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Mr Luke Parry
Mr Luke Parry
Area of research
The Origin of the Annelid Crown Group - Fossils, Morphology and Molecules
I graduated from the University of Oxford in 2013 with a first class MEarthSci degree. My masters thesis focused on exceptionally preserved body and trace fossils from the Ediacaran-Cambrian transition of Corumbá, Brazil. Although my current research focuses on the early fossil record, phylogeny and body plan evolution of annelids, I still maintain an interest and ongoing research collaborations focused on Ediacaran palaeobiology.
My PhD research is focused on integrating morphological, molecular and fossil data to understand annelid evolution. In particular am interested in the earliest annelid body fossils from famous Cambrian deposits such as Sirius Passet and the Burgess Shale and how they inform our understanding of the sequence of character aquisition that led to the annelid crown group.
1st year - Geological Maps, Invertebrate Palaeontology, Sedimentology
2nd year - Sedimentology
3rd year - The Cambrian Explosion
- Puttick, M, O'Reilly, J, Tanner, A, Fleming, J, Clark, J, Holloway, L, Lozano-Fernandez, J, Parry, L, Tarver, J, Pisani, D & Donoghue, P, 2017, Uncertain-tree: Discriminating among competing approaches to the phylogenetic analysis of phenotype data. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 284.
- Vinther, J, Parry, L, Briggs, D & Van Roy, P, 2017, Ancestral morphology of crown-group molluscs revealed by a new Ordovician stem aculiferan. Nature, vol 542., pp. 471?474
- Parry, LA, Edgecombe, GD, Eibye-Jacobsen, D & Vinther, J, 2016, The impact of fossil data on annelid phylogeny inferred from discrete morphological characters. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol 283.
- O'Reilly, J, Puttick, MN, Parry, LA, Tanner, A, Tarver, JE, Fleming, J, Pisani, D & Donoghue, PCJ, 2016, Bayesian methods outperform parsimony but at the expense of precision in the estimation of phylogeny from discrete morphological data. Biology Letters, vol 12.
- Wilson, P, Parry, LA, Vinther, J & Edgecombe, GD, 2016, Unveiling biases in soft-tissue phosphatization: Extensive preservation of musculature in the Cretaceous (Cenomanian) polychaete Rollinschaeta myoplena (Annelida: Amphinomidae). Palaeontology, vol 59., pp. 463-479
- Parry, L & Pisani, D, 2016, The Cambrian Explosion: A Molecular Paleobiological Overview. in: Richard Kliman (eds) Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. Amsterdam:Elsevier, Oxford, pp. 246-253
- Parry, LA, Vinther, J & Edgecombe, GD, 2015, Cambrian stem-group annelids and a metameric origin of the annelid head. Biology Letters, vol 11.
- Parry, LA, Wilson, P, Sykes, D, Edgecombe, GD & Vinther, J, 2015, A new fireworm (Amphinomidae) from the Cretaceous of Lebanon identified from three-dimensionally preserved myoanatomy. BMC Evolutionary Biology, vol 15.
- Parry, L, Tanner, A & Vinther, J, 2014, The origin of annelids. Palaeontology, vol 57., pp. 1091-1103
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