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School of Earth and Environment
+64 3 3690789
Beatrice Tinsley Rm 215
English, German, Spanish
I have a background in evolutionary biology, palaeontology, and vertebrate comparative anatomy. I use the fossil record to determine the past composition of bird faunas, focusing on research questions on the palaeobiology, functional morphology, phylogenetic relationships, and other aspects of the evolutionary history of different avian lineages, especially shorebirds, seabirds, and other aquatic and semi-aquatic birds. My work is currently focused on understanding the links between patterns in avian evolution, ecology, and extinction, and environmental changes driven by climate fluctuations during the pre-Quaternary (before 2.5 million years ago), particularly in Aotearoa New Zealand.