Ipswich student honoured for dinosaur discovery
PUBLISHED: 16:57 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:57 14 August 2019
An Ipswich-born student studying at the University of Reading has been honoured following his research into dinosaurs around the world.
Jake Brendish, 22, was researching paravians - a group linking dinosaurs and modern birds - when he found the distribution of their fossils around the world suggested they lived in milder climates further from the equator, compared to similar species.
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At his graduation on July 16, Mr Brendish was awarded the inaugural Tina Negus Prize alongside his first class honours degree, named after a former student who discovered a fossil twice as old as the earliest dinosaurs.
Dr Louise Johnson, from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading, said: "Jake's creativity, enthusiasm and hard work make him a really deserving recipient of this award.
"Our students work with world-leading scientists, giving them the chance to make genuine contributions to science during their time at Reading, whatever they go on to do afterwards."
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