Michael J. Newman. Vine Lodge, Vine Road, Johnston, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA62 3NZ, UK.
Michael Newman is a geology graduate from the University of Aberdeen and a fellow of the Geological Society of London. He is a non-professional palaeontologist specializing in the taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Palaeozoic fish particularly from the Old Red Sandstone Continent. Most of his research has been based in Scotland, but lately the Baltic region and Belorussia have been studied in detail. He has also led seven field seasons in the High Arctic of Svalbard (Spitsbergen) to collect Devonian fish.
Jan L. den Blaauwen. University of Amsterdam, Science Park 904, 1098 XH, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jan den Blaauwen works at the University of Amsterdam in the research group Structural and Functional Plasticity of the Nervous System. Since 1977 he has been working, as a non-professional palaeontologist, on the histology and morphology of the Middle Devonian fishes (especially acanthodians) of the north of Scotland and related areas. Furthermore, is he involved in several research projects involving the biostratigraphy of Devonian fishes.
Carole J. Burrow. Geosciences, Queensland Museum, 122 Gerler Road, Hendra 4011, Queensland, Australia.
Carole Burrow is an Honorary Research Fellow in Geosciences at the Queensland Museum in Brisbane. She completed a PhD on mid-Palaeozoic acanthodians of eastern Australia in 2001, and continues to specialize on this group of fossil fishes. She has been working with her co-authors on the Lower and Middle Devonian acanthodians of Scotland over the last couple of decades.
Roger Jones. 6 Burghley Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5BH, UK.
Roger is a science graduate from Kings College in London who spent three decades working in the City of London. On taking early retirement he has dedicated much of his time in the collecting and study of Devonian fossil fishes. Along with Michael Newman he has participated (and provided logistics) for seven field seasons in Svalbard (Spitsbergen).
Robert G. Davidson. University of Aberdeen, School of Geosciences, Meston Walk, Aberdeen AB24 3UE.
Robert Davidson is a freelance oil well engineer who has been researching Scottish Devonian fossil sites for 25 years and is an honorary research fellow at Aberdeen University Geology Department. Robert was also chairman of the Charity ‘The Friends of Hugh Miller’ and was awarded an MBE in 2019 for services to palaeontology.