Assistant Curator of Palaeobiology
Sarah Stewart is Assistant Curator of Palaeobiology.
Dr Stewart studied geology at Edinburgh University graduating in 1998. She volunteered for a year at National Museums Scotland before studying for a Masters in Research (MRes) in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Reading University, with a dissertation in environmental archaeology analysing snail populations from a Mesolithic site near Newbury.
She was awarded a PhD from Glasgow University in 2005, researching Ordovician fossils from Girvan, South West Scotland. This research mainly focused on the diversity and distribution of fossil groups that are rare or can be difficult to identify, but are important for studying biodiversity and ecosystems as a whole.
She joined National Museums Scotland in 2004 as an Assistant Curator and currently has responsibility for the fossil molluscs, graptolites and problematic fossil groups in the Palaeobiology collection.
Her current research interests are principally the palaeoecology, biodiversity and taphonomy (how fossils are preserved) of Lower Palaeozoic (Cambrian-Silurian) fossils and faunas; and she actively participates in science education and outreach.
For further publications see: National Museums Scotland Research Repository.
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