A day out looking for footprints with the BBC

You can listen to the programme here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswvxr A few months ago, I was contacted about a program on the BBC world service - CrowdScience. I was asked a few things about what I work on, and answered some questions about what we can learn from dinosaur tracks. The idea for the show is that... Continue Reading →

The Historical Photogrammetry Challenge – over to you!

In 2014, colleagues and I published a photogrammetric reconstruction of the Paluxy River dinosaur ‘chase sequence,’ as generated from photographs taken before and during its excavation in 1940. (Blog post here). Photogrammetry has become pretty common now; commercial and open source programs are widely being used by all kinds of people, including palaeontologists, and there are... Continue Reading →

Stop being so picky, Goldilocks

[This post is about a new paper available freely here] In 2012* with colleagues at Manchester we published a paper entitled ‘The 'Goldilocks' effect : preservation bias in vertebrate track assemblages.’ If I were to give you a simple one-liner for the paper, it would completely undermine the effort went into the paper…   that if... Continue Reading →

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