Angharad Jones

Angharad Jones

Profile
Profile Display Name:
Angharad Jones
E-mail Address:
Angharad.Jones.2012@live.rhul.ac.uk
Start Year

2014 (Cohort 1)

Research interests:

My interests include the responses of mammals to the changing environmental conditions during the Quaternary.

Hobbies and interests:

PhD Project
PhD Title
The palaeodietary and ecomorphic responses of Pleistocene spotted hyaena (Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777) in Europe
Research Theme
Biodiversity and Ecology
Primary Supervisor

Danielle Schreve

Primary Institution
RHUL
Secondary Supervisor

Chris Carbone

Secondary Institution
IOZ
Abstract

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.

Policy Impact
Background Reading
Grants and awards
  • Travel and Subsistence Grant for visit to Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Austria – SYNTHESYS
  • Travel and Subsistence Grant for visit to Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany – SYNTHESYS
  • Travel and Subsistence Grant for visit to Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid, Spain – SYNTHESYS
  • Quaternary Conference Fund – Quaternary Research Association
  • Jackson School of Geosciences Student Member Travel Grant – Society of Vertebrate Paleontology
Publications
None

Activities
Conferences and Workshops
  • Quaternary Research Association Annual Discussion Meeting (June 2016). Poster.
Training courses
  • Introduction to Scientific Programming, hosted by Royal Holloway University of London. September 2015
  • Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, hosted by Royal Holloway University of London. November 2015
  • Ethics in Geographical Research, hosted by Royal Holloway University of London. November 2015
  • Organising a Conference, hosted by Royal Holloway University of London. January 2016
  • Managing and Organising your Data, hosted by Royal Holloway University of London. February 2016
  • Introduction to Geometric Morphometrics, hosted by Transmitting Science. June 2016
  • Academic publications, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Making an impact online, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Getting a good postdoc position webinar, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Higher education careers outside of academia, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Developing your leadership potential, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
  • Raising your research profile, hosted by Royal Holloway, University of London.
Engagement
  • Quaternary Research Association’s outreach day
  • Royal Holloway Annual Science Festival
  • The Big Bang Volunteer

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