Palaeontology Publications

23rd April 2014


Dr. Michael P. Taylor
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol
Wills Memorial Building, Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RJ, UK
<dino@miketaylor.org.uk>
http://svpow.com
@MikeTaylor

Published Papers
Papers In Press
Invited Talks and Symposia
Conference Talks
Conference Posters
Computer Science
Popular Press
    Open Access
    Walking with Dinosaurs
    Other
Ph.D Dissertation

Published Papers

Papers In Press

Invited Talks and Symposia

Wednesday 26 February 2014. Why giraffes have short necks ... and how sauropods got it right. Bristol Naturalists' Society, Wills Memorial Building, University of Bristol.
        
[Slides]

Tuesday 19 November 2013. Open Access is about sharing, unity and sanity, not about money. Berlin 11 Open Access Conference: 10th Anniversary of the Berlin Declaration.
         [Abstract] [Slides PPT] [Slides PDF]

Monday 18 November 2013. Towards universal Open Access: what we can do about it, and who should do it. Berlin 11 Satellite Conference for students and early-career researchers.
         [No abstract] [Slides PPT] [Slides PDF]

Thursday 20 June 2013. University of Ulster. Three arguments for open access (extended edition). Research Workshop, School of Computing and Information Engineering.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Wednesday 29 May 2013. University College London. Three arguments for open access. Talk at Future Univercities seminar, Platforms: Open Access, Participation, Publishing.
         [Abstract] [Local copy] [Slides]

Thursday 11 April 2013. Oxford Union, University of Oxford. Debate: Evolution or Revolution In Science Communication?, at Rigour and Openness in 21st Century Science conference.
         [Opening statement] [Video]

Thursday 27 September 2012. Taylor, Michael P. Chair of Westminster briefing: Access to Research: Implementing the Finch Group's Recommendations.
         [Agenda] [Local copy]

Sunday 11 December 2011. University of Bonn. Taylor, Michael P., and Mathew J. Wedel. Sauropod necks: how much do we know? (No abstract)
         [Slides]

Thursday 20 November 2008. Humboldt Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. Taylor, Michael P. Brachiosaurus brancai is not Brachiosaurus.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Conference Talks

SVPCA 2013
Taylor, Michael P., and Mathew J. Wedel. 2013. Barosaurus revisited: the concept of Barosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) is based on erroneously referred specimens. (Talk given as: Barosaurus revisited: the concept of Barosaurus (Dinosauria: Sauropoda) is not based on erroneously referred specimens.) pp. 37-38 in Stig Walsh, Nick Fraser, Stephen Brusatte, Jeff Liston and Vicen Carrió (eds.), Programme and Abstracts, 61st Symposium on Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Edinburgh, UK, 27th-30th August 2013. 33 pp.
        
[Abstract] [Abstracts volume] [Slides]

SVPCA 2012
Taylor, Michael P., and Mathew J. Wedel. 2012. Re-evaluating "Apatosaurus" minimus, a bizarre Morrison Formation sauropod with diplodocoid and macronarian features. p. 23 in Matt Friedman and Graeme Lloyd (eds.), Programme and Abstracts, 60th Annual Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, September 10th-15th 2012. 33 pp.
         [Abstract] [Abstracts volume] [Slides]

SVPCA 2011
Taylor, Michael P., and Mathew J. Wedel. 2011. Sauropod necks: how much do we really know?. p. 20 in Richard Forrest (ed.), Abstracts of Presentations, 59th Annual Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Lyme Regis, Dorset, UK, September 12th-17th 2011. 37 pp.
         [Abstract] [Abstracts volume] [Slides]

SVPCA 2010
Taylor, Michael P., and Mathew J. Wedel. 2010. Why giraffes have such short necks. p. 24 in Anonymous (ed.), Abstracts volume for 58th Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, University of Cambridge, UK, 15th-17th September 2010. 38 pp.
         [Abstract] [Abstracts volume] [Slides]

... and ...
Wedel, Mathew J., and Michael P. Taylor. 2010. Caudal pneumaticity and pneumatic hiatuses in the sauropod dinosaurs Giraffatitan and Apatosaurus. pp. 25-26 in Anonymous (ed.), Abstracts volume for 58th Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, University of Cambridge, UK, 15th-17th September 2010. 38 pp.
         [Abstract] [Abstracts volume] [Slides not yet available.]

[No talk in 2009: I didn't get a slot at the joint SVP/SVPCA meeting in Bristol. Not even a poster.]

Symposium: Biology of the sauropod dinosaurs: the evolution of gigantism (2008)
Taylor, Michael P., Mathew J. Wedel and Darren Naish. 2008. A new approach to determining the habitual neck posture of sauropods based on the behaviour of extant animals. (No published abstract.)
         [Slides]

... and ...
Taylor, Michael P. 2008. Upper limits on the mass of land animals estimated through the articular area of limb-bone cartilage. (No published abstract, but it was the same talk as my ProgPal 2005 offering)
         [Slides]

Symposium: Dinosaurs, A Historical Perspective (2008)
Taylor, Michael P. 2008. The evolution of sauropod dinosaurs from 1841 to 2008. pp. 15-17 in: Richard Moody, Eric Buffetaut, David Martill and Darren Naish (eds.), Dinosaurs (and other extinct saurians): A Historical Perspective abstracts, Geologists' Association, History of Geology Group, London, England. 71 pp.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Cal Paleo 2008 (talk by Matt Wedel)
Wedel, Mathew J., and Michael P. Taylor. 2008. Did sauropods really decline in the Early Cretaceous of North America? PaleoBios 28 (1, supplement): 8.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Progressive Palaeontology 2007
Taylor, Michael P. 2007. Diversity of sauropod dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous Wealden Supergroup of southern England. p. 23 in Graeme T. Lloyd (ed.), Progressive Palaeontology 2007, Thursday 12th-Saturday 14th April, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol. 38 pp.
         [Abstract] [PDF Abstract] [Slides]

Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems and Biota 2006
Taylor, M. P. 2006. Dinosaur diversity analysed by clade, age, place and year of description. p. 182 in Paul M. Barrett and Susan E. Evans (eds.), Ninth international symposium on Mesozoic terrestrial ecosystems and biota, Manchester, UK. Cambridge Publications. Natural History Museum, London, UK. 187 pp.
         [Abstract] [Slides not yet available]

Progressive Palaeontology 2006
Taylor, Michael P. 2006. An unusual new neosauropod dinosaur from the Lower Cretaceous Hastings Beds Group of East Sussex, England. p. 17 in Anonymous (ed.), Abstract book: Progressive Palaeontology 2006, Cambridge (England), 22-23 June 2006. 28 pp.
         [Abstract] [PDF Abstract] [Slides]

SVPCA 2005
Taylor, Michael P. 2005. Sweet seventy-five and never been kissed: the Natural History Museum's Tendaguru brachiosaur. p. 25 in Paul M. Barrett (ed.), Abstracts volume for 53rd Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, The Natural History Museum, London, 7th-9th September 2005. 41 pp.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Progressive Palaeontology 2005
Taylor, Michael P. 2005. Upper limits on the mass of land animals estimated through the articular area of limb-bone cartilage. p. 18 in Anonymous (ed.), Conference programme and abstracts: Progressive Palaeontology 2005, University of Leicester, 15-16 June. 26 pp.
         [Abstract] [PDF Abstract] [Slides] [Godzilla slide]

SVPCA 2004
Taylor, Michael P. 2004. A survey of dinosaur diversity by clade, age, country and year of description. p. 27 in Mark Evans and Richard Forrest (eds.), Abstracts volume for 52nd Symposium of Vertebrae Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, 8th-11th September 2004. 38 pp.
         [Abstract] [Slides]

Conference Posters

SVP 2009
Naish, Darren, Michael P. Taylor and Mathew J. Wedel. 2009. Extant animals provide new insights on head and neck posture in sauropods. p. 154A in: Program and Abstracts: 69th Annual Meeting, Society of Vertebrae Palaeontology, September 23-26, 2009. 220 pp.
        
[PowerPoint] [PDF]

Computer Science

In my day-job I'm a computer programmer with Index Data. Along the way, I've accumulated some minor publications in computer science.

Popular Press

Popular Press on Open Access

BBC Walking With Dinosaurs web-site

Other

Ph.D Dissertation

Aspects of the history, anatomy, taxonomy and palaeobiology of sauropod dinosaurs.
Submitted 9th February 2009, defended 28th April.
School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Portsmouth, UK.
arXiv:1302.5142

You can buy a hardback copy with a beautiful full-colour cover at a low, low price. But since all five chapters have since been published as journal articles and book chapters, you might not want to bother.

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