Posted: June 25, 2013
DEERFIELD, IL—During the Permian era, the Earth was dominated by a single supercontinent called Pangea – “All-Earth”. Animal and plant life dispersed broadly across this land, as documented by identical fossil species found on multiple modern continents. But a new study published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology supports the idea that there was an isolated desert in the middle of Pangea with a fauna a...
Posted: June 17, 2013
Registration is open for the following courses: -
"A FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS", November 18-19, 2013. More info: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/intro-ecol-statistics/
"A TOOLKIT OF ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS", November 20-22. More info: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/stats/ecological-data-analysis/
Participation in both courses has a discount.
Posted: June 10, 2013
Click here to Register Now for the
SVP 73rd Annual Meeting
Connect with the vertebrate paleontology community to discuss and learn about the latest discoveries, research and technologies happening in the VP field. Register today and secure your spot for the SVP 73rd Annual Meeting, October 30 - November 2, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. Discounted early registration rates are available through August 15.
Posted: June 6, 2013
Registration is open for the course "INTRODUCTION TO FUNCTIONAL MORPHOLOGY AND BIOMECHANICS - 3rd Edition"
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Fariña (Universidad de la República, Uruguay), Dr. De Esteban-Trivigno (ICP and Transmitting Science, Spain) and Mr. Ibañez-Gimeno (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain)
DATES: January 13-15, 2014. 24 hours on-site.
PLACE: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusa...
Posted: June 6, 2013
SVP MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE CURRENT FEE
INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Fortuny (Institut Català de Paleontologia, Spain) and Dr. Marcé-Nogué (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)
DATES: January 16-24, 2014.
PLACE: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain).
Organized by: Transmitting Science, Institut Català de Paleontologia and Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica.
More info: http://www.transmittingscienc...
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!
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...
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...
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...
Posted: May 7, 2013
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 3 is now online! Check it out!
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...
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.
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!
Posted: April 2, 2013
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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
Posted: February 26, 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.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...
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 email@example.com
Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hos...