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Raptor Tracker

PUBLICATION: Xing L,Lockley MG, Yang G, Xu X, Cao J, Klein H, Persons WS IV, Shen HJ, Zheng XM. 2015. Unusual deinonychosaurian track morphology (Velociraptorichnus zhangi n. ichnosp.) from the Lower Cretaceous Xiaoba Formation, Sichuan Province, China. Palaeoworld (in press). POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: Nature World News, June 16, 2015.

Romeo & Juliet

Publication: Persons WS IV, Funston GF, Currie PJ, Norell MA. 2015. A possible instance of sexual dimorphism in the tails of two oviraptorosaur dinosaurs. Scientific Reports, 5. INTERVIEWS: Alberta Prime Time CTV News, April 2, 2015. POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: ‘Romeo & Juliet’ Dinosaur Fossils Put Mating in a Whole New Light, Huffington Post, April 6, … Continue reading Romeo & Juliet

Bristles Before Down

Publication: Persons WS IV, Currie PJ. 2015. Bristles before down: A new perspective on the functional origin of feathers. Evolution. INTERVIEWS: CBC Edmonton, April 2015 POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: Feathers originated as dinosaur whiskers, U of A experts speculate, CBC News Edmonton, April 1, 2015.

Dino Hunt Canada

In 2014, the History Canada Channel filmed the series Dino Hunt Canada, which followed major digs across Canada, including Dr. Currie’s sites in Grande Prairie and Dinosaur Provincial Park. I was featured in the first two episodes of the series, and was interviewed for the website as an “expert”.

Dino Derby

Publication: Persons WS IV, Currie PJ. 2014. Duckbills on the run: the cursorial abilities of giant Late Cretaceous ornithopods and implications for tyrannosaurs avoidance strategies. In: HADROSAURS (eds. Eberth DA and Evans DC). Indiana University Press, Indianapolis, IN. 449-458. INTERVIEWS Quirks & Quarks, CBC Radio, November 11, 2014. Calgary News with Rob Brown, CBC Calgary … Continue reading Dino Derby

Discovering Dinosaurs

In 2014, I curated the Discovering Dinosaurs exhibit for the University of Alberta museums. The exhibit showcased recent U of A research and discoveries. INTERVIEWS Edmonton morning news, October 7, 2014. Global TV Edmonton morning news, September 19, 2014.

New Trail

My research was featured in – and on the cover of – the University of Alberta’s New Trail magazine. POPULAR PRESS: UAlberta Alumni Magazine, August 2013

Microraptor Fishing

Publication: Xing L, Persons WS IV, Bell P, Xu X, Zhang J, Miyashita T, Wang F, Currie P. 2013. Piscivory in the feathered dinosaur Microraptor. Evolution 67(8): 2441-2445. POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: Fish-Eating Dino Hunted Like a House Cat, Discovery News, April 24, 2013 Microraptor: A 4-Winged, Fish-Eating Dinosaur, Wired, April 22, 2013.

Swimming Dinosaurs

Publication: Xing L, Zhang J, Lockley MG, Klein H, Li D, Persons WS IV. 2013. A new Early Cretaceous dinosaur track assemblage and the first definite non-avian theropod swim trackway from China. Chinese Science Bulletin DOI 10.1007/s11434-0: 1-9. INTERVIEWS: Quirks & Quarks, CBC Radio, April 12, 2013. Radio Canada International, April 9, 2013. POPULAR PRESS … Continue reading Swimming Dinosaurs

Jurassic Park 3D

For the release of Jurassic Park 3D, I discussed the science and legacy of Spielberg’s classic film. INTERVIEW Jurassic Park Science, CBC Radioactive, April 9, 2013.

Science Sundays

Beginning in 2011, I volunteered with the University of Alberta museums’ Science Sundays. With the help of the U of A Zoology collection, I taught kids how to be “Bone Detectives” and explored the wonders of insectivores. I developed the activities, mentored activity leaders, and served as a spokesman to the Edmonton media. INTERVIEWS CTV … Continue reading Science Sundays

Shake Your Tail Feathers

Publication: Persons WS IV, Currie P, Norell M. 2013. Oviraptorosaur tail forms and functions. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica 10. DOI: 10.4202/app.2012.0093 INTERVIEW CBC’s Radio Active, CBC Radio, First broadcast Date: 2013-01-10 POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: Shake It! Dinosaurs Waggled Flashy Tails to Woo Mates, Live Science, January 4, 2013. Oviraptor Dinosaur Could Really Shake a Tail Feather, … Continue reading Shake Your Tail Feathers

Raptor Hunter

Publication: Xing L, Bell P, Persons WS IV, Ji Q, Ji S, Miyashita T, Burns M, Currie PJ. 2012. Abdominal contents from two large compsognathids demonstrate feeding on dromaeosaurids and confuciusornithids. PLoS ONE 7(8). Full paper here. POPULAR PRESS ARTICLES: Predatory Dinosaur Fed on Smaller Versions of Itself, CBC News, August 30, 2012. Stomach Contents … Continue reading Raptor Hunter

Speed Demon

Publication: Persons WS IV, Currie PJ. 2011. Dinosaur Speed Demon: The Caudal Musculature of Carnotaurus sastrei and Implications for the Evolution of South American Abelisaurids. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25763. INTERVIEWS: Quirks & Quarks, CBC Radio, October 21, 2012. Edmonton Daily News, CBC TV, October 15, 2011, Radio Active, CBC Radio, October 15, 2011. POPULAR PRESS … Continue reading Speed Demon

T. rex Tail

Publication: Persons WS IV, Currie PJ. 2011. The tail of Tyrannosaurus: reassessing the size and locomotive importance of the M. caudofemoralis in non-avian theropods. The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 294: 119–131. INTERVIEWS: As it Happens, CBC Radio, November 11, 2010. Daily Planet, Discovery Channel Canada, November 17, 2010. POPULAR PRESS … Continue reading T. rex Tail

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