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Dr Tom Stubbs

Dr Tom Stubbs

Dr Tom Stubbs
BSC, MSC

Research Associate in Palaeobiology

Area of research

Macroevolution of Mesozoic marine reptiles and theropod dinosaurs

Office LS109
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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+44 (0) 117 39 41345

Summary

My research focuses on studying macroevolution using disparity analyses and comparative phylogenetic approaches.

I am currently investigating the diversifications and morphological adaptations of Mesozoic marine reptiles and theropod dinosaurs.

Biography

Graduate students

  • Jorge Herrera Flores - Macroevolution of Lepidosauria
  • Susana Gutarra - Evolutionary innovations and convergence in Mesozoic marine reptiles

 

Publications

Herrera-Flores, J. A., Stubbs, T. L. & Benton, M. J. (2017) Macroevolutionary patterns in Rhynchocephalia: is the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus) a living fossil? Palaeontology. doi:10.1111/pala.12284

Strickson, E., Prieto-Márquez, A., Benton, M. J., & Stubbs, T. L. (2016) Dynamics of dental evolution in ornithopod dinosaurs. Scientific Reports, 6.

Stubbs, T. L. and Benton, M. J. (2016) Ecomorphological diversifications of Mesozoic marine reptiles: the roles of ecological opportunity and extinction. Paleobiology, 42,547-573

Stubbs, T. L., Pierce, S. E., Rayfield, E. J., & Anderson, P. S. (2013) Morphological and biomechanical disparity of crocodile-line archosaurs following the end-Triassic extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 280(1770).

 

Academic history

2011 - 2015 - The University of Bristol. Geology (PhD) (Palaeobiology)

2010 - 2011 - The University of Bristol. MSc Palaeobiology with Distinction.

2007 - 2010 - The University of Sheffield. BSc Environmental Science: 1st Class honours

Teaching

Current Controversies in Palaeobiology and Macroevolution: EASCM0001

Evolution of the Biosphere: EASC30008

Vertebrate Palaeobiology and Evolution: EASCM0036

Environmental Systems and Cycles: EASC 10002

Geobiology: EASC 20024

Keywords

  • palaeobiology
  • biodiversity
  • macroevolution
  • phylogenetic relationships
  • mass extinctions
  • disparity

Memberships

Organisations

School of Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences staff

Research groups

Research themes

Recent publications

View complete publications list in the University of Bristol publications system

Courses

Dr Stubbs currently teaches 4 courses:

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