David Button
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David J Button


I am interested in interrogating macroevolutionary trends in the vertebrate fossil record associated with the development of specialised ecologies, particularly herbivory. My work to-date has focussed on Meszoic tetrapods, combining morphometric, biomechanical, biogeographical and phylogenetic comparative methods in order to quantify morphological and biomechanical variation and investigate the linkages between the develop of novel functional complexes and patterns in evolutionary rate, taxic diversity and geographical range.

Evolutionary Studies Paleontology Taxonomy Zoology

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Birmingham
December 2015 - December 2016
School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
I am currently working in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham, with Dr Richard Butler investigating biogeographic patterns observed in latest Palaeozoic and early Mesozoic terrestrial vertebrates.

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