Here are all of our guest contributors that have helped with various aspects of Darwin’s Door. We hope to continue working with them and to welcome more contributors in future.

Lauren Malin
Lauren is a Welsh geologist studying Geology and Physical Geography at the University of Birmingham. She enjoys volcanology, analysing petrological thin sections, and examining climate change. She adores going into the field and getting hands-on with all of the activities, with a special love for mapping and interpreting palaeoenvironments. Lauren’s current thesis is working on Scottish volcanism and it’s ties to Arthur’s Seat. She is studying the petrographic side of things, trying to determine the volcano’s evolution and chemistry.

You can contact Lauren directly via LinkedIn.

Mia Wroe
Mia is a Geology student at the University of Birmingham. Mia serves as the current chair of the SATNAV committee. Mia and her friend Lucy run their own blog all about their lives in geology, OmisTerraScientia.

Nicole Barnes
Nicole is an undergraduate student at Imperial College London, studying Geology. She loves all aspects of palaeontology, but is particularly interested in the Lower Palaeozoic, with a focus on invertebrates as well as Lagerstätten deposits. She enjoys SciComm and actively combines this with her love of photography by creating social media content. She has been fortunate enough to participate in two active research projects alongside her degree, one focusing on macroevolutionary simulations and the other focusing on the Herefordshire Lagerstätten. She hopes to continue her palaeontological studies by completing a masters and PhD.

You can find Nicole on Instagram: @london_geologist and on Twitter: @nicolel_b.