Every six weeks or so, I write a post for Old Bones, the blog of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
After a visit to the University of Washington, I wrote my February 2017 blog on why meeting with a visiting professor is a great opportunity for students.
My first post of 2017, I talked about strategies I use to stay on top of the ever-expanding scientific literature.
After returning from several months in Argentina, I wrote a post in December of 2016 comparing vertebrate paleontology careers in Argentina and the US.
My September 2016 post dealt with taphonomy and a new model to explain unusual combinations of bones preserved in some skeletons.
In my July 2016 post, I discussed an article on meat-eating mammals published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
After returning from fieldwork in Bolivia, I wrote my June 2016 blog about the different types of geological investigations we undertook while there.
I collaborated with a guest blogger from Chile in May 2016, Dr. Karen Moreno, to describe the development of the first paleontology graduate program in Chile, which is at the Universidad Austral de Chile in Valdivia.
In March of 2016, I discussed a recently published article about the anatomy and evolutionary relationships of an awesomely strange animal that lived about 310 million years ago called the Tully Monster (Tullimonstrum gregarium).
Giant tortoises were on my mind in February of 2016, so that’s what I blogged about.
In my December 2015 post, I wrote about a fun and interesting book I read on a trip to Chile, The Monkey’s Voyage. In short, it deals with plants and animals crossing large water barriers, even entire oceans, to reach islands and other continents.
Mammalogists and paleontologists use to many terms to describe what an animal eats. I blogged about a variety of these in my November 2015 post.
Why do paleontologists attend academic meetings? I addressed this question in my September 2015 blog post after attending the 5th Congreso Latinoamericano de Paleontología in Colonia, Uruguay.
In August 2015, I wrote a blog about collections research after spending a day in the fossil collections of the University of California, Berkeley.
In July 2015, I reviewed “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs,” a traveling exhibit on sauropod dinosaurs created by the American Museum of Natural History.