Tag: Jonathan B. Antcliffe
Jon is a researcher at the University Of Bristol, where he is funded by the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 to study the origin of animal life. He has a PhD, based around the study growth and evolution of the Ediacaran Biota, from Oxford University. His research focusses on early events in the evolution of multicellular organisms, including those soft-bodied organisms which predate the Cambrian Explosion, and also early biomineralising animals. This work includes the Ediacaran to Cambrian transition and the emergence of the animal phyla, developing new methods to understand enigmatic fossils, evolutionary theory including the construction and collapse of ecosystems and the rise of the predator-prey system, and the construction of the first animal ecosystems. In addition to this work he is active in conservation projects for fossil sites across the UK and Canada.
Dr. Jonathan B. Antcliffe, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, UK.