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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)
September 28-October 3, 2014. Mendoza, Argentina

Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America
October 19-22, 2014. Vancouver, BC, Canada

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

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

GSA 2014 Vancouver is approaching fast! Don't forget to check out the PS short course Reading and Writing of the Fossil Record: Preservational Pathways to Exceptional Fossilization on Saturday October 18. See the program here.

Congratulations to Ann "Nancy" Budd on being awarded the 2015 Moore Medal from SEPM.

Apply for the AWG Winifred Goldring Award, presented to an outstanding female student interested in pursuing a career in paleontology. Students should apply by the September 2014 deadline.

Apply for the AWG Takken Travel Grant, a competitive award that provides women geoscience students with support to present their research at a national or international professional geoscience meeting other than GSA. February 10 deadline.

Congratulations to the 2014 Paleontological Society Award winners:

Strimple Award
: Héctor Gerardo Porras Múzquiz

Schuchert Award: Shanan Peters (University of Wisconsin)
Paleontological Society Medal: Erle Kauffman (Indiana University)

Paleontological Society enters partnership with Cambridge University Press to publish the Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology beginning January 1, 2015.

Get the latest issue of Priscum, Summer 2014. Read more.

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

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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.

New Summer 2014 issue now available:

Past issues: Winter 2014, 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.