It's a while since I've posted about new papers, so I'm going to have a series of posts catching up on 2022's papers. First up is Jens Lallensack's cool paper in Interface about using AI and machine learning to distinguish between theropod and ornithopod tracks. For those unfamiliar, ornithopod tracks and theropod tracks are both... Continue Reading →
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 →
What is a “Well Preserved” footprint?
A somewhat belated blog post about my recent paper with Stephen Gatesy, published in JVP (If you don't have access, just drop me an email). It's one of the papers I'm most proud to have worked on, because I think it's a really interesting discussion about what we mean when we say a track is... Continue Reading →
The importance of 3D for tracks -or- how big is your footprint really!
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 contains a number of excellent chapters. I wanted to post about my own... Continue Reading →
Heron Tracks added to site.
New data uploaded - Heron tracks in mud.
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 →