Nick Fraser is a vertebrate palaeontologist broadly interested in global biotic change through Deep Time. Collaborating with a number of colleagues worldwide, he has published extensively on Triassic faunas and floras. Nick received his doctorate degree in geology from the University of Aberdeen. After holding a Research Fellowship at Girton College, Cambridge he moved to Virginia, first as Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and then Director of Research and Collections at the Virginia Museum of Natural History. Now with National Museums Scotland, Nick is the Keeper of Natural Sciences. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech.