Anthony Shillito

Anthony Shillito

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Magdalen College

Anthony Shillito is a Fellow by Examination (JRF) at Magdalen College, working in the fields of sedimentology and palaeontology. The focus of his research is the initial colonization of the land by animals, using the trace fossil record and a range of sedimentological methods to understand where, when and how animals first began to inhabit the continents, and how this affected the environments they inhabited.

His work is strongly field-based, with previous fieldwork throughout Europe, Australia, South Africa and North America, including work in the high Arctic. He completed his undergraduate studies and PhD at the University of Cambridge, before beginning his position in Oxford in 2019.

Davies, N.S., Shillito, A.P., Slater, B., Liu, A.G. & McMahon, W.J. 2020. Evolutionary synchrony of Earth’s biosphere and sedimentary-stratigraphic record. Earth-Science Reviews.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2019. Dinosaur-landscape interactions at a diverse Early Cretaceous tracksite (Lee Ness Sandstone, Ashdown Formation, southern England). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 514, 593-612.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2019. Death near the Shoreline, not Life on Land: Ordovician Arthropod Trackways in the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, UK. Geology, 47 (1), 55-58.

 

Davies, N.S. & Shillito, A.P. 2018. Incomplete but intricately-detailed: The inevitable preservation of true substrates in a time-deficient stratigraphic record. Geology, 46 (8), 679-682.

Bird, H.C., Milner, A.C., Shillito, A.P. & Butler, R.J. 2019. A lower Carboniferous (Visean) tetrapod trackway represents the earliest record of an edopoid amphibian from the UK. Journal of the Geological Society.

 

Davies, N.S., Shillito, A.P., Slater, B., Liu, A.G. & McMahon, W.J. 2019. Evolutionary synchrony of Earth’s biosphere and sedimentary-stratigraphic record. Earth-Science Reviews.

 

Davies, N.S., Shillito, A.P. & McMahon, W.J. 2019. Where does the time go? Assessing the chronostratigraphic fidelity of sedimentary rock outcrops in the Pliocene-Pleistocene Red Crag Formation, eastern England. Journal of the Geological Society.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2019. Death near the Shoreline, not Life on Land: Ordovician Arthropod Trackways in the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, UK: REPLY. Geology, 47 (5), e464.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2019. Dinosaur-landscape interactions at a diverse Early Cretaceous tracksite (Lee Ness Sandstone, Ashdown Formation, southern England). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 514, 593-612.

 

Hedge, J., Shillito, A.P., Davies, N.S., Butler, R.J. & Sansom, I.J. 2019. Invertebrate trace fossils from the Alveley Member, Salop Formation (Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous), Shropshire, UK. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 130 (1), 103-111.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2019. Death near the Shoreline, not Life on Land: Ordovician Arthropod Trackways in the Borrowdale Volcanic Group, UK. Geology, 47 (1), 55-58.

 

Davies, N.S. & Shillito, A.P. 2018. Incomplete but intricately-detailed: The inevitable preservation of true substrates in a time-deficient stratigraphic record. Geology, 46 (8), 679-682.

 

Davies, N.S., McMahon, W.J. & Shillito, A.P. 2018. A graphic method for depicting horizontal direction data on vertical outcrop photographs. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 88 (4), 516-521.

 

Shillito, A.P. & Davies, N.S. 2017. Archetypally Siluro-Devonian ichnofauna in the Cowie Formation, Scotland: implications for the myriapod fossil record and Highland Boundary Fault Movement. Proceedings of the Geologists’ Association, 128 (5-6), 815-828.

 

Davies, N.S., Shillito, A.P. & McMahon, W.J. 2017. Short-term evolution of primary sedimentary surface textures (microbial, abiotic, ichnological) on a dry stream bed: modern observations and ancient implications. Palaios, 32 (3), 125-134.