Alan R. T. Spencer

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We document a new species of ovulate cone (Pararaucaria collinsonae) on the basis of silicified fossils from the Late Jurassic Purbeck Limestone Group of southern England (Tithonian Stage: ca. 145 million years). Our description principally relies on the anatomy of the ovuliferous scales, revealed through X-ray synchrotron microtomography (SRXMT) performed(More)
Spiders are an important animal group, with a long history. Details of their origins remain limited, with little knowledge of their stem group, and no insights into the sequence of character acquisition during spider evolution. We describe a new fossil arachnid, Idmonarachne brasierigen. et sp. nov. from the Late Carboniferous (Stephanian,ca 305-299 Ma) of(More)
In recent years, a number of leading international car manufacturers have established assembly facilities in Russia. The purpose of this paper is to assess how the entry of a large number of foreign car manufacturers can assist the emergence of a viable automotive industry in the Russian Federation, given their initially relatively small scale and focus on(More)
The years follow each other all too rapidly, and it seems like only yesterday that I was writing a similar page for last year's report. It has been a busy year at the CRM. The centre of our scientific programme for the year was our thematic programme in Mathematical Physics. The year began with a remarkable Summer School, held at the Banff Centre for(More)
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