The Paleontological Society


lower paleozoic specimen
Photo courtesy of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

The Paleontological Society meeting at GSA 2014

Saturday, 18 October 2014

9:00 AM-6:00 PM,
Paleontological Society Short Course: Reading and Writing of the Fossil Record: Preservational Pathways to Exceptional Fossilization VCC-West 211 (more here)

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Talks
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
T204. Fossil Mammalian Communities across Periods of Pronounced Climate Change VCC-West, 221/222
T210. Topics in Paleoecology: Modern Analogues and Ancient Systems I VCC-West, 223/224
T213. Echinoderm Paleobiology: Phylogenetics, Morphology, and Evolutionary Paleoecology VCC-West, 220

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
T210. Topics in Paleoecology: Modern Analogues and Ancient Systems II VCC-West, 223/224
T214. Unearthing the History of Life: Application of Phylogenetic Methods to the Fossil Record VCC-West, 220
Paleontology: Temporal and Stratigraphic Resolution in the Fossil Record VCC-West, 221/222

Posters
9:00 AM-5:00 PM, VCC-West, Exhibition Hall C
T204. Fossil Mammalian Communities across Periods of Pronounced Climate Change
T205. Major Evolutionary Events of the Early Mesozoic— Paleontology and Paleoecology from the Middle Triassic to the Late Jurassic
T213. Echinoderm Paleobiology: Phylogenetics, Morphology, and Evolutionary Paleoecology
Paleontology: The Ediacaran to Early Paleozoic World
Paleontology: Topics in Paleoecology

Events (requires ticket)
6:30 PM-9:00 PM
Paleontological Society (PS) Business Meeting and Awards Reception VCC-West, West Ballroom C

Monday, 20 October 2014

Talks
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
203. Timing, Tempo, and Mode of Evolutionary and Paleoenvironmental Changes across Boundary Events and Transitions: The Protistan Evidence VCC-West, 223/224
T205. Major Evolutionary Events of the Early Mesozoic— Paleontology and Paleoecology from the Middle Triassic to the Late Jurassic VCC-West, 220
T212. Co-Evolution on Earth’s Surface: Terrestrial Ecosystem and Environmental Interactions I VCC-West, 219

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
T206. Mass Extinctions: Volcanism, Impacts, and Catastrophic Environmental Change I VCC-West, 223/224
T212. Co-Evolution on Earth’s Surface: Terrestrial Ecosystem and Environmental Interactions II VCC-West, 219
Paleontology: New Insights from Quantitative Paleobiology VCC-West, 220

Posters
9:00 AM-6:30 PM, VCC-West, Exhibition Hall C
T203. Timing, Tempo, and Mode of Evolutionary and Paleoenvironmental Changes across Boundary Events and Transitions: The Protistan Evidence
T210. Topics in Paleoecology: Modern Analogues and Ancient Systems
Paleontology: Phylogeny, Taxonomy, and Morphology in the Fossil Record
Paleontology: Taphonomic Processes, Patterns, and Methods
Paleontology: Predation in the Fossil Record

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Talks
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
T201. Eocene Northern North America: Biotic Change and Environmental Context VCC-West, 220
Paleontology: Paleoecology and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions VCC-West, 219
T206. Mass Extinctions: Volcanism, Impacts, and Catastrophic Environmental Change II VCC-West, 223/224

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
T202. The Tonian-Cryogenian World VCC-West, 220
T208. Ecosystem Paleobiology & Geobiology: Energy, Nutrients, and Food Webs in Deep Time VCC-West, 219
Paleontology: Trace Fossils, Taphonomy, and Exceptional Preservation VCC-West, 221/222

Posters
9:00 AM-6:30 PM VCC-West, Exhibition Hall C
T200. Advancing the Digitization of Paleontology and Geoscience Collections: Projects, Programs, and Practices
T202. The Tonian-Cryogenian World
Paleontology: New Discoveries in Vertebrate Trace and Body Fossils
Paleontology: Fossils as Paleoenvironmental and Paleoclimactic Indicators

Events
7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Paleontological Society’s Schuchert Talk and Student Social VCC-West 208/209

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Paleontological Society Council Meeting Hyatt Regency

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Cyberinfrastructure Resources in Paleobiology and Paleoecology Hyatt Regency, English Bay

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Talks
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
T200. Advancing the Digitization of Paleontology and Geoscience Collections: Projects, Programs, and Practices I VCC-West, 223/224
T207. Dynamic Landscapes and the Diversification of North American Rodents VCC-West, 220
Paleontology: Morphology and Disparity in Modern and Ancient Biotas VCC-West, 221/222

1:00 PM-5:00 PM
T199. Conodonts as Stratigraphic and Paleoclimatic Tools VCC-West, 220
T200. Advancing the Digitization of Paleontology and Geoscience Collections: Projects, Programs, and Practices II VCC-West, 223/224

Posters
9:00 AM-6:30 PM, VCC-West, Exhibition Hall C
T199. Conodonts as Stratigraphic and Paleoclimatic Tools
Paleontology: Extinction Processes Through Time
Paleontology: Biostratigraphy and Biogeography


Fourth International Palaeontological Congress

Mendoza, September 28 to October 3, 2014.

  • Plan to attend and participate in IPC4 !!!
  • Encourage your colleagues and students to attend and participate in IPC4.
  • Register early and encourage others to do likewise. The organizers have announced two levels of substantial discounts on the registration fees, for payments made by July 30 (deadline extended from June 16 date previously announced) and December 30, 2013. You can register now at http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/registration/
  • Do everything you can to encourage professional organizations of which you are a member to make funds available to subsidize participation by students in IPC4.
  • Encourage these same organizations to sponsor and financially support symposia, keynote presentations (see IPC4 website) or other events occurring at IPC4. Please note the opportunity to have an organization’s logo shown, signifying it as a contributor to or supporter of IPC4, at http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/contributors/ and http://www.ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar/supporters/

For further information on these matters, please contact the organizers at: secretary@ipc4mendoza2014.org.ar

Contemplating an event to be sponsored by PS?

If you are thinking of organizing a future short course or a GSA topical session, please contact the PS Program Coordinator, Tom Olszewski (tomo@geo.tamu.edu).