Event type: gallery character
Location: Fossil Marine Reptiles
Dorothea Bate was the consummate palaeontologist, zoologist and ornithologist, making a career of her science when women of her generation regarded it as a hobby.
Resourceful and fearless, she explored the remote regions on the Mediterranean islands alone. She engaged with all the scientists she knew and quietly pioneered a new interdisciplinary science.
Meet our Dorothea Bate gallery character and find out how her knowledge helps her to relate fauna, or animal life, to the environment and climate of the time.