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Dr Pamela Gill

Dr Pamela Gill

Dr Pamela Gill
B.Sc.(Nott.), B.Ed.(Tor.), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Honorary Senior Research Associate

Office IC30
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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My research is focused on the earliest mammals from the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic; a time when critical changes were occurring to the jaw joint and dentition.

My main focus involves the basal mammals Kuehneotherium and Morganucodon from the fissure deposits of South Wales, and I am particularly interested in how the selective pressures of feeding influenced mandibular evolution in these mammals and what biomechanics can tell us about why the jaw may have evolved in a particular manner.

My other interest concerns the faunal diversity within the fissures and whether this is related to the palaeoecology or to taphonomic processes.


  • mammals
  • mandibular evolution
  • biomechanics
  • faunal diversity
  • fissures
  • palaeoecology
  • taphonomic



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