What would Christmas be without trees tangled up in tinsel and fairy lights? A range of different trees are grown… Read more O Christmas Tree!
During the Pennsylvanian (323.2±0.4 – 298.9±0.15 Ma), lush tropical forests covered much of equatorial North America and Europe and were… Read more How To Salt a Fossil Fish
Being on a ship for two months has its ups and downs. But when you’re drilling and recovering sediments that… Read more Science at Sea
Have you ever thought about what your house is actually made of? Before starting my Ph.D. I had never taken… Read more Concrete: An Aggregate of Problems
What did a Jurassic sea predator look like? For the first time, scientists have described the three-dimensional eye-structure of Dollocaris… Read more A Good Eye For a Fossil
Because mountains and areas of high relief are fleeting, the only remnants of many ancient mountain belts (orogens) are the… Read more To see a world in a grain of sand
Research in my lab uses information on fossil morphology to address a variety of evolutionary and geological questions. We’re interested… Read more Lament for the Passing of Trilobites
Ngatoro-i-rangi, the chief tohunga (priest) of the Arawa people and great navigator of the Te Arawa canoe, came to Aotearoa… Read more The Dormant Danger Deep in Lake Taupo