Lead Researcher: Kenny J. Travouillon
Funding: Robert Day Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Queensland.
Project: Dental wear rates in marsupial herbivores
Summary: This project aims at identifying dental wear rates in modern marsupials to use as a proxy for diet in fossil taxa. Dental wear data collection was principally focusing on modern species of kangaroos and wallabies, which include a wide range of diets (omnivore, grazer, browser, etc…). Dental wear patterns are then used to identify diets of fossil marsupial taxa from the late Oligocene to Early Pleistocene from all over Australia. Changes in diet over geological time provide
Lead Researchers: Dr Christine Janis and Dr John Damuth (Brown University, USA), Dr Kenny Travouillon
Funding: Brown University, USA.