Emma Dunne


School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT


Emma joined the research group in 2015, and her PhD research focuses on quantifying the diversity of tetrapods from the late Palaeozoic to the early Mesozoic. Previously, Emma completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, where she specialised in Zoology. She then moved on to complete a Masters in Taxonomy & Biodiversity at Imperial College London. While there, she conducted a research project with researchers at the Natural History Museum on fossil palynomorph diversity over the K/Pg boundary using newly digitised data from the John Williams’ Index of Palaeopalynology. Emma’s ERC-funded PhD project is co-supervised by Roger Benson (University of Oxford) and Roger Close (University of Birmingham).



DUNNE, E. M., Close, R. A., Button, D. J., Brocklehurst, N., Cashmore, D. D., Lloyd, G. T., Butler, R. J. 2018. Diversity change during the rise of tetrapods and the impact of the ‘Carboniferous Rainforest Collapse’. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20172730.