April 19, 2017 7:30 pm, Room A120, Cornett Building, UVic.
Speaker: Gary Kaiser, RBCM research Associate and VicPS member.
Topic: Why dinosaurs got small: how biology of the dinosaur-bird lineage made them such a huge success for several hundred million years. For all of that time, both dinosaurs and birds have depended on a hard shelled egg for reproduction. The shell imposes a strict budget on the development of the hatchling and has led to important changes in the skeleton and behaviour of modern birds.