Paleontological Society Student Poster Award
The Paleontological Society sponsors a poster competition for students (both undergraduate and graduate) presenting in Paleontological Society (PS) sponsored sessions at the national Geological Society of America (GSA) conference. Student serving as lead presenters for posters in PS sponsored sessions are offered the opportunity to enroll in the competition via email 3-4 weeks before the conference.
For your poster to be considered in the competition, you need to be a member of the Paleontological Society.
If you’re interested in participating in the competition, please join the Paleontological Society:
This membership comes with a wide range of benefits, including discounted registration for GSA conferences, grant opportunities, and discounted tickets to attend the PS banquet at the GSA conference.
Please contact Rowan Lockwood (PS Education and Outreach Chair, [email protected]) with questions.
2018 PS Poster Award Recipients
Graduate Student Winners
- Yuwan Epa (University of Missouri): IS THERE A LINK BETWEEN PARASITISM, KLEPTOPARASITISM, AND PREDATION IN MARINE BIVALVES? A CASE STUDY FROM THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE OF NORTHEASTERN FLORIDA
- Damian Cardenas (Missouri University of Science and Technology): EARLY TO MIDDLE MIOCENE MARINE PALYNOLOGY OF THE COLOMBIAN CARIBBEAN MARGIN: BIOSTRATIGRAPHIC AND PALEOCEANOGRAPHIC IMPLICATIONS
- Broc Kokesh (University of Chicago): PHENOTYPIC TRAJECTORY ANALYSIS REVEALS TEMPORAL DIVERGENCE OF SHELL SHAPE IN BIVALVES FROM ADJACENT MARINE LAKES
Undergraduate Student Winners
- Abigail Fancher (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): LATITUDINAL PATTERNS IN LIFESPAN AND GROWTH RATE OF PLIOCENE GLYCYMERIS SUBOVATA
- Katherine Pippenger (Williams College): EXPLORING THE MICROFOSSIL RECORD OF THE LATE DEVONIAN HANGENBERG EVENT IN THE CLEVELAND SHALE, OHIO
- Kayla Irizarry: FAUNAL AND STRATIGRAPHIC ANALYSIS OF THE CRETACEOUS – PALEOGENE (K-PG) BOUNDARY EVENT DEPOSIT, BRAZOS RIVER, TEXAS
2017 PS Poster Award Recipients
Graduate Student Winners
- Ryan J. Haupt (University of Wyoming): Dental microwear texture comparisons of extinct carnivorans to extant social hypercarnivores, solitary carnivores, and solitary hypocarnivores.
- Camille H. Dwyer (University of New Mexico): δ18O sclerochronology of Late Cretaceous bivalves and preservation of seasonality irrespective of alteration.
- Nina M. E. Shmorhun (East Carolina University): Modern and fossil foraminiferal assemblages of onshore and offshore subenvironments from Bear Island and Bogue Banks, North Carolina, USA.
Undergraduate Student Winners
- Anna F. Whitaker (Pennsylvania State University): Environmental graduate analysis in the Upper Ordovician Taconic Foreland Basin, Central Appalachians, USA.
- Carmi Milagros Thompson (The College of William and Mary, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History): An ostracode fauna from the Clayton Formation (Paleocene) and analysis of sample-standardized diversities across the K/Pg boundary in the U.S. Coastal Plain.
- Scott Lakeram. (Hofstra University): Geochemical and SEM analyses reveal no conclusive evidence that Morrison Formation silicified mass are herbivorous coprolites.
2012 PS Poster Award Recipients
(with co-authors: Larisa Desantis, Blaine Schubert, Peter Ungar and Deano Stynder)
USING DENTAL MICROWEAR TEXTURES TO RECONSTRUCT FEEDING ECOLOGY OF BEARS.
University of Cinncinnati
PRELIMINARY PLANT FOSSIL DATA FROM THE DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT RESERVATION, MA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PALEOLAKE
Emma Rose Locatelli
EXPERIMENTAL TAPHONOMY OF DECAPOD CRUSTACEANS: ASSESSING THE EFFECTS OF PRE-BURIAL PROCESSES
2011 PS Poster Award Recipients
Pedro M. Monarrez
Department of Geological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton
LATE MISSISSIPPIAN BRACHIOPOD COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO THE ONSET OF THE LATE PALEOZOIC ICE AGE, ARROW CANYON, NV
James R. Thomka
Department of Geology
University of Cincinnati
PELMATOZOAN ATTACHMENT STRUCTURES FROM A MICROBIOHERMAL HARDGROUND IN THE MIDDLE SILURIAN OSGOOD FORMATION, SOUTHEASTERN INDIANA
Scott A. Mata
Department of Earth Sciences
LARGE EARLY CAMBRIAN SEA ANEMONE BURROWS FROM THE UPPER MEMBER OF THE WOOD CANYON FORMATION, DEATH VALLEY REGION, UNITED STATES
2010 PS Poster Award Recipients
PALEONTOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE WACCAMAW FORMATION AT NEILS EDDY LANDING, ACME, NORTH CAROLINA
MCGREGOR, Daren A., Department of Geology, Colby College, 5800 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, [email protected]
SAND PSEUDOMORPHS OF DINOSAUR BONES: IMPLICATIONS FOR (NON-) PRESERVATION OF SKELETAL MATERIAL IN THE HARTFORD BASIN, USA
GETTY, Patrick Ryan, Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut, 354 Mansfield Road U-2045, Storrs, CT 06269, [email protected]
2009 PS Poster Award Recipients
GENUS-LEVEL TAPHONOMIC VARIATION WITHIN CLADID CRINOIDS, UPPER PENNSYLVANIAN BARNSDALL FORMATION, NORTHEASTERN OKLAHOMA
THOMKA, James R., Department of Geology and Geography, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5305, [email protected], MOSHER, Daniel, Biology Department, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, 43050, LEWIS, Ronald D., Geology and Geography, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5305, PABIAN, Roger K., School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE 68583-0961, and HOLTERHOFF, Peter, Department of Geosciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409
EVOLUTION AND DIVERSIFICATION OF DUGONGINAE (SIRENIA; DUGONGIDAE) IN THE WEST ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN REGION
VELEZ-JUARBE, Jorge, Department of Anatomy, Howard University, 520 W Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059, [email protected] and DOMNING, Daryl P., Department of Anatomy, Howard University, 520 W St. NW, Washington, DC 20059
MIOCENE FORAMINIFERAL BIOFACIES ALONG THE CARIBBEAN COAST OF NORTHWEST PANAMA
GARCIA INGUANTI, Carla1, GUROCAK-ORHUN, Ozlem1, MATTHEWS, Francis Alex1, COLLINS, Laurel S.2, and O’DEA, Aaron3, (1) Dept. of Earth and Environment, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, [email protected], (2) Dept. of Earth and Environment, and Dept. of Biological Sciences, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, (3) Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Apartado 0843 – 03092, Panama, 03092, Panama
2008 PS Poster Award Recipients
A NEW OUTLINE METHOD TO IDENTIFY SPECIALIZED SHELL-WEDGING BEHAVIOR IN GASTROPOD MOLLUSKS
SMITH, Ursula E., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 and DIETL, Gregory, P., Paleontological Research Institution, Ithaca, NY 14850
THE INFLUENCE OF TAXONOMIC LEVEL ON BIOGEOGRAPHIC PATTERNS
REDMAN, Cory M., Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-3115
PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHY OF CINCINNATIAN (LATE ORDOVICIAN) BRACHIOPOD SPECIES UTILIZING ECOLOGICAL NICHE MODELING METHODS
WALLS, Bradley J., Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701 and STIGALL, Alycia L., Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701