The Secret Lives of Dinosaurs

JANUARY 22, 2016

Dr. Julia Clarke

Associate Professor/Department of Geological Sciences
The University of Texas at Austin


What is the talk about?

Many people imagine dinosaurs as these giant lizards or even high intelligent creatures, but how are birds and dinosaurs related? Professor Julia Clarke explores the secret lives of dinosaurs. By studying the fossils and comparing to living animals to see how dinosaurs might have looked like. Celebrate Hot Science – Cool Talks #100 with us! Meet Professor Clarke and other leading scientists from this award-winning outreach series. The pre-lecture interactive Community Science Fair will will be expanded to include extra special hands-on activities as part of our celebration including ATX Dino, Steve Wolf’s Science in the Movies Show, and more!

About our presenter

Dr. Julia Clarke

Dr. Julia Clarke

Julia Clarke is an Associate Professor and John A. Wilson Fellow in Vertebrate Paleontology in the Jackson School of Geosciences. She is a a leading researcher on the evolution of dinosaurs and birds. Dr. Clarke's Lab seeks new data to inform how avian diversity and distributions have changed across their deep histories. Dr. Clarke has won numerous awards including the Knebel Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award in 2012, Gigapan Science Outreach Fellow in 2010.