Progressive Palaeontology Conference

Posted: January 12, 2015
SVP is pleased to support the Palaeontological Association event "Progressive Palaeontology" set for Bristol, UK in April, 2015.  SVP will provide a travrl grant for an SVP member based on application and review as posted on the website: http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=propal&page=103   The conference twitter hashtag is #ProgPal15 and the Facebook group can be found here: https://www.fa...  Read More

Workshop on Integration and Modularity with Geometric Morphometrics, April 7-10, 2015. Barcelona

Posted: November 14, 2014
Registration is open for the course "Integration and Modularity with Geometric Morphometrics - 4th edition"; April 7-10, 2015. INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK). SVP members have a 20 % discount! Course webpage: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/modularity-and-gm/ Program: Brief review of geometric morphometrics: Procrustes fit, shape space, covariance matrices, etc. ...  Read More

Course Offering: The use of Phylogenies in the study of Macroevolution, October 27-31, Barcelona (Spain)

Posted: July 31, 2014
Registration is open for the course "THE USE OF PHYLOGENIES IN THE STUDY OF MACROEVOLUTION - Second edition", October 27-31, 2014. Instructor: Dr. Juan López Cantalapiedra (Museo de Ciencias Naturales, CSIC, Spain). Place: Facilities of the CRIP at Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona (Spain). Organized by: Transmitting Science, the Centre de Restauració i Interpretació Paleontologica and the Institut Catalá de Paleontolog...  Read More

Introductory course to the use of R for statistics

Posted: July 7, 2014
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics which is being more are more widespread. The aim of this course is to give an introduction to R to people that has never used R . By the end of the course, the participants should be able to do the following in R: Import/export data bases to/from R, manage data sets, carry out basic statistical analysis with R, draw high quality graphs and, program specific funct...  Read More

Reconstructing the Terrestrial end-Cretaceous Paleoenvironments in Europe - September 16-20th, 2014

Posted: July 7, 2014
TREMP2014 - http://www.icp.cat/tremp2014/ Aims and scope: This congress is a multidisciplinary meeting devoted to recent paleontological and geochronological advances, both in the marine and continental records, which allow envisaging the Maastrichtian and its boundaries under a global and integrated scope. The organizers outlined various significant topics that hopefully will be of your interest. - Geology and geochemistry of the p...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

12th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists

Posted: June 11, 2014
The 12th annual meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists will take place at the end of June in Turin, Italy.  To view the full programme, head to www.eavp.org and select the 'meetings' page and the third circular under the link for Torino.   Highlights of the meeting will include symposia on European dinosaurs, Palaeoherpetology and Faunal change in long continental succes...  Read More

NAVEP2

Posted: May 29, 2014
North African Vertebrate Paleontology Second International Congress September 1-8, 2014 Ouarzazate, Moroccohttp://navep2.fsac.ac.ma/  Read More

I Forum of Vertebrate Paleontology from the Quaternary of northeastern Brazil (I QUATERNE)

Posted: May 19, 2014
This forum aims to promote the integration of researchers and students interested in developing geo-paleontological research on fossil vertebrates from the Quaternary deposits of northeastern Brazil. The forum will present and discuss the state of the art, ongoing researches and future perspectives on issues that have dawned on the paleontology of the region, such as: (i) Taphonomy of tank deposits; (ii) Taphonomy of cave deposits; (...  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Prehistoric Creatures and 3D Printing Take On Creationism

Posted: November 5, 2013
A new not-for-profit, the Science Visualization Initiative, seeks to establish collaborative efforts between scientists, technicians, artists, and media experts to improve science literacy through better science communication. Darwin’s Treasure Chest is the premier project of the Science Visualization Initiative. Darwin’s Treasure Chest makes digital models of prehistoric creatures that teachers, parents, and students can...  Read More

Vertebrate ichnology: classification, morphology and 3D models course

Posted: November 5, 2013
20 % off for SVP members! DATES: May 5-9, 2014. INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Daniel Marty (Office de la culture de Porrentruy, Switzerland), Dr. Peter Falkingham (Royal Veterinary College, United Kingdom, and Brown University, United States of America)and Dr. Ignacio Díaz-Martínez (Universidad de La Rioja, Spain). PLACE: Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont, Sabadell, Barcelona (Spain). ORGANIZED BY: Transmitting Science and the ...  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: http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/gm/3d-gm/ 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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