M. Ray Thomasson Earth Sciences Colloquium

Talks are 3-4 pm in the VIP Room (unless otherwise indicated)

* Museum admission not required to attend *

The 2020 colloquium is named in honor of Ray Thomasson's years of service to the DMNS.

Jan 28th : The climate crisis explained, Joep Van Dijk (CU Boulder).

Feb 18th : Last gasp of the Cretaceous: Insights from North Dakota, Clint Boyd (North Dakota Geological Survey).

Feb 26th 2 pm: Paleoecology, taphonomy, and paleoenvironments of the Permian Phosporia Rock Complex, Madeline Marshall (Albion College).

Feb 26th 3 pm: Phosphorites, glass ramps, carbonate factories, and saline lakes: the marine-terrestrial transition in the Phosphoria Rock Complex, Ted Matheson (Queens U.).

Mar 5th : Colorado’s coolest Triassic paradox: The salty evolution of the Moenkopi, Rob Fillmore (Western Colorado U.).

Apr 2nd : Dating the K-Pg eruptions that made life miserable for dinosaurs, Blair Schoene (Princeton U.). TALK IS IN 3rd FLOOR COMMUNITY ROOM

Apr16th : To Xiphactinus and beyond: New discoveries in the savage ancient seas of Kansas, Anthony Maltese (Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center).

May 1st : The multituberculates as living animals: The mammals that thrived during the Age of Dinosaurs, Luke Weaver (U. of Washington).

May 15th : Usurpers and insinuators: Competition and environmental change in the Great American Biotic Interchange in mammals, Marie Hoerner (U. of Colorado – Colorado Springs).

Jun 5th : Latest Cretaceous birds from Madagascar and extinction dynamics of the first (Mesozoic) avian diversification, Pat O’Connor (Ohio U.).

Jul 15th : Our Earth was completely frozen? Twice? , Carol Dehler (Utah State U.).

Jul 30th : 3D surface modeling of Corral Bluffs using Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) for paleontological surveying, Mark Bauer and Matt Burgess (USGS).

Sep 29th : Under the feet of dinosaurs: A new view of Late Cretaceous landscapes along the margin of the Western Interior Seaway, Henry Fricke (Colorado College).

Nov 5th : New exceptionally preserved Eocene primate skeletons from Wyoming, Doug Boyer (Duke U.).