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Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente


I spent a non-negligible part of my first decade of life buried in books about dinosaurs and planets (respectively) borrowed from the public library. Getting to study Biology at the University of Barcelona was one of the best lessons in humility I have received thus far. I was very lucky to do my PhD there on a new Cretaceous amber outcrop recently discovered in northern Spain. My research aims to reconstruct past terrestrial ecosystems through the study of fossil arthropods, creatures that possess an articulated exoskeleton. At the wonderful Oxford University Museum of Natural History (OUMNH), I’m always eager for an excuse to leave my desk and get to share the passion for nature –past, present, and future– with the public.

Read my blog post on the OUMNH website about excavating amber.

OUMNH Twitter account.