At the Palaeontological Association, we have Regional Correspondents, who cover the entire globe, to inform us on particular social, economic, political and other challenges that students and researchers in their region might be facing and that might affect their studies, scientific work and contributions. The ultimate aim of this action is for us to stay updated, particularly as western media can be selective in their coverage. Our current regional correspondents are as follows:
Hiu Wai Lee
Region: Hong Kong
Affiliation: University of Hong Kong
Position: PhD student
Research/job focus: Interested in how the skull evolves and develops in archosaurs, particularly in pseudosuchians.
Miguel Díaz de León
Affiliation: The National Technological Institute of Mexico
Position: Substitute teacher
Research/job focus: Vertebrate paleontology, virtual paleontology
Affiliation: Kyoto University
Position: PhD candidate
Research/job focus: Focuses on the stages of decomposition of large, marine vertebrates through geological time.
Region: Czech Republic
Affiliation: Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geology
Research/job focus: Focuses on the morphology, evolution, and development of various Paleozoic arthropods.
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Science Education & Research Pune
Position: Associate Professor
Research/job focus: Understanding how marine mollusks respond to their physical and biological environment in the ecological and evolutionary time scales.
Photo courtesy: Science Media Centre, IISER Pune.
Miky Lova Tantely Ravelson
Region: Indian Ocean
Research/job focus: Interest on Sauropod Dinosaur
Position: Senior Researcher
Research/job focus: Early life, late Precambrian and lower Palaeozoic faunas and marine ecosystems (based of Fossil-Lagerstätten).
Rudy Lerosey Aubril
Position: Research Associate
Research/job focus: Cambrian exceptionally preserved biotas