Angelica Torices

 

 


 

Angelica Torices is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, under the supervision of Dr. Philip J. Currie since 2011. With experience in supporting and delivering Dino101 as well as working on several new online projects in the field of paleontology her experience and work in this environment as well as her academic research has culminated in her taking on the Dino101 MOOC as well as the associated courses within the University of Alberta. She was born in Madrid, Spain and wanted to become a paleontologist since she was four years old. She graduated in Geology with a specialization in Paleontology by the University Complutense of Madrid and she obtained her MSc in 2002 at the same university and a PhD in Paleontology in 2007. The research focus of her PhD was "Theropod dinosaurs from the upper Cretaceous of the South-Pyrenees Basin". As a researcher she focuses on the study of Upper Cretaceous theropod dinosaurs from North America and their comparison with European faunas, the paleobiogeographic origin of the European theropod faunas and the evolution of the diversity of these dinosaurs in the Cretaceous. Her current research has triggered a paleoenvironmental and paleoecological study of the dinosaur fauna from Horseshoe Canyon and Dinosaur Park Formation through isotope analysis. She has been involved in several scientific projects studying paleoclimate and paleoenvironmental factors in critical periods, with special emphasis on the K/T boundary and has published 28 peer reviewed papers and 45 peer reviewed abstracts in national and international conferences.




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Paleontology: Theropod Dinosaurs and the Origin of Birds is a five-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of the origins of birds. This course examines the anatomy, diversity, and evolution of theropod dinosaurs in relation to the origin of birds. Students explore various hypotheses for the origin of flight.

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