CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES ELLIOT MEDAL

Posted: July 19, 2017
The U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ Daniel Giraud Elliot Medal is awarded  “In recognition of a most meritorious, recently published work in zoology or paleontology.” The most recent recipients have been Jennifer A. Clack (2008) and Jonathan B. Losos (2012). We are writing to ask for your help to identify outstanding candidates for the 2018 Elliot Medal, which will recognize work published no earlier than ...  Read More

Fossils Stolen from Death Valley National Park

Posted: March 30, 2017
 National Park Service  U.S. Department of the Interior Release Date: March 28, 2017 Contact: Linda Slater, 760 786-3279, Linda_Slater@nps.govFossils Stolen from Death Valley National Park DEATH VALLEY, CALIF.—Park rangers recently discovered that fossil footprints were removed from Death Valley National Park. Trackways of mammals and birds were formed about 3 to 5 million years ago, when the animals left footpr...  Read More

Paleo Society Outreach and Education Grants

Posted: January 7, 2017
Are you interested in outreach and education in paleontology? The Paleontological Society offers outreach and education grants to support activities involving educational outreach and community engagement in paleontology.  Must be a member of the Paleontological Society to be eligible.Potentially fundable projects include (but are not limited to): opportunities for undergraduates to become involved in paleontological outreach...  Read More

Presidential proclamation: Bears Ears and Gold Butte National Monument

Posted: December 29, 2016
On Dec 28, the Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah and the Gold Butte National Monument in southeast Nevada were established by presidential proclamation.  Among the reasons cited for protecting the areas are their paleontological resources.  The Bears Ears area has yielded a series of important vertebrate localities ranging from mid-Paleozoic through mid-Mesozoic, and Gold Butte preserves spectacular t...  Read More

European Journal of Taxonomy

Posted: November 21, 2016
The European Journal of Taxonomy (EJT) is a peer-reviewed international journal on descriptive taxonomy. Its content is fully electronic and available in Open Access. EJT is the only taxonomic journal that collectively covers zoology and plant-related sciences, including fossils. EJT is published and funded by a consortium of European natural history institutions. EJT is a diamond open access journal, where all content is freely ...  Read More

Dinosaur National Monument Unveils Digital Quarry

Posted: October 7, 2015
Dinosaur National Monument’s famous Wall of Bones is now online for everyone to explore. Two stories high and packed with fossils, Carnegie Quarry is one of the few places in existence where the public can view dinosaur bones exactly where they were first uncovered in the rock. This unique window into the Jurassic has fostered a century of careers in natural science and an appreciation for deep time in generations of visitors....  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

Future Research Directions in Paleontology—a stimulus for new research funding from the U.S. National Science Foundation

Posted: January 31, 2008
  The report posted below is about paleobiological research opportunities that might garner new research funds from the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF). I encourage you to read it carefully. The proposed ideas and new programs result from several community-wide discussions held during 2005 and 2006 by invertebrate paleontologists, vertebrate paleontologists and paleobotanists at our annual meetings, culminating i...  Read More