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Tue06Mar20187:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON
How We Know What We Know about Dinosaur Ecology
Jordan Mallon is a Research Scientist in Palaeobiology at the Canadian Museum of Nature
This talk will present recent advances in dinosaur ecology (where they lived, what they ate, when they were active, etc.), with a focus on the new technologies and fossil finds that have combined to inform our understanding.
Jordan Mallon is a Research Scientist in Palaeobiology at the Canadian Museum of Nature, and an Adjunct Research Professor at Carleton University. He received a B.Sc. from Carleton University and a Ph.D. from the University of Calgary.
His primary research interests focus on the palaeoecology of herbivorous dinosaurs, and the evolution of horned dinosaurs, particularly those factors that influenced dinosaur diversity leading up to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction (about 65 million years ago).
By carefully examining feeding posture, skull and beak shape, jaw function and tooth wear, he has shown that diverse plant-eating dinosaurs living in Alberta 75 million years ago were able to coexist as a result of their varied dietary specializations.
His varied fieldwork is primarily stationed in Alberta and Montana, with new activities planned in China for 2018.