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.
- New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas 30 September 2020
- Modelling of ancient fossil movement reveals step in the evolution of posture in dinosaur and crocodile ancestors 21 September 2020
- Discovery of a new mass extinction 16 September 2020
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, and is the current score (no updates since 2017).
Medals and prizes
Students and staff in the Bristol Palaeobiology Reseach Group are frequently recognised by the award of prizes and medals by professional societies and others; read more details here.
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.