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New Insights on Dinosaurs

Registration is open for the 2017 Short Course. Please click here for the registration form.

A new look at old bones: Insights on dinosaur growth, development and diversity

Dinosaurs are among the most successful group of vertebrate animals ever to walk on the planet. Their stunning morphological diversity and worldwide fossil record - coupled with their modern-day surviving lineage, the birds - continue to fascinate the student in all of us. Novel analytical tools and techniques allow paleontologists to probe, image, and decipher bone microstructure and preservation critical for testing previously held ideas on dinosaur growth and development. Recent dinosaur discoveries and research by our speakers are helping clarify evolutionary relationships and generate new and exciting questions on dinosaur growth and behavior. Please join us as our experts share their latest research and reveal changing perspectives on the evolution and paleobiology of dinosaurs.

This short course is co-sponsored by the Berkeley Natural History Museums (BNHM) and Science@Cal.

Saturday, March 4, 2017
2050 Valley Life Sciences Building, UC Berkeley
9:00 am to 3:30 pm

Agenda and Speaker bios to be posted soon!


NOTE: Parking is always a problem on and near the campus. We strongly recommend taking public transportation. If this is not possible, public parking in the campus vicinity is indicated on this two-page pdf.

Questions? Contact Lisa White.

Read about past UCMP short courses.

Photo of UCMP's T. rex by Helina Chin