Posted: March 6, 2014
Over the last two decades, huge numbers of fossils have been collected from the western Liaoning Province and adjacent parts of northeastern China, including exceptionally preserved feathered dinosaurs, early birds, and mammals. Most of these specimens are from the Cretaceous Period, including the famous Jehol Biota. However, in recent years many fossils have emerged from sites that are 30 million years earlier, from the Middle-Up...  Read More

Call for 2015 JVP Memoir Proposals

Posted: January 28, 2014
Call for 2015 Memoir Proposals   Deadline March 15, 2014   The SVP Publications Committee is now accepting 2015 Memoir Proposals! Please submit a 3-5 page proposal that includes:   ·  A detailed outline ·  Evidence of progress on the manuscript (e.g., examples of completed sections of text, illustrations; these should be sent as separate files and do not contribute to ...  Read More

SVP News: 2014 Elections, Awards and Abstract

Posted: January 28, 2014
ElectionsCandidiate bios are now online. Be sure to review the choices and be prepared to vote starting March 17th through April 18th. AwardsSubmissions for 2014 Award Applications will be accepted online begining February 4th.  Check back and revewi the individual award pages for the application process. AbstractsThe Abstract submission site for the 2014 SVP Annual Meeting in Berlin opens February 12th.  One aut...  Read More

SVP 2014 Elections: Candidates Posted

Posted: January 24, 2014
The slate for the 2014 SVP elections has been posted online.  Click here for more detail.  Elections begin March 17th and voting will remain open until April 18th.  Read More

Course: NETWORK TOOLS IN BIOSCIENCES, July 2014, Barcelona, Spain

Posted: January 23, 2014
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Diego Rasskin-Gutman (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain) and Dr. Borja Esteve-Altava (Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia Evolutiva, Spain). DATES: July, 14-18, 2014. 34 teaching hours. Many features and processes of biological systems can be well represented by networks of interacting elements. A basic knowledge on network modelling and network analysis will provide biolo...  Read More

More funding opportunities for students!

Posted: January 22, 2014
The Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza (Argentina), 2014, is sending the January IPC4 Newsletter to keep you up to date with the most recent information. If you are a PhD student or a junior postdoc attending IPC4, do not miss the chance to apply for different grants offered by several scientific institutions and societies. AASP Student Awards AASP - The Palynological Society will s...  Read More

The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) provides two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities.

Posted: January 16, 2014
The Distributed European School of Taxonomy (DEST) provides two types of training courses at various European research facilities and universities. The Modern Taxonomy programme 2013-2014 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature and DNA-barcoding. The Expert-in-training programme 2013-2014 enables graduate students and early career researchers to develop and strengthen their taxonomic research ski...  Read More

SVP Twitter Feed now streaming to website!

Posted: January 10, 2014
Now available on the SVP website, the SVP twitter feed. Check it out HERE.  Read More

Call for Applicants: STI Expert Partnership Speaker Series

Posted: January 9, 2014
The American Geosciences Institute (AGI) seeks new candidates for the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Expert Partnership speaker series. The speaker series connects the U.S. State Department and overseas embassies with U.S. scientific organizations to encourage discussion of shared global challenges in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).   AGI was selected as a partner for its unique role as a feder...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 1 is now online!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 34 Issue 1 is now online! Enjoy this first issue of 2014!  Read More

2013 Conference Slideshow now online!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Check out the 2013 slideshow and relive the conference in LA HERE!  Read More

Congratulations to the survey winner!

Posted: January 7, 2014
Congratulations to the winner of the complimentary one year membership for completing the annual survey!  Please check back to see the survey results report and contact us anytime with your ideas!  Read More

Press Release: New Fossils Shed Light on the Origins of Lions, and Tigers, and Bear (Oh my!)

Posted: January 7, 2014
DEERFIELD, ILLINOIS (January, 2014) – New fossils from Belgium have shed light on the origin of some of the most well-known, and well-loved, modern mammals. Cats and dogs, as well as other carnivorous mammals (like bears, seals, and weasels), taxonomically called 'carnivoraformes', trace their ancestry to primitive carnivorous mammals dating back to 55 million years ago (the beginning of the time period called the Eocen...  Read More

The 11th International Conference on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW 11), Cairo University – 5-10 April, 2014

Posted: December 11, 2013
The Geology Department of Cairo University is grateful to invites scientists and researchers to congregate in the Cairo University campus for the eleventh International Conference on the Geology of the Arab World (GAW 11). This conference, being the most reputable geological conference in Egypt, brings together leading researchers and scientists in the domain of interest from around the world. The principal purpose of the 11th copy o...  Read More

Press Release: Fossil of Largest Known Platypus Discovered in Australia

Posted: November 20, 2013
Bethesda, MD – No living mammal is more peculiar than the platypus. It has a broad, duck-like bill, thick, otter-like fur, and webbed, beaver-like feet. The platypus lays eggs rather than gives birth to live young, its snout is covered with electroreceptors that detect underwater prey, and male platypuses have a venomous spur on their hind foot. Until recently, the fossil record indicated that the platypus lineage was unique, w...  Read More

SDNHM removes all de-accessioned fossils from auction

Posted: November 19, 2013
We are delighted to announce that the San Diego Natural History Museum (SDNHM) has removed all of its de-accessioned vertebrate and invertebrate fossils from the public auction that was scheduled for Nov. 19th.  The SDNHM has taken this action after more fully realizing the scientific and historical significance of their fossils.  We applaud the SDNHM for taking this extremely positive and courageous step in support of natu...  Read More

Official Statement: Impending Public Auction of Vertebrate Fossils by the San Diego Natural History Museum

Posted: November 13, 2013
It has come to the attention of SVP that the San Diego Natural History Museum  (SDNHM) is poised to sell 12 lots of its vertebrate fossils collected by well-known paleontologist and fossil hunter, Charles H. Sternberg, at public auction through Bonhams on Nov. 19th, 2013.  A catalogue for this sale can be viewed online. The bylaws of SVP hold our members to this professional standard: “The barter, sale, or purchase o...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Memoir for Volume 33 is now online

Posted: November 12, 2013
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Memoir for Volume 33 is now online.  Read More

Alec Leonard Panchen 1930-2013

Posted: November 5, 2013
Alec Leonard Panchen died on 17th January 2013 after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was a long-standing member of SVP and was elected an Honorary Member in 1999. Alec laid the modern foundations of the study of Palaeozoic tetrapods in the UK and supervised, supported and encouraged a new generation of vertebrate palaeontologists at the start of their careers. Alec was born on 4th October 1930 in the City of London....  Read More

3D Geometric Morphometrics Course

Posted: November 5, 2013
3D GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS - Fourth edition Date: May 20-24, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Lissa Tallman (Grand Valley State University, USA). Website: This course is intended to teach the main concepts of shape analysis based on three-dimensional landmark coordinates. In this workshop we you will learn to manipulate 3D models and use them to collect landmark data, take measurements, ...  Read More
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