The Paleontological Society Position Statement: Evolution
Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.
2013 PS Presidential Report
The PS is a busy group! Click here to see a summary of activities from the latter half of 2013.
Stratigraphic Paleontology Field Course
Application deadline: March 15
July 7-20, 2014. Montana, USA
On the Cutting Edge: Innovative Approaches to Teaching Sedimentary Geology, Geomorphology, and Paleontology
Application deadline: Feb 17
June 16-20, 2014. Univ St. Thomas, St Paul, MN, USA
North American Paleontological Convention
February 15-18, 2014. Gainesville, FL, USA
Fourth International Palaeontological Congress
September 28 to October 3, 2014. Mendoza, Argentina
iDigBio Paleo Imaging Workshop
April 29 to May 1, 2014. Austin, TX, 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.
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. Read the NSF Workshop Report!
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.
Winter '14 Priscum issue. Read more.
New Open Access policy for Journal of Paleontology and Paleobiology. Read more.
The 2014 PS Outreach and Education Grant proposals are due March 28, 2014. The Paleontological Society works to increase the public's awareness and understanding of paleontology by enhancing formal and informal educational opportunities. The Paleontological Society Outreach and Education Grant provides support to our members for programs and activities involving educational outreach and community engagement. Read the call for proposal here.
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
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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FROM PRESIDENT CARLSON:
See President Carlson's letter to the US Forest Service regarding the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).
New Summer 2013 issue now available:
Membership survey executive report available
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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.