Rachel Wood


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Current Research Interests

Ediacaran-Cambrian evolutionary transition; Reef evolution and palaeoecology; Biomineralisation and evolution of sea water chemistry; Carbonate sedimentology and diagenesis; Modelling of Carbonate Systems;  Mass extinctions.

My research in a nutshell

In this video Rachel describes how the first skeletons appeared and rapidly diversified 550 – 500 Million years ago – but we have no idea what triggered this. Based on fieldwork in Namibia, Rachel and her group are exploring why.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Open University

Award Date: 1 Jan 1987

Bachelor of Science, University of Bristol

Award Date: 1 Jan 1983


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