All ages are welcome to learn about one of the largest predators that ever walked the earth! Dr. Thomas Holtz, Jr. will present “Realm of the Tyrant King: Last Days of the Dinosaurs in the American West” on Saturday, March 5th at 2:30 p.m. at the Calvert Marine Museum. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. is a Senior Lecturer in vertebrate paleontology in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland. He is the Faculty Director of the College Park Scholars-Science & Global Change Program (www.geol.umd.edu/sgc
), a residential honors program for freshmen and sophomores interested in global change science.
Holtz is a dinosaur paleontologist specializing in the origin, evolution, adaptations, and paleobiology of carnivorous dinosaurs (especially Tyrannosaurus and its kin). Recent works include co-editing and writing Indiana University’s The Complete Dinosaur, Second Edition and several chapters in University of California Press’ The Dinosauria, Second Edition. In addition to his technical publications, Dr. Holtz has written several books for popular audiences (including the award-winning Dinosaurs: The Most Up-To-Date Encyclopedia for Dinosaur Lovers of All Ages (Random House), and has been a consultant on numerous TV documentaries (including BBC/Discovery Channel’s Walking with Dinosaurs, Dinosaur Revolution, Planet Dinosaur, and the History Channel’s Jurassic Fight Club) and museum exhibits.
A Research Associate with the Department of Paleobiology at the National Museum of Natural History, Dr. Holtz also serves on the Scientific Council of the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore. He received his bachelors in Earth & Planetary Sciences at Johns Hopkins in 1987, and his Ph.D. in Geology & Geophysics at Yale University in 1992.