Thomas Halliday Talks Paleobiology, Croquet, and the Inevitable End of Our Species
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to the author of Otherlands, Thomas Halliday, about the deep time of paleobiology, croquet, and the existential threat of climate change to our species and planet
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Thomas Halliday is a palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist. He holds a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship at the University of Birmingham, and is a scientific associate of the Natural History Museum. His research combines theoretical and real data to investigate long-term patterns in the fossil record, particularly in mammals. Thomas was the winner of the Linnean Society’s John C. Marsden Medal in 2016 and the Hugh Miller Writing Competition in 2018.