Thomas Clements

Colleges, School and Institutes

Research interests

Thomas' research focuses on Taphonomy - understanding the physical and chemical processes of fossilisation. His primary research interests are 1) understanding the processes that control authigenic mineral replacement of soft tissues, 2) taxon specific fossilisation biases, 3) the preservational pathways of labile tissues and 4) the impact of paleogeography on Lagerstätten deposits. 

Thomas is currently a Leverhulme Research Fellow investigating how taphonomic processes may bias our understanding of animal recovery after mass extinctions. 


Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Leicester

    An Investigation into soft tissue preservation: controls on exceptional preservation in the Carboniferous Mazon Creek Lagerstätte, USA.

  • Master in Science, University of Bristol

    MSc Palaeobiology

  • Bachelor of Science, UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON

    BSc (Hons) Geology

Willingness to take PhD students