Conservation Paleobiology

Dr. Gregory Dietl, Director of Collections at PRI and its Museum of the Earth, is a co-organizer of the Conservation Paleobiology Workshop. This workshop brought researchers from around the world with diverse backgrounds in the geological and biological sciences to PRI to discuss the future of the rapidly developing field of conservation paleobiology—a new subdiscipline in paleontology that applies geohistorical data to the conservation of biological diversity; for details see the Conservation Paleobiology website. This workshop was funded by the National Science Foundation.