Avian diversity in the aftermath of the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K/Pg) mass extinction: Zealandia as a hub for the evolution of marine birds

Status: Current

Dates: 2022 - Start

Māori Relevant Content: Yes


  • Royal Society of New Zealand (Marsden Fund, 2022 - 2025)

Project Abstract

The aim of this project is to understand the evolutionary processes that drove avian diversification after the Cretaceous/Paleogene mass extinction using the abundant and well-preserved marine bird fossil record from North Canterbury.

Researchers - UC Staff

Researchers - Non-UC Staff

  • Erica Crouch: Associate Investigator; GNS
  • Leigh Love: Associate Investigator; Self
  • Al Mannering: Associate Investigator; Self

Subject Area: Disciplines