Past Grantees

“The Jurassic Foundation was of immense help to me as a graduate student. As funding for the study of evolutionary biology becomes increasingly scarce, funding for smaller-scale projects seems to become less and less of a priority for many institutions. The Jurassic Foundation is therefore an invaluable resource for paleobiologists at all stages in their career.” – John A. Whitlock, Ph.D., University of British Columbia, Canada, JF grantee Spring 2007

Fall 2007

Ricardo Araújo and Rui Castanhinha

“Dinosaur Eggs and Embryos of the Lourinhã Formation (Upper Jurassic, Portugal)”

Museu da Lourinhã, Lourinhã, Portugal


Martin Ezcurra

“Redescription of the Coelophysoid Liliensternus liliensterni from the Triassic of Germany and the Early Evolution of Theropods”

Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales “Bernardino Rivadavia”, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Pablo Gallina

“Sauropod Dinosaurs and Associated Fauna from “La Bonita Hill,” Northern Patagonia, Argentina”

Universidad Maimónides, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Rodolfo Garcia

“Prospecting of Unexplored Late Cretaceous North Patagonian Localities with Dinosaur Eggs, Potentially Holder of Embryonic Remains”

Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina


Justin Hall

Finite Element Modeling of the Lower Jaw in Extant Squamata and Theropoda: A Comparison of the Functional Morphology of the Intramandibular Joint”

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


Joel Hutson

“Why Don’t Quadrupedal Ornithischian Forelimbs Look Like Sauropod Forelimbs? A Comparison of Saurischians and Ornithischians that Secondarily Evolved Quadrupedalism”

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


Randall Irmis

“Investigating the Rise of Dinosaurs in Ethiopia”

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


Jacob McCartney

“Dinosaurs of the Cretaceous of Mali and their Potential Biogeographic Implications”

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


Brian Platt

“Linking Climate Change and Faunal Turnover In Dinosaurs of the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation”

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.


Spring 2007

Romain Amiot

“Oxygen Isotope Composition of the Tooth Enamel of Spinosaurid Dinosaurs as an Ecological Indicator”

Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing, China


Matteo Belvedere

“Ichnological Study of the Taghbalout Ichnosite (Demnat, Central High Atlas, Morocco)”

Università Degli Studi di Padova, Padova, Italy


Stephen Brusatte and Roger Benson

“Basal Tetanuran Phylogeny and Evolution: The Importance of Monolophosaurus and Neovenator

University of Bristol, Bristol, and University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K.


Juan Canale

Phylogenetic Relationships of Carcharodontosauridae (Saurischia: Theropoda) and Related Basal Tetanurans”

Museo “Ernesto Bachmann,” Villa El Chocón, Neuquén, Argentina


Federico Fanti

“Dinosaur Faunas from the Peace Country of Northwestern Alberta: Paleobiogeographic Implications”

University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy


Michael Habib

“Structural Properties of Archaeopteryx and the Origin of Avian Flight”

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


Shoji Hayashi

“Ontogeny of Bone Histology of Stegosaurus (Ornithischia: Thyreophora)”

Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


Martin Kundrát

“Evolutionary Patterns of the Tail Abbreviation and its Bearing on Phenotypic Modulation of the Pelvic Region in Terrestrial and Volant Theropods”

McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Kyo Tanoue

“Comparative Anatomy and the Masticatory System of Basal Ceratopsia (Dinosauria: Ornithischia)”

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


John Whitlock

“Testing the Relationship of Skull Shape and Function in a Group of Sauropod Dinosaurs”

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