UFOP Online Meetings

Kaedan O'Brien

December 9, 2021 Meeting With Speaker Kaedan O'Brien

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.

December 9, 7:00 PM Mountain Time

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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Previous Online Meetings

Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST

Rodolfo Coria

A Quest for Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Patagonia — Opening a Long-Closed Window

October 14, 2021

Joshua Lively

New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae

January 14, 2021

Mark Loewen

Jurassic Park: Fantasy or Fiction (not recorded)

February 11, 2020

Alan Titus

In the Land of Rainbows and Unicorns: Forensic Science of a 76.4 million-year-old Tyrannosaur Mass Mortality

March 11, 2021

Savhannah Carpenter

New Ceratopsians from Southern Larmidia

April 8, 2021

Josh Bonde

A reevaluation of Nevada’s first frog (Eorubeta nevadensis); and the utility of fossils in paleogeographic reconstructions

May 13, 2021

Hillary McLean

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

June 10, 2021

2020 Meetings

Chase Shelburne

A Tale of Two Fishes: Insights into the Feeding Structure of Xiphactinus audax and Megalops atlanticus

September 10, 2020

Elliott Armour Smith

Styxosaurus and Other Late Cretaceous Elasmosaurs

October 8, 2020

Alex Lowe

Evolution of Temperate Vegetation in North America

November 12, 2020

Tracy Thompson

To Run or to Climb: Archaeopteryx Claw Function and Ecology

December 10, 2020