Margaret Currie © Canadian Museum of Nature


Jordan Mallon excavates a duck-billed dinosaur tibia in Late Cretaceous deposits along the South Saskatchewan River in Alberta.

Jordan's research focuses on plant-eating dinosaurs and takes place both in the field and in museum collections. The fossil collections of the Canadian Museum of Nature provide material for computerized modeling techniques used to reconstruct the palaeo-ecology of Canadian dinosaurs. His research interests have allowed him to foster collaborations in Canada and abroad, and have taken him to scientific institutions across North America and Europe to study other fossils and to learn new techniques. Jordan's fieldwork occurs along the South Saskatchewan River in Alberta. The badlands exposed in this area produce a wealth of fossil material, offering exceptional insights into some of Canada's ancient ecosystems. His most recent expedition yielded two duck-billed dinosaur bonebeds and a horned dinosaur skull.

Principal investigator: Jordan Mallon.

Additional Resources

Dr. Jason Anderson, University of Calgary

Dr. David Evans, Royal Ontario Museum

Dr. Donald Henderson, Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology

Dr. Andrew Farke, Raymond M. Alf Museum of Paleontology

Danielle Fraser, Carleton University

Michael Ryan, Cleveland Museum of Natural History