- Start date: 1 June 2023
- End date: 31 May 2024
- Funder: NERC
- Value: £99,730
- Partners and collaborators: Prof Paul Wignall (University of Leeds) Dr Jack Shaw (Santa Fe Institute) Prof Hajiun Song (China University of Geoscience, Wuhan) Prof Andrew Beckerman (University of Sheffield)
- Primary investigator: Dr Alex Dunhill
- Co-investigators: Professor Paul Wignall
This project will explore a novel approach to mass extinction palaeobiology research via interdisciplinary methods combining recent advances in ecological modelling with palaeontology. Specifically, we will test how marine ecosystems recovered from the PTME and whether this biotic crisis truly represented the beginning of the origins of modern marine ecosystem structure.