Professor Michael J Benton

B.Sc.(Aberd.), Ph.D.(N'cle)

  • BS8 1TQ

1990 …2020

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Research interests

My interests include the diversification of life through time, quality of the fossil record, shapes of phylogenies, age-clade congruence, mass extinctions, Triassic ecosystem evolution, basal diapsid phylogeny, basal archosaurs and the origin of the dinosaurs.

Current research projects focus on the end-Permian mass extinction, the greatest mass extinction of all time, and especially its effects on terrestrial organisms and their recovery from devastation. This involves fieldwork in Russia and China. I am also working on large-scale aspects of dating the tree of life, the use of phylogenetic means to assess the quality of the rock and fossil records, and studying macroevolution using phylogenetic comparative approaches and morphometrics.

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Projects

INNOVATION

Benton, M. J.

1/10/1831/03/24

Project: Research

  • BETR UK-China collaborative programme

    Benton, M. J.

    1/01/1731/12/20

    Project: Research

    Research Output

    Body dimensions of the extinct giant shark Otodus megalodon: A 2D reconstruction

    Cooper, J. A., Pimiento, C., Ferrón, H. G. & Benton, M. J., 3 Sep 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 9 p., 14596 (2020) .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Evolution of ecospace occupancy by Mesozoic marine tetrapods

    Reeves, J. C., Moon, B. C., Benton, M. J. & Stubbs, T. L., 30 Sep 2020, In : Palaeontology. 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

    Activities

    • 9 Editorial activity

    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology (Journal)

    Michael J Benton (Editor)

    2010

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    Historical Biology (Journal)

    Michael J Benton (Editor)

    1997

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    Journal of Evolutionary Biology (Journal)

    Michael J Benton (Editor)

    1997

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