1990 - present: Curator, Bird Group, Department of Zoology, The Natural History Museum
1999: BSc (Hons), Biological Sciences, Univ. of London
1995: HNC, Applied Biology, Univ. of Hertfordshire
Curation improvement projects to priority parts of skin collection
Subfossil bird bones in Falkland Island peat bog © Copyright Mark Adams
Sub-fossil bird bones preserved in a peat-bog require careful excavation before they can be preserved and then identified.
Anas platyrhynchos x40 feather microstructure (Image J. Shamoun) © Copyright J. Shamoun
The micro-characters of feather barbules can reveal characteristics unique to different bird groups so can aid in feather identification.