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Press Release: Ancient Hedgehog and Tapir Once Inhabited British Columbia

Posted: July 15, 2014
The Earth has experienced many dramatic changes in climate since the dinosaurs went extinct 66 million years ago. One of the warmest periods was the early Eocene Epoch, 50 to 53 million years ago. During this interval, North American mammal communities were quite distinct from those of today. This is illustrated by a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology that describes an ancient hedgehog and t...  Read More

Gregory Award and JSG Travel Award Winners Announced!

Posted: July 10, 2014
Congratulations to our award winners!  See 2014 award page for complete list.   Read More

JVP Volume 34 Issue 4 now online

Posted: July 9, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 4 is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/4  Read More

Introductory course to the use of R for statistics

Posted: July 7, 2014
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics which is being more are more widespread. The aim of this course is to give an introduction to R to people that has never used R . By the end of the course, the participants should be able to do the following in R: Import/export data bases to/from R, manage data sets, carry out basic statistical analysis with R, draw high quality graphs and, program specific funct...  Read More

Reconstructing the Terrestrial end-Cretaceous Paleoenvironments in Europe - September 16-20th, 2014

Posted: July 7, 2014
TREMP2014 - http://www.icp.cat/tremp2014/ Aims and scope: This congress is a multidisciplinary meeting devoted to recent paleontological and geochronological advances, both in the marine and continental records, which allow envisaging the Maastrichtian and its boundaries under a global and integrated scope. The organizers outlined various significant topics that hopefully will be of your interest. - Geology and geochemistry of the p...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

SVP 2014 Award Winners Announced

Posted: June 11, 2014
Congratulations to our 2014 winners.  Please see the listing for complete details.  Jackson Student Travel Grants will be announced in early July.  Read More

NAVEP2

Posted: May 29, 2014
North African Vertebrate Paleontology Second International Congress September 1-8, 2014 Ouarzazate, Moroccohttp://navep2.fsac.ac.ma/  Read More

I Forum of Vertebrate Paleontology from the Quaternary of northeastern Brazil (I QUATERNE)

Posted: May 19, 2014
This forum aims to promote the integration of researchers and students interested in developing geo-paleontological research on fossil vertebrates from the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Brazil. The forum will present and discuss the state of the art, ongoing researches and future perspectives on issues that have dawned on the paleontology of the region, such as: (i) Taphonomy of tank deposits; (ii) Taphonomy of cave deposits; (...  Read More

Press Release: Redescription of the Oldest-Known Dolphin Skull Sheds Light on their Origins and Evolution

Posted: May 13, 2014
Bethesda, MD – Dolphins are the most diverse family of living marine mammals and include species such as the bottlenose dolphin and the killer whale. However, their early evolution and fossil record has been steeped in mystery due to lack of good specimens. A new paper published in latest issue of...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online

Posted: May 6, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/3 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online 3/4/2014 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/2    Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online

Posted: May 6, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 3 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/3 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online 3/4/2014 Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 2 is now online: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/34/2  Read More

2014 SVP Election Results

Posted: April 30, 2014
The SVP Nomination Committee is pleased to annouce the completion of the 2014 election process.  At the 2014 Annual Meeting in Berlin, P. David Polly will join the leadership as Vice President and Xiaoming Wang will join as our new Member-at-Large.  We thank our 2014 candidates and outgoing Past President, Phil Currie and Member at Large, Christian Sidor, for their dedicated service to the society.  Read More

Student Travel Award - 4th International Palaeontological Congress

Posted: April 22, 2014
STUDENT TRAVEL AWARD Fourth International Palaeontological Congress Mendoza, Argentina, 28 September – 3 October 2014   The STEPPE office, in collaboration with the Geological Society of America (GSA), the  Paleobotanical Section of the Botanical Society of America, the Paleontological Society (PS),  the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), and the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology  (SVP) are please...  Read More

The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the Arthur James Boucot Research Grants

Posted: April 22, 2014
The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the Arthur James Boucot Research Grants to support early career paleontologists in the fields of morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy, working on any taxa.  Arthur James Boucot Research Grants support original research via payments to postdoctoral students, assistant professors (pre-tenure), and other early career paleontologists, with the possible exception of an occasi...  Read More

Professor Tapan Roy Chowdhury (TRC) passed away on 18 March, 2013.

Posted: April 11, 2014
Professor Tapan Roy Chowdhury (TRC) passed away on 18 March, 2013. He worked for six decades in the field of Vertebrate Paleontology and Stratigraphy at the Geological Studies Unit (G.S.U.), Indian Statistical Institute (I.SI.), and left indelible memories to his colleagues and students. TRC, after doing his master’s degree with a first class from the University of Calcutta in 1958, started his professional career as a lectu...  Read More

Second International Congress on North African Vertebrate Paleontology

Posted: April 7, 2014
Second International Congress on North African Vertebrate Paleontology (NAVEP2) September 02–09-2014 / Ouarzazate – MOROCCO Organized by Faculté des Sciences AïnChock, Université Hassan II, Casablanca – Morocco General Information The first NAVEP meeting was held in Marrakech in 2009. This event was a great success for all participants and included many important contributions from many different areas. The 200...  Read More

SVP's first Junior Member in the news!

Posted: April 3, 2014
Nadia Waski, who has been a member of the SVP since high school, was recently highlighted in an article at UMASS where she currently studies.  Read about Nadia's journey and join us in congratulating her! <https://www.umass.edu/sbs/news-events/news/childhood-interest-artifacts-becomes-student%E2%80%99s-career-choice>  Read More

2014 Abstract Deadlines

Posted: March 26, 2014
Abstract submissions for 2014 are now being accepted!  Be sure to join us for the SVP meeting in Berlin this year! Submission Deadlines: Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize and the Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize – Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Submission deadline for all other abstracts – Tuesday, April 22, 2014  Read More
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