Great Basin Chapter

Paleontology Talks & Chapter Meetings

On Hiatus

Meetings will resume in late summer or fall after the paleo field season.

Videos From Previous Meetings

Check out videos of our earlier meetings on the UFOP YouTube channel

Watch for notices via the Utah Friends of Paleontology Facebook group or via email to members signed-up for updates.

2023 Meetings

Colin Boisvert

Around the Neck Bend: Working on the Biomechanical Analysis of the Neck of Apatosaurus excelsus using BYU 18531 as a Case Study

February 9, 2023

2022 Meetings

Randy Irmis

Giant Ichthyosaurs from Nevada and What They Teach Us About Triassic Ocean Ecosystems

December 9, 2022

Kathleen Ritterbush

Ammonite Renaissance: How Technology and Imagination Are Changing Our View of Ancient Seas

November 17, 2022

Riley Black

The Last Days of the Dinosaurs

May 12, 2022

Neil Shubin

Finding Your Inner Fish

March 17, 2022

Andy Connolly

From the Field to the Classroom: How to Inspire a New Generation of Paleontology Detectives through Inquiry-Based Learning

January 13, 2022

2021 Meetings

Rodolfo Coria

A Quest for Early Cretaceous Dinosaurs in Patagonia — Opening a Long-Closed Window

October 14, 2021

Joshua Lively

New Genera of Mosasaurs from the Western Interior Seaway and the Diversification of Mosasaurinae

January 14, 2021

Mark Loewen

Jurassic Park: Fantasy or Fiction (not recorded)

February 11, 2020

Alan Titus

In the Land of Rainbows and Unicorns: Forensic Science of a 76.4 million-year-old Tyrannosaur Mass Mortality

March 11, 2021

Savhannah Carpenter

New Ceratopsians from Southern Larmidia

April 8, 2021

Josh Bonde

A reevaluation of Nevada’s first frog (Eorubeta nevadensis); and the utility of fossils in paleogeographic reconstructions

May 13, 2021

Hillary McLean

A Frozen Bone Sandwich Inside of a Frozen Turkey: Spilling All the Tea on what Fossil Preparation of the Kikak Tegoseak Quarry from Alaska is Actually Like

June 10, 2021

2020 Meetings

Chase Shelburne

A Tale of Two Fishes: Insights into the Feeding Structure of Xiphactinus audax and Megalops atlanticus

September 10, 2020

Elliott Armour Smith

Styxosaurus and Other Late Cretaceous Elasmosaurs

October 8, 2020

Alex Lowe

Evolution of Temperate Vegetation in North America

November 12, 2020

Tracy Thompson

To Run or to Climb: Archaeopteryx Claw Function and Ecology

December 10, 2020