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Walking with giants: on the banks of a 130-million-year-old river (lecture)

Thursday, 10 November 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Lecture Room 407, Boyd Orr Building
University Avenue
Glasgow, G12 8QW United Kingdom

Megan Jacobs, University of Portsmouth

The Early Cretaceous (Barremian) Wessex Formation, of the Isle of Wight, UK, is one of the best places in Europe to find dinosaurs. This island is full of brightly coloured sandstones and floodplain clays that regularly yield fossil remains ranging from fish and crocodiles to huge dinosaurs and giant pterosaurs. Take an exciting look back in time at the Wessex Formation and its ancient floodplains and forests. Learn about the geology, meandering rivers, complex soils, and the high diversity of animals from insects to pterosaurs, as well as what we have even recently learned from dinosaur stomach stones.

Megan is a visiting researcher at the University of Portsmouth, with her research focusing on Late Jurassic and Early Cretaceous vertebrates, including ichthyosaurs, pterosaurs and dinosaurs.

This will be a remote talk. The speaker will be ‘on-screen’ in the lecture theatre and attendees can interact with the speaker from the lecture theatre. We will be recording the talk for later viewing but in order to maximise in-person attendence and minimise the technology issues we are not offering live online access to the talk.