Great Basin Chapter
Hybrid Meetings

Live & Online Paleontology Talks & Chapter Meetings

Presenting: Kathleen Ritterbush Ph.D. — Assistant Professor University of Utah, Department of Geology and Geophysics

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

Thursday November 17, 2022, 7:00 PM
Great Basin Chapter Meeting
In-Person & Online

Join the Great Basin Chapter, Utah Friends of Paleontology, November 17 at 7:00 PM for our hybrid meeting. Our guest speaker in-person at the Utah Core Center will be Kathleen Ritterbush, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at the University of Utah’s Department of Geology and Geophysics. Dr. Ritterbush explores the roles of animal life in Earth’s dynamic system through time. Her research uses field, computation, microscopy, and experimental work to discover practical animal-environment interactions that underpinned marine ecosystems in deep time.

Please note: our in-person meetings will now be held in the Utah Core Research Center’s conference room. We look forward to seeing members in-person for the first time since meetings went online during the pandemic. The conference room is equipped for hybrid meetings, so we also look forward to members and guests who can join us online via Google Meet.

If you’d like to join us online, click below to sign up for the meeting. You will be sent a link to attend via email the day before the meeting.

Click below for a map and related instructions for the in-person meeting at the Utah Core Research Center.

Videos From Previous Online Meetings

Check out videos of our earlier Online Meetings on the UFOP YouTube channel

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

2022 Meetings

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