Dr Fiona Gill


  • Deputy postgraduate research tutor for wellbeing
  • Women@Leeds Network co-chair

Research interests

My research interests lie at the boundary between geochemistry and palaeontology. I am interested in using geochemistry to understand the ecology of extinct animals, particularly those thought to have lived in symbiosis with distinctive microbial populations. My work on this area has two main strands: 1) chemosymbiosis in hydrocarbon seep communities and 2) diet, digestive processes and methane emmissions in herbivores.  

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  • PhD in Palaeontology, University of Leeds,
  • MSc Palynology, University of Sheffield
  • BSc Environmental Geology, University of Sheffield

Research groups and institutes

  • Earth Surface Science Institute
  • Palaeo@Leeds
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