Our December speaker, Kaedan Patrick O’Brien, uses the fossil record and stable isotopes to reconstruct community structures and paleoenvironments. His primary focus is on the Pleistocene grasslands of Kenya, with particular interest in the evolution and ecology of Equidae and Bovidae and on prehistoric migration. He has done field work for these studies in the Turkana and Victoria basins of Kenya. Additionally, Kaedan has done research and field work using Utah caves to understand biogeography of the Intermountain West, and this research is the focus of his talk titled, What fossils from caves can tell us about alpine Utah’s past. Kaedan O’Brien is a Ph.D. Anthropology student at the University of Utah.
Complete the online registration to receive a meeting link for the video conference using the Google Meet platform. Links will be sent the day before the talk, and our talks are always free and open to the public.
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Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST
A Quest for Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Patagonia — Opening a Long-Closed Window
New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae
Jurassic Park: Fantasy or Fiction (not recorded)
In the Land of Rainbows and Unicorns: Forensic Science of a 76.4 million-year-old Tyrannosaur Mass Mortality
New Ceratopsians from Southern Larmidia
A reevaluation of Nevada’s first frog (Eorubeta nevadensis); and the utility of fossils in paleogeographic reconstructions
A Frozen Bone Sandwich Inside of a Frozen Turkey: Spilling All the Tea on what Fossil Preparation of the Kikak Tegoseak Quarry from Alaska is Actually Like
A Tale of Two Fishes: Insights into the Feeding Structure of Xiphactinus audax and Megalops atlanticus
Styxosaurus and Other Late Cretaceous Elasmosaurs
Evolution of Temperate Vegetation in North America
To Run or to Climb: Archaeopteryx Claw Function and Ecology