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September 18, 2014

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8:14 PM | How do paleontologists access the (non-open access) literature?
It is no secret to those who know me that I am strongly supportive of open access (OA)–published data and personal experience alike show that OA is strongly beneficial to science. That said, it’s not as if we can ignore …The post How do paleontologists access the (non-open access) literature? appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

September 14, 2014

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2:37 PM | The Figure Makes the Fossil
As I wrap up revisions on a manuscript, as well as continuing the day to day work in “my” museum collection, I’ve been thinking a lot about what makes a good figure of a fossil. The thought is driven in …The post The Figure Makes the Fossil appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

August 25, 2014

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3:13 PM | Planting a Cretaceous Pond, South American Edition
If you close your eyes and visualize Mesozoic foliage, a few particular types of plants might spring to mind. There are probably some palm trees, a few ferns, a cycad (“sago palm”) or two, and if you are particularly in-the-know, …The post Planting a Cretaceous Pond, South American Edition appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.

August 22, 2014

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3:14 PM | Things That Make a Vertebrate Paleontologist Weep with Joy
There are times when I really wish I were born an invertebrate paleontologist. For many of them*, a few kilograms of rock can contain dozens or even hundreds of specimens of a single species. This is awesome, because some of …The post Things That Make a Vertebrate Paleontologist Weep with Joy appeared first on The Integrative Paleontologists.
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