Category Archives: Relevant Research

On continua and categories in paleoecology. . .or, an example application of ODP data

Today we’re delighted to have a guest post from Dr. Chris Noto, a new assistant professor at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and an old friend of mine from our graduate school days together at Stony Brook University. Chris has had a … Continue reading

Posted in Data Exploration, Key Concepts, Relevant Research | 9 Comments

Disparity Notebook

Local disparity guru and paleontologist Randy Irmis (that’s Randall B. Irmis, Ph.D., if you go by his web page) recently posted a nice long list of recommended readings on the issue of disparity – what it is, how to calculate … Continue reading

Posted in Relevant Research, To-Do List | 1 Comment

Relevant References for the ODP

In response to a recent query on this blog, ODPer Christian Foth contributed a list of papers potentially relevant to the ODP, specifically limb posture and evolution in ornithischian dinosaurs. It’s important to recognize work that others did before and … Continue reading

Posted in Relevant Research, To-Do List | 22 Comments

Speaking of the Bipedal / Quadrupedal Transition. . .

Dedicated readers of the blog likely remember that one of the core research goals of this project is to examine the bipedal/quadrupedal transition in ornithischian dinosaurs. Of course, ornithischians weren’t the only group to experience such locomotor changes during their … Continue reading

Posted in Relevant Research | 5 Comments