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 … Continue reading A day out looking for footprints with the BBC
I should probably have made this post sooner, as it’s about my chapter in the Great Dinosaur Track Book Of 2016: “Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps”. It’s a volume I was privileged enough to be an editor for, and it … Continue reading The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!
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 … Continue reading The Historical Photogrammetry Challenge – over to you!
[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 sediment is too soft, you sink and can’t walk over it, and if sediment is too hard, you won’t leave footprints. This necessary ‘just right’ characteristic was what lead my co-author Lee Margetts, who was also one of my PhD supervisors, to coin the term … Continue reading Stop being so picky, Goldilocks
Well, when I say ‘tracks’, I really mean ‘track.’ I’ve uploaded the Tyrannosaurid track that was described by Manning, Ott, and Falkingham in 2008. This model has actually been available for a while on ResearchGate, but now it’s getting uploaded and assigned a DOI. Now’s as good a time as any to upload this given the recent interesting paper available in PLOS recently by McCrae and colleagues on Tyrannosaurid gregariousness. More dinosaur and other fossil tracks will follow in due course. Continue reading Uploading tracks Part 2: Dinosaur tracks now available
This is probably my favorite video made by the press, describing the research my colleagues and I recently published in PLOS ONE. In 1941, Roland T. Bird excavated a large section of trackway, in which a large theropod and sauropod … Continue reading Historical Photogrammetry – Reconstruction of Bird’s Paluxy River Dinosaur Chase Sequence