Elizabeth Dowding
Elizabeth Dowding
PhD Candidate
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Room 570
Biological Sciences North (D26)
UNSW, Kensington 2052

Devonian Biogeography remains a contentious area within palaeotontological studies. Throughout my candidature I intend to question and expand upon biogeographical approaches whilst resolving problematic area relationships globally across the Devonian’s c.61 million year history. I am also working to review and subsequently test previous palaeobiogeographical hypotheses aiming to resolve the inconsistencies and redundancies of current Devonian studies.

See also: http://www.pangea.unsw.edu.au/people/students/elizabeth-dowding

Supervisor: Dr Malte Ebach



Dowding, EM, & Ebach, M C, (2018) An interim global bioregionalisation of Devonian Areas. Palaeodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, DOI: 10.1007/s12549-018-0319-2

Mixhaux, B., Ebach, M C., & Dowding, EM., (2018) Cladistic methods as a tool for terrane analysis: a New Zealand example. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics. NZJG-2017-0050.R1

Dowding, E. M., & Ebach, M. C. (2017). Geography: Zealandia is not a continent. Nature, 543(7644), 179-179. doi: 10.1038/543179b

Ebach MC;Dowding EM, (2017) 'Theodor Arldt (1878-1960): Parochial pauker and pioneering palaeobiogeographer', Zootaxa, vol. 4319, pp. 157 - 168, DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4319.1.8

Dowding, E. M., & Ebach, M. C. (2016). The Early Devonian palaeobiogeography of Eastern Australasia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 444, 39-47.