SVP 2013 Award Winners Announced!

Posted: May 31, 2013
SVP is please to announce the winners of the various society supported awards. Please view the full listing HERE and join us in congratulating the worthy candidates! All formal presentations will take place at the Annual Meeting in Los Angeles. We hope to see you there!   Read More

U.S. Forest Service announces comment period for rules relating to Paleontological Resources Preservation

Posted: May 24, 2013
The U. S. Forest Service has developed regulations in response to the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).  The proposed regulations were published in the Federal Register (https://www.federalregister.gov/) on May 23rd, and will be open for comments for 60 days (comment period ends July 22nd).  Instructions for submitting comments, as well as contact information, are specified at the beginning of the Fede...  Read More

SVP Statement on the Potential loss of fossil resources in the Arctic

Posted: May 23, 2013
  Canada Coal, Inc. is proposing a large coal mining project on the Fosheim Peninsula of Ellesmere Island in Canada's High Arctic that will impact the fragile tundra environment, and paleontological as well as archaeological resources. The project is under review by the Nunavut Impact Review Board (NIRB), an environmental assessment agency established under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement whose mandate includes &ldquo...  Read More

SMALL, SPEEDY PLANT-EATER EXTENDS KNOWLEDGE OF DINOSAUR ECOSYSTEMS

Posted: May 22, 2013
Bethesda, MD—Dinosaurs are often thought of as large, fierce animals, but new research highlights a previously overlooked diversity of small dinosaurs. In the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, a team of paleontologists from the University of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History and University of Calgary have described a new dinosaur, the smallest plant-eating dinosaur species known from Canada...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 3 is now online!

Posted: May 7, 2013
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 3 is now online! Check it out!   Read More

Registration is open for the course "Disentangling evolutionary relationships with Phylogenetic Comparative Methods - Second edition"; October 7-11, 2013.

Posted: April 26, 2013
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Alejandro González-Voyer (EBD, Spain) and Dr. Achaz von Hardenberg (Alpine Wildlife Research Centre, Italy) . SITE: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain. SVP MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE! This course will provide an introduction to phylogenetic comparative methods (PCM) focusing on Phylogenetic Generalized Least Squares (PGLS) and introducing Phylogenetic Path Analysis methods. PCMs provide a mean...  Read More

2013 SVP Election Results

Posted: April 17, 2013
The SVP Nomination Committee is pleased to annouce the completion of the 2013 election process.  At the 2013 Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, Paul Barrett will join the Executive Committee as our new Member-at-Large.  Ted Vlamis was re-elected for another term as SVP Treasurer.   We thank our 2013 candidates and outgoing Member at Large, Lars Werdelin, for his dedicated service to the society.  Read More

2013 Award Application Deadline in 2 weeks!

Posted: April 9, 2013
2013 Award Application Deadline in 2 Weeks! Remember to apply! SVP’s Award Committee continues to accept 2013 award applications. See the main Award Webpage and read the details of each award including eligibility requirements, instructions to apply and required materials. Many awards require a current SVP membership so be sure to renew for 2013 before applying! Apply by April 22, 2013 for most awards!   Read More

Last Chance SVP Elections and 2013 Award Deadlines Approaching

Posted: April 2, 2013
Elections Remember to vote! SVP’s nomination committee is pleased to present the slate for 2013. More information on the 2013 elections can be found HERE. Vote by April 8th!  Voting is a privilege for members only so renew today!2013 Award Application Deadlines Quickly Approaching Remember to apply! SVP’s Award Committee continues to accept 2013 award applications. See the main Award Webpage and read the details...  Read More

Travel Funds Available to August 2013 Kunming Workshop

Posted: March 19, 2013
The Chinese NSFC and the US NSF are hosting another in the sequence of “Critical Transitions Workshops” to foster collaborative research on major events in the history of life, to be held in Kunming, China on August 3-6, 2013. See http://www.criticaltransitions.org/workshop5.html for a previous workshop in Los Angeles (and links to older workshops); a new website is under construction and should be online soon. Funds are ...  Read More

PRESS RELEASE - ALLIGATOR RELATIVES SLIPPED ACROSS ANCIENT SEAWAYS

Posted: March 12, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—The uplift of the Isthmus of Panama 2.6 million years ago formed a land-bridge that has long thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas, including armadillos and giant sloths moving up into North America and relatives of modern horses, rabbits, foxes, pigs, cats, dogs, and elephants down into South America. However, in the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleon...  Read More

New JVP Technical Editor needed

Posted: March 4, 2013
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology seeks a new Technical Editor to fill a vacancy within the editorial team. This voluntary role involves pre-assessment of manuscript formatting in line with JVP author guidelines prior to moving MSs forward to consideration by the Editorial Board. Ideally, applicants should have a good working knowledge of the journal, a PhD in vertebrate paleontology, and either some existing editorial experienc...  Read More

PRESS RELEASE - ALLIGATOR RELATIVES SLIPPED ACROSS ANCIENT SEAWAYS

Posted: March 4, 2013
EERFIELD, ILLINOIS (March, 2013) – The uplift of the Isthmus of Panama 2.6 million years ago formed a land-bridge that has long thought to be the crucial step in the interchange of animals between the Americas, including armadillos and giant sloths moving up into North America and relatives of modern horses, rabbits, foxes, pigs, cats, dogs, and elephants down into South America. However, in the March 2013 issue of the Journal...  Read More

SVP News: Elections, Awards and More!

Posted: February 26, 2013
Elections SVP’s nomination committee is pleased to present the slate for 2013. You should have received an email  invitation to vote on Monday 2/25. Paper ballots will be mailed to those without email addresses. Please email svp@vertpaleo.org if you have any questions or did not receive your link to vote. More information on the 2013 elections can be found HERE. Vote by April 8th!    Voting is a privile...  Read More

Course INTRODUCTION TO GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition

Posted: February 24, 2013
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán-Lobón (UAM, Spain) DATES: July 14-18, 2013; 38 teaching hours, (the week after X ICVM in Barcelona) PLACE: Els hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain) More information: Transmitting Scince or write to courses@transmittingscience.org Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hos...  Read More

Progressive Palaeontology 2013

Posted: February 19, 2013
Progressive Palaeontology is an annual conference giving early-career scientists the opportunity to share their research in a friendly atmosphere. We are pleased to announce that the 2013 meeting will be held in the School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, United Kingdom. This year's programme will include an icebreaker reception, posters and presentations, and the annual dinner and prize-giving. Lastly, experts will...  Read More

Open registration for Phylogenies and Macroevolution course

Posted: February 13, 2013
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION", September 9-13, 2013. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain). Place: Els hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by: Transmitting Science and Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont. More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/phylogeny_and_macroevolution.htm...  Read More

2013 Abstract Site Now Open!

Posted: February 12, 2013
We welcome the submission of abstracts in the following categories: Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize Session Education and Outreach Poster Session Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize Session Preparators’ Session Regular Session Symposium Session (invited submissions only)Submission deadline for the Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize and the Edwin H. and Margaret M. Colbert Prize is Tuesday, A...  Read More

SVP 2013 SVP Award Applications Now Being Accepted!

Posted: February 6, 2013
SVP and the Award Committee is pleased to announce the opening of 2013 Award submissions. You may now apply, or nominate, via the online system for most SVP awards*. See the main Award Webpage and read the details of each award, Including eligibility requirements, instructions to apply and required materials.  Many awards require a current SVP membership. Be sure to renew for 2013 before applying!   We look forward t...  Read More

2013 PaleoFest presented by Burpee Museum

Posted: January 29, 2013
Join us for a first of its kind symposium at this year's PaleoFest. In comemoration of Burpee Museum's 15th Annual PaleoFest, we will be hosting a Late Cretaceous symposium titled "The End of the Dinosaurs: Changes in the Late Cretaceous Biosphere" in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. The symposium will feature approximately 30 lectures from an international, and world-renowned field of speak...  Read More
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