Rudy Lerosey-Aubril

Rudy Lerosey-Aubril

Research Associate
Javier Ortega-Hernández Lab
Rudy
I am an invertebrate paleontologist investigating the evolution of early animals and their organization into modern-type ecosystems. To do so, I travel the world to study Konservat-Lagerstätten – exceptional deposits preserving the remains of both biomineralizing and soft-bodied organisms. These remarkable localities provide unparalleled insights into the anatomy and ecological interactions of extinct organisms. My preference goes to the Cambrian Lagerstätten of western Utah (Wheeler, Marjum, Weeks), but I am fortunate enough to work on Early Paleozoic exceptional fossils from all over the world. My areas of expertise are the biology, phylogeny and diversification dynamics of fossil and modern arthropods (and relatives), with special interests for gut anatomy and feeding strategies. I completed a Master (2001) and a Ph.D. (2004) in Paleobiology at the University of Montpellier, France – both on trilobite developmental strategies and mass extinctions – and then, occupied curator, research and teaching positions in Australia, France, and Germany.

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MCZ Laboratory
25 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

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