Mats Eriksson

Mats Eriksson


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At the present Eriksson’s research interests can be largely summarized into the following broad topics; (1) Virtual and molecular paleontology; (2) Lagerstätten and the nature of exceptional preservation and taphonomy; (3) Cambrian faunal dynamics, exceptional preservation, biostratigraphy and event stratigraphy, with special focus on the Cambrian Orsten Lagerstätte; (4) Ordovician and Silurian high-resolution biostratigraphy and faunal dynamics; (5) The evolutionary history of annelids, with particular focus on jaw-bearing polychaetes; (6) Diet and trophic structures in ancient ecosystems; (7) The history of paleontology, and the art of reconstructing ancient organisms. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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