Society News

SVP Handbook and Policies Reminder

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...  Read More

Paleontological Resources Protection Act

Posted: April 17, 2015
Link:  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/04/17/2015-08483/paleontological-resources-preservation  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2, is now online

Posted: April 10, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/2  Read More

Press Release - Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird

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...  Read More

Course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION - 3rd edition"

Posted: April 3, 2015
Dates: September 28-October 2, 2015. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain). SVP members will get a 20 % discount on the fee! New phylogenetic methods would allow us to draw on the information encapsulated in phylogenetic trees in order to address a wide range of questions on macroevolution. First, this course will introduce participants to the use, modification and representation of ph...  Read More

Workshop INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - 6 th edition

Posted: March 8, 2015
INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain). End reduced fee regsitration: March 15!. SVP members have a 20 % discount on the fee. Dates and Place: July 27-31, 2015. This time the course will be held at the beautiful rural house "Can Julià" (http://www.canjulia.org/?lang=en) , in Barcelona province (Spain), with option to stay there during the course (all-inclu...  Read More

Second First Floridians First Americans Conference

Posted: February 23, 2015
The Second First Floridians First Americans Conference will be in the Monticello, Florida Opera House on October 1, 2, 3, 2015. We will present 22 speakers and an Exhibit hall will include displays of pre-Clovis artifacts and an artifact identification booth where private collectors can learn the age of their finds. Because of the stature of the nearby Page-Ladson site, our speakers include Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian, Michael...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1, is now online

Posted: February 19, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/1  Read More

Beaumaris Petition

Posted: February 19, 2015
The society encourages members to learn more about the Beaumaris Marina proposal and consider signing the related petition.http://www.nobeaumarismarina.com/  Read More

Percy Butler passing

Posted: February 10, 2015
Prof. Percy M. Butler, mammalian odontologist and paleontologist, passed away on the 7th February 2015 at the age of 102. He graduated and gained his PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge, where his doctoral supervisor was Clive Forster Cooper. Most of his career was spent at Royal Holloway, University of London (after stints in Exeter, Manchester and the USA) and he had a long association with the Natural History Museum, London, w...  Read More

Workshop "HISTORICAL BIOGEOGRAPHY: FUNDAMENTALS AND APPLICATIONS"

Posted: February 5, 2015
SVP members have a 20 % discount on the fee! DATES: June 15-19, 2015. INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Lone Aagesen (IBODA, CONICET, Argentina) and Dr. Claudia A. Szumik (Miguel Lillo Foundation, CONICET, Argentina). PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). WEBPAGE:http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/biog/historic-biogeography/ This course provides bas...  Read More

SVP Comments on National Science Foundation Grant Inquiries

Posted: January 26, 2015
Please see the recently posted SVP statement on National Science Foundation Grant Inquiries HERE.  Read More

Steven Czerkas passing

Posted: January 23, 2015
Utah paleoartist Steven Czerkas passed away after a long battle with liver cancer. Steve was responsible for thee books; Dinosaurs Past & Present, v. 1&2, Dinosaurs a Global View, and Feathered Dinosaurs and the Origin of Flight. Steve and his wife Silvia, who worked with him on everything, founded the Dinosaur Museum in Blanding, Utah.    Read More

The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology is moving to a rapid online publication workflow (iFirst)!

Posted: January 16, 2015
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, in conjunction with Taylor & Francis, is pleased to announce JVP’s move to iFirst. For authors, this means faster turn-around and for readers, it means quicker access to breaking research.   Going forward, accepted articles will be copy-edited, typeset, proofed, and corrected, to become the Version of Record (VoR). Papers will then be published online in the journal's &q...  Read More

Course on 3D Geometric Morphometrics - 5th edition, May 4-8, 2015

Posted: January 12, 2015
Instructor: Dr. Melissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA). SVP members have a 20 % discount. DATES: May 4-8, 2015. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Course Website: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/3d-gm/ The workshop is entitled to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on three-dimensional landmark coordin...  Read More

Course on quantitative cladistics and use of TNT - 2nd Edition

Posted: January 12, 2015
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Goloboff and Dr. Szumik (Conicet, Argentina). DATE: June 29 - July 3, 2015. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/phylo/cladistics/  PROGRAM: - Intro and Basics. Parsimony and phylogenetic systematics. Character optimisation and mapping. Most parsimonious reco...  Read More

Progressive Palaeontology Conference

Posted: January 12, 2015
SVP is pleased to support the Palaeontological Association event "Progressive Palaeontology" set for Bristol, UK in April, 2015.  SVP will provide a travrl grant for an SVP member based on application and review as posted on the website: http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=propal&page=103   The conference twitter hashtag is #ProgPal15 and the Facebook group can be found here: https://www.fa...  Read More

Course QUANTITATIVE CLADISTICS AND USE OF TNT - 2nd Edition

Posted: January 11, 2015
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Goloboff and Dr. Szumik (Conicet, Argentina). DATE: June 29 - July 3, 2015. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). WEBPAGE: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/phylo/cladistics/  PROGRAM: - Intro and Basics. Parsimony and phylogenetic systematics. Character optimisation and mapping. Most parsimonious reco...  Read More

SVP News: 2015 Elections, Awards and Abstracts

Posted: January 7, 2015
ElectionsCandidate bios are now online. View them HERE! Be sure to review the choices and be prepared to vote starting February 25th through April 8th. You may view position descriptions in the society handbook HERE. AwardsSubmissions for 2015 Award Applications will be accepted online beginning February 4th.  Check back and review the individual award pages for the application process. AbstractsThe Abstract submissio...  Read More

SVP welcomes Host Committee proposals for 2018

Posted: December 19, 2014
The Society is accepting proposals for the 2018 annual meeting.  Please contact jholland@faseb.org if you are interested in submitting a proposal.  Read More
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