Meet the experts
Here at Ask A Biologist, we have some of the world's foremost experts in every field of biology. From palaeontology to neuroscience, from marine life to mammoths, they're all here. Meet the experts who answer the questions:
I am Deputy Keeper of Natural History at the Horniman Museum in Southeast London. My interests are broad since the Horniman has a wide variety of natural history specimens (from Burgess Shale fossils to parasitic wasps), but generally I work with the bone and fossil material in our collections.
My recent research is also quite broad, ranging from identifying problems with methods used when measuring bones, to the importance (and difficulties) of looking after old labels on fossils.
I also run the blog Zygoma where I touch on issues in science and I have a mystery object every Friday, which is usually something biological from the Museum.