Chris Mays.

Lecturer in Palaeontology.

School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

University College Cork, Ireland.

Palaeobotanist. Palaeontologist. Science Educator.

Environmental change, both past and present, is imprinted on the plants. By studying the plants of prehistory, I aim to uncover how life on Earth has responded to past intervals of extreme warming.

The results have started coming in, and you’re not going to like them…

I received my Ph.D. in 2012 from Monash University, Australia. From 2012–2017, I was Associate Lecturer of Palaeontology and Sedimentary Geology and Postdoctoral Researcher at Monash. Since 2017, I have been based at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, Stockholm, Sweden. My team and I have been investigating the extinction and recovery trends of flora during the most devastating mass extinction of all time: the end-Permian event.

I am Associate Editor for Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology.

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