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Birdwatching on a cosmic scale (Geology Section)

Thu. 9 December 2021 at 7:30 pm

To be held by Zoom video conferencing.

A talk “Birdwatching on a cosmic scale” to be given by Dr Daniel Field (University of Cambridge).

Daniel Field’s research bridges the worlds of palaeontology and evolutionary biology: he holds a lectureship in vertebrate palaeontology in the Earth Sciences Department at Cambridge, and is the Curator of Ornithology at the University of Cambridge Museum of Zoology. He is fascinated by Earth’s living bird diversity, and seeks to understand how modern birds evolved using the fossil record. Daniel’s academic interests were sparked as a child growing up in Calgary, Canada, and since arriving at Cambridge in 2018 his lab has investigated bird evolution on a grand scale—covering over 150 million years of Earth’s history. Daniel holds a fellowship in natural sciences at Christ’s College Cambridge, Charles Darwin’s alma mater.

Please note this talk is on a Thursday evening.

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Thu. 9 December 2021
7:30 pm
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