Past Grantees

“The Jurassic Foundation research grant represented for me an essential starting point for developing my Ph.D. research project. In fact, it was essential to have economic support to start my research, entirely field related, in a foreign country. The first summer in the field was partially set up with the JF grant, laying the foundations for two more years of activities in the study area. This work resulted in five scientific publications in important international journals, and my Ph.D. thesis was co-supervised by Italian and Canadian specialists. I really hope that in the future others will have the same opportunity to achieve important research goals with the support of the Jurassic Foundation.” – Federico Fanti, Ph.D., Università di Bologna, Italy, JF grantee Fall 2007

Fall 2001

M. Carolina Aguillon

“Distribution and Diversity of Late Campanian (Cretaceous) Terrestrial Vertebrates in North America”

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.


Romain Amiot

“Isotopic Analysis (δ18 O) of Mesozoic Vertebrate Teeth: Application to Cretaceous Paleoclimates”

Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France


Eric Buffetaut

“The Sauropod Dinosaurs of Thailand”

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, France


Rodolfo Coria

“Illustrations for the Osteology of Giganotosaurus carolinii

Museo Carmen Funes, Plaza Huincul, Argentina


Silvina de Valais

“Ichnology of Dinosaurs and Associated Fauna from the Jurassic of Patagonia, Argentina”

Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Argentina


Jerald Harris

“The Skull of Carnotaurus sastrei (Theropoda: Abelisauroidea)”

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.


Takehito Ikejiri

“Anatomy and Morphological Variation in North American Camarasaurus (Sauropoda)”

Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, U.S.A.


Lü Junchang

“The Study of Oviraptorosauria (Dinosauria) from Southern China”

Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.


Karen Moreno Fuentealba

“Paleoecological Evolution of Dinosaurs (Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous) from Chacarilla Formation, Northern Chile: Guatacondo, Sipuca, and Mani Canyons”

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile


Patrick O’Connor

“Exploring Tanzania’s Cretaceous Record: Implications for Gondwanan Biogeography”

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A.


Niels Rasmussen

“Comparison of Dinosaur Eggshells from the Upper Jurassic”

University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark


Phil Senter

“Phylogenetic Positions of Avialae and Putative Protobirds: Trip to Beijing”

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.


David Smith

“Intraspecific Skull Variation in Allosaurus

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, U.S.A.


Allison Tumarkin

“Bone Surface Textures as Ontogenetic Indicators in Modern and Fossil Archosaurs”

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.


Darla Zelenitsky

“Paleobiological Implications of Dinosaur Nest Taphonomy”

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Spring 2001

Anthony Fiorillo

“Vertebrate Taphonomy of a Dinosaur-Bearing Bonebed in the Prince Creek Formation of Northern Alaska; Insights in the Paleoecology of Northern North America During the Cretaceous”

Dallas Museum of Natural History, Dallas, TX, U.S.A.


Terry Gates

“Taphonomy of the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, Emery County, Utah”

Utah Museum of Natural History, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S.A.


Philip Gingerich and Jeffrey Wilson

“Late Cretaceous Dinosaurs of Pakistan”

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, U.S.A.


Mark Goodwin

“Effects of the Burial Environment on Oxygen Isotope Composition in Dinosaur Bone”

University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A.


Merrilee Guenther

“The Morphology of Nesting Sites from Devil’s Coulee, Alberta and the Relationship Between Ootaxa and Associated Juvenile and Embryonic Bones from the Site”

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, U.S.A.


Rebecca Hanna

“Taphonomy of an Associated Hadrosaur Skeleton with Skull Material from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Two Medicine Formation, Northwestern Montana, USA”

Montana State University, Museum of the Rockies, Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.


Donald Henderson

“Sauropod Axial Stress Estimation”

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, U.S.A.


Robert Hill

“Plates, Spines, and Clubs: Character Data from Dinosaur Osteoderms”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, U.S.A.


Sandra Jasinoski

“Functional Morphology of the Theropod Shoulder Apparatus”

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Coralia-Maria Jianu

“New Dinosaurs from Transylvania (Late Cretaceous Romania)”

Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice si Romane Deva, Deva, Romania


Martin Kundrát

“Neurocranial Anatomy and Reconstruction of the Central Nervous System in Juvenile Specimens of Hadrosaurid Dinosaurs”

Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic


Hans Larsson

“Braincase Anatomy of Two Ornithomimid Dinosaurs”

Yale University, New Haven, CT, U.S.A.


Karen Moreno Fuentealba

“Paleoecological Evolution of Dinosaurs (Middle Jurassic-Lower Cretaceous) from Chacarilla Formation,Northern Chile”

Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile


Fernando Novas

“A Possible Thescelosaur (Ornithischia, Ornithopoda) from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia”

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Emma Rainforth

“Dinosaurian Faunas Across the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in Eastern North America”

Columbia University, Palisades, NY, U.S.A.


Robert Reisz

“The Oldest Known (200 Million Years Old) Embryos and the Origin of Gigantism in Herbivorous Dinosaurs”

University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada


 Julia Sankey

“Taxonomy of Late Maastrichtian North American Theropod Dinosaur Teeth in the University of California-Berkeley’s Museum of Paleontology”

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City, SD, U.S.A.


Phil Senter

“Phylogenetic Positions of Avialae and Putative Protobirds”

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, U.S.A.


Eric Snively

“Feeding Mechanisms in Saurischian Dinosaurs: Integrated Neck and Jaw Muscle Morphology”

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Kathy Stokosa

“Enamel Microstructure Variation Within the Tyrannosauridae”

Museum of the Rockies, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT, U.S.A.


Xu Xing

“Exploring for Small Jurassic Dinosaurs in Xinjiang, China”

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China