The Analytical Paleobiology (Workshop) School is offered annually in boreal summers and hosted by a different institution each year. The 1st edition of the workshop was held July 19 – August 15, 2018 at the Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA).
The workshop is dedicated to analytical training of graduate students in paleobiology and hopes to emulate the success of the Fossilworks Intensive Workshop in Analytical Palaeobiology developed and coordinated by John Alroy (Macquarie University). The workshop was held at NCEAS between 2005 and 2009 and at Macquarie University between 2010 and 2015, with support provided at various times by the Australian Research Council, NCEAS, NESCent, the Palaeontological Association, the Paleontological Society, and the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The summer workshop played a critical role in training a generation of paleontology graduate students in analytical methods, and its legacy is apparent in any survey of recent paleontological publications. Thanks to John Alroy’s vision and dedicated service, the original workshop represented an extraordinarily fruitful training program. We are thrilled at this opportunity to revive such a critical initiative.
The 2018 edition of the workshop has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship by the Paleontological Society, the Sedimentary Geology & Paleobiology Program of the National Science Foundation (NSF), the NSF-Funded Research Coordination Network: Earth Rates and by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP).
After a Covid-19-forced break the 2022 edition was made possible by funding through the PaleoSynthesis Project funded by the Volkswagen Stiftung; 2023 will be funded to some part as well. It is intended to be an international, community-driven initiative. We welcome your input and participation regardless of your geographic location, area of expertise, or professional status.