Welcome to the Dallas Paleontological Society
The Dallas Paleo Society monthly meeting is Wednesday April 9 at 7:30pm at Brookhaven College, Ellison Miles Building, room 126 on the Brookhaven Campus.
Brookhaven is located at 3939 Valley View Lane, Farmers Branch, (Dallas) Texas 75244.
Strganac, PhD candidate at SMU,
will speak about new geological and paleontological findings at Bentiaba,
Chris graduated with a BS in Geological Sciences from UT Austin in
2002, and then worked as park ranger in John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
in eastern Oregon. For his MS degree in 2008 from SMU, he researched
mammal fossils found southeast of Mount Rainer, Washington (he spoke to the DPS
about this in September 2011). Chris continued his studies toward a
Ph.D. at SMU, for which he received a Frank Crane Memorial Scholarship from the
DPS and performed field work in Ethiopia, Antarctica, and Angola.
His main research focus is using stable isotopes to determine the
paleoenvironment, paleoecology, and age of fossil-bearing strata.
Chris is currently finishing his Ph.D. and has accepted a position with the
Perot Museum. Please join us to hear the latest research from the
And be sure to join us for future meetings.
For the May
meeting, Wes Kirpach will speak, and show a video, about collecting shark teeth
and other fossils in Florida, in preparation for the DPS field trip there.
The June speaker will be Dr. Patricia Kelly of the University of North
Carolina at Wilmington, one of the distinguished speakers for The
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More about the Society can be found in The Fossil Record.
Some of our outings, finds and wares.
Purpose of the Society
The Dallas Paleontological Society was founded in 1984 for the purpose of promoting interest in and knowledge of the science of paleontology. It was intended by the founding members that the Society would be a network for the exchange of data between professionals and serious amateurs in this field.
Everyone is welcome to join the Society. No special skills or knowledge are required for membership.