Dinosaur Tails #513

February 15, 2019

This week: dinosaurs! We're discussing dinosaur tails, bipedalism, paleontology public outreach, dinosaur MOOCs, and other neat dinosaur related things with Dr. Scott Persons from the University of Alberta, who is also the author of the book "Dinosaurs of the Alberta Badlands".


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Guest Bios

Scott Persons

Dr. W. Scott Persons IV is a paleontologist and researcher at the University of Alberta. He is a children's book author and the cowriter and presenter of the University of Alberta's widely successful paleontology online courses. Dr. Persons is also a science columnist for CBC Edmonton Radio/TV, and his work has been featured on the National Geographic and Discovery channels and in Smithsonian and Discover Magazine. He has over sixty formal scientific journal publications and has taken part in fossil-hunting expeditions throughout the badlands of the American West, the Gobi Desert of Mongolia, the canyons of Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge, and the pampas of Argentina.