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DinoWight is run and researched by a qualified palaeontologist, who is willing to offer his services to any person, company or organisation that may require information on dinosaurs or other vertebrates of the Mesozoic Era (the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods). If you wish to avail yourself of my services, please feel free to contact me here. If you wish to see my qualifications and experience, they are listed below.

Thankyou,

Simon M. Clabby BSc (Hons) MSc
DinoWight - The Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight

Simon Clabby 2006
   

Qualifications in Palaeontology;

  • MSc in Palaeobiology
    (Thesis title- Dinosaur footprints of the Wessex sub-basin and correlation with associated faunas)
    University of Bristol (October 2002 - September 2003)
  • BSc (Hons.) Palaeobiology and Evolution- 2-2
    University of Portsmouth (September 1999 - May 2002)

Previous Consultancy Work

  • Qube Software Ltd. (Freelance Researcher, December 2003-present)
    Part-time palaeontological researcher, supplying an in-depth overview of the behaviour and ecology of Early Cretaceous North America, using the most up-to-date literature.
  • Jean-Luc Sala and Emmanuelle Zicot, (Scientific Advisor, November 2003-July 2005)
    I was called upon to provide at first basic, and later more in-depth ecological and behavoural information, as well as to write a post-face, for a didactic childrens book for children about Baryonyx and the English Wealden, using up-to-date information.

Other Palaeontological work

  • Bristol Dinosaur Project, University of Bristol (November 2002- September 2003): Preparator, involved in extraction, preservation and casting of bones belonging to Thecodontosaurus, a prosauropod dinosaur from the Triassic period of south-west England, and demonstrating to the public at the WildWalk @tBristol activity centre, Bristol (17th-28th February, 12th-22nd April, 2003.) I was also a dinosaur expert during the Bristol Dinosaur Projects Summer School event, 2003, where I found myself giving an impromptu presentation of the constructive side of the Bristol Dinosaur Project. I also demonstrated palaeontological techniques on behalf of the Project at the Rockwatch event in Bristol during February 2004.

    My areas of expertise are in the fields of dinosaur palaeobehaviour and ecology. Although these are mainly speculative fields, much can be deduced by the usage of trace fossils, body fossils and inference via phylogenetics and modern analogues. I prefer working with Early Cretaceous dinosaurs, but I am willing to diversify.

Personally, I have a modest organised collection of fossils, from localities varying from Dorset to Estonia, and I have been a member of the Palaeontological Association for the past five years. I also hold subscriptions to many other journals, including Palaeobiology and Cretaceous Research, and I am a member of the University of Bristols Earth Sciences library. I also spent most of summer 2001 on the Isle of Wight, where I made a study of the dinosaur tracks of the Wessex Formation. I have many books on the subject, mainly in the field of Mesozoic vertebrates.

Publications

  • CLABBY, S. 2003. What's in a name? Rockwatch magazine, 35, 16. (PDF copy available via e-mail)
  • CLABBY, S. 2007. "I have a bone to pick with you..." "No, that's a bit of wood.." Rockwatch Magazine, 45, 14-15.
  • ZICOT, E. 2005. La pêche du Baryonyx. Archimède, l'école des loisirs, 37pp ISBN 2 211 07944 (consultant and author of postface) Buy it on Amazon.fr
  • DinoWight - The Dinosaurs of the Isle of Wight,
    http://www.dinowight.co.uk
    An internet resource for everybody with an interest in the spectacular creatures that roamed the Isle of Wight over 100 million years ago. Online since June 2001, DinoWight has received much praise from most quarters of the palaeontological world, both academic and private collectors, as well as from the public

References

Professor Michael J. Benton
Head of Department,
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1RJ
Dr Simon J. Braddy
MSc Tutor
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1RJ

Dr David M. Martill
Senior Research Fellow
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
University of Portsmouth
Burnaby Building
Lion Terrace
Portsmouth

Remmert Schouten
Senior Preparator, Bristol Dinosaur Project,
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building
Queens Road
Bristol
BS8 1RJ
Simon Clabby 2006
   

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