Adam Manning is a graduate of the University of Birmingham, having studied palaeontology. He has always been fascinated by the subject, particularly in how we can reconstruct what fossil organisms looked like and how they behaved. During his Masters, Adam’s research specialised in using geomorphometric morphometrics, CT scan segementation and phylogenetic analysis to investigate Triassic cynodonts and Carboniferous coelacanths.
As of September 2023, Adam will be attending the University of Edinburgh to pursue his PhD in palaeontology, studying the evolution of dinosaur brains, senses, and intelligence using CT scan reconstruction of dinosaur brains.
Whilst Adam is no longer a current author on Darwin’s Door, he hopes that people find our articles just as interesting and entertaining as he found to write them!
Adam’s Favourite Articles:
- How Sinosauropteryx Fossils Changed The Way We Picture Feathered Dinosaurs
- Nigersaurus taqueti: A True Mesozoic Cow
- How Flight Evolved in Insects: Why Flies Can Bug You So Much
- The Giant Arthropods of the Carboniferous
- Borealopelta markmitchelli: The Living Tank Just Wasn’t Enough
- Spiders: Weaving Their Webs For 300 Million Years