Past Grantees

The Jurassic Foundation grant has enabled me to compile data on a wide array of South American sauropod dinosaurs, which has fed into a number of directly related projects such as taxonomic descriptions and phylogenetic analyses, as well as contributed to analyses of large-scale macroevolutionary patterns. This has had a significant impact on my research and career development, as I have published several first-authored papers based on the collected data (with further papers in preparation), and have gained additional vital experience as an independent researcher.” – Philip D. Mannion, Ph.D., Museum für Naturkunde, Germany, JF grantee Spring 2009

Fall 2009

Emalee Blumhagen

“Integration of Three-Dimensional Slab and Counterslab Laser Surface Scan Data of Fossil Non-Avian and Avian Theropods from the Cretaceous of China”

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


Stephen Brusatte, Richard Butler, and Octávio Mateus

“Terrestrial Vertebrates Near the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary in Portugal: Excavation of New Bonebeds”

Columbia University and American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, U.S.A.; Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, Germany; Universidad Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal


Victoria Egerton

“Paleobiogeography of a Gondwanan High-Latitude Cretaceous Biome”

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


Rodolfo Garcia

“Continuation with the Prospecting of the Embryos Area and Excavation of the Adult Sauropod Remains from Late Cretaceous North Patagonian Localities”

Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Neuquén, Neuquén, Argentina


Federico Gianechini

“Dromaeosaurid Theropods from Patagonia, Argentina: Collections Visit”

Universidad Maimónides, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Alejandro Otero

“Restoration and Upgrade of the Dinosaur Collection at the Museo de La Plata, with Emphasis on Sauropod Remains”

Museo de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina


Spring 2009

Jonah Choiniere

“New Jurassic and Cretaceous Coelurosaur Specimens from China”

The George Washington University, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.


Jocelyn Falconnet

“The Origin and Diversification of Sauropods: A Complete and Articulated Large Sauropodomorph Specimen from the Early Jurassic Upper Elliot Formation of Lesotho”

Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France


Philip Mannion

“Systematics, Taxonomy and Phylogeny of the Rebbachisauridae (Dinosauria: Sauropoda)”

University College London, London, U.K.


Eric Morschhauser

“The Taphonomy of a Potential Population of Auroraceratops sp. (Dinosauria: Ornithischia)”

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


Ashley Poust

“Description and Histology of Dromaeosaurids from the Yixian Formation, Early Cretaceous, China”

Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana, U.S.A.


Robin Sissons and Eric Snively

“Locomotor Ontogeny of Albertosaurus sarcophagus: Digitizing Limb Elements at the American Museum of Natural History”

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


Slimane Zitouni

“The Sauropod Dinosaurs of the Middle Jurassic of the High Atlas Mountains (Ait Hani Basin, Bathonian,Morocco): Evolution, Phylogeny, and Palaeobiogeography”

University Cadi Ayyad, Marrakech, Morocco