This week was the annual meeting of the Palaeontological Association, in Leeds. Several members of the project were at the meeting giving talks or posters on the latest science from the project. John Marshall and David Carpenter from the University of Southampton, Tim Smithson and Becky Bennion from the University of Cambridge, Neil Clark from the University of Glasgow, and myself.
John and David presented on the charcoal results, Tim and Becky on the sharks, and me on the bivalves and ostracods. Its great to see all the varied aspects of this huge project coming together after two years of hard work.
It was a really interesting meeting, with over 250 delegates and talks on a whole variety of topics to do with palaeontology and related disciplines. You can check out the programme on the PalAss website.
Always a highlight was attending the conference fieldtrip, basically a day out to enjoy seeing some new fossils! It was beautiful sunny weather and there were plenty of fossil within micritic and oolitic coral-reef type sediments. We visited various old quarries of North Yorkshire to study the Upper Jurassic Corallian Group.
|Dave Carpenter and Carys Bennett at an old quarry at Betton Farm|
|Rhabdophyllia phillipsi corals in the Coral Rag Member of the Coralline Oolite Formation, at Ravenswick Quarry|
And today we are off to another conference, the annual meeting of the British Sedimentological Research Group.
Until next time