Dr Paul Kenrick

Researcher

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Invertebrates and Plants Palaeobiology
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Specialisms

Fossil Plants, Palaeobotany, Plant Evolution

Summary

I am a palaeobotanist whose scientific research focuses on the early evolution of life on land and its broader impact on key Earth Systems (e.g., Carbon Cycle). Current interests include the development of soil ecosystems, the origin and evolution of plant organs and tissues, and the co-evolution of plants and fungi. My work is currently partly funded by a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council: NE/N002067/1 The Origin of Plants: Genomes, Rocks, and Biogeochemical Cycles (Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018).

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

BSc, Department of Plant Science, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, London, 1998 - ongoing

Visiting Professor, Oxford University, Plant Sciences, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011

Curator, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Palaeobotany, Sweden, 1993 - 1998

Assistant Curator, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Palaeobotany, Sweden, 1991 - 1993

Introduction

Summary

I am a palaeobotanist whose scientific research focuses on the early evolution of life on land and its broader impact on key Earth Systems (e.g., Carbon Cycle). Current interests include the development of soil ecosystems, the origin and evolution of plant organs and tissues, and the co-evolution of plants and fungi. My work is currently partly funded by a grant from the Natural Environment Research Council: NE/N002067/1 The Origin of Plants: Genomes, Rocks, and Biogeochemical Cycles (Jan 1, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018).

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

BSc, Department of Plant Science, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Employment history

Academic

Research Scientist, The Natural History Museum, Earth Sciences, London, 1998 - ongoing

Visiting Professor, Oxford University, Plant Sciences, United Kingdom, 2008 - 2011

Curator, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Palaeobotany, Sweden, 1993 - 1998

Assistant Curator, Swedish Museum of Natural History, Palaeobotany, Sweden, 1991 - 1993