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Dr Armin Elsler

Dr Armin Elsler

Dr Armin Elsler
BSc(Innsbruck), BSc(Vienna), MSc(Vienna), PhD(Bristol)

Research Associate

Area of research

Early tetrapod evolution: Red Queen or Court Jester? (Supervisor: Professor Michael J. Benton)

Office L107
Wills Memorial Building,
Queens Road, Clifton BS8 1RJ
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 39 41341

Research summary

My current work concentrates on the macroevolution of early tetrapods, with a particular focus on the evolution of body size. A pre-existing database is updated and a supertree of early tetrapods is created. This dataset forms the base for subsequent phylogenetic comparative analyses, which will be coupled with additional research on diversity and morphological disparity patterns. Special attention is given to the effects of mass extinctions in the observed timeframe.

 Previous research topics include morphological and phylogenetic analyses of an ornithischian dinosaur specimen from the U.S., a morphological description of fossil bird remains from Austria, stable isotope geochemistry of ...

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2019 - present: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

2015 - 2019: PhD in Geology, University of Bristol (United Kingdom)

2014: MSc in Earth Sciences, University of Vienna (Austria)

2013: BSc in Biology, University of Vienna (Austria)

2010: BSc in Geosciences and Atmosphere Sciences, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

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Recent publications

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