University of Alberta

Transantarctic Mountains

Philip J. Currie, Ph.D., FRSC

Professor & Canada Rsearch Chair, Dinosaur Paleobiology
University of Alberta

For more than thirty years, Phil Currie has hunted and collected dinosaurs in the badlands of Alberta, the Gobi Desert of China and Mongolia, the desert landscapes of Patagonia, and many other far-flung corners of the world. In 2003, Dr. Currie was part of the expedition to collect more of the Cryolophosaurus skeleton in Antarctica that will ultimately come to The Field Museum.

An expert on carnivorous dinosaurs, he has strong interests in their growth and variation, interrelationships, the origin of birds, and behavior. He has published more than 120 scientific articles, at least as many popular articles, and a dozen books. He has also supervised and co-supervised more than 30 graduate students and delivered more than 600 lectures on dinosaurs to audiences around the world.


Eva B. Koppelhus, Ph.D.

Research Associate, Deparment of Biological Sciences
University of Alberta

Eva Koppelhus is a Research Associate at the Department of Biological Sciences of the University of Alberta, where she works together with Phil Currie. As a palynologist educated at the University of Aarhus in Denmark, Eva has worked for more than ten years at the Geological Surveys of Denmark and Greenland, where her research focused on floras of the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous geological periods.

Her work with Dr. Currie has taken her to all corners of the world, including Argentina, Australia, China, Europe, Indonesia, Japan, Madagascar, Mongolia, New Zealand, South Korea, South Africa, and the U.S.