Nora Corthésy

Research Interest

After completing my Master thesis in the ANOM Lab, I developed a particular interest in experimental taphonomy with the aim of understanding the fossilization process of soft tissue. In order to deepen my knowledge in this discipline, my PhD focuses on taphonomic experiments on various organisms placed under different conditions to frame the biotic and abiotic factors that allow exceptional preservation. The purpose of collecting data in decay experiments is to obtain relevant information on the loss of anatomies post-mortem to develop robust statistical tools for a more accurate interpretation of the fossil record.


Exceptional preservation, experimental taphonomy, biology, evolution, sediment


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