MuseumTalks is hosting a paleontology conference on April 29 with Celina Suarez

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Interested in paleontology? Looking for your next read? So join us for both at MuseumTalks: Fossils at 6 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Pearl’s Books, an independent bookstore here in Fayetteville!

Celina Suarez, associate professor of geosciences at the U of A, will talk about her recent research.

Suarez is the senior author of a publication on fossil discoveries from the Lower Cretaceous Holly Creek Formation of the Trinity Group in southwestern Arkansas. Discoveries include two new species from the Lower Cretaceous, a small skink Sciroseps pawhuskai and a fish Anomoeodus cadoias well as a variety of dinosaurs, mammals, fish, amphibians and reptiles.

The fossils featured in the presentation were donated to the University of Alberta Museum last fall. A selection of them will be on display at the event for attendees to see in person. And while you’re there, take a look at the impressive selection of books at Pearl’s Books.

Suarez is the first speaker for MuseumTalks, a speaker series organized by the U of A Museum Advisory board and organized in partnership with Pearl’s books.

If attending in person, registration is appreciated. Send an email to [email protected] with your name and the number of people present. Pearl’s Books is located just off the Town Center Square at 28 E. Center St., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

The conference will also be available on Zoom; Register online.

Suarez is a native of San Antonio, Texas, and an associate professor at Department of Geosciences at the U of A. She earned her BS in Geosciences from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, an MS in Geology from Temple University, and a Ph.D. in Geology in 2010 from the University of Kansas. She was also an NSF Postdoctoral Fellow at Boise State University. Suarez’s research focuses on using trace element and stable isotope geochemistry of fossil vertebrates, invertebrates, and paleosols to understand fossil preservation, past greenhouse climates, and major climatic changes caused by disturbances. of Cycle C. Her research has taken her to the United States, China, South Africa and Lesotho.

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