11th December 2023, 10am - 5pm
Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Techniques for visualising and analysing extinct and extant organisms, both digitally and in three dimensions, have transformed the field of morphology and what we know about organismal evolution These techniques are subsequently routinely employed by biologists and palaeontologists alike This workshop will provide participants with training in cutting edge methods for creating virtual models of whole organisms, including both fossil and living species.
17th – 20th June 2024
The Symposium on Toarcian Palaeobiology is an opportunity to platform the diversity of global Toarcian palaeontological research by spotlighting underrepresented fields such as the marine benthos, the terrestrial realm, and the ecological impacts of the Toarcian Oceanic Anoxic Event, alongside popular fields including ammonites and marine reptiles, as well as curatoration and prepartion of Toarcian material. The event will consist of two days of single session talks and posters, with a lunchtime workshop on the second day, and a full day workshop on the final day offering the opportunity to explore the Charles Moore collection of specimens from Strawberry Bank.
SPPC - the Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation - has been running since 1992, acting as a forum where workers in these fields can meet to share ideas and new research on the topic.
In recent years, the remit of the conference has been expanded such that it now covers any topic related to the preparation or conservation of geological material, including all work undertaken to prepare palaeontological or geological material for research, teaching, storage, display, etc.
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