Episode 14: Trace Fossils

April 1st, 2013 | by David Marshall

Ichnology is the study of trace fossils (also termed ichnofossils). Opposed to body fossils, the physical remains of an organism, [&hellip


Episode 12: Paleozoic Problematica

February 15th, 2013 | by David Marshall

Fossils, at the best of times, are difficult to interpret. Palaeontologists attempt to reconstruct organisms from what little remains are [&hellip


Episode 9: The Palaeontological Association AGM

January 1st, 2013 | by David Marshall

The 16th to the 18th December 2012 saw University College Dublin host  The Palaeontological Association (PalAss) 56th annual general meeting. PalAss are a [&hellip


Episode 8: Mesozoic Vertebrate Ecology

December 15th, 2012 | by David Marshall

The Mesozoic Era saw the spectacular rise and fall of many groups, particularly in terrestrial vertebrates. These include birds, squamates, [&hellip


Episode 7: Colouration in fossils

November 15th, 2012 | by David Marshall

Animals and plants use colour for a variety of reasons including absorbing solar radiation, camouflage and communication including sexual display. [&hellip


Episode 5: Mistaken Point

October 15th, 2012 | by David Marshall

The biota of the Ediacaran period (635 – 541 ma) is of critical importance to our understanding of the origin of [&hellip



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