W2 Professor and Lise Meitner Group Leader of the Pan African
Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History.

ERC IslandLab Project

The ERC funded IslandLab project is an exciting new project that will document long-term legacies and feedbacks between ecological changes, societal responses and ecosystem resilience on the Maltese Islands. IslandLab builds on a pilot - the Malta Quaternary Palaeoecologies Project (MQP). MQP was  begun in 2019, funded by the Foyle Research institute, U.K. In 2020, further funding was received from the University of Malta, where Dr Scerri holds an affilated associate professorship, and FIMBank Malta.

IslandLab's key partners include the University of Malta and the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage. While the IslandLab project is new, it will build in the findings of the MQP and its established personnel and collaborators. Recruitment for IslandLab personnel will begin in 2023. 

Students include:

Ms. Rochelle Xerri, MRes in mammalian microfauna

Postdoctoral researchers include:

Dr Leila D'Souza, cervid palaeontology