Jade Atkins Receives Conference Travel Award

Monday, May 30, 2016

Ph.D. student Jade Atkins

Ph.D. student Jade Atkins 

 

Ph.D. student Jade Atkins has been awarded a Carl Gans student conference travel award. She is one of 30 recipients worldwide.

Jade will be presenting at the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. The Congress is scheduled 29 June - 3 July in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Jade's presentation is entitled "Early Permian amphibamid Pasawioops (Amphibamidae, Dissorophoidea): An ontogenetic series". It is based on her comparison of two fossils. She found that they differ in appearance because of their ontogenetic dependant traits, which are related to age. One of the specimens is likely a juvenile, while the other is probably an adult. Previously, they were both described as adults in the literature. Secondly, she is using computed tomography (CT) data to better visualize some bones covered by the matrix in the juvenile.

Jade is supervised by Dr. Hillary Maddin

 

Early Permian amphibamid Pasawioops

Early Permian amphibamid Pasawioops