Postponed Until June 2023

The uncertainties surrounding international travel during the ongoing pandemic have forced the organizers to postpone MTE14 another year. We appreciate your understanding and patience.

14th Conference on Mesozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems • #MTE14

June 8-10, 2023 • Utah Geological Survey • Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Friday night reception at Natural History Museum of Utah
  • Premeeting Field Trips: Four-day Mesozoic of Utah Field Trip,One-day trip to BYU’s Paleontology Museum & Museum of Ancient Life
  • Postmeeting Field Trip: Three-day trip to Dinosaur National Monument

General Information

Please note that this page was last updated September 7, 2021 with postponement news

Call for Papers

A proceedings volume of extended abstracts will be published for the meeting, with all pre-peer-reviewed extended abstracts submitted prior to Nov. 30, 2021. Presentations on all aspects of Mesozoic terrestrial paleontology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, and paleogeography are welcome. Abstracts should be no more than 6000 characters, a few references, and 1 plate or figure. Oral presentations are limited to 12 minutes each with 3 minutes for questions. Posters formatted within 8 ft ( 240 cm) wide by 4 ft (120 cm) high.

Call for Additional Theme Session Proposals

A concise summary and discussion of the topic should be submitted. In particular, the unifying research themes underlying the session should be clearly elucidated and tied explicitly to the list of planned presenters. A summary of demographic data for confirmed presenters that provides information on a) gender, and b) career stage. Although there are no specific requirements, diversity is encouraged. We would love to see a session on Mesozoic paleolimnology or paleoentomology. Proposals, including both the description and the list of presenters and titles, should not exceed two single-spaced pages in length.

Call for Sponsors

Sponsors for various events at the meeting (social events, field trips, etc.) and for supporting the attendance by students and invited participants from other countries are being sought. Contact co-chairs for more information on how you can help.


Send Mail Correspondence To:

MTE14 c/o Utah Geological Survey

PO Box 146100

Salt Lake City, Utah 84014-6100


Venue Location

Utah Geological Survey

1594 W. North Temple, Suite 3110

Salt Lake City, Utah

Please use the #MTE14 hashtag in social media.

Organized By


James I. Kirkland

Utah State Paleontologist,

Utah Geological Survey

+1 801 870-2874

ReBecca Hunt-Foster

Park Paleontologist,

Dinosaur National Monument

+1 435 781-7703

Mark Loewen

Utah Museum of Natural History

+1 801 891-6036

Sponsored by:

Utah Geological Survey

National Park Service

U.S. Forest Service

Bureau of Land Management

Smithsonian Institution

Natural History Museum of Utah

Utah Field House of Natural History State Park Museum

St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

Brigham Young University

Utah Friends of Paleontology

The Anatomical Record