Nerita Turner

Ms Nerita Turner

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Postgraduate Student

School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences


My research focuses on the modes of accumulation of large animal remains in caves, with a particular focus on fossil sites within the Naracoorte Caves region. There are two primary modes of large animal accumulation in this region - animals falling into caves, resulting in pitfall trap deposits, and animal remains being deposited in caves by predators, resulting in carnivore accumulations. I am comparing certain features of these deposits, such as the species composition and taphonomy. This research will improve the understanding of biases in Quaternary cave fossil assemblages throughout Australia.

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Email: nerita.turner@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Benham, floor 1
  • Room: 116
  • Org Unit: School of Biological Sciences

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