Monday, September 7, 2009

Updates ... and SVP Romer Prize

I've just noticed that it's been about four months since I posted my last blog entry...It is rather scary how time seems to fly even when you are not necessarily having fun...

Anyway, I thought I might as well advertise this. In the upcoming SVP at Bristol, I shall be giving a talk in the Romer Session:

Myology and functional morphology of biting in avian and non-avian dinosaurs.

It's mostly about non-avian theropods now but I have a couple of birds in there for comparison; I don't know now why I emphasised birds in the title, I could have just said dinosaurs... Perhaps it's because I made much of my myological observations in birds (but also a few crocs).

I shan't write too much about it here, but the work is basically a suped-up version of my Masters thesis from way back, almost six years now... I had to come up with a way to rescue the concept if not the work, after I'd realised I had some fatal flaws in the basic assumptions of the calculations in my Masters work, and it took nearly six years to perfect.

4 comments:

Traumador said...

good to have you back, and hope the talk goes well...

Zachary said...

I've got it highlighted, Manabu!

Manabu "Mambo-Bob" Sakamoto said...

Thanks guys. I think my talk should be of interest to a number of people.

I hope you enjoy England, Zach!

Raptor Lewis said...

Indeed, good to have you back! :) I have a feeling you're going to do fine on this talk! :) You've got the blogosphere's support!