Opening the Black Box - Radio Interviews

5 Apr 2018

Maria McNamara has recently featured on two radio shows speaking about a new publication

BEES lecturer Dr Maria McNamara was recently interviewed by both BBC Radio 4 and Cork Radio Youghal 104FM.

In these interviews, Maria spoke about her new research: it revealed how the history of life can be distorted by the ways animals decompose and lose body parts as they decay – and the ways in which decayed bodies ultimately become fossilised. The new paper (“Experimental Analysis of Soft-Tissue Fossilization: Opening the Black Box”) is from a group of palaeontologists from the UK and Ireland, led by the University of Leicester, and is published in the journal Palaeontology.

You can hear the interviews here:

BBC4 (Maria’s part starts at 53:19)


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