Speaker Series

Join us for free talks exploring hot topics in palaeontology and results of current research.

All presentations will be live, in-person events in the Royal Tyrrell Museum’s Auditorium, Thursdays at 11 a.m., unless otherwise noted.


2024 Schedule


February 8: Donald Henderson, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Earth and Mars—One Wet, One Dry. Why?

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February 15: Jon Noad, Stantec Consulting
The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir Project: A Fossil Smorgasbord


February 22: Lisa Bohach, Stantec Consulting, Craig Scott & Christopher West, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology
Livingston: Snapshot of an Ancient Ecosystem


February 29: Jordan Mallon, Canadian Museum of Nature
Eco-tales of the Dinosaurs: 75 Million Years Ago in Alberta

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March 7: Thomas Cullen, Auburn University
You Are What You Eat: Revealing Dinosaur Diets Using Fossil Tooth Chemistry

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March 14: Nick Cairns, Royal Alberta Museum
Forests, Prairies, Puddles, and Badlands: Exploring Alberta’s Amphibians and Reptiles

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March 21: Philip Currie, University of Alberta
Theropod Dinosaurs of the Nemegt Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Mongolia

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March 28 at 3 p.m.: Tommy Leung, University of New England
What the Fossil Record Tells Us About Parasites, and What Parasites Can Tell Us About Fossil Animals

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April 4: Femke Holwerda, Utrecht University
Munching Mosasaurs: A Look into Mosasaur Feeding Ecology from The Netherlands and Canada

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April 11: Jeff Liston, Utrecht University
Descent into Carnivory: How Large Vertebrate Suspension-Feeding in the Mesozoic Ran Out of Options


April 18: John Hunter, The Ohio State University
Teeth and Mammalian Evolution


April 25: Vlad Codrea, Babes-Bolyai University
History and Contributions of Romanian Vertebrate Paleontology: Beasts, Bioevents, Geology


May 2: Tammo Reichgelt, University of Connecticut
Global Greening in a Warmer World: What We Can Learn from Plant Fossils


Looking for more Speaker Series talks? Visit the Royal Tyrrell Museum YouTube channel!