Speaker Series

Join the Royal Tyrrell Museum online for free weekly talks by world-renowned scientists and researchers, exploring hot topics in palaeontology and results of current research.

Held February to April, on Thursdays at 11:00 a.m.

2021 Schedule

February 4: Michael MacKinnon, University of Winnipeg
Pet Animals in Roman Antiquity: Reconstructions from Zooarchaeological Remains
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February 11: Karma Nanglu, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Worms from the Rocks: Burgess Shale Fossils Shed Light on Old Mysteries
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February 18: Ryan McKellar, Royal Saskatchewan Museum
Using Amber to Investigate Dinosaurs and their Habitats
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February 25: Jared Voris, University of Calgary
Cretaceous Kings of Canada: How Alberta has Shaped our Understanding of Tyrannosaur Dinosaurs
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March 4: Nussaïbah Raja-Schoob, Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen – Nuremberg
Illicit fossils: the ethical dilemma in protecting the world's natural history
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March 11: Ashley Reynolds, University of Toronto
The North Remembers: Ice Age Fossil Finds from the City of Medicine Hat, Alberta
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March 18: Oksana Vernygora, University of Alberta
The Fossil Record and Evolution of the Modern Herring: An Evolutionary Success Story
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March 25: Jon Noad, Calgary
Extraordinary Modes of Fossil Preservation
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April 1: Jia Jia, University of Calgary
Salamanders from the Mesozoic Yanliao and Jehol Biotas of Northern China
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April 8: Darren Tanke, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Successful Efforts to Relocate Century-Old Dinosaur Quarries in the Badlands of Southern Alberta
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April 15: Susannah Maidment, Natural History Museum of London
The Stegosaurian Dinosaurs
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April 22: Michelle Stocker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Life after Death: Evolutionary Experimentation in the Aftermath of the Permo-Triassic Mass Extinction

April 29: David DeMar Jr., National Museum of Natural History
The Evolutionary History of Tuatara and its Extinct Relatives Including a New Species from the Upper Jurassic of Wyoming, U.S.A.
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