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2 weeks ago
Join us at the Cordilleran Geological Society of America meeting Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 from 5:30-7PM!
Catch up with the Paleontological Society, enjoy refreshments and reconnect with colleagues and friends after the poster session. Hope to see many of you then! ... See MoreSee Less
And just to be clear, this meet-up will be in the Oregon Convention Center, which is not be to confused with the "Orgeon" Convention Center. Wish I could be there!
3 weeks ago
GSA Topical Session 113: FUTURE LEADERS IN PALEONTOLOGY
A NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR PS STUDENT MEMBERS AT GSA!
(Submission Deadline: Friday, June 21st)
The Paleontological Society is pleased to announce the inauguration of a new topical session at the 2019 GSA Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Future Leaders in Paleontology (Topical Session T113).
The goal of the session is to showcase the outstanding work of our student members in a high-profile setting. This oral session will take place on the first afternoon of the GSA meeting, Sunday, September 22nd; the Society will limit the number of paleontological sessions
running concurrently with this special session.
The Society invites all of its student members, particularly those nearing completion of their projects, to submit an abstract for this session by designating Topical Session T113 at the time of submission. Abstracts must be entered into the GSA submission portal by 9 PM (PDT) on
Friday, June 21st, prior to the official GSA deadline, to enable the PS selection panel to make decisions in advance of assignment of remaining abstracts to alternate sessions.
At the time of submission, please also send an email to Dr. Matthew Clapham, PS Program Coordinator
(mclapham -at- ucsc -dot edu), indicating a preference, if any, for an alternate topical session.
While advisors and other study participants are permitted to be co-authors on the presentation, the work must primarily reflect intellectual contributions of the student submitting the abstract.
Abstracts not selected will be assigned to another topical or discipline session as chosen by the presenter.
In all, 15 presentations will be selected by a panel representing a diverse cross-section of our
science for inclusion in the Future Leaders in Paleontology session. All presenters will be honored that evening at the Paleontological Society banquet, and will be awarded a certificate to commemorate their participation, along with a cash prize of $100.
The Society looks forward to celebrating its students with this special event! If you have any questions about the Future Leaders in Paleontology session, please do not hesitate to contact Matthew Clapham in advance of the deadline. ... See MoreSee Less
Dear Members of the Paleontological Society,
We are writing with late-breaking information about the 2019 March for Science. It was announced
recently that the main March will take place on May 4 th in New York City, with satellite marches taking
place that day around the world.
As you likely know, the Paleontological Society was a co-sponsor of the previous two marches, which
took place in Washington, D.C. Many of you joined us there and at satellite marches.
Certainly, the imperative to march is as strong has it has been in the previous two years, with persistent
threats at a national level to the pursuit of science, along with ever- expanding concerns about
biodiversity, environmental degradation, global climate change, and the preservation of localities in
National Monuments and Parks essential for the study of the history of life.
Because of its timing this year, the Paleontological Society will not be able to formally co-sponsor or
organize a presence at this year’s March.
Nevertheless, we encourage you to participate in New York or at satellite marches. We would be happy to provide access to the Paleontological Society logo for the
production of placards and banners, and we’d also be pleased to disseminate via our website and social
media any photos or write-ups that you or your colleagues generate as part of your participation.
Here's hoping for excellent weather in New York and elsewhere on May4th!
All the best,
Sandy Carlson, Mary Droser, and Arnie Miller ... See MoreSee Less
The Committee of the Norman Newell Early Career Grant has completed its review of applicants and is pleased to announce the following awardees (listed in alphabetical order.)
Thank you for your support of the grant, and thank yous to Committee members Ellen Currano and outgoing member Jessica Theodor for their careful and thoughtful reviews and pleasant deliberations on a rather challenging task given the quality of the applications this year.
Rehemat Bhatia (University of Bristol)
Disentangling calcification models of deep time planktonic foraminifera
James Lamsdell (West Virginia University)
Elucidating spatial variation in the structure and complexity of Lower Devonian marine paleocommunities from the Appalachian Basin
Alexis Mychajliw (La Brea Tar Pits & Museum)
Ecosystems in asphalt reveal the biogeographic history of a Caribbean land-bridge
David Wright (American Museum of Natural History)
Diversification in the aftermath: testing ecological models of evolutionary radiation with phylogenetic paleobiology
Congratulations, awardees! ... See MoreSee Less
1 month ago
From our friends at National Academy of Sciences:
Anna K. Behrensmeyer will be presented with the G. K. Warren Prize at the NAS Awards Ceremony on Sunday, April 28, at 2:00 pm. The ceremony will be webcast live and we will be promoting it widely on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Join us in celebrating this year’s NAS award recipients using #NAS156 and #NASaward! ... See MoreSee Less