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Ostrom Symposium Update


The Ostrom Symposium:
Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14, 1999, from 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Complete information available at the Peabody Museum website at

Nicholas Arnold
Head of Reptile Research, Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom
Inferring Structural Habitats from Morphology

Alan H. Brush
Professor Emeritus of Biology, University of Connecticut
On The Evolution of Feathers

Phillip Burgers
Ph. D. Biomechanics, Comair Rotron
A Load, Energy and Power Outlook at the Take-off of Archaeopteryx

Luis M. Chiappe
Chapman Research Fellow, American Museum of Natural History
Phylogenetic Relations Among Basal Birds

Joel L. Cracraft
Curator of Ornithology, American Museum of Natural History
Early Avian Evolution and the Diversification of the Major Clades of Birds

Philip J. Currie
Curator of Dinosaurs and Birds, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology,
Skeletal Anatomy of the Feathered Dinosaurs from China

Per Ericson
Senior Curator of Ornithology, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Swedish
Museum of Natural History
Higher level systematics in living birds, or are the Galloanseres fact or

Stephen M. Gatsey
Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology, Brown University
The Evolutionary History of the Theropod Caudal Locomotor Module

Jacques A. Gauthier
Professor of Geology and Geophysics and Curator of Vertebrate
Paleontology, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
What is a Bird?

George E. Goslow, Jr.
Professor of Biology and Medicine, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary
Biology, Brown University
The function of the supracoracoideus muscle during take off in the
European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris): Maxheinz Sy revisited

Jeff G. Groth
Molecular Lab Supervisor, Cullman Lab, American Museum of Natural History
Nuclear DNA Phylogeny of the Neornithes

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Lecturer, Department of Geology, University of Maryland
Arctometatarsalia Revisited: The Problems of Homoplasy in Reconstructing
Theropod Phylogeny

James A. Hopson
Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Ecomorphology of Theropod Hands and Feet

Bradley C. Livezey
Associate Curator and Dean of Science, Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Basal Neognathae: Morphological Data

Lawrence D. Martin
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology and Professor of Systematics and
Ecology, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
Are There Any Flying Dinosaurs?

Mark A. Norell
Chairman of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History
Relationships Among Maniraptoriformes

Gregory S. Paul
Paleontologist and Illustrator
Archosaur Respiration

Steven F. Perry
Professor of Morphology and Systematics, Institut fur Zoologie,
Bonn, Germany
Functional Morphology of the Lungs of Extant Reptiles and its Implications
for the
Reconstruction of Dinosaur Lungs

Jeremy M.V. Rayner
Professor of Zoology, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Origin and Evolution of Flapping Flight Aerodynamics in Birds

John A. Ruben
Professor of Zoology, Oregon State University
Implications of pulmonary structure and function in therapod dinosaurs

Mary Schweitzer
Adjunct Research Professor, Department of Microbiology,
Montana State Professor of Zoology,
Assistant Curator, Museum of the Rockies
Feather Structure in Basal Raptors

Paul C. Sereno
Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago
Coelurosaurian Relationships and the Origin of Birds

Hans-Dieter Sues
Professor of Zoology, University of Toronto, and Senior Curator,
Department of Palaeobiology, Royal Ontario Museum, Canada
Alternatives to the Theropod Origin of Birds

Zhonghe Zhou
Associate Professor, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and
Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and Ph. D. Candidate
at the Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
Habit and Flight Capabilities of Confuciusornis


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