Guest lecturer to explore the biomechanics of fossil invertebrate animals

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Dr. Russell Bicknell, a postdoctoral researcher at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, will discuss the biomechanics of fossil predatory arthropods (a classification that includes some invertebrate animals).

Dr. Russell Bicknell, with a horseshoe crab
Dr. Russell Bicknell, with a horseshoe crab

The event is slated for Science Center Room 105 (Kelly Family Auditorium) on Friday, Dec. 8, at 3:30 p.m.

The talk that expands the understanding of predatory arthropods with 3D palaeobiological tools is free and open to the public. Palaeobiology, or paleobiology, examines fossil records to investigate evolution and ecology throughout the history of life on Earth, determining how the past has shaped present-day biodiversity.

Before joining the American Museum of Natural History, Dr. Bicknell served as a postdoctoral researcher, demonstrator and museum manager at the University of New England, Australia, where he earned his Ph.D. in Paleontology in 2019.

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