DinoFest 2018 Paleontologists

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Below is the schedule of paleontologists presenting at NHMU's DinoFest 2018 with links to more information on their respective topics.

Saturday, January 20

Keynote Lecture, 12 p.m.

  • John Hutchinson, "Dinosaur Movement: From Humble Beginnings to Earth-Shaking Giants" — More info


  • 1:30 p.m. — Kathleen Ritterbush, "Were Ammonites Fast Food?" — More info
  • 2 p.m. — Dan Chure, "Tracking Ancient Animals in an Ancient Desert: Dinosaurs and Other Creatures of the Nugget Sandstone" — More info
  • 2:30 p.m. — Neffra Matthews, "Fossil Footprint Sleuthing" — More info
  • 3 p.m. — Mark Loewen, "Allosaurus in Motion: Bringing a Jurassic Predator to Life" — More info
  • 3:30 p.m. — Paul Gignac, "A Royal Appetite: How Tyrannosaurus rex Dined on the Bones of Cretaceous Dinosaurs" — More info

Sunday, January 21

Keynote Lecture, 12 p.m.

  • Stephanie Pierce, "Fish out of Water: Did our Earliest Ancestors Walk onto Land?" — More info


  • 1:30 p.m. — Casey Holliday, "Sensational Skulls: How Tyrannosaurs and Crocodiles Bite so Hard" — More info
  • 2 p.m. — Rebecca Hunt-Foster, "Tracking Dinosaurs in Southeastern Utah: A Real Jurassic Park" — More info
  • 2:30 p.m. — James O. Farlow, "Big vs. Bouncy: Body Size, Limb Proportions, and Relative Stride Length in Bipedal Dinosaurs" — More info
  • 3 p.m. — Ashley Heers, "Bird Wings on Dinosaur Shoulders: a Musculoskeletal Model of Archaeopteryx, the First Bird" — More info
  • 3:30 p.m. . — Brent Breithaupt, "Bringing the Flying Reptiles Down to Earth: Tracking Pterosaur Footprints using Photogrammetry"  — More info

Image on upper right is Kosmoceratops who has only been found in Utah and is a new species to science announced in 2009. 

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