Recent and Ongoing Research

Our research interests focus on the paleobiology and paleoenvironments of extinct taxa, with a particular emphasis on dinosaurs. We use various approaches to study extinct taxa in order to reconstruct their paleobiology and to examine changes in their biology or behaviors through ontogeny or phylogeny (related to reproduction, locomotion, and senses, for example). Extant taxa are often used in our studies to establish a comparative framework for the paleobiology of extinct taxa. Finally, we also study the rocks in which fossil specimens are recovered in order to better understand the paleoecology of extinct taxa as well as their paleoenvironments.

Some of our recent and ongoing studies investigate:

Our research is supported by NSERC.