University of Southampton

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Wing Yee (VerBon) Cheung of the University of Southampton explains why how we think about the past can influence attitudes about the future.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Gareth Dyke of the University of Southampton explains how a newly discovered fossil is complicating the story of how and when flight evolved.


Gareth Dyke is a senior lecturer in vertebrate paleontology at the University of Southampton where his research addresses the evolutionary history of birds and their dinosaurian relatives. His research has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Bristol.

About Dr. Dyke

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Cathy Lucas of the University of Southampton explores the cyclical nature of jellyfish blooms. 

Cathy Lucas is Lecturer in Marine Biology at the University of Southampton where her research encompasses a broad range of coastal and estuarine processes. Her current research projects are focused on the magnitude, causes, and consequences of jellyfish blooms around the globe. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southampton.

About Dr. Lucas