The Paleontological Society Position Statement: Evolution
Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.
For PS Publication Sales go to http://www.museumoftheearth.org/publications/booklist.php?catID=81
“The Changing Earth-Life System—Critical Information for Society from the Deep Past”
Future Research Directions in Paleontology
The Deep Time Earth-Life Observatory Network (DETELON) is designed as a program to address integrative problems of Earth history in a coordinated fashion to provide better tools towards predicting the behavior of the Earth-Life system. The concept of a DETELON emerged from and NSF funded community workshop in response to the need to address key issues of societal importance caused by fundamental environmental change. Go to the DETELON page to learn more.
Conservation Paleobiology: Opportunities for the Earth Sciences
Humans are now a major force in altering the Earth and its biota—we live in the Anthropocene. Current challenges include finding ways to mitigate human impacts on biodiversity, and developing means to sustain and restore the ecosystem services on which we depend. Conservation Paleobiology, the application of geohistorical records to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity and ecosystem services, can lead this effort.
North American Paleontological Convention 2014
We are pleased to announce that the 10th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) will be held in Gainesville, Florida, in February 2014. The meeting will be hosted by the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida) from February 15th through 18th (Saturday through Tuesday). Pre-conference and post-conference field trips are tentatively planned for February 13th - 14th and 19th - 20th, respectively.
The North American Paleontological Convention is a major international paleontological event administered by the Paleontological Society under the auspices of the Association of North American Paleontological Societies. Initiated in 1969, NAPC meets every 4-5 years. The convention includes active participation from all fields of paleontology. Over 500 participants from 26 countries attended the most recent NAPC in Cincinnati (2009).
A more detailed 1st circular, including a formal solicitation for symposium/theme session proposals, student support information, and
important deadlines will be forthcoming shortly.
We extend our warmest invitation to all who are interested in paleontology and hope to see you in Florida in February 2014.
NAPC Organizing Committee
This is a great time to be involved with the Paleontological Society!
Your membership offers:
- Online access to the Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology
- Treatise Online—complete chapters of upcoming volumes of the Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology
- Substantial discounts on hard copy volumes of the Treatise and other paleontology books
- Member-only discounts on registration fees for annual and regional meetings of the Geological Society of America
- Research grant opportunities for students
Already a Paleontological Society Member?
RENEW your membership now for 2013 and continue to enjoy the Society’s benefits.
New Winter 2013 issue now available:
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The Paleontology Portal includes a wide range of educational resources, including information on famous fossil localities, a gallery of photographs of fossils, information on paleontology careers, and interviews with paleontologists.
2013 GSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
“Celebrating Advances in Geoscience – GSA 125th Anniversary”
27-30 October 2013
Denver, Colorado USA
Abstract deadline: 6 August 2013
Registration Deadline: 23 September 2013
Your voluntary contributions help substantially to advance the science of paleontology, to expand our knowledge of lost worlds! Your donations to The Paleontological Society can be mailed to the Secretary (Mark A. Wilson, Department of Geology, The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH 44691). Thanks so much for your support! It is greatly appreciated.