Imperial College London

Dr. Martin D. Brazeau

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer



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My research concerns the evolution of modern vertebrate anatomy. I use the fossil record of early vertebrates from the Palaeozoic Era (approx. 540 to 250 million years ago) to reconstruct the evolutionary assembly of major features of vertebrate anatomy, such as the skull and jaws, paired appendages, and hard tissues.



Brazeau MD, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2019, An algorithm for Morphological Phylogenetic Analysis with Inapplicable Data, Systematic Biology, Vol:68, ISSN:1063-5157, Pages:619-631

Dearden R, Stockey C, Brazeau M, The pharynx of the stem-chondrichthyan Ptomacanthus and the early evolution of the gnathostome gill skeleton, Nature Communications, Vol:10, ISSN:2041-1723, Pages:1-7

Chen D, Alavi Y, Brazeau MD, et al., 2018, A partial lower jaw of a tetrapod from "Romer's Gap", Earth and Environmental Science Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol:108, ISSN:1755-6910, Pages:55-65


Giles S, Castiello M, Dearden RP, et al., 2019, Endoskeletal Trabecular Bone in a Placoderm from the Early Devonian of Mongolia, WILEY, Pages:S127-S127, ISSN:0362-2525


Brazeau M, Guillerme T, Smith MR, 2018, Inapp: Reconstruction of Inapplicable Discrete Characters on Phylogenetic Trees, v.0.4.1

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