Peter W. Adamson
After completing a BSc (hons) in Geosciences at the University of St Andrews, and a MSc in Palaeobiology at the University of Bristol, I began a PhD at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Nick Butterfield (Cambridge) and Phil Wilby (BGS). My research mainly focusses on the evolution of large enigmatic microfossils in the mid-Ediacaran Biskopas Formation (South Norway), which shows exceptional preservation of these microfossils in phosphate. I will primarily undertake a taphonomic investigation of this assemblage alongside geochemical analyses to examine the process of phosphatisation, with comparative studies of coeval assemblages of phosphatisation (i.e. Doushantuo Formation, South China).