Palaeo After Dark

A group of fresh faced scientists have biweekly informal discussions about evolutionary biology and palaeontology... over beer.

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Podcast 179 - Pollinators and Begging Grubs; Studies of Insect Behavior


The gang discusses two papers on insect behavior, one fossil study and one modern study. The fossil study illustrates a cool example of how amber can help us to understand the evolution of pollination throughout Earth history. The modern paper...


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Podcast 178b - "Paradise Falling" Part 2


The gang celebrates the end of the year by taking another break to play Fiasco, a crime/noir storytelling game by Bully Pit Games. Here is the conclusion of our two part episode.   Business in the Blue Label Diner was picking up, and Bill Larsen...


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Podcast 178a - "Paradise Falling" Part 1


The gang celebrates the end of the year by taking another break to play Fiasco, a crime/noir storytelling game by Bully Pit Games. This campaign will be broken into two parts.   The afternoon sun cast long, hazy blades of light across the...


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 2019-12-22  1h53m
 
 

Podcast 177 - Grow a Spine


The gang discusses two papers that look at how the morphology of tetrapods (animals with four limbs and a backbone) has changed over time. One paper looks at how dinosaur jaws are related to diet preferences, and the other paper looks at how spines...


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 2019-12-08  1h34m
 
 

Podcast 176 - Much Ado About Teeth


The gang discusses two papers that look at changes in teeth through time. The first paper looks at the earliest example of heterodont teeth in tetrapods, and the second paper looks at how different mammal groups build sabre tooth morphologies....


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 2019-11-24  1h21m
 
 

Podcast 175 - Big Data Studies


The gang discusses two papers that use large data sets to look at big picture patterns in evolution and ecology. Specifically, they look at one paper that explores brachiopod shell thickness in relationship to environmental preferences during the Late...


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 2019-11-10  1h21m
 
 

Podcast 174 - Feeling Drained; Parasites in the Fossil Record


The gang talks about two papers that look at potential examples of parasitism in the fossil record. One paper finds possible parasites attaching to ancient ostracods, and another paper details potential parasitic isopods on electric ray fossils....


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 2019-10-27  1h6m
 
 

Podcast 173 - Early Plants


The gang discusses two papers that look into early plant evolution and ecology. The first paper looks at some evidence from fossil spores to determine where the earliest vascular plants on land may have evolved. The second paper looks at a unique...


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 2019-10-13  1h20m
 
 

Podcast 172 - GSA 2019


James, Brendan, Aly, Carlie, Anna, and Curt gather together at the 2019 Geological Society of America Meeting in Phoenix and discuss the various paleontology talks they saw at the event. Day 1 (Anna, James, Curt, Brendan): 0:00 - 1:05 Day 2 (James,...


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 2019-09-30  5h17m
 
 

Podcast 171 - Birds Get Swole in New Zealand


The gang discusses some very interesting papers about bird fossils in New Zealand. These papers describe how many different types of birds ended up on New Zealand throughout the Cenozoic, and each time they experienced significant increases in their...


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 2019-09-15  1h39m