Tag: Aodhan Butler
Aodhán Butler is a doctoral student at Uppsala University, Sweden. He is in the final stages of a PhD on early Cambrian stem-group lophotrochozoans – a group of animals including phoronids, brachiopods and small shelly fossils, the tommotiids. His research interests centre around determining the origin of major groups of animals in the Cambrian explosion, how soft-bodied organisms become fossilized in sites of exceptional preservation, and integrating molecular biology with fossils to provide a holistic view of evolution.
When not bashing rocks in the name of palaeontology, he can be found climbing them in the wilds of Scotland, Scandinavia and elsewhere or alternatively, disappearing for hours on one of an ever expanding collection of bicycles. He’s also a keen nature photographer and amateur astronomer. On rainier days he can usually be found trying to repair one of said bicycles or whitewater kayaking.
Aodhán Butler, Uppsala University, Department of Earth Sciences, Palaeobiology, Villavägen 16, SE-752 36, Uppsala, Sweden.