Mary Anning Day 2020 – interviews

Through the Eons “Quarantine Conversations” Podcasts

Meet three women who are making important contributions to our understanding of Earth’s history. Mary Anning would have enjoyed being part of today’s more diverse and inclusive scientific community – although she might also have recognized that improvements still need to be made!

Interview #1: Laura Termes

Laura is a PhD student at SFU who is using mammoth remains to track glaciation in B.C. She’s experimenting with carbon dating those remains to determine when parts of the province were under ice. Recently, she even tested some specimens in the PME’s collection!

Laura straddles the line between archaeology and palaeontology, and as a result, has to be very nimble in her research.

Laura’s interview (~15 mins):

Interview #2: Marianne Wong

Marianne is co-owner of Gopher Productions, an entertainment production company. She has an active piano teaching practice that has thrived for more than 20 years. Among other credits, Marianne has produced a short film, two music recordings, and written and performed music for film.

In 2015, Marianne developed a passion for palaeontology while digging for fossils in Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta. Since that time, every summer, she has performed fieldwork at various sites across Canada. During the year, Marianne volunteers as the manager of the Pacific Museum of Earth Fossil Lab where she is in charge of organizing and cataloging the fossil collection. Her favourite activity at the lab is preparing fossils for further research.

Marianne’s interview (~24 mins):

Interview #3: Lisa Buckley

Lisa is an independent palaeontologist who specializes in footprints & early bird evolution. She’s made some spectacular discoveries in B.C., and around the world.  While footprints may not sound like the most exciting of fossils, Lisa is an expert in explaining why they’re some of the most fascinating fossils out there!

Lisa’s interview (~45 mins):

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