Professor Daniel J. Field is an ornithologist and vertebrate palaeontologist interested in the evolutionary history of birds and other vertebrate animals. His group's research explores the vertebrate fossil record and organismal biology in a phylogenetic framework to explore how and when extant vertebrate diversity has arisen.
Daniel is originally from Calgary, Alberta, studied Zoology at the University of British Columbia, and received a PhD in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 2017. He joined the Department of Earth Sciences at Cambridge in 2018 and joined the University Museum of Zoology in 2021 as the Strickland Curator of Ornithology.
Strickland Curator of Ornithology, Museum of Zoology
Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Department of Earth Sciences