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Angharad Jones
My interests include the responses of mammals to the changing environmental conditions during the Quaternary.
PhD Research
Past Life and Environments

The palaeodietary and ecomorphic responses of Pleistocene spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777) in Europe

Whilst spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta) are currently restricted to sub-Saharan Africa (Hofer & Mills 1998), during the Pleistocene they inhabited much of Europe and Asia, with dates in Europe ranging from 800 ka (thousand years ago) to 30 ka (Stuart & Lister 2014). This study will investigate the responses of C. crocuta to the fluctuating environmental conditions of Pleistocene Europe by integrating a detailed study of the rich fossil evidence from Britain with evidence from Late Pleistocene continental Europe, and comparing these to modern comparative datasets. Presence/absence information, coupled with local palaeoenvironmental reconstructions will allow determination of the range of conditions C. crocuta were able to tolerate. Reconstructions of body mass and palaeodiet (combining morphometrical and dental microwear evidence) will allow determination of C. crocuta responses to changing temperatures and prey resources through time. The results will allow a better understanding of the reasons for the extirpation of C. crocuta from Europe.
Danielle Schreve
Chris Carbone
Quaternary Science
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Laboratory Assistant (Quaternary mammals)
Royal Holloway, University of London
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