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Join us for the Founders Symposium

Schedule

Saturday, March 4, 2017

7 a.m. - Check-in and Walk-in Registration Begins
8 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements, Exhibits and Art Show Open (close at 7 p.m.)

8:10 a.m. - Beth Simmons, Naming the "Morrison Formation"

8:45 a.m. - Christine Turner and Fred Peterson, Paleoclimatic, Paleohydrologic, Paleoecologic, and Sedimentologic Reconstruction of the Extinct Ecosystem of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation: How Dinosaurs Thrived in a Dry Climate

9:50-10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Willliam Hay, Rethinking Mesozoic Environments

11:05 a.m. - Judith Totman Parrish, Reconstructing Plant Ecosystems Semi-arid Paleoenvironments, with Reference to the Morrison Formation

11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. - Lunch Break

1 p.m. - Brent Breithaupt, Big Wonderful Wyoming: The "Lost World" of Jurassic Dinosaurs

2:05-2:40 p.m. - Break

2:45 p.m. - John Foster, The Overshadowed: What Microvertebrates of the Morrison Formation Have Revealed to us About the Late Jurassic

3:20 p.m. - James Kirkland, The End of the Jurassic on the Colorado Plateau

3:55-5 p.m. - Announcements and Break
5-7 p.m. - Reception (exhibits close at 7 p.m.)

Sunday, March 5, 2017

7 a.m. - Check-in and Walk-in Registration Begins
8 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements, Exhibits and Art Show Open (close at 3 p.m.)

8:10 a.m. - Matt Mossbrucker, Revisiting Arthur Lakes' Lost Quarries: Initial Survey of Undescribed Yale Peabody Jurassic Morrison Fossil Material Collected from Morrison, Colorado (1877-1879)

8:45 a.m. - Robert Bakker, Stegosaur Martial Arts: a Morrison Formation allosaur stabbed and killed by Stegosaurus

9:50-10:30 a.m. - Break

10:30 a.m. - Elliott Smith, A New Trace Fossil Assemblage Interpreted to be Produced by Social Insects from the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Eastern Utah

11:05 a.m. - Erin LaCount, The Dinosaur Ridge Quarries of Arthur Lakes

11:40 a.m.-1 p.m. - Lunch Break

1 p.m. - Joe Sertich, Extreme Theropod Richness of the Morrison Formation and the Unusual Theropod Specimens of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

1:35 p.m. - Malcolm Bedell, Jurassic Podiatry: What articulated sauropod feet can teach us

2:10-2:40 p.m. - Break

2:40 p.m. - Christopher Weege and David Schmude, Jurassic Giants of the Powder River Basin, Wyoming: Recent Finds from the Morrison Formation

3:14 p.m. - Martin Lockley, A Review of Vertebrate Tracks from the Morrison Formation, Western USA


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