A 350-million-year-old marine
ecosystem in Scotland
Oxypteriscus, an extinct ray-finned fish The earliest shell-crushing ray-fin, Fouldenia, 348 million years ago
|Lauren Sallan, PhD|
Earth and Environmental Science
& Evolution Cluster
CV Google Citations, Impact Story
Now Recruiting Paleobiology/Macroevolution Graduate Students for 2016
We are broadly interested in how global events, environmental change and ecological interactions affect long-term evolution (macroevolution) in early vertebrates (half of vertebrate history) and ray-finned fishes (half of vertebrate diversity).
Early Vertebrates, Ichthyology
Mass Extinction, Phylogenetics
Listen to a Palaeocast interview about our research on early vertebrate macroevolution and paleobiology
November 1-4, 2015: Lauren, John, Erynn and Jack presented at the GSA Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD. Erynn was featured in the Paleontological Society's twitter feed. Jack represented the Society on social media and was interviewed by Palaeocast. October 17, 2015: Our paper on Bandringa has won the Taylor & Francis Award for Best Paper in Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, second place.
August 28, 2015: Jack Stack has been named a Student Ambassador for the Paleontological Society. He will represent the Society at GSA in Baltimore and on social media. Congratulations, Jack!
August 7, 2015: Lauren received the Stensio Award for top early career researcher at the 13th International Symposium on Early Vertebrates/Lower Vertebrates in Melbourne, Australia!
A phylogeny of living ray-finned fishes
A 310-million-year-old freshwater ecosystem in Illinois
A later shell-crushing ray-fin,
Styracopterus, 340 million years ago