A somewhat belated blog post about my recent paper with Stephen Gatesy, published in JVP (If you don’t have access, just drop me an email). It’s one of the papers I’m most proud to have worked on, because I think … Continue reading What is a “Well Preserved” footprint?
New data uploaded – Heron tracks in mud. Continue reading Heron Tracks added to site.
Just a quick post to say that I’ve added a new data set to the Neoichnology resources page. It’s an interesting [to me at least] area of beach sand trampled by horses (I think 2-3, but didn’t see the tracks … Continue reading New data uploaded – Horse trampled beach
In 2014, colleagues and I published a photogrammetric reconstruction of the Paluxy River dinosaur ‘chase sequence,’ as generated from photographs taken before and during its excavation in 1940. (Blog post here). Photogrammetry has become pretty common now; commercial and open source … Continue reading The Historical Photogrammetry Challenge – over to you!
Monday saw the release of a paper that Steve Gatesy and I have been brewing up for the past couple of years. The paper is published in PNAS, and is titled: The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion … Continue reading The birth of a dinosaur footprint
Digitization is no longer just a novelty – it is absolutely vital to good analysis and communication of data, and it’s so easy more people should be using it. Most people reading this blog will probably know what photogrammetry is, and it’s not my aim here to discuss the method per se. Suffice to say that with a digital camera (say, the one on the back of your smartphone), you can take a few pictures and then throw them into [free!] software that runs on a laptop, and produce a highly accurate 3D digital model. Photogrammetry had been around for … Continue reading Not Just Pretty Pictures…
Well, when I say ‘tracks’, I really mean ‘track.’ I’ve uploaded the Tyrannosaurid track that was described by Manning, Ott, and Falkingham in 2008. This model has actually been available for a while on ResearchGate, but now it’s getting uploaded and assigned a DOI. Now’s as good a time as any to upload this given the recent interesting paper available in PLOS recently by McCrae and colleagues on Tyrannosaurid gregariousness. More dinosaur and other fossil tracks will follow in due course. Continue reading Uploading tracks Part 2: Dinosaur tracks now available