APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars

Posted: October 11, 2017
The 2017 APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars is available to doctoral students, who are U.S. citizens and residents, wishing to carry out research anywhere in the world.   APS provides $5,000 for the winning candidates.   Applicants can get more information through the given link: APS Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research Scholars    Read More

Win a Terataphoneus replica for your school on National Fossil Day with SVP

Posted: October 7, 2017
For National Fossil Day, SVP will be hosting tables on the Mall in Washington, DC. Our theme will be paleontology at National Monuments, with a focus on Grand Staircase-Escalante’s fabulous Late Cretaceous record. We will be giving out Beasts of the Grand Staircase trading cards, designed by David Orr of Blue Aster Studio, and toy Diabloceratops and Nasutoceratops from Safari, Inc. Best of all, we will hold a drawing for a sc...  Read More

Grand Staircase-Dinosaurs for your National Fossil Day event

Posted: October 7, 2017
Holding a fossil day event?  Teaching a paleo class? SVP has produced a Dinosaurs of the Grand Staircase flyer that would make a great handout.  Designed by Blue Aster Studio, the cover features portraits of six dinosaur species found at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  The back has information about the dinosaurs, as well as the spectacular paleontological resources at the Monument.   Paleontologica...  Read More

A Celebration of Life for Mike Getty

Posted: September 28, 2017
Saturday, October 7 at 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm 1919 Scirocco Drive SW Calgary, Alberta Canada   There will be an open mic so come prepared with your Michael stories, tall, true or larger-than-life (like Mike). He would insist. If you have pictures you’d like to share for our slideshow PLEASE email them to Chandra_Johnson@hotmail.com Please share this invitation via Facebook with your friends or family that were close t...  Read More

Orange County California seeking bids for running Cooper Center

Posted: September 18, 2017
Orange County, California is seeking bids to partner with them in running the John D. Cooper Archaeological and Paleontological Center.   To view this bid opportunity, please click on the link below or enter the link information into your web browser address bar. 012-C009992-LS - PRESERVATION AND CURATION OF COUNTY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES.https://www.bidsync.com/DPX?ac=view&auc=2018109    Read More

Volunteer Opportunity in Bears Ears National Monument, Utah in August/September 2017

Posted: August 23, 2017
Robert J. Gay and Allison Stegner are looking for 10-20 dedicated volunteers who are interested in helping paleontologists  and possibly others, in looking for and documenting fossils, and potentially excavating permitted sites, in Bears Ears National Monument. Click on the following links here to learn a bit more about the work Rob and Allison have been doing in Bears Ears: http://blogs.plos.org/paleocomm/2017/02/14/paleontolo...  Read More

Grad Program Survey

Posted: August 8, 2017
The Student & Post-doctoral Liaison Committee (S&PLC) needs your help updating the Graduate Programs in Vertebrate Paleontology database! If you are a student or mentor, please take five minutes to respond to a survey about your program. SVP students represent almost 200 institutions around the world and we are looking for current, accurate information about all of them. The S&PLC will use all gathered information to crea...  Read More

SVP COMMENTS ON 21 U.S. NATIONAL MONUMENTS

Posted: July 12, 2017
Part of SVP’s core mission is to work for the protection of vertebrate fossils and the sites where they are found. This year the Trump Administration called for a review of all U.S. national monuments established since 1996 to determine whether they should be downsized or abolished altogether. On July 9, SVP submitted a comment letter to call for protection of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites in all 21 non-marine national ...  Read More

PBDB Happy Hour/ LGBT Annual Dinner in Calgary

Posted: July 10, 2017
PBDB (Paleobiology Database) Happy Hour Scheduled: Aug 24, 2017, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: Craft Beer Market 345 10 AVE SW, CALGARY, AB Please RSVP to Mark D. Uhen at muhen@gmu.edu, or just come! LGBT Annual Dinner Scheduled: Aug 24, 2017, 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM Location: Craft Beer Market 345 10 AVE SW, CALGARY, AB Please RSVP to Mark D. Uhen at muhen@gmu.edu, or just come!  Read More

Help needed for SVP response on National Monuments

Posted: June 20, 2017
Part of the core mission of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is to support and encourage the protection of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites. President Trump has called for review of 21 US National Monuments to determine whether their designated lands are appropriately classified under the Act as “historic landmarks, historic and prehistoric structures, [or] other objects of historic or scientific interest”. Bec...  Read More

Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante Regions: Comment on National Monuments

Posted: May 22, 2017
VP's core mission includes support and encourages the protection of vertebrate fossils and fossil sites.  Trump’s executive order 13792 mandates a review of the boundaries of 21 US national monuments, including two whose express purpose includes protecting vertebrate fossils.   We encourage SVP members to submit comments.  Two monuments that were designated for their vertebrate fossil resources -- Bears Ears...  Read More

March For Science, April 22

Posted: April 11, 2017
If any SVP member is participating in the March for Science in any locality, SVP has some logos for signs and t-shirts that are free to SVP members. If any SVP member is interested, they should contact Emily Rayfield at E.Rayfield@bristol.ac.uk for the website link and password. It would also be great if you could send Emily any images of you and your colleagues carrying the slogans / bearing the t-shrirts on a march. Also, if you t...  Read More

2017 Rohlf Medal Call for Nominations

Posted: March 31, 2017
2017 CALL FOR NOMINATIONSThe Rohlf Medal The Rohlf Medal was established in 2006 by the family and friends of F. James Rohlf to mark his 70th birthday. He has been a long time Stony Brook University faculty member and is currently Emeritus Distinguished Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution, and Research Professor in the Department of Anthropology. Recipients of the Rohlf Medal will be recognized for excellence in th...  Read More

Award and Abstract submission deadline extended until March 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM US EDT

Posted: March 14, 2017
The Award and Abstract for the annual meeting of SVP 2017 submission deadline has been extended until March 22, 2017 at 11:59 PM US EDT.  Please note that this will be the only extension!  Read More

Joint SVP / American Society of Anatomists Symposium

Posted: March 9, 2017
It is not too late to register for SVP’s joint symposium at the American Society of Anatomists annual meeting in Chicago (April 22-25).  Blaire Van Valkenburgh and Neil Shubin will be plenary lecturers and many other SVP members will be presenting. SVP members are entitled to register at member rate by selecting “SVP” on the registration form.   If you are interested, please visit the meeting site. Mee...  Read More

Committee Reports 2016

Posted: February 3, 2017
Committee Reports SVP 2016Auction Committee: Organized and held the 34th Annual SVP Auction with theme “Back to the Future” in Salt Lake City, Utah. The auction raised monies for the SVP Legacy League Fund. Silent Auction Totaled $9,945, live Auction Totaled $10,861 for total auction proceeds of $20,806. Preparations are being made for the 35th Annual SVP Auction in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The student and postdoctoral ...  Read More

Hagerman National Fossil Beds Fundraiser for African Students

Posted: February 3, 2017
Hagerman Fossil Beds National Monument is holding a fundraising campaign to send an East African student to the Koobi Fora Field School in Kenya. The field school, which covers paleontology, archaeology, and geology, is held at one of the worlds most important fossil localities for understanding hominin evolution and African ecosystem change. Hagerman is a National Park Service "sister park" to Sibiloi National Park, where ...  Read More

Stratigraphic Paleobiology Field Course

Posted: February 3, 2017
The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology is pleased to join the Paleontological Society in co-sponsoring a Stratigraphic Paleobiology Field Course for graduate students in paleobiology. Spend two weeks in the Tobacco Root Mountains and the Upper Missouri Breaks National  Monument in Montana. Join Mark Patzkowsky, Steve Holland, Ray Rogers, and Kristi Curry Rogers to learn how to apply modern stratigraphic prin...  Read More

SVP- PRPA Consultation Begins Today

Posted: December 7, 2016
The Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA) is the U.S. law that calls for the preservation of paleontological resources on federal land, and its consultation period has begun. The Department of the Interior's proposed regulation under the PRPA is now available for public comment through February 6, 2017. For more information, visit http://vertpaleo.org/What-is-Vertebrate-Paleontology/Fossil-Preservation-Law-in-the-US...  Read More

GLVP annual dinner for LGBT members and allies

Posted: October 19, 2016
The GLVP annual dinner for LGBT members and allies will be held during SVP 2016 in Salt Lake City on Thursday evening, October 27, at Stoneground Kitchen, 249 E 400 Street, Salt Lake City, 84111 at 6:30 pm. Please RSVP Mark D. Uhen at muhen@gmu.edu if you would like to attend.  Read More
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