Associate Professor Suzanne Joan Hand

Associate Professor Suzanne Joan Hand

Fields of research: Palaeontology (incl. Palynology), Evolutionary Biology
Campus: Kensington

My research interests are in vertebrate palaeontology and evolutionary biology. I am currently researching the history of Australasian mammals in the context of continuing climate and environmental change, and the fossil history, global relationships and evolutionary ecology of bats. 

Projects include ARC LP Environmental change in Cenozoic northern Australia: a multidisciplinary approach (Hand, Archer, Hocknull, Worthy, Woodhead, Cendon, Zhao, Graham, Scanlon, Price and Chivas).  This...

My research interests are in vertebrate palaeontology and evolutionary biology. I am currently researching the history of Australasian mammals in the context of continuing climate and environmental change, and the fossil history, global relationships and evolutionary ecology of bats. 

Projects include ARC LP Environmental change in Cenozoic northern Australia: a multidisciplinary approach (Hand, Archer, Hocknull, Worthy, Woodhead, Cendon, Zhao, Graham, Scanlon, Price and Chivas).  This team of palaeontologists, sedimentologists, geochemists and geochronologists from institutions across Australia is developing new methods to document change in palaeoenvironments and evolutionary trends in biodiversity, and to interpret responses of both to pre-modern climate oscillations in northern Australia.

My evolutionary ecology research includes synchrotron radiation and micro-CT investigation of microscopic anatomical features of fossil and modern bats – including the structures enabling them to modulate ultrasound – in ways that may provide important biomimetic insights. 

Location

Room 559, Biological Sciences Building (D26)

Contact

+61 2 9385 2125
+61 2 9385 1558