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15th Annual PaleoFest- Late Cretaceous Symposium
Burpee Museum's historic 15th Annual PaleoFest is scheduled for March
2nd and 3rd, 2013 (Sat/Sun). We have been collaborating with Dr.
Michael Ryan (CMNH) to expand our usual PaleoFest presentations into
full symposium titled:
The End of the Dinosaurs: Changes in the Late Cretaceous Biosphere.
This special symposium is going to focus on the faunal/floral diversity,
disparity and turnover from the late Campanian, Maastrichtian through
K/P. We will have 25+ presentations on Late Cretaceous
paleoenvironments/paleobotany, invertebrates, turtles, crocodiles,
pterosaurs, marine reptiles, mammals, dinosaurs (Ankylosaurs,
Hadrosaurs, Ceratopsids, Tyrannosaurs, small Ornithopods, small
Theropods, etc), the K/P event and Paleocene recovery. The proceedings
will be published as a volume.
Additionally, our keynote dinner speaker will be Dr. Jack Horner.
Presenters we have confirmed thus far include;
And several more are pending. For additional info on PaleoFest; dates,
times and costs please visit http://www.burpee.org/PaleoFest2013_003.asp
We have special one and two day registration rate for students.
If anyone has any questions feel free to email me. Hope to celebrate 15
years of PaleoFest with you!
Director of Exhibits and Science
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103