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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.

Comments

Traumador said…
good to have you back, and hope the talk goes well...
Zachary said…
I've got it highlighted, Manabu!
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!

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