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ERC Research Fellow

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT
roger.close[at]gmail.com

Roger joined the group at the beginning of 2016 as the lead postdoc on our ERC grant. Roger is a quantitative palaeobiologist with research interests in macroevolutionary patterns, particularly those related to phenotypic evolution and taxonomic diversity.

PUBLICATIONS

CLOSE, R.A., Johanson, Z., Tyler, J.C., Harrington, R.C. & Friedman, M. 2016. Mosaicism in a new Eocene pufferfish highlights rapid morphological innovation near the origin of crown tetraodontiforms. Palaeontology 59:499-514.

CLOSE, R.A., Davis, B.M., Wolniewicz, A., Walsh, S., Friedman, M. & Benson, R.B.J. 2016. A lower jaw of Palaeoxonodon from the Middle Jurassic of the Isle of Skye, Scotland, sheds new light on the diversity of British stem therians. Palaeontology 59:155-169.

CLOSE, R.A., Friedman, M., Lloyd, G.T. & Benson, R.B.J. 2015. Evidence for a mid-Jurassic adaptive radiation in mammals. Current Biology 25: 2137-2142.

Friedman, M., Beckett, H.T., CLOSE, R.A. & Johanson, Z. 2015. The English Chalk and London Clay: two remarkable British bony fish Lagerstätten. Geological Society Special Publications 430, 165-200.

CLOSE, R.A. & Rayfield, E.J. 2012. Functional morphometric analysis of the furcula in Mesozoic birds. PLoS ONE 7: e36664.

CLOSE, R.A., Vickers-Rich, P., Trusler, P., Chiappe, L.M., O’Connor, J.K., Rich, T.H., Kool, L. & Komarower, P. 2009. Earliest Gondwanan bird from the Cretaceous of southeastern Australia. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29: 616-619.

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