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My research spans the study of evolution from the perspective of the fossil record and other disciplines such as molecular biology.
I focus on invertebrate groups such as annelids and molluscs and test our ideas of their evolution and their fossil record with molecular biological techniques to obtain independent estimates of phylogeny and divergence timing.
I also have a particular interest in fossilization processes: Taphonomy. Currently I am working on the preservation of melanin in fossils and how we can use this evidence to reconstruct color patterns in feathered dinosaurs.
Vinther, J., Zhai, D., Hou, X. & Ma, X., Jul 2020, In: Nature. 583, p. 249-252 4 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-review
Vinther, J., Edgecombe, GD. & Pisani, D., 11 Mar 2020, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Frontiers in Genetics.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile79 Downloads (Pure)
& 24 others, , 16 Jan 2020, In: GigaScience. 9, 1, 12 p., giz152.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal) › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile40 Downloads (Pure)
Data from: Cambrian sessile, suspension feeding stem-group ctenophores and evolution of the comb jelly body plan.
Zhao, Y. (Creator), Vinther, J. (Creator), Parry, L. A. (Creator), Wei, F. (Creator), Green, E. (Creator), Pisani, D. (Creator), Hou, X. (Creator), Edgecombe, G. D. (Creator), Cong, P. (Creator) & Vinther, J. (Data Manager), University of Bristol, 7 Feb 2019