Roland B. Sookias

 

Doctoral Researcher

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

Roland Sookias

Contact details

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

About

Title of PhD: Euparkeriidae and the early evolutionary radiation of archosauriforms

Supervisor: Dr Richard Butler

Roland is undertaking a PhD focusing on the monophyly, anatomy and distribution of the early archosauromorph group 'Euparkeriidae'.

Qualifications

2011 – MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity, Imperial College London
2011 – MSc Sustainable Development, Uppsala University
2009 – BA Zoology, University of Cambridge

Biography

2013–present, continuation of PhD, University of Birmingham
2012–2013 PhD, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
2010–2011 MSc Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity, Imperial College London
2009–2011 MSc Sustainable Development, Uppsala University
2006–2009 BA Zoology, University of Cambridge

Research

Research interests

  • Anatomy, systematics and taxonomy of fossil archosaurs
  • Macroevolution, including body size evolution through deep time
  • Sustainable development

Personal website

Archosauromorph Research Group website

Publications

SOOKIAS, R. B., Budd, G. E. & Kear, B. P. (published online) Mesozoic fossil sustainability: synoptic case studies of resource management. GFF. 

SOOKIAS, R. B. & Butler, R. J. 2013. Euparkeriidae. In: Anatomy, Phylogeny and Palaeobiology of Early Archosaurs and their Kin, Nesbitt, S. J., Desojo, J. B. & Irmis, R. B. (eds). Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 379: 35-48.. & Butler, R. J. 2013. Euparkeriidae. In: , Nesbitt, S. J., Desojo, J. B. & Irmis, R. B. (eds). , 379: 35-48.

SOOKIAS, R. B., Benson, R. B. J. & Butler, R. J.2012. Biology, not environment, drives major patterns in maximum tetrapod body size through time. Biology Letters 8: 674–677.

SOOKIAS, R. B., Butler, R. J. & Benson, R. B. J. 2012. Rise of dinosaurs reveals major body size transitions are driven by passive processes of trait evolution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2180–2187. 8: 674–677. , Butler, R. J. & Benson, R. B. J. 2012. Rise of dinosaurs reveals major body size transitions are driven by passive processes of trait evolution. 279: 2180–2187.

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