Splash Biography


Major: Geology and Geophysics

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

Picture of Robert Young

Brief Biographical Sketch:

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Past Classes

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S326: The Real Jurassic [Park] in Splash Spring 13 (Apr. 06, 2013)
In 1993, Jurassic Park was released and set a new standard for the appearance and morphology of dinosaurs. Today, through the discovery of exquisite Chinese fossils and the hard work of many scientists, we now know much more about the morphology, physiology, and behaviors of dinosaurs, most of which contradicts those found in the 1993 film. In this class, we will discuss what we think dinosaurs really looked like and how we think they behaved in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The class will also cover the phylogenetic connections between non-avian dinosaurs and birds that have ultimately allowed us to make certain inferences about these Mesozoic creatures.