Apatosaurus to Zuul - An Introduction to Plant-eating Dinosaurs
More than just dinner! Join ROM researcher Cary Woodruff as he explores the important roles herbivorous dinosaurs played in their ecosystems. From giant sauropods to fantastic armoured dinosaurs, delve into the biology and evolution of some of the most iconic plant eating dinosaurs. Your day will include a guided visit to Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur, presenting sponsor Sinking Ship Entertainment.
Instructor: Cary Woodruff earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Earth Sciences from Montana State University-Bozeman. Working with Dr. Jack Horner, Cary examined the morphologic and histologic changes through growth in diplodocid sauropods like Apatosaurus and Diplodocus. Most of Cary’s research has focused on sauropod ontogeny and biomechanics, but he has also worked on bovid vertebral anatomy, soft tissue preservation in the fossil record, extinct sirenians in ancient Egyptian catacombs, and the taphonomy of burrowing dinosaurs. For his PhD research, Cary will be working with the ROM's Dr. David Evans, to investigate the growth, development, and evolution of pachycephalosaurids from the Late Cretaceous of North America.
Registration includes lunch.