XIV EAVP meeting

XIV European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists meeting

XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP) was held in Haarlem, last July.

The XIV EAVP meeting was held in the in the Teylers Museum. This is the oldest Natural History museum in The Netherlands. During five days (July 5th – 10th) more than 200 palaeontologists all around Europe came together to this annual meeting. This is an important forum to share and to discuss about the latest scientific research on palaeontology.

XIV EAVP meeting

Nearly to 80 posters and more than 120 talks summarized the participants contributions for this edition. Most of them were included in one of the 7 symposiums proposed: Fossil illegal, Biogeography, Tetrapods, Islands, Hominins, Germanic Basins and North Sea Basin. Moreover, this year involved seven keynote speakers.

The program concludes with field excursions. This year participants had the opportunity to choose among two field options. On the one hand, visit the stratotype of the Maastrichtian Stage (72.1-66 Ma; www.stratigraphy.org). On the other hand, they could meet the Maasvlakte 2, Pleistocene sands at the major civil engineering project in The Netherlands (www.maasvlakte2.com).

Transmitting Science participated as sponsor of this event. This year we organized a workshop on Geometric Morphometrics, free of charge for 30 participants. Furthermore, as in previous editions we delivered the Transmitting Science grant for young researchers. This year the postdoc researcher Verónica Díez (Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany) won the grant. Finally, we participated by auctioning a course (account of the payee’s choice) and handmade customized notebooks. The benefits went to the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists to grant students for the next meeting.

XIV EAVP meeting

We would like to thanks to all people involved in the development of this event, and particularly to T. Trapman for some of the pictures. Finally, we remind you that Transmitting Science offers a 20% discount in any of our courses fees for members of the EAVP.

The XV EAVP meeting is coming!

The Palaeontological Museum Munich will host the next annual conference from 31st July to 3rd August and the call for abstracts for the EAVP symposia is now open. Deadline: 28th February 2017.

See you in Munich 2017!

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