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FOSSIL Project Updates Winter 2018

December 19th, 2018 by

By Jen Bauer & Sadie Mills Geological Society of America and Dry Dredgers  The annual meeting of the Geological Society of America (GSA) was hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana this year. The FOSSIL Project teamed up with the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers to host a booth in the exhibition hall. Together FOSSIL team members and Dry Dredgers shared […]

Research: Ecosystem impacts in the Ordovician due to species migration

December 19th, 2018 by

Contrasting ecosystem impacts of biotic invasions in the Type Cincinnatian Series (Late Ordovician, Katian) by Alycia L. Stigall and Ron Fine  Article summarized by Jen Bauer. Dr. Alycia Stigall is a professor at Ohio University and Mr. Ron Fine is an avocational paleontologist associated with the Dry Dredgers. From the authors: This project is an excellent […]

Education: Pedagogy and Technology in the Modern Paleontology Classroom

December 19th, 2018 by

By Jen Bauer & Jeanette Pirlo  Every year there are special short courses, or one-day programs at the annual Geological Society of America (GSA) meeting, surrounding a topic in paleontology. This year the workshop centered on incorporating new pedagogy (practice of teaching) and technology into the classroom (click here for advertisement). The program was set up where […]

Paleoart: Greer Stothers

December 19th, 2018 by

Greer Stothers is an illustrator located in the Greater Toronto Area. Her risographs won the Applied Artists Youngblood Illustration award, were shortlisted for a Broken Pencil award, and have been displayed in galleries in Canada, the United States, Germany, and Indonesia. She received her training at Sheridan College, graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Illustration, and is currently studying Evolutionary Biology […]

Amateur Spotlight: Jack Kallmeyer

December 19th, 2018 by

Introduction to Jack Kallmeyer by Dr. Dave Meyer, lead nominator for the Strimple Award At the 2018 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Indianapolis, The Paleontological Society presented its Strimple Award for contributions by an amateur to paleontology to Jack Kallmeyer of Cincinnati, Ohio. I was among several paleontologists who nominated Jack […]

Featured Fossil: Eocene Egg

December 19th, 2018 by

By Sean Moran During July and August of this summer, a group of vertebrate paleontologists from the Florida Museum of Natural History spent four weeks combing the badlands of Nebraska looking for ~34 million-year-old (Ma) fossils. The northwestern corner of Nebraska, in addition to containing some of the state’s most beautiful scenery, also preserves some […]

Featured Professional: Adriane Lam

December 19th, 2018 by

Editor’s Note: Adriane Lam is a Ph.D. student at University of Massachusetts Amherst where she actively participates in understanding foraminifera assemblages of the Neogene to use to reconstruct ancient ocean circulation patterns and the evolution of foraminifera subgroups. Adriane is a first generation college student and a strong advocate for diversity in the geosciences. She has […]

Club Corner: Bolivian Paleontology Club “FosilBol”

December 19th, 2018 by

By Giovanni Rios For a long time, paleontology as a science was considered exclusive to a select group of people due to a lack of access to information. Within the last two decades, access to scientific information via the internet has propagated the development of new paleontology experts, some of them self-taught.  At the end of […]

Upcoming Events

December 13th, 2018 by

January 6 Meet the Paleontologist – Fossil Fish Tales, Falls of the Ohio State Park (Indiana) January 12 Dickson Mounds Kid’s Collectors Day (Illinois) February 1 GSA Graduate Student Research Grants application DEADLINE February 2 Geoscientists in the Park and GeoCorps America application DEADLINES February 2 – February 17 Tucson Gem, Mineral, and Fossil Showcase […]

FOSSIL Project Updates Fall 2018

October 17th, 2018 by

By Sadie Mills myFOSSIL Mobile App In August, FOSSIL team members joined students, staff, and volunteers from the Florida Museum on a field expedition to the Nebraska Badlands. In addition to searching for vertebrate fossils from the Eocene-Oligocene transition (approximate 34 million years ago), team members field-tested the myFOSSIL mobile app. You can see some […]

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