Research in my lab addresses the origin, maintenance, and conservation of biological diversity. We integrate biological data with the fossil record to elucidate controls on community and species’ responses to environmental change. We are interested in what controls speciation, extinction, and species’ distributions. We also focus on conservation palaeobiology, applying the fossil record to current species conservation. We use a diverse toolkit, including modelling, statistics, genetics, and environmental reconstruction.
Associate Professor Erin Saupe
Associate Professor of Palaeobiology