AnnouncementsMar. 2, 2024
Stories from the Badlands!
Dr. Bruce MacFadden, Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, Florida Museum of Natural History
7PM IN-PERSON CLUB MEETING at the USF Behavioral Science Room #103
Dr. Bruce MacFadden started his career in Flori-
da, joining the University of Florida faculty in
1977. Dr. Bruce is the author of several books
and more than 200
peer-reviewed professional articles.
He has been a principal investigator
on more than 50 external grants, mostly from the National Science
Foundation, totaling more than $35
million. A vertebrate paleontologist by training (Cornell and Columbia),
specializing in fossil mammals, he has been the President of
both the Paleontological Society and Society of Vertebrate Paleontology.
Dr. Bruce teaches courses on vertebrate paleontology and
broader impacts of science on society and has been the major professor
of two dozen UF graduate students. Dr. Bruce has been a
friend to the amateur paleontology community and has made dozens of
trips from Gainesville to Tampa over the 47 years of his time
in Florida paleontology.
Each year the Florida Museum of Natural History takes students and teachers to learn about and hunt Oligocene fossils in the Badlands of Nebraska. It’s quite the trip and Dr. Bruce has participated i n these adventures for many years. We look forward to hearing his stories from the Badlands.
Tampa Bay Fossil Chronicles
Hopefully you’ve noticed that TBFC has stepped up its game with the newsletter each month. In addition to all of our regular contributors, we’ve added two new recurring articles this season. “In Touch with Inverts” by Rob Carlson was added in September. Recently added, “Paleo Analysis” by Steve Vicari. Each month Steve will be discussing interesting prehistoric fauna and how they relate to extant species.
Please check out all of the articles in each issue. Only TBFC members receive the Chronicles, we don’t post it online or on Facebook.
Be sure to renew your Fossil Permits!