Alexander Beyl

A Beyl

Major Advisors
Alan Turner

B.S., Geological Sciences | Indiana University, 2017


Research Interests

Alexander is broadly interested in the evolutionary relationships among morphology, function, and ecology. This manifests itself through his research on crocodylomorph neuroanatomical evolution, the locomotory capabilities of archosaurs, and the diversity of Triassic terrestrial faunas. In addition to studying under Dr. Polly and Dr. Dilcher at Indiana University, he has been a visiting researcher at Virginia Tech and an intern at Petrified Forest National Park, AZ.

His dissertation explores and contextualizes morphological patterns in the brain cavities of ecologically diverse extinct crocodylomorphs through detailed description and analysis of living crocodilian neuroanatomy.