Published on February 1st, 2014 | by Joe Keating0
New Palaeocast Member
We are happy to announce that Liz Martin will be joining the Palaeocast team. Liz is a PhD student at Southampton researching Pterosaur Biomechanics. I’ll let Liz introduce herself:
I grew up in Alberta, Canada, home to some of the best Late Cretaceous terrestrial fossil localities in the world, and naturally was drawn to palaeontology growing up. I decided to pursue an undergraduate in palaeontology at the University of Alberta, where I did research on ceratopsian dinosaurs under the supervision of Phil Currie, which definitely pushed me to continue. When I finished, I decided to move to England and do an MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol, where I started studying pterosaurs and biomechanics. I found them so interesting that I decided to continue working on pterosaur biomechanics in my PhD. I love studying pterosaurs and fossils because of how much I learn about the past every day. I love finding fossils and discovering something new about the history of the Earth. You never know what you’re going to find next, and that’s always exciting.