DinoFest 2018 Speaker: Neffra Matthews

DinoBite — 2:30 p.m.

"Fossil Footprint Sleuthing"


Hear from Neffra as she outlines how scientists combine forensic science and state-of-the-art 3D imaging to investigate fossil footprints left by dinosaurs in Utah and around the world. Learn what these tracks tell us about their environments, movement, behavior, and more.

Neffra Matthews has been involved in science and photography since childhood. Growing up in Kentucky, Neffra's father was an avocational geologist/paleontologist and her mother was a professional photographer. This combination of family interests influenced her education, career, and endeavors in paleontological resource documentation. Neffra has a M.S. in Geology from the University of Kentucky in Lexington and currently works for the BLM in Denver, Colorado. She has over 20 years of experience in photogrammetry and the geospatial sciences. Neffra has used photogrammetry to document fossil trackways and has made numerous presentations at professional conferences around the world.

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