Robert Reisz is a leading authority on the initial stages of amniote evolution and the organisms that eventually gave rise to living mammals, reptiles, and birds. He has studied early reptiles globally, but has also explored other crucial events in vertebrate evolution, like the early stages of dinosaur evolution, and dinosaur embryology.
He is currently Distinguished Professor of Paleontology at the University of Toronto Mississauga. He also holds research associate positions in 6 major natural history museums, distinguished professorships in other universities, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Professor Reisz’s discoveries and field work have been widely featured in textbooks, scientific magazines, and have been popularized and disseminated to the lay public globally through numerous interviews on national and international media.