Dear Students,

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2019 edition of the Analytical Paleobiology Summer Workshop. To apply for admission and to learn more about the workshop and application process, please visit our website at

This 4-week workshop, with major support from NSF, aims to introduce graduate students to a range of analytical methods that are foundational to or at the cutting edge of paleobiological research. Topics, taught by rotating expert instructors, will include probability theory, maximum likelihood and Bayesian methods, resampling techniques, correlation and regression, multivariate statistics, methods of measuring biodiversity, morphometrics, phylogenetic methods, spatial and time-series analyses and other related topics. The workshop will also provide practical hands-on training in statistical programming and data analysis and visualization in R.

The 2019 edition of the workshop will be hosted at the University of California, Riverside (USA) immediately following the 11th North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC: FRIDAY JUNE 28 thru TUESDAY JULY 23, 2019.

PhD students from any degree-granting institution worldwide are eligible for admission. Applications from junior scientists who completed their PhD recently and from future PhD students (i.e., advanced undergraduate students and MS students interested in research-oriented careers in paleontology) will also be considered. Maximum enrollment is 15 students. Admission decisions will be based on student applications and recommendation letters. Special consideration will be given to students who plan on attending NAPC prior to the workshop.

The workshop is free for admitted applicants. We are pleased to inform you that lodging will be provided at little or no cost to all participants. Financial aid to assist participants with travel costs may be available, but we encourage applicants to pursue additional funding at their home institution or other sources, particularly in association with NAPC.

To submit your application, please visit Applications and recommendation letters are due on March 15, 2019. Admission decisions will be made in early April 2019.

If you have questions about the workshop or the application process, please email Shanan Peters (peters -at- geology or Seth Finnegan (seth Finnegan -at-


The Initial Organizing Committee of the Analytical Paleobiology Short Workshop

Shanan Peters, Seth Finnegan (chairs, 2019)
Wolfgang Kiessling
Rowan Lockwood
Charles Marshall
Alycia Stigall
Michal Kowalewski.