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

Course: Introduction To Geometric Morphometrics - 5th edition

Posted: March 13, 2014
SVP members have a 20 % discount on the course fee!! INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain). DATES: August 4-8, 2014; 38 teaching hours. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/introduction-to-gm/ or write to courses@transm...  Read More


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
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