Monday, 7 July 2014

Flugsaurier 2015

I am proud to be a member of the Flugsaurier 2015 committee. Flugsaurier 2015 is the 5th international symposium on pterosaur research. The conference is being hosted by the University of Portsmouth's School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), in the historic coastal city of Portsmouth, UK.

SEES is where I work on my pterosaur research along with the other members of the University of Portsmouth's Palaeobiology Research Group. Over the years my colleagues and supervisors have collaborated with other researchers to describe and name several new pterosaurs from the UK, Morocco and Brazil. We are continuing this tradition of pterosaur research and some exciting new projects are underway and promise to make worthwhile features of the conference.

Past Flugsaurier meetings have been well attended by an international delegation. Revolutionary theories have been put forward to the delegation during these meetings and excellent new specimens from all corners of the globe have been unveiled. We expect Flugsaurier 2015 to continue this trend.

The conference will offer two days of talks and poster presentations on cutting edge pterosaur research, workshops on issues effecting contemporary pterosaur research and opportunities to examine pterosaur specimens.We will be running two pterosaur-themed field trips: a pre-conference trip to the Isle of Wight on August 25th, and a post-conference weekend field trip to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site on August 29th and 30th. The second field trip will be run jointly with SVPCA (Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy) 2015, which is being held immediately after Flugsaurier in the neighbouring city of Southampton, August 31st to September 4th.

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