Gwen Antell

Gwen Antell

Postgraduate

I am an American palaeontologist who explores macroecology and evolution at a range of spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. I began my doctoral research at Oxford under supervision of Erin Saupe in October 2017. We build statistical models to quantitatively assess (1) the ecological traits and environmental conditions that selectively increase extinction risk and (2) the relative importance of environmental and biotic variables in shaping the distribution of animals in space and time. This research ultimately aims to apply knowledge from past extinctions to conservation biology so that we might better protect the living species most at risk under current scenarios of environmental change.

[2] Antell GS. In press. Digitization reveals and remediates challenges to research on dispersed museum collections from Florissant fossil beds, Colorado. In: Rosenberg G and Clary R (eds) Museums at the forefront of the history and philosophy of geology: History made, history in the making. Boulder, Colorado. Geological Society of America special papers volume.

[1] Antell GS and Kathirithamby J. 2016. The first twisted-wing parasitoids (Insecta: Strepsiptera) from the Early Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 57(2): 165-174. https://doi.org/10.3374/014.057.0204