February 2016: A warm welcome to Dr Jenny Morris and Dr Mark Puttick who join the lab from Sheffield University to work on our NERC-funded project investigating the evolutionary emergence of land plants and their impact on global biogeochemical cycles
The overarching theme of research in our lab concerns the relationship between development and evolution, and the role that palaeontological data play in fleshing out the skeletal framework of organismal evolution based otherwise on living animals.
Our research encompasses traditional palaeontology, including comparative anatomy, histology and phylogenetics, as well as synchrotron tomographic microscopy, computed tomography, elemental mapping and Kikuchi diffraction, to better understand patterns of character evolution among extinct lineages intermediate of their extant relatives.
We also run a molecular lab cloning genes for molecular phylogenetics, molecular clock analyses and developmental biology.
Prof Philip Donoghue, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, BS8 1RJ, UK; Tel: 0117 954 5440; Fax: 0117 925 3385 email Contact Me