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Holly-Anne Turner

PhD Candidate, Palaeobotany, University College Cork

My research interests are in plant evolution and palaeobotany. Fossils are an important insight into how organisms and ecosystems have changed over time, with palaeobotanists assessing plant fossils in particular. My first research project studied fossils of early land plants to investigate the evolution of leaf organisation. For my PhD I am researching plant fossils following the worst mass extinction event in Earth's history, the end-Permian event, to understand the responses of ecosystem inhabitants to environmental change.


  • –present
    PhD Student in Paleobotany, University College Cork