Dr Lil Stevens

Dr Liadan Stevens

Collections Manager, Invertebrates B

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5492

Specialisms

Collections digitisation including documentation, imaging, project management and training; collections management; Palaeozoic palaeobotany and palaeoenvironments

Summary

Originally trained as a palaeobotanist, I am now focussed on the Museum's Digital Collections Programme as project manager for the eMesozoic pilot project. This project aims to draw together expertise, workflows and technical solutions to provide good quality data on our British Mesozoic vertebrates. Our approach is to gather common data on these collections and use these to record individual specimen details, thereby standardising our records and reducing post-transcription cleansing. We hope to use this method to digitise all of our specimens in Earth Sciences. Only tens of millions to go!

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Birmingham University, United Kingdom, 2005 - 2009

BSc Hons., University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1997 - 2001

Employment history

Academic

Senior Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2014 - ongoing

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2014

Indian and Indo-Pacific Ocean Corals Project Officer, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2011

Research Assistant - Palaeozoic of China, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2011 - 2014

Curator of Palaeobotany (absence cover), Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2010 - 2011

Project Worker - Lower Devonian Plants, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2009 - 2010

Publications

Womack T, Slater BJ, STEVENS LG, Anderson LI, Hilton J (2012) First cladoceran fossils from the Carboniferous: Palaeoenvironmental and evolutionary implications. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, 344 : 39 - 48. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.05.012

STEVENS LG, Hilton J, Bond DPG, Glasspool IJ, Jardine PE (2011) Radiation and extinction patterns in Permian floras from North China as indicators for environmental and climate change. Journal of the Geological Society, 168 (2): 607 - 619. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-042

Bond DPG, Hilton J, Wignall PB, Ali JR, Stevens LG, Sun Y, Lai X (2010) The Middle Permian (Capitanian) mass extinction on land and in the oceans. Earth-Science Reviews, 102 : 100 - 116. doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2010.07.004

Stevens LG, Hilton J, Rees AR, Rothwell GW, Bateman RM (2010) Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Reproductive Biology of Flemingites arcuatus sp. nov., an Exceptionally Preserved and Partially Reconstructed Carboniferous Arborescent Lycopsid. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 171 (7): 783 - 808. doi: 10.1086/655028

Stevens LG, Hilton J (2009) Ontogeny and ecology of the filicalean fern Oligocarpia gothanii (Gleicheniaceae) from the Middle Permian of China. American Journal of Botany, 96 (2): 475 - 486. doi: 10.3732/ajb.0800221

Wang SJ, Hilton J, Liang MM, Stevens L (2006) Permineralized Seed Plants from the Late Permian of Southern China: A New Species of Cardiocarpus. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 167 (6): 1247 - 1257. doi: 10.1086/507560

HILTON JASON, SHI-JUN WANG, GALTIER JEAN, GLASSPOOL IAN, STEVENS LIL (2004) An Upper Permian permineralized plant assemblage in volcaniclastic tuff from the Xuanwei Formation, Guizhou Province, southern China, and its palaeofloristic significance. Geological Magazine, 141 (6): 661 - 674. doi: 10.1017/S0016756804009847

Highlighted publications

STEVENS LG, Hilton J, Bond DPG, Glasspool IJ, Jardine PE (2011) Radiation and extinction patterns in Permian floras from North China as indicators for environmental and climate change. Journal of the Geological Society, 168 (2): 607 - 619. doi: 10.1144/0016-76492010-042

Stevens LG, Hilton J, Rees AR, Rothwell GW, Bateman RM (2010) Systematics, Phylogenetics, and Reproductive Biology of Flemingites arcuatus sp. nov., an Exceptionally Preserved and Partially Reconstructed Carboniferous Arborescent Lycopsid. International Journal of Plant Sciences, 171 (7): 783 - 808. doi: 10.1086/655028

Stevens LG, Hilton J (2009) Ontogeny and ecology of the filicalean fern Oligocarpia gothanii (Gleicheniaceae) from the Middle Permian of China. American Journal of Botany, 96 (2): 475 - 486. doi: 10.3732/ajb.0800221