About the Series
The Elements of Paleontology series is a publishing collaboration between the Paleontological Society and Cambridge University Press. The series covers the full spectrum of topics in paleontology and paleobiology, and related topics in the Earth and life sciences of interest to students and researchers of paleontology.
About the Editor-in-Chief
Colin D. Sumrall is an Assistant Professor of Paleobiology at the University of Tennessee. His research is centered on understanding the paleobiology of extinct echinoderms (starfish and their allies).
Inaugural Elements in the Series
The following first Elements are contributions to the Paleontological Short Course on Education and Public Outreach in Paleontology (organized by Phoebe Cohen, Rowan Lockwood and Lisa Boush), convened at the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in November 2018 (Indianapolis, Indiana USA). Links will be added once the Element has been published.
|Flipping the Paleontology Classroom: Beneﬁts, Challenges, and Strategies|
Matthew E. Clapham
|Integrating Active Learning into Paleontology Classes|
Alison N. Olcott
|Integrating Macrostrat and Rockd into Undergraduate Earth Science Teaching|
Pheobe A. Cohen, Rowan Lockwood, and Shanan Peters
|Dinosaurs: A Catalyst For Critical Thought|
|Student-Centered Teaching in Paleontology and Geoscience Classrooms|
Robyn Mieko Dahl
|Confronting Prior Conceptions in Paleontology Courses|
Margaret M. Yacobucci
|Beyond Hands On: Incorporating Kinesthetic Learning in an Undergraduate Paleontology Class |
David W. Goldsmith
|The Neotoma Paleoecology Database: A Research Outreach Nexus|
Simon J. Goring, Russell Graham, Shane Oeﬄer, Amy Myrbo, James S. Oliver, Carol Ormond, and John W. Williams
|Incorporating Research into Undergraduate Paleontology Courses: Or a Tale of 23,276 Mulinia Patricia H. Kelley||Equity, Culture, and Place in Teaching Paleontology: Student-Centered Pedagogy for Broadening Participation|
Christy C. Visaggi
|Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Educational Opportunities for Undergraduates|
Rowan Lockwood, Pheobe A. Cohen, Mark D. Uhen, and Katherine Ryker
The Paleontological Society is an international nonproﬁt organization devoted exclusively to the science of paleontology: invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany. The Society’s mission is to advance the study of the fossil record through scientiﬁc research, education, and advocacy. Its vision is to be a leading global advocate for understanding life’s history and evolution. The Society has several membership categories, including regular, amateur/avocational, student, and retired. Members, representing some 40 countries, include professional paleontologists, academicians, science editors, Earth science teachers, museum specialists, undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and amateur/avocational paleontologists.