Dr. Bethany Allen
Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering
I am a computational palaeobiologist, interested in understanding patterns and drivers of speciation and extinction on geological timescales.
I am currently a postdoc on the ETH+ BECCY project (Biodiversity, Earth and Climate Coupling in Yunnan), using Bayesian phylodynamics to investigate the development of the Sino-Himalayan biodiversity hotspot during the Cenozoic, particularly its relationship with geological and climatic change in the region.
I completed my PhD at the University of Leeds in 2021, researching spatial patterns of diversity, speciation and extinction associated with the Permian-Triassic mass extinction and subsequent prolonged biotic recovery.