Congratulations to Gwen Antell on being awarded the Best Student Presentation at the 11th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC2019). The award was announced by the conference co-convener Professor Mary Droser during the closing session of the conference at the University of California, Riverside.
Gwen is a Postgraduate research student within the Palaeontology Lab at the Department of Earth Sciences in Oxford. Her presentation, titled ‘Ecological release is undetectable in the sea after global catastrophes throughout Earth history´, was one of three, jointly 1st place student talks at the conference, beating competition from over 250 other students attending.
You can learn more about Gwen’s research here and further details of Gwen’s presentation, which reveals how species that survive mass extinction events do not take over the space of fallen competitors, will be released as a publication shortly, so watch this space!