Dinosaur and plant co-evolution
Museum researchers are investigating the extent to which the evolution of dinosaur diversity and physiology was dependent on plants.
We aim to:
- Determine whether patterns of co-evolution can be detected through study of the known distributions of fossil plants and dinosaurs (geographic and temporal). We are using GIS (Geographic Information System) to map and study large datasets.
- Test specific hypotheses relating to the evolution of cycad-like plants and flowering plants.