Past Grantees

“The Jurassic Foundation plays an important role in advancing paleontological research. The grants made available by the Foundation serve as valuable seed money for projects that are just getting off the ground, and as such the grants facilitate the exploration and experimentation from which new advances spring. I got a timely boost from a JF grant when I was working on my dissertation, and I know that many other scientists, from students to established researchers, have similarly benefited.” – Mathew J. Wedel, Ph.D., Western University of Health Sciences, USA, JF grantee Spring 2005

Fall 2005

Lisa Buckley

“In Search of British Columbia’s Dinosaurs: Exploration for Dinosaurian Skeletal Remains in Northeastern British Columbia”

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Tatsuya Hirasawa

“Kinematics of Theropod Rib Cages and Their Implications for Respiratory Systems”

University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


Randall Irmis

“A Reappraisal of the Phylogeny of Early Dinosaurs”

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


Sterling Nesbitt

“The Rise of Dinosaurs in the Triassic of North America: New Insights Into the Origin of Dinosaurs”

Columbia University and American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, U.S.A.


Nathan Smith

“Early Jurassic Dinosaurs from Arizona: Illuminating the Timing and Tempo of the Triassic-Jurassic Faunal Transition”

University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.


Alan Turner

“Mesozoic Dinosaur Biogeography: Missing Data and the Effects of Sampling Biases”

American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, U.S.A.


Frank Varriale

“Testing Dinosaur-Angiosperm Coevolutionary Relationships with an Analysis of Marginocephalian Dental Microwear and Jaw Morphology”

The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.


Spring 2005

David Evans

“Ontogeny and Variation in Hypacrosaurus altispinus (Ornithischia: Hadrosauridae)”

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Margaret Hall

“Inferring Binocular Visual Field Overlap in Non-Avian Dinosaurs Based on Extant Diapsid Scaling Models”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.

Tobin Hieronymus

“The Facial Integument of Pachyrhinosaurus

Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A.

Andrew Lee

“Evolution of Quadrupedality in Dinosaurs: Quantifying the Relative Importance of Phylogeny, Ontogeny, and Mechanics on Bone Histology”

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

Joseph Sertich

“Dinosaurs of Kenya’s Rift Valley: A New Cretaceous Vertebrate Fauna”

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

Justin Sipla

“Vestibular Adaptations to Locomotor Behavior in Sauropod Dinosaurs”

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York, U.S.A.

Eric Snively

“Computer Simulations of Tyrannosaurid Feeding Mechanics”

University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Matthew Vickaryous

“Skeletal Anatomy of the Late Cretaceous Ankylosaurs Panoplosaurus and Edmontonia: A Reevaluation of Taxonomy, Systematics, and Biomechanics”

Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Mathew Wedel

“Pneumatization of the Postcranial Skeleton in Apatosaurus and Haplocanthosaurus

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

Lindsay Zanno

“Reconstructing the Phylogenetic and Paleobiological History of Therizinosaurs: Identifying Trends Within Coelurosauria”

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