Dr Peta Hayes

Dr Peta Hayes

Curator of Palaeobotany

Department: Earth Sciences
Division: ES Invertebrates and Plants Division
Contact: email
Phone: 02079426065

Specialisms

Curation, Palaeobotany

Summary

Peta curates and cares for the palaeobotany collections; makes the collections available to visitors, facilitates loans, deals with enquiries and actively promotes the use of the collections; develops and enhances the collections through addition of new material, documentation and research; and takes an active role in science communication and education. Peta's current and recent research interests focus on the taxonomic study of angiosperm leaf floras (specifically the Paleogene of southern England and Cretaceous of Antarctica) and their use in the reconstruction of palaeoclimatic conditions.

Qualifications

Degrees

PhD, University of Leeds & British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1995 - 2000

BSc (Hons) (1st Class), University of Leeds, United Kingdom, 1990 - 1994

Employment history

Academic

Curator of Palaeobotany, The Natural History Museum, Department of Earth Sciences, United Kingdom, 2005 - ongoing

Curator of British and European Flowering Plants, The Natural History Museum, Department of Botany, United Kingdom, 2002 - 2004

Assistant Curator of Botany, The Manchester Museum, University of Manchester, Department of Botany, United Kingdom, 2000 - 2002

Travelling Discovery Centre Supervisor: Harewood House, The Natural History Museum, Learning, United Kingdom, 1997 - 1997

Palaeobotany Research Assistant, University of Manchester, Geological Sciences Department, United Kingdom, 1994 - 1995

Non-academic

Digitiser, Geophysical Exploration Technology Ltd, University of Leeds Innovation Services, 2000 - 2000

Digitiser, Geophysical Exploration Technology Ltd, University of Leeds Innovation Services, 1993 - 1993

Publications

Hayes PA, Collinson ME (2014) The Flora of the Insect Limestone (latest Eocene) from the Isle of Wight, southern England. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 104 : 245 - 261. doi: 10.1017/S1755691014000061

Philippe M, Hayes P (2010) Reappraisal of two of Witham's species of fossil wood with taxonomical and nomenclatural notes on Planoxylon Stopes, Protocedroxylon Gothan and Xenoxylon Gothan. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 162 (1): 54 - 62. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.05.003

Collinson M, Manchester SR, Wilde V, Hayes P (2010) Fruit and seed floras from exceptionally preserved biotas in the European Paleogene. Bulletin of Geosciences, 85 (1): 155 - 162. doi: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1155

Compton SG, Ball AD, Collinson ME, Hayes P, Rasnitsyn AP, Ross AJ (2010) Ancient fig wasps indicate at least 34 Myr of stasis in their mutualism with fig trees. Biology Letters, 6 (6): 838 - 842. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0389

PURVIS OW, TITTLEY I, CHIMONIDES PDJ, BAMBER R, HAYES PA, JAMES PW, RUMSEY FJ, Read H (2010) Long-term biomonitoring of lichen and bryophyte biodiversity at Burnham Beeches SAC and global environmental change. Systematics and Biodiversity, 8 (2): 193 - 208. doi: 10.1080/14772001003782088

Ensom P, Kenrick P, Edmonds R, Cripps J, Hayes P (2009) A fossil tree trunk in the Intermarine Member, Durlston Formation, Purbeck Limestone Group of Dorset, southern England. Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, 130 : 183 - 187.

HAYES PA, Francis JE, Cantrill DJ, Crame JA (2006) Palaeoclimate analysis of Late Cretaceous angiosperm leaf floras, James Ross Island, Antarctica. , Francis JE, Pirrie D, Crame JA(, Cretaceous-Tertiary High-Latitude Palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica., pp. 49 - 62. Geological Society, London, Special Publications.

HAYES PA (2005) Ancient plant life: identities, origins, relationships and environments.. Linnean Society Palaeobotany Specialist Group Newsletter, 23 : 4 - 7.

HAYES P (2004) Palaeobotanical Evolution Across the Millennium - a review. Palaeobotany Group News - the newsletter of the Linnean Society Palaeobotany Specialist Group,

Hayes PA (2003) Linnean Society Palaeobotany Specialist Group Meeting, 29th October 2003. The Leaflet (Newsletter of the Botany Department, the Natural History Museum, London), 6 : 1 - 3.

Poole I, Cantrill DJ, Hayes PA, Francis JE (2000) The fossil record of Cunoniaceae: new evidence from Late Cretaceous wood of Antarctica?. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 111 : 127 - 144. doi: 10.1016/S0034-6667(00)00023-3

Highlighted publications

Hayes PA, Collinson ME (2014) The Flora of the Insect Limestone (latest Eocene) from the Isle of Wight, southern England. Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 104 : 245 - 261. doi: 10.1017/S1755691014000061

Philippe M, Hayes P (2010) Reappraisal of two of Witham's species of fossil wood with taxonomical and nomenclatural notes on Planoxylon Stopes, Protocedroxylon Gothan and Xenoxylon Gothan. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 162 (1): 54 - 62. doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2010.05.003

Collinson M, Manchester SR, Wilde V, Hayes P (2010) Fruit and seed floras from exceptionally preserved biotas in the European Paleogene. Bulletin of Geosciences, 85 (1): 155 - 162. doi: 10.3140/bull.geosci.1155

Compton SG, Ball AD, Collinson ME, Hayes P, Rasnitsyn AP, et al (2010) Ancient fig wasps indicate at least 34 Myr of stasis in their mutualism with fig trees. Biology Letters, 6 (6): 838 - 842. doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0389

HAYES PA, Francis JE, Cantrill DJ, Crame JA (2006) Palaeoclimate analysis of Late Cretaceous angiosperm leaf floras, James Ross Island, Antarctica. , Francis JE, Pirrie D, Crame JA(, Cretaceous-Tertiary High-Latitude Palaeoenvironments, James Ross Basin, Antarctica., pp. 49 - 62. Geological Society, London, Special Publications.