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Prof Paul Upchurch
Appointment
  • Professor of Palaeobiology
  • Dept of Earth Sciences
  • Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences
Research Groups
Research Summary
Dinosaur Systematics, Evolution and Biogeography. Research aims Investigation of the palaeobiology and evolution of dinosaurs, with an emphasis on the gigantic long-necked sauropods (Upchurch, 1995, 1998, 1999). Development and application of new phylogenetic techniques (Wilkinson et al., 1998). The use of palaeontological data in studies of macroevolutionary patterns and processes.
Teaching Summary
GEOL2008 Vertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution
GEOL3036 Biodiversity and Macroevolutionary Patterns

Academic Background
1993 PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Palaeontology University of Cambridge
1986 BA Hons Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – Zoology University of Cambridge
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