degree with a thesis entitled ‘Modelling Uncertainty within an Organic System’ using the principles of chaos theory and Bayesian statistics.
Research interests lie within geochemical palaeontology and addressing questions concerning palaeoecosytems and palaeoclimate using isotope geochemistry.
North American Palaeontology