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Ipswich student honoured for dinosaur discovery

PUBLISHED: 16:57 14 August 2019 | UPDATED: 16:57 14 August 2019

Ipswich-born student Jake Brendish at the University of Reading was honoured for his dinosaur research Picture: UNIVERSITY OF READING

Ipswich-born student Jake Brendish at the University of Reading was honoured for his dinosaur research Picture: UNIVERSITY OF READING

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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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