Event postponed due to adverse weather. New details will be advertised as the become available
Have you ever wondered what colours dinosaurs really were? Or what colours the first feathers on Earth were? Do you like fossils? Would you like to meet a person who is lucky enough to study dinosaurs, fossil insects and pterosaurs every day using amazing and new ways to look at them? Then this lecture is for you!!
Refreshments and an opportunity to interact with real fossils from the geological record from 6pm, Lecture at 7pm.
ALL ARE WELCOME, especially school students in interested in physical geography and science.
Places are limited so book today! Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Members of Irish Geological Association have priority booking for this very special lecture.
About Our Speaker: Dr. Maria McNamara is a palaeobiologist in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork. Maria has a PhD from University College Dublin and she did postdoctoral research at University College Dublin, before working as a Geopark Geologist in what is now the Burren-Cliffs of Moher Global Geopark.
Maria then worked as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University (USA) and did further postdoctoral research at the University of Bristol, before taking up her appointment at UCC. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Geology. Maria's research focuses on the preservation of soft tissues in the fossil record and how this provides unique insights into the biology of ancient animals. Her current major research projects relate to the preservation of structural and pigmentary colours in fossils and how this informs on the evolution of animal communication strategies and physiology through deep time.
Maria leads a large research group with 9 members including PhD students, postdoctoral researchers and research assistants. Maria's research is highly interdisciplinary and lies at the interface of geology, palaeontology, evolutionary biology, chemistry and applied physics. As a result her collaborators are from diverse disciplines in institutions around the globe.
See http://research.ucc.ie/profiles/D026/mariamcnamara for more information