Ostracod research


Beyrichia (Beyrichia) marssae Miller (Williams and Siveter 2010), a silicified ostracod from the Silurian Wenlock Series of the Canadian Arctic

Principal Investigator

Dr Giles Miller

Project summary

  • Focus: A range of projects focusing on fossil ostracods

Current ostracod research projects at the Museum focus on Silurian ostracods from the Canadian Arctic and Iran.

Post-Palaeozoic studies include projects on:

  • imaging Cretaceous non-marine faunas from South America
  • the palaeobiology of exceptionally-preserved Cretaceous non-marine ostracods

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Origins, evolution and futures research

We study the Earth's origins and environment, and the evolution of life.

Economic and environmental earth sciences research

Researching the formation, discovery and sustainability of Earth's resources.

Ostracod collection

The Museum's collection of ostracods includes 20,000 single-specimen mounts and many faunal slides.