OLD BONES - SVP'S BLOG

Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Today we talk with Christopher Griffin (Virginia Tech Paleo [on Twitter here]; professional website here), second place recipient of the Taylor & Francis Best Student Paper Award for his senior authored publication, “The histology and femoral ontogeny of the Middle Triassic (?late Anisian) dinosauriform Asilisau... Read More
Posted: 9/18/2017 1:40:55 PM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Today we talk with Dr. Ornella Bertrand (research website here), first place recipient of the Taylor & Francis Best Student Paper Award for her senior authored publication, “First virtual endocasts of a fossil rodent: Ischyromys typus (Ischyromyidae, Oligocene) and brain evolution in rodents.&rdqu... Read More
Posted: 9/11/2017 11:54:49 AM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Today we talk with Megan Whitney (University of Washington; Twitter feed here), recipient of the Dawson Award for her project, “The Evolution of Mammalian Dentition: Insights from Fossil Synapsid Histology.” Briefly, what is your academic background up to this point? How did you get interested in paleont... Read More
Posted: 9/9/2017 12:31:59 PM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Over the next week or two, we'll be running brief interviews with awardees on the research related to their award. Today we talk with Adun Samathi (Universität Bonn), recipient of the Patterson Memorial Grant for his project, “Theropods of Thailand.” You can read more about him here and here.Briefly, what ... Read More
Posted: 9/6/2017 11:40:04 AM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Over the next week or two, we'll be running brief interviews with awardees on the research related to their award. Today we talk with Krista Koeller (Virginia Tech University), recipient of the Estes Memorial Grant for her project, “Exploring constraints on pectoral girdle morphology during the evoluti... Read More
Posted: 9/4/2017 11:17:25 AM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Over the next week or two, we'll be running brief interviews with awardees on the research related to their award. Today we talk with Spencer M. Hellert (Indiana University), recipient of the Wood Award for her project, "Understanding the Causes of Phenotypic Integration Patterns in the Evolution of Flightle... Read More
Posted: 8/31/2017 1:48:01 PM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
Following the annual meeting, we're highlighting the student and early career award winners from the society. Over the next week or two, we'll be running brief interviews with awardees on the research related to their award. First up is Niels de Winter (VUB, Free University of Brussels, Belgium--you can also visit the research group's Facebook page), recipient of the Cohen Award for his project, “Trace Element Seaso... Read More
Posted: 8/29/2017 12:02:06 PM by andyfarkeadmin | with 0 comments
      In the badlands of southeastern Alberta sits a horned dinosaur skull, awaiting liftoff.       My crew and I found it a couple of years ago, and it proved to be the most exciting find of the season. The skull was eroding out of a mudstone wall, with the characteristic frill pointing outwards, and the snout projecting inwards. As usual, we had stumbled upon it with less than a we... Read More
Posted: 8/28/2017 1:39:38 PM by mallonjordanadmin | with 0 comments
This year marks four consecutive years where I have been part of research at Wyoming’s Natural Trap Cave. Last week, we closed the gate entrance to the cave for the last time for the foreseeable future.  Sunset on Natural Trap Cave, locked up tight Working in the cave has been fantastic. I never thought I’d have a chance to go into a cave like this, much less also do science there. First steps... We put our f... Read More
Posted: 7/28/2017 3:49:42 PM by pennilynhigginsadmin | with 0 comments
I do much of my fieldwork in the badlands of Alberta, and when people learn this, they often ask, “Haven’t we found all the fossil species there yet? Why keep going back?” I typically answer “no”, and then go on to explain that there have been many reports of new species from those rocks in recent years (including a new one today). But let’s say we did have a record of every fossil animal that eve... Read More
Posted: 7/17/2017 3:53:01 PM by mallonjordanadmin | with 0 comments
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