‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research

View of the study site with the town of Woodbridge behind.
An investigation of earliest Eocene fauna in the Suffolk Pebble Bed

Host country: United Kingdom

Project objective: To improve taxonomic knowledge of one the earliest mammal faunas in Europe (55 million years before present).  Although elements of this fauna were first discovered in the late 19th Century, many species remain little known and in some cases it is not certain as to which Order or Family of mammals, individual taxa belong.

Harrison Institute contact: Dr David Harrison – hzm@btinternet.com

Principal Funder: Harrison Institute

Project dates: August, 2008 to present