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Mr Luke Parry

Mr Luke Parry

Mr Luke Parry

Geology (PhD)

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The Origin of the Annelid Crown Group - Fossils, Morphology and Molecules

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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



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