The Paleontological Society

The Paleontological Society Position Statement: Evolution

Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.


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Upcoming Meetings

Fourth International Paleontological Congree (IPC4)
Application for student travel grants due: May 15 more here.
September 28-October 3, 2014. Mendoza, Argentina

Evolution 2014 Symposium
Early bird registration by April 16
June 20-24. Raleigh, NC, USA

NESCent Academy: Paleobiological and phylogenetic approaches to macroevolution
Application review begins May 1, 2014
July 22-29. Durham, NC, USA

Field Course: Biodiversity and Biology of Marine Invertebrates:
May 26-June 9, 2014. Appledore, Maine

iDigBio Paleo Imaging Workshop
April 29 to May 1, 2014. Austin, TX, USA

On the Cutting Edge: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology
June 16-20, 2014. Univ St. Thomas, St Paul, MN, USA

Stratigraphic Paleontology Field Course
July 7-20, 2014. Montana, USA

Sedimentary Geology, Time, Environment, Paleontology, Paleoclimatology and Energy








STEPPE is a new consortium to champion support for sedimentary geology research and education, and to facilitate development of integrated, multidisciplinary projects. Visit the STEPPE website.

Earlier integrated projects: DETELON TRANSITIONS

Conservation Paleobiology

Conservation Paleobiology ReportHumans 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. Read the NSF Workshop Report!


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PaleoPortalThe Paleontology Portal

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.

What's New

The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the Arthur James Boucot Research Grants to support early career paleontologists with a PhD to conduct research in the fields of morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy, working on any taxa. More information and applications available here. Deadline for submissions is May 15.

• NEW student travel funding for IPC4 due May 15. Click here for more information.

• Winter '14 Priscum issue. Read more.

• New Open Access policy for Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology. Read more.

Call for Applicants: STI Expert Partnership Speaker Series
The American Geosciences Institute seeks new candidates for the Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) Expert Partnership speaker series. Read the call for applicants here.

The FOSSIL Project aims to enhance communication between fossil club members and professional paleontologists, provide opportunities for training and development, enable attendance at conferences and workshops, encourage digitization of fossil collections and foster participation in K-12 outreach. More information

FIND A JOB: Go to the PaleoNet Jobs Page

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Get an extended membership through December 2014—up to 15 months of membership for the price of 12.

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

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See President Carlson's letter to the US Forest Service regarding the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).

The PS is a busy group! Click here to see a summary of activities from the latter half of 2013.

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Past issues: Winter 2013, Summer 2012, Winter 2012, Spring 2011, Summer 2008, Special Edition 2007, Spring 2007, 2006, Fall 2005, Fall 2004, Winter 2004, Spring 2003, Spring 2002, Fall 2002, 2001

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.