Contributions by role
Contributions by subject area
By Q&A topic
Michael P Taylor
I am a computer programmer by vocation, but started to study palaeontology in my spare time in 2000. I got my Ph.D from the University of Portsmouth in 2009, and I'm now an honorary research associate at the University of Bristol.
I work on the palaeobiology of sauropods -- the biggest and best of the dinosaurs -- with occasional forays into taxonomy and phylogenetic nomenclature.
I am an advocate of open access, and more generally of transforming our archaic academic publishing practices.
Past or current institution affiliations
Signed reviews submitted for articles published in PeerJ Note that some articles may not have the review itself made public unless authors have made them open as well.
Provided feedback on
This will be tremendously more useful for most purposes if the BioNames pages link to their Wikipedia equivalents. (Yes, that's a comment on the project more than on the paper that...
Absolutely, definitively, unquestionably correct. It's hard to imagine a more pointless waste of researcher time than searching the numerous incompatible list of journal title abbr...
Note to self: see what light Zammit et al. 2008, on plesiosaur neck flexibility, shines on sauropods. My thanks to Adam Stuart Smith for his blog-post http://plesiosauria.com/news/...
This is a bit of a hobby-horse of mine, but ... Can you please revise the abstract so that it says what you discovered? "Results indicate that there was a significant relationsh...
In [a comment on SV-POW!](http://svpow.com/2015/10/06/my-most-depressing-paper/#comment-131464), Oliver Demuth rightly reminds me that the neck of the diplodocine _Kaatedocus_ (Tsc...
In a private email (which I have permission to quote), Matt Lamanna very helpfully reminds me of several other complete or near-complete necks. Read on ... -- **Date:** 7 Oct...
Comment from Darren Naish: "The Ashdown Beds Fm is now just the Ashdown Formation". I'll make that change in the revisions.