Special edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences

August 05, 2015

Ottawa, ON (5 August 2015) - Canadian Science Publishing and the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology are pleased to announce the release of a special edition of Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences in recognition of the Museum's thirtieth anniversary on September 25, 2015.

The insatiable curiosity of the Royal Tyrrell Museum scientists has driven its research program for the past thirty years, and has positioned the Museum as a leader in furthering our understanding of the evolution of life on Earth. The Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, an NRC Research Press journal (a division of Canadian Science Publishing), has been publishing current research in all aspects of Earth sciences, including geology, geophysics, and palaeontology, since 1964.

This special issue presents a collection of papers that highlight the breadth of research conducted by current and former Museum scientists, as well as by long-time colleagues and collaborators. The thirteen papers are a mix of review and original research papers, all focussed on the geology and palaeontology of Alberta, and the research work supported by the Museum.

"Like many institutions of its kind, the Royal Tyrrell Museum has little official documentation of its history," reflects Dr. Jim Gardner, Curator of Palaeoherpetology and Senior Guest Editor of the special issue. "This year will likely be the last major milestone for which the original generation of Museum staff are still working and available to share stories about their research and fieldwork; and as one of the flagship journals for geology and palaeontology in North America, the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences was the right fit to do just that."

"The Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences is so pleased to be a part of this significant anniversary for the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology and to recognize its enormous contributions to palaeontology, especially in western Canada. This special commemorative issue fits perfectly within the scope of CJES because the journal's primary concern is the study of the history of Earth and life on this planet," says Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues, Senior Scientist at the Smithsonian Institution and an Associate Editor of the Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. "The special issue documents the Museum's history and work but also showcases new research and new discoveries through which we hope to inspire the next generation of Earth scientists."

The Special Issue is now available to journal subscribers on the Canadian Journal of Earth Scienceswebsite. The introduction, written by three of the museum's researchers (Drs. Jim Gardner, Don Henderson, and François Therrien) and two additional articles (below) are freely available to all readers.

Introduction to the Special Issue commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, with a summary of the museum's early history and its research contributions
By James D. Gardner, Donald M. Henderson, and François Therrien

Dinosaur trackways from the Upper Cretaceous Oldman and Dinosaur Park formations (Belly River Group) of southern Alberta, Canada, reveal novel ichnofossil preservation style
By François Therrien, Darla K. Zelenitsky, Annie Quinney, and Kohei Tanaka

Hadrosaurid (Edmontosaurus) bonebeds from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation (Horsethief Member) at Drumheller, Alberta, Canada: geology, preliminary taphonomy, and significance
By David C. Evans, David A. Eberth, and Michael J. Ryan
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About Canadian Science Publishing

Canadian Science Publishing (CSP), head-quartered in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada) is an independent, not-for-profit scholarly publisher dedicated to serving the needs of researchers and their communities, not only by publishing quality peer-reviewed journals but also by supporting the knowledge-sharing activities of scholarly societies and other key partners through events, awards, and other exchanges.

About Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Owned and operated by Alberta Culture and Tourism, the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology is located near Drumheller, Alberta, approximately 1.5 hours northeast of Calgary. It houses one of the world's largest displays of dinosaurs and is Canada's only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology. For more information visit tyrrellmuseum.com or call 403-823-7707.


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