Welcome to the Macroevolution research group website. Our research focuses on modelling the diversification of species and traits at a macroevolutionary scale.

We are currently preoccupied with collecting a large database of bill shapes and plumage colours from all extant bird species (~10,000 species) using museum study skins (mainly the NHM at Tring and also the University of Manchester Museum). More about this ERC funded project from the links below.

3D Scanning and Morphometrics

Visible and ultraviolet spectrum photography

Visible and UV Spectrum Photography


The Team

Department of Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S10 2TN
+44 (0)114 2220136 (Gavin)
+44 (0)114 2220079 (Lab)

See About the group pages for individual email addresses