Professor Richard Twitchett
Qualifications & background
"Tall and gangly, Richard is a patient geologist who has already published some exceptional results."
1993 BSc. Geology and Biology, First Class Joint Honours. University of Bristol, UK.
Awards and Honours:
2011 James Lee Wilson Award for Excellence in Sedimentary Geology by a Young Scientist, Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) awarded in recognition of my ‘contribution to palaeobiology, the understanding of extinction events and the recovery of ecosystems after crises’
Oct 2007-Sep 2008 Lecturer in Geology, University of Plymouth
Current teaching responsibilities:
2008 Recoveries from Mass Extinction: Patterns, Processes and Comparisons, Topical Session T41, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 8th October, Houston, USA, co-organised with Dr. Peter Harries, (Univ. South Florida)
2006 Extinction, Dwarfing and the Lilliput effect, Topical Session 112, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, 25th October, Philadelphia, USA, co-organised with Dr. Bridget Wade (Rutgers)
2001 The Beginning of the Mesozoic, Symposium S8, North American Paleontological Convention, 27th June, UC Berkeley, California, USA, co-organised with Prof. Dave J. Bottjer (USC)