I am a PhD Student of Roger Benson (Oxford) and Paul Barrett (NHM London). My project focusses on the early evolution of sea turtles. I am interested in how functional and sensory adaptations to a marine environment evolved in the group. The fossil record of sea turtles and the fact that this group is still extant today allows integration of paleoenvironmental, morphological, physiological, and genetic data, and yields great potential to understand interactions of evolution and ecology. On the side, I work on some projects dealing with basal tetanuran theropod osteology and systematics, which stems from my previous education in Munich.

Carrano M.T., Loewen M.A., Evers S.W. 2018. Comment (Case 3506)–Conservation of Allosaurus Marsh, 1877 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): additional data in support of the proposed neotype for its type species Allosaurus fragilis Marsh, 1877: (see BZN 67 (1): 53 [Case]; BZN 67 (2): 178; 67 (3): 255; 67 (4): 332; 72 (1): 79 [Comments]). The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 75(1): 59–64


Close R.A., Evers S.W., Alroy J., Butler R.J. 2018. How should we estimate diversity in the fossil record? Testing richness estimators using sampling-standardised discovery curves. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9: 1386–1400; doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12987


Neenan J.M., Reich T., Evers S.W., Druckenmiller P.S., Voeten D.F.A.E., Choiniere J.N., Barrett P.M., Pierce S.E., Benson R.B.J. 2017. Evolution of the Sauropterygian Labyrinth with Increasingly Pelagic Lifestyles. Current Biology 27: 1-7; doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.10.069


Evers S.W., Rauhut O.W.M., Milner A.C., McFeeters B., Allain, R. 2015. The morphology
and systematic position of the theropod dinosaur Sigilmassasaurus from the ‘middle’
Cretaceous of Morocco. PeerJ 3:e1323; doi: 10.7717/peerj.1323


Foth C., Evers S.W., Pabst B., Mateus O., Flisch A., Patthey M., Rauhut O.W.M. 2015. New
insights into the lifestyle of Allosaurus (Dinosauria: Theropoda) based on another
specimen with multiple pathologies. PeerJ 3:e940; doi: 10.7717/peerj.940