Adam Manning is a student at the University of Birmingham, studying palaeontology. He has always been fascinated by the subject, particularly the effect of extinction events and the adaptive radiation that occurs after them, as well as the diversity of extinct animals in general. Adam wants to go onto to do further research in palaeontology, with the possibility of going into museum curation. He hopes that people who read the articles on this blog find them just as interesting and entertaining as he finds creating them.