Monthly Archives: October 2012

SVP post-meeting field trip

The SVP sessions wrapped up yesterday afternoon, but Ray and I unfortunately missed the post-meeting banquet. That’s because we had to return to Martinsville to retrieve some vans from the museum for the SVP post-meeting field trip. Twenty people participated … Continue reading

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SVP 2012 meeting, Day 4

Today was the last day of the SVP meeting. I started off the morning with a series of talks on mammal feeding. Brian Beatty and Matt Mihlbachler continued their examination of techniques for examining microwear on mammal teeth, reiterating that … Continue reading

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SVP 2012 meeting, Day 3

I spent day 3 of the SVP meeting in reptile talks. John Hutchinson presented experiments on high-speed bounding in crocodiles and alligators. It turns out that only smaller crocodiles use bounding, and alligators don’t seem to use it at all, … Continue reading

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SVP 2012 meeting, Day 2

This morning I attended a special symposium on the Late Cretaceous fossils from Appalachia. In this context, Appalachia is not simply the Appalachian Mountains. During the Late Cretaceous North America was bisected by the Western Interior Seaway, dividing the continent … Continue reading

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SVP 2012 meeting, Day 1

The Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting got fully underway today, with three concurrent technical sessions plus posters. Between catching up with friends and collaborators (often the same people) I managed to make it to a number of talks:

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2012 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting

The 2012 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology meeting is being held this week in Raleigh, North Carolina. The first meeting activity actually started a few days ago with a Triassic Basin field trip, which included stops at VMNH and at the … Continue reading

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Extremes

Administrative duties, combined with multiple approaching grant deadlines and conferences, have slowed my writing considerably. My posting rate should pick up later this month with the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology conference, followed in November by the Geological Society of America … Continue reading

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