Prizes for two UCC Palaeogroup members!

PhD student Valentina Rossi and postdoc Dr Thomas Clements were both Highly Commended for their talks at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association in Bristol over the weekend, receiving two runners-up places for the President’s Prize. A great achievement – well done to both!

(L-R) Dr Luke McDonald, Valentina Rossi, Dr Chris Rogers and Dr Thomas Clements.

New papers in Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology and Journal of the Royal Society Interface

NEW! Odin, G.P., McNamara, M.E., Arwin, H., Järrendahl, K., 2018. Experimental degradation of helicoidal photonic nanostructures in scarab beetles (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae): implications for the identification of circularly polarizing cuticle in the fossil record. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 15, . DOI: .

NEW! Yang, Z., Wang, S., Tian, Q., Wang, B., Hethke, M., McNamara, M.E., Benton, M.J., Xu, X., Jiang, B., 2018. Palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and biostratinomic analysis of the Jurassic Yanliao Lagerstätte in northeastern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, xx, xx. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.palaeo.2018.09.030.

COMING SOON! CULTURE NIGHT AT BEES

Friday 21st September at 5pm!

Come visit UCC’s School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences for an amazing interactive event that will let you get up close and personal with everything from creepy crawlies to sharks to gems and feathered dinosaurs! Touch and feel rare and valuable specimens from our collections, including hedgehogs, shark jaws, lava and fossils.

Take a closer look in our Micro Lab, where you can use microscopes, magnifying glasses and zoomboxes to investigate everything from tiny creatures living in the River Lee, to grains of sand, to plant cells. Find out what it’s like to be a scientist in our Meet the Scientist room. Don’t forget to visit the albatross photo booth, test water samples, watch plants drink and take part in a fossil dig!

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