I am a palaeontologist living and working in Alice Springs, in the red centre of Australia. I moved here with my wife and three kids from Johannesburg, South Africa. I used to focus my research on dinosaurs, and it is fair to say I am still a dino nut but these days I work on fossils from the NT, be they turtles, tassie tigers or anything else. In my spare time I like to watch birds, catch beetles, lizards and snakes and generally find out as much about the species around me as I can.
Hi to all colleagues who read this. It seems that the last weeks worth of emails that I sent from my wits account have failed to be mailed and I didn't notice. I've only just started sorting through the blizzard of messages that have swollen my inbox since Anwen was born. I dislike using my university email account for several reasons (limited space, strange inability to download most attachments, excessive spam, can only be accessed by Outlook on the Web) and much prefer to use my gmail account. If you recently sent me a reprint request on my wits account please resent your request to yatesam at the site I just mentioned above.