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Dr Tom Kemp

I am an Emeritus Fellow of St John’s College. In September 2009, after 37 years, I retired as Lecturer in the Zoology Department and Curator of the Zoological Collections in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, although I continue to give my Palaeobiology course to the Biological Sciences Honour School.


My research interests are in vertebrate palaeontology, and in particular the origin and evolution of mammals. I am also interested more widely in the evolutionary processes and ecological circumstances by which major new taxa evolve. I have published several books on these subject.

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