Dr Rob Sansom


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Contact details

D1236 Michael Smith Building|Oxford Road|Manchester|M13 9PT

Telephone: +44161 275 1496

Research interests

I am a palaeobiologist interested in using the fossil record to address big evolutionary problems such as the origin and early evolution of vertebrates, and the Cambrian diversification of animals. More broadly I am interested how macroevolutionary inferences are drawn from fossil data, particularly the role of morphology in phylogenetics and the role of preservation and incompleteness in shaping our understanding. To do this I use a range of techniques from phylogenetics, laboratory investigations of decay and preservation, and direct analyses of fossil material. As such, projects in my lab include both experimental and theoretical approaches.


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