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Postdoctoral Fellow, Earth Sciences, Carleton University

Thomas Cullen is an NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Carleton University, where his primary research focuses on understanding patterns of vertebrate biodiversity, ecology, and evolution in greenhouse climate systems. He also performs research on the life history, growth, and evolution of dinosaurs and mammals. Prior to this, Thomas held postdoctoral positions at the Field Museum in Chicago, and the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, where he performed scientific research, advised on museum exhibition development, and developed public science and other informal education programs. Thomas has taught in the areas of ecology, biodiversity and zoology, palaeontology, and the geological and environmental sciences. He is an author of more than 20 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals. Thomas holds a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto, as well as a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Earth Sciences from Carleton University. In addition, he is a Scientific Affiliate of the Field Museum of Natural History, he is co-chair of the EDI Committee of the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology, and in 2020 was elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. He has performed field research on multiple continents, in both polar regions, and across a wide range of environments and conditions.


  • 2021–2022
    NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow, Carleton University
  • 2020–2020
    Postdoctoral Research Scholar, NC Museum of Natural Sciences & NC State University
  • 2018–2019
    Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Field Museum of Natural History