Gwen Antell

Gwen Antell

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

I am a palaebiologist who explores macroecology and evolution at a range of spatial, temporal, and taxonomic scales. I build statistical models to evaluate the interactions among species and environmental variables with the aim of addressing how ecosystem diversity and structure arose and is maintained. The main study taxa are marine invertebrates and plankton; within that broad remit my research is driven by questions rather than any specialised taxonomic interest. I began a NERC-funded postdoc in the Department of Earth Sciences with Profs Erin Saupe and Roger Benson after completing my doctoral thesis at Oxford in January 2022.

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Antell, G.S. & Saupe, E.E. (2021). “Bottom-up controls, ecological revolutions and diversification in the oceans through time.” Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.069

Antell, G.S., Fenton, I.F., Valdes, P., & Saupe, E.E. (2021). “Thermal niches of planktonic foraminifera are static throughout glacial-interglacial climate change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Antell, G.S., Kiessling, W., Aberhan, M., & Saupe, E.E. (2020). “Marine biodiversity and geographic distributions are independent on large scales.” Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.065

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[7] Makarkin, V.N, Antell, G.S., & Archibald, B. (2022). “A revision of Chrysopidae (Neuroptera) from the late Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado, with description of new species.” Zootaxa. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.5133.3.1

[6] Antell, G.S., & Saupe, E.E. (2021). “Bottom-up controls, ecological revolutions and diversification in the oceans through time.” Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2021.08.069

[5] Antell, G.S., Fenton, I.F., Valdes, P., & Saupe, E.E. (2021). “Thermal niches of planktonic foraminifera are static throughout glacial-interglacial climate change.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2017105118

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[4] Darroch, S.A.F., Casey, M., Antell, G.S., Sweeney, A., & Saupe, E.E. (2020) “High preservation potential of paleogeographic range size distributions in deep time.” American Naturalist. https://doi.org/10.1086/710176

[3] Antell, G.S., Kiessling, W., Aberhan, M., & Saupe, E.E. (2020) “Marine biodiversity and geographic distributions are independent on large scales.” Current Biology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.10.065  Press release [link]

[2] Antell, G.S. (2018) “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 535.

[1] Antell, G.S., & 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

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