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June 13, 2018 at 9:31 am

Rothwell Gives Talk to Vancouver Island Paleontological Society

Gar Rothwell, portrait in lab

Gar Rothwell

The Comox Valley Record reports that Dr. Gar Rothwell, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University, is a speaker at the Vancouver Island Paleontological Society in an article headlined “Fossil plants to be discussed at Courtenay Museum, Cretaceous paleobotany: Food for dinosaurs, food for thought.”

The Vancouver Island Paleontological Society, and the Courtenay and District Museum and Paleontological Centre are hosting a paleobotany afternoon at the museum. Four species of fossil plants will be described as part of a mini-symposium that will be the lead up to the main paleontological symposium event on August 17-20 in Courtenay. For more information, go to www.vips-fossils.com….

The final speaker is Dr. Gar Rothwell, Ohio University, who will describe a fossil conifer with his presentation, “Parataxodium flora of the North Slope Alaska.” This species is similar to the Metasequoia.

Read more in the Comox Valley Record.

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