David M. Raup passing

Posted: July 15, 2015
A full obituary can be found at: http://chicago.suntimes.com/news-chicago/7/71/771167/influential-u-c-paleontologist-david-raup-dies-82  Read More

Jackson Student Travel Grant Awardees

Posted: July 6, 2015
JSG awardees now posted on the website!  Congratulations!  See the list HERE  Read More

New course on 3D Model Generation, Nov 3-6, Barcelona,Spain

Posted: June 18, 2015
Registration is open for the course "3D Model Generation in Biosciences", November 3-6, 2015. Instructors: Josep Fortuny (Institut catalá de Paleotologia M.C., Spain) and Sergio Llácer (Institut catalá de Paleotologia M.C., Spain). SVP members have a 20 % discount on the fee. End of reduced fee registration: June 30th! The goal of this course is to explain how you can work with a range of technologies with the aim of ob...  Read More

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska (25 April 1925 - 13 March 2015) passes away at age 89

Posted: June 18, 2015
Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska, who made major contributions to our knowledge of Mesozoic vertebrates, particularly mammals, died on March 13, 2015, just weeks before her 90th birthday. She was born in Sokolów Podlaski, central Poland. During the Second World War Zofia continued her education by attending clandestine classes in Warsaw. In 1949, as a student of Roman Kozlowski, she obtained an M. Phil and, in 1953, her Ph. D. Although having...  Read More

SVP 2015 Award Winners Announced

Posted: June 11, 2015
Congratulations to our 2015 winners.  Please see the listing for complete details.  Jackson Student Travel Grants will be announced in a few weeks.  Read More

2015 Registration now open!

Posted: June 9, 2015
Click Here to Register Now for the SVP 75th Annual Meeting!  Read More

Introduction to Biomechanical Computer Simulation: Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences - 4th ed.

Posted: June 4, 2015
Registration is open for the workshop "Introduction to Biomechanical Computer Simulation: Finite Element Analysis Applied to Biosciences - 4th ed." Dates: November 9-13, 2015. Instructors: Dr. Josep Fortuny (ICP and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain) and Dr. Jordi Marcé-Nogué (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and ICP), Spain). SVP MEMBERS HAVE A 20 % DISCOUNT ON THE FEE. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre de ...  Read More

Ancient DNA: the first three decades

Posted: May 28, 2015
Royal Society Publishing has recently published Ancient DNA: the first three decades, organized and edited by Erika Hagelberg, Michael Hofreiter and Christine Keyser. This content can be accessed at http://bit.ly/PTB1660 and the articles at http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/370/1660​ A print version is also available at the special price of £35.00. You can order online via the above web page (enter special code TB ...  Read More

Call for 2018 and 2019 Conference Proposals

Posted: May 22, 2015
ExCom is now accepting proposals for the 2018 and 2019 annual conference. 2018 will be a domestic meeting while 2019 is preferred to be an international event.  Please refer to the handbook (sections 4.4.3 on page 26) and review the full duties and responsibilities of being a Host Committee. Proposals should include all aspects on an annual meeting from interesting local field trip options, welcome reception accommodations and ...  Read More

Workshop Course Geometric Morphometrics and Phylogeny - 6th ed, Sept 7-11

Posted: April 26, 2015
INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK). DATES: SEPTEMBER 7-11, 2015; 38 teaching hours. PLACE: Facilities of the Centre of Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica, Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Institut Catalá de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont and the Council of Hostalets de Pierola. More information: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/g...  Read More

SVP Handbook and Policies Reminder

Posted: April 24, 2015
The leadership of SVP would like to remind members that access to the society handbook and all society policies is available online.  View the full governance documents listing here. Policies that are part of the handbook are also clearly defined on this page such as the sexual harassment and non-discrimination policies.  For all society ethics and policy concerns, members are welcome to contact the ethics committee and fol...  Read More

Paleontological Resources Protection Act

Posted: April 17, 2015
Link:  https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2015/04/17/2015-08483/paleontological-resources-preservation  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2, is now online

Posted: April 10, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 2,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/2  Read More

Press Release - Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird

Posted: April 9, 2015
Exceptionally preserved fossil gives voice to ancient terror bird   BETHESDA, MD (April, 2015) — A new species of South American fossil terror bird called Llallawavis scagliai ("Scaglia's Magnificent Bird") is shedding light on the diversity of the group and how these giant extinct predators interacted with their environment. The new species, described in the latest issue of the Journal of Vertebrate P...  Read More


Posted: April 3, 2015
Dates: September 28-October 2, 2015. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain). SVP members will get a 20 % discount on the fee! New phylogenetic methods would allow us to draw on the information encapsulated in phylogenetic trees in order to address a wide range of questions on macroevolution. First, this course will introduce participants to the use, modification and representation of ph...  Read More


Posted: March 8, 2015
INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK) and Dr. Jesús Marugán (UAM, Spain). End reduced fee regsitration: March 15!. SVP members have a 20 % discount on the fee. Dates and Place: July 27-31, 2015. This time the course will be held at the beautiful rural house "Can Julià" (http://www.canjulia.org/?lang=en) , in Barcelona province (Spain), with option to stay there during the course (all-inclu...  Read More

Second First Floridians First Americans Conference

Posted: February 23, 2015
The Second First Floridians First Americans Conference will be in the Monticello, Florida Opera House on October 1, 2, 3, 2015. We will present 22 speakers and an Exhibit hall will include displays of pre-Clovis artifacts and an artifact identification booth where private collectors can learn the age of their finds. Because of the stature of the nearby Page-Ladson site, our speakers include Dennis Stanford of the Smithsonian, Michael...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1, is now online

Posted: February 19, 2015
Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 35 Issue 1,  is now online:http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ujvp20/35/1  Read More

Beaumaris Petition

Posted: February 19, 2015
The society encourages members to learn more about the Beaumaris Marina proposal and consider signing the related petition.http://www.nobeaumarismarina.com/  Read More

Percy Butler passing

Posted: February 10, 2015
Prof. Percy M. Butler, mammalian odontologist and paleontologist, passed away on the 7th February 2015 at the age of 102. He graduated and gained his PhD from Pembroke College, Cambridge, where his doctoral supervisor was Clive Forster Cooper. Most of his career was spent at Royal Holloway, University of London (after stints in Exeter, Manchester and the USA) and he had a long association with the Natural History Museum, London, w...  Read More
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