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.
North American Paleontological Convention
February 15-18, 2014. Gainesville, FL, USA
Fourth International Palaeontological Congress
September 28 to October 3, 2014. Mendoza, Argentina
“The Changing Earth-Life System—Critical Information for Society from the Deep Past”
Future Research Directions in Paleontology
The Deep Time Earth-Life Observatory Network (DETELON) is designed as a program to address integrative problems of Earth history in a coordinated fashion to provide better tools towards predicting the behavior of the Earth-Life system. The concept of a DETELON emerged from and NSF funded community workshop in response to the need to address key issues of societal importance caused by fundamental environmental change. Go to the DETELON page to learn more.
Conservation Paleobiology: Opportunities for the Earth Sciences
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.
San Diego Museum of Natural History withdraws fossils from auction. Read their decision 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
In the latest issue of Journal of Paleontology...
ONLY MAJOR FOSSIL PHYLUM WITHOUT A RECORD FROM
CAMBRIAN ROCKS IS ... STILL MISSING
Congratulations to Dr. Steven M.Stanley, University of Hawaii
2013 Geological Society of America's Penrose Medal Winner
Congratulations to Dr. Kevin Boyce, Stanford Paleobotanist
2013 Mac Arthur Fellowship Recipient
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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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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.
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.
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.