The Analytical Paleobiology Short Course is offered annually in boreal summers and hosted by a different institution each year. The 1st edition of the course, scheduled for Jul 19 - Aug 15 2018, will be hosted by Florida Museum of Natural History (University of Florida, Gainesville, FL USA). The anticipated hosts in the subsequent three years are University of Wisconsin (2019), University of California Berkeley (2020), and University of Erlangen (2021).

The short course 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 course 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 course 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 course represented an extraordinarily fruitful training program. We are thrilled at this opportunity to revive such a critical initiative.

The 2018 edition of the short course has been made possible thanks to generous sponsorship by
(1) Paleontological Society;
(2) Sedimentary Geology & Paleobiology Program of the National Science Foundation;
(3) NSF-Funded Research Coordination Network: Earth Rates and
(4) Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP).

The Analytical Paleobiology Short Course 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.

Organizing Committee of the Analytical Paleobiology Short Course