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Spotlight: What a 66-million-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs

What a 66-million-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs

During an expedition in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, discovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology - the regrowth of plants after a fire - revealing a snapshot of the ecology on earth just before the mass extinction of the dinosaurs. The researchers also found evidence that the region’s climate was much warmer and wetter than it is today.

The team of researchers include Emily Bamforth, Palaeontology and Evolutionary Developmental Biology at McGill University, and Hans Larsson, Canada Research Chair in Macroevolution at McGill University and an Associate Professor at the Redpath Museum. Read more here.

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