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Sigma Xi hosts public lecture by paleobotanist Carole Gee

GeePaleobotanist Carole Gee, senior research associate from the University of Bonn, Germany will present a public lecture on Thursday, July 25 about the kind of plants Jurassic dinosaurs ate in western North America.

“Dr. Carole Gee will explain the relationship between plant life and the herbivorous dinosaurs that consumed it 150 million years ago, as well as clarify the structure of the dinosaur community,” said James Westgate, professor of earth and space sciences.

The lecture will be hosted by the Lamar University scientific research society chapter of Sigma Xi, and the Department of Earth and Space Sciences at 2 p.m. in Room 105 of the Geology building.

“She is an interesting speaker,” Westgate said. “I think that people will really enjoy what she has to say.”

Prior to earning her doctorate with a specialization in paleobotany at the University of Texas at Austin, Gee received a bachelor of arts biology degree with a concentration in botany at Pomona College, California. Currently, Gee is a curator of the Goldfuss Museum and research associate in paleobotany with the paleontology division at Steinmann Institute.