Orla Bath Enright

Research interest

My primary research interests are focussed on taphonomic bias and exceptional preservation; employing a combination of field, experimental and quantitative statistical approaches to tackle questions in palaeobiology, palaeoecology and sedimentology of early Lagerstätten. I completed my doctorate at the University of Portsmouth, UK in 2018. This work largely focussed on the Burgess Shale Lagerstätte (middle-Cambrian) and investigating the impacts of different sediment-gravity flows on soft-bodied organisms to better understand transport induced taphonomic biases. I am now a SNSF Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Lausanne within the ANOM Lab group working on the Fezouata Lagerstätte (early-Ordovician). Arthropods make up a large proportion of Lagerstätten and this work aims to elucidate preservational biases within the arthropod community.


Highlighted publications

  • Bath Enright, O.G., Minter, N.J. & Sumner, E.J. 2017 Palaeoecological implications of the preservation potential of soft-bodied organisms in sediment-density flows: Testing turbulent waters. Royal Society Open Science 4, 170212.