Michael Pittman: School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong, China
Dr. Pittman is an integrative, multi-disciplinary palaeobiologist at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He earned a BSc in Geology, MSc in Geoscience and PhD in Palaeobiology from UCL. His research in dinosaur palaeobiology covers anatomy, systematics, biomechanics, ecology and macroevolution. It is focused on the dinosaur-to-bird transition, including flight origins. He studies exceptionally preserved fossils with multiple methods, including laser-stimulated fluorescence. In addition to the journal’s Editorial Board, Dr. Pittman is an Associate Editor of the systematics journal Cladistics and edited the special volume Pennaraptoran Theropod Dinosaurs: Past Progress and New Frontiers.
Yucheng Wang: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Dr. Wang is an evolutionary bio-ecologist interested in applying ancient environmental DNA (eDNA) to understand how ecosystems and species respond and adapt to variable climate, environment, and human activities. His work involves using and developing eDNA metabarcoding, ddPCR, shotgun metagenomics, and target genome capturing, both in wet-lab and bioinformatics, to reconstruct the ecological evolutions, successions, and interactions, as well as the domesticating and evolutionary histories of key species. In addition to his work at the University of Cambridge, he is also a guest researcher at ALPHA, State Key Laboratory of Tibetan Plateau Earth System Science, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITPCAS), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in Beijing, China and associated with the Lundbeck Foundation GeoGenetics Centre, Globe Institute, University of Copenhagen in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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