Posted: October 21, 2015
Passing of H. Richard Lane
We are saddened to announce the recent death of Rich Lane. For the past 18 years, Rich served as program director for the Sedimentary Geology and Paleobiology Program at the National Science Foundation in the U.S. He also led the Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections Program, Coastal SEES Program, and Genealogy of Life Program. Many SVP members interacted with Ri...
Posted: October 12, 2015
We are very saddened to announce the passing of Chester Tarka, at the age of 96. Chester was a very long time staff member of the American Museum of Natural History, who served as a dedicated artist in the Division of Vertebrate Paleontology. Chester joined the Museum staff in 1955 and spent more than 60 years working and supporting the research efforts of our curators and scientists. A highly decorated WWII veteran, Chester landed a...
Posted: October 7, 2015
Dinosaur National Monument’s famous Wall of Bones is now online for everyone to explore.
Two stories high and packed with fossils, Carnegie Quarry is one of the few places in existence where the public can view dinosaur bones exactly where they were first uncovered in the rock. This unique window into the Jurassic has fostered a century of careers in natural science and an appreciation for deep time in generations of visitors....
Posted: September 11, 2015
The third edition of the course "Introduction to Naturalistic and Scientific Illustration" is already open.
SVP MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT!
DATES: May 9-13, 2016.
Instructor: Oscar Sanisidro (Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales- CSIC, Spain).
Course webpage: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/draw/scientific-illustration/
Site: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (Ba...
Posted: September 10, 2015
A new installation is coming to the Main Interior Building. Deinosuchus, the "terrible crocodile". SVP Excom had the opportunity to visit the display during the recent mid-yr meeting.
Posted: August 20, 2015
Dear colleagues, The 6th edition of our course "3D Geometric Morphometrics" has registration already open.
SVP MEMBERS HAVE 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE!
Dates: May 23rd - 27th, 2016.
Instructor: Dr Melissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA).
Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Registration and more info: http://www.transmitti...
Posted: July 15, 2015
A full obituary can be found at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/771167/influential-u-c-paleontologist-david-raup-dies-82
Posted: July 6, 2015
JSG awardees now posted on the website! Congratulations! See the list HERE
Posted: June 18, 2015
Registration is open for the course "3D Model Generation in Biosciences", November 3-6, 2015.
Instructors: Josep Fortuny (Institut catalá de Paleotologia M.C., Spain) and Sergio Llácer (Institut catalá de Paleotologia M.C., Spain).
SVP members have a 20 % discount on the fee.
End of reduced fee registration: June 30th!
The goal of this course is to explain how you can work with a range of technologies with the aim of ob...
Posted: June 18, 2015
Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, who made major contributions to our knowledge of Mesozoic vertebrates, particularly mammals, died on March 13, 2015, just weeks before her 90th birthday. She was born in Sokolów Podlaski, central Poland. During the Second World War Zofia continued her education by attending clandestine classes in Warsaw. In 1949, as a student of Roman Kozlowski, she obtained an M. Phil and, in 1953, her Ph. D. Although having...
Posted: June 11, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 winners. Please see the listing for complete details. Jackson Student Travel Grants will be announced in a few weeks.
Posted: June 9, 2015
Click Here to Register Now for the SVP 75th Annual Meeting!
Posted: June 4, 2015
Registration is open for the workshop "Introduction to Biomechanical Computer Simulation: Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences - 4th ed."
Dates: November 9-13, 2015.
Instructors: Dr. Josep Fortuny (ICP and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) and Dr. Jordi Marcé-Nogué (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and ICP), Spain).
SVP MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE.
PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de ...
Posted: May 28, 2015
Royal Society Publishing has recently published Ancient DNA: the first three decades, organized and edited by Erika Hagelberg, Michael Hofreiter and Christine Keyser. This content can be accessed at http://bit.ly/PTB1660 and the articles at http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/370/1660 A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TB ...
Posted: May 22, 2015
ExCom is now accepting proposals for the 2018 and 2019 annual conference.
2018 will be a domestic meeting while 2019 is preferred to be an international event. Please refer to the handbook (sections 4.4.3 on page 26) and review the full duties and responsibilities of being a Host Committee. Proposals should include all aspects on an annual meeting from interesting local field trip options, welcome reception accommodations and ...
Posted: April 26, 2015
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK).
DATES: SEPTEMBER 7-11, 2015; 38 teaching hours.
PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).
Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola.
More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/g...
Posted: April 24, 2015
The leadership of SVP would like to remind members that access to the society handbook and all society policies is available online. View the full governance documents listing here. Policies that are part of the handbook are also clearly defined on this page such as the sexual harassment and non-discrimination policies. For all society ethics and policy concerns, members are welcome to contact the ethics committee and fol...
Posted: April 17, 2015
Posted: April 10, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2, is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/2
Posted: April 9, 2015
Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird
BETHESDA, MD (April, 2015) — A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird") is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with their environment. The new species, described in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate P...