Josh Tyler


My introduction to evolutionary biology came in the form of Invertebrate Palaeontology practicals during my first year as an undergrad at the Department of Earth Sciences, Oxford, UK. Since then I have worked at the OUMNH as a summer intern, a research intern at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and completed my master’s thesis on the role of competition on the evolution of pterosaurs and birds. I am now working towards a PhD looking at bovid evolution using geometric morphometrics. As part of the project, I hope to investigate the role morphology has on herbivore niche diversification and competition, particularly on the African savannah. My work is mainly based on the collections at the Museum für Naturkunde but will also include travel to Africa and other museum collections in Europe.

Email: Joshua.Tyler(at)