Palaeobiology Research Group
The Bristol Palaeobiology Research Group explores all aspects of the history of the biosphere. From macroevolution to mass extinctions, we learn from the deep past to inform our predictions of the future.
Learn more about the areas of research and our current projects.
Apply for one of our undergraduate or postgraduate research degrees.
Find out about our specialist facilities.
Our staff, postdoctoral researchers and research fellows.
Bristol Dinosaur Project
Resources for schools and public engagement.
Our address and contact details.
- Animal embryos evolved before animals 27 November 2019
- Discriminating diets of meat-eating dinosaurs 4 November 2019
- A new reptile species from Wales named by Bristol student 30 August 2019
Our research reputation
The Bristol Palaeobiology Research Group was identified in 2017 as the best palaeontology research group in the world in the first discipline-specific annual review by the Center for World University Rankings. The score is based on publication impact over the past ten years. Much of this reputation comes from the impact of our research - for example, in 2019 Phil Donoghue was named as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world.
We write all the market-leading textbooks in palaeobiology, from the basic 'history of life' texts through to advanced textbooks.
We have kept detailed records of our publications for over thirty years. Read all the details, as well as evidence for impact in terms of numbers of papers, the journals, and especially the changing numbers of citations.