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Doctor Neil J. Gostling

Dr Neil J. Gostling

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Palaeobiology
  • Molecular Biology

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Neil Gostling is a Lecturer in Evolution and Palaeobiology. He is an evolutionary-developmental biologist (Evo-Devo) by training and a palaeobiologist by research. He has used this diverse background to answer questions from the evolution of animals to the development of root systems. Currently, Neil is working to address questions about the origins of avian flight, and the diversity of dinosaurs in southern England.  Neil contributes to the teaching of evolution and development across the Faculty of Environmental and Life Sciences and leads the MRes Programme in Evolution.