Espen Knutsen

Dr Espen Knutsen is the Senior Curator of Palaeontology at the Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University in Townsville. He has a special interest in the diversity, evolution and ecology of Mesozoic reptiles, such as ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and dinosaurs. His current projects, involving fieldwork throughout Australia, aim to fill significant gaps in our knowledge and understanding of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous vertebrate fauna in the southern hemisphere. Previously, Espen has been involved in pioneering work on Jurassic and Cretaceous marine faunas of the High Arctic Archipelago of Svalbard, and in fieldwork in The Netherlands and USA.

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