ANAPS student funding for NAPC

Posted: September 3, 2013
To the member committees of the Association of North American Paleontological Societies (ANAPS), The Paleontological Society Council has elected to assign $10,000 in funding from the ANAPS account to provide funding for students at the upcoming 10th North American Paleotological Convention (NAPC) in Gainesville, Florida. This funding will be used to help defray the costs of travel and registration for students who present at NAPC. P...  Read More

4th International Palaeontological Congress

Posted: August 23, 2013
The Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress 2014 keeps you updated about the most recent news through the August IPC4 Newsletter. Important information: Early bird Registration Deadline. If you are a PhD student, you need to be registered in order to apply for financial assistance to attend the IPC4. Remember this deadline: August 30th 2013 and save up to 20%. Don't miss the opportunity and reg...  Read More


Posted: August 2, 2013
20 % off for SVP members! DATES: January 28-31, 2014. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. Chris Klingenberg (University of Manchester, UK). PLACE: Els Hostalets de Pierola, Barcelona, Spain. ORGANIZED BY: Transmitting Science and the Council of Els Hostalets de Pierola. MORE INFORMATION: or writing to The aim of the workshop is to provide participants ...  Read More

4th International Palaeontological Congress

Posted: July 20, 2013
The Organizing Committee of the Fourth International Palaeontological Congress, Mendoza (Argentina), 2014 keeps you updated about the most recent news through the July IPC4 Newsletter: july-2013.html Do not forget that the Early Bird Registration deadline is approaching! Please, visit the 4thIPC web site for more for information:  Read More


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...  Read More

Courses on Ecological Data Analysis, November 2013, Barcelona, Spain

Posted: June 17, 2013
Registration is open for the following courses: - "A FRIENDLY INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGICAL STATISTICS", November 18-19, 2013. More info: "A TOOLKIT OF ECOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DATA ANALYSIS", November 20-22. More info: Participation in both courses has a discount. ...  Read More

Registration for SVP 2013 is Open!

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. M...  Read More


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...  Read More


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...  Read More

SVP 2013 Award Winners Announced!

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!   Read More

U.S. Forest Service announces comment period for rules relating to Paleontological Resources Preservation

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 ( 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...  Read More

SVP Statement on the Potential loss of fossil resources in the Arctic

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...  Read More


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...  Read More

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 3 is now online!

Posted: May 7, 2013
The Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 33, Issue 3 is now online! Check it out!   Read More

Registration is open for the course "Disentangling evolutionary relationships with Phylogenetic Comparative Methods - Second edition"; October 7-11, 2013.

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...  Read More

2013 SVP Election Results

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.  Read More

2013 Award Application Deadline in 2 weeks!

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!   Read More

Last Chance SVP Elections and 2013 Award Deadlines Approaching

Posted: April 2, 2013
Elections 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...  Read More

Travel Funds Available to August 2013 Kunming Workshop

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 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 ...  Read More


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...  Read More
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