I am an international student from Beijing, China. My working expediencies in China included working for the IVPP (Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology) and IG (Institute of Geology at the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences). During my field work in China, I helped excavate prosauropods and many of the now famous feathered dinosaurs.
Since 2007, I began to do independent research on Chinese dinosaur footprints. I have published papers on dinosaur trackways throughout China. I have also published papers on functional morphology and paleopathology.
In my spare time, with the aid of my assistants, I am a scientific illustrator and children's book author. My work has been featured in many scientific and popular journals, including Nature and National Geographic. In addition, I have written and published some 40 popular paleontology books in Chinese.
As a master's student at the University of Alberta, I am excited to pursue original research on the morphology of Oviraptorosauria in Inner Mongolia (such as Gigantoraptor), the relationships among Jurassic-Cretaceous dinosaur tracks in China, and a re-description of the mysterious carnivore "Dilophosaurus sinensis".
Contact informationLida Xing, MSc Student
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