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VicPS Meeting April 19 7:30 pm

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.