Dr Lorna Steel

Dr Lorna Steel

Curator

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Vertebrates and Anthropology Palaeobiology
Contact: email
Phone: +44 (0)207 942 5058
Lorna Steel on ResearchGate

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom

MSc, University College London, United Kingdom, 1995 - 1996

BSc, University of Derby, United Kingdom, 1992 - 1995

Employment history

Non-academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, 2006 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle Museum, 2004 - 2006

Education Officer, Isle of Wight Council Museums, Dinosaur Isle, 2001 - 2004

Publications

Hume JP, Steel L, André AA, Meunier A (2015) In the footsteps of the bone collectors: nineteenth-century cave exploration on Rodrigues Island, Indian Ocean. Historical Biology, 27 (2): 265 - 286. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.886203

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3): 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young MT, Steel L, Foffa D, Price T, Naish D, Tennant JP (2014) Marine tethysuchian crocodyliform from the ?Aptian-Albian (Lower Cretaceous) of the Isle of Wight, UK. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 113 (3): 854 - 871. doi: 10.1111/bij.12387

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, Thüring S, Mateus O, Ruiz-Omeñaca JI, Havlik P, Lepage Y, Andrade MB (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2): 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5): 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Steel L, O'Sullivan M (2014) A Scottish pterosaur in London: the first record of Pterosauria from the Upper Jurassic (Kimmeridgian) of Eathie (Ross and Cromarty), Scotland. Historical Biology, : 1 - 6. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.961063

Young MT, Steel L (2014) Evidence for the teleosaurid crocodylomorph genus Machimosaurus in the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (4): 472 - 479. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.793320

Young MT, Brandalise de Andrade M, Cornée J-J, Steel L, Foffa D (2014) Re-description of a putative Early Cretaceous “teleosaurid” from France, with implications for the survival of metriorhynchids and teleosaurids across the Jurassic-Cretaceous Boundary. Annales de Paléontologie, 100 (2): 165 - 174. doi: 10.1016/j.annpal.2014.01.002

Hume JP, Steel L (2013) Fight club: a unique weapon in the wing of the solitaire, Pezophaps solitaria (Aves: Columbidae), an extinct flightless bird from Rodrigues, Mascarene Islands. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 110 (1): 32 - 44. doi: 10.1111/bij.12087

STEEL L (2012) The Pterosaur Collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: an Overview and List of Specimens, with Description of Recent Curatorial Developments. Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition, 86 (6): 1340 - 1355. doi: 10.1111/1755-6724.12004

Young MT, Brusatte SL, de Andrade MB, Desojo JB, Beatty BL, STEEL L, Fernandez MS, Sakamoto M, Ignacio Ruiz-Omenaca J, Schoch RR (2012) The Cranial Osteology and Feeding Ecology of the Metriorhynchid Crocodylomorph Genera Dakosaurus and Plesiosuchus from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Plos One, 7 (9)doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044985

Andres B, Howard L, Steel L (2011) PTEROSAURS, MODULES, AND THE ORIGIN OF THE PTERODACTYLOIDEA. JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 31 : 62 - 62.

STEEL L (2010) The pterosaur collection at the Natural History Museum, London, UK: History, overview, recent curatorial developments and exciting new finds. Proceedings of the Third International Symposium on Pterosaurs. Acta Geoscientica Sinica, 31 : 59 - 61.

STEEL L (2009) Bone histology and skeletal pathology of two recently-extinct flightless pigeons: Raphus cucullatus and Pezophaps solitarius.. Journal of Vertebrate Palaeontology, 29

STEEL L (2008) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview. Zitteliana, : 109 - 125.

STEEL L (2007) Lyme Regis Fossil Festival, 4-6 May 2007. Set in Stone, The NHM Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 5 : 5 - 6.

STEEL L (2007) The palaeohistology of pterosaur bone: an overview.. , , Flugsaurier: The Wellnhofer Pterosaur Meeting. Abstracts.. Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology. Munich.

STEEL L (2006) Bringing the dodo back to life. Set in Stone The Natural History Museum Palaeontology Department Newsletter, 4 : 5 - 6.

STEEL L (2006) The Joys of Caving.. Earth Heritage, 26

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2014) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, : 1 - 7. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822

Highlighted publications

Young MT, Steel L, Brusatte SL, Foffa D, Lepage Y (2014) Tooth serration morphologies in the genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia) from the Late Jurassic of Europe. Royal Society Open Science, 1 (3): 140269 - 140269. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140269

Young M, Hua S, Steel L, Foffa D, Brusatte S, et al (2014) Revision of the Late Jurassic teleosaurid genus Machimosaurus (Crocodylomorpha, Thalattosuchia). Royal Society Open Science, 1 (2): 140222 - 140222. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140222

Young MT, Steel L, Middleton H (2014) Evidence of the metriorhynchid crocodylomorph genus Geosaurus in the Lower Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England. Historical Biology, 26 (5): 551 - 555. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.801468

Young MT, Steel L, Rigby MP, Howlett EA, Humphrey S (2014) Largest known specimen of the genus Dakosaurus (Metriorhynchidae: Geosaurini) from the Kimmeridge Clay Formation (Late Jurassic) of England, and an overview of Dakosaurus specimens discovered from this formation (including reworked specimens from the Woburn Sands Formation).. Historical Biology: an international journal of paleobiology, : 1 - 7. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2014.915822