Discovery Early Career Researcher Award - Grant ID: DE170101325 [ 2017 - 2023 ]

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Researchers Dr Phil Bell

Brief description This project aims to study dinosaur evolution in Australia. Dinosaurs were one of Earth's most successful land vertebrates, but Australia’s perceived poor dinosaur fossil record has stymied significant advances in the field and promoted the view that it was an evolutionary dead-end. This project will challenge this perception by coupling an exceptional but under-valued fossil resource from Lightning Ridge, NSW, with new phylogenetic methodology and synchrotron analyses. The expected result is better understanding of the diversity, biology, and evolutionary relationships of Australian dinosaurs in the context of global dinosaur evolution.

Funding Amount $353,705

Funding Scheme Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

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