UFOP Online Meetings

Field Season Break

The UFOP Online Meetings talks are on hiatus during the paleontology field season. We’re planning on resuming meetings in September or October of 2021, with hybrid meetings that will continue to be accessible as live online Google Meet conferences. If you would like to speak at a future meeting, or have suggestions for speakers, please contact us at info@utahpaleo.org. We’ll announce upcoming meetings here and on our UFOP social media. Our Great Basin Chapter meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST.

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.

Previous Online Meetings

Second Thursday of the month at 7:00 PM MST

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

Lowe Online Talk promo Nov 2020

In response to the pandemic, Utah Friends of Paleontology Great Basin Chapter is hosting a series of online paleontology lectures in lieu of our usual monthly meetings. At each meeting we feature a speaker who presents on a paleontology topic. We have pretty good connections, and get professional, academic, independent, and student paleontologists, as well as speakers who work in the arts and technologies that are essential to reconstructing past life

As always, UFOP chapter meetings are open to members and to anyone interested. We’ve created a UFOP Online Meetings page where you can register to receive a meeting link to attend our next upcoming talk. Our regular meetings are on the second Thursday of each month at 7:00 PM mountain time. 

Visit our UFOP Online Meetings page for information about upcoming talks. Follow the link to register, and we’ll send you a video conference meeting link you can use to attend. We look forward to seeing you online!

We have been recording the monthly talks and you can watch video recordings of past talks in the series at the Utah Friends of Paleontology YouTube Channel