Lab Ph.D. student, Jacob Gardner, received a research grant from the Dinosaur Research Institute to collect more data for our ongoing project on the evolution of dinosaur and mammal biomechanics. The Dinosaur Research Institute is a Canadian-based charity that aims to fund research on Canadian dinosaurs. With this grant, Jacob will collect biomechanical lever arm data from the famous dinosaur collections at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, and the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Ontario.
Link to a description of our ongoing work on the evolution of dinosaur and mammal biomechanics: http://www.macroevolab.net/?projects=paleogenomics
Link to the Dinosaur Research Institute’s webpage: http://www.dinosaurresearch.com/index.htm