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Mr Fiann Smithwick

Mr Fiann Smithwick

Mr Fiann Smithwick

Area of research

The palaeobiological function of colour in the fossil record

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I developed a passion for palaeontology through a love of fossils and nature growing up on the Jurassic Coast. I have been lucky enough to follow that passion through Undergraduate study at the University of Bristol and am now undertaking a PhD at Bristol on the function of colour in fossil organisms under the supervision of Dr. Jakob Vinther. 


  • Colour
  • fossils
  • macroevolution
  • ecology
  • evolutionary biology
  • taphonomy.



School of Earth Sciences

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