Past Grantees

The Jurassic Foundation provided one of my first grants in order to start my studies on theropod dinosaurs. Thanks to the funding of the JF I could visit key European collections and as consequence I published several papers in important scientific journals (e.g. Palaeontology, Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, Zootaxa, PAZE). In addition, during my visit to these European collections I contacted colleagues and recently a PhD position at Munich was offered to me. Accordingly, the Jurassic Foundation has not only helped me in the particular project that was funded, but it has also strongly influenced my personal scientific development.” – Martín D. Ezcurra, Ph.D., Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität-München, Munich, Germany JF grantee Fall 2007

Fall 2011

Caleb Brown

“Quantifying Morphological Variation and Evolutionary Trends in Centrosaurine (Horned) Dinosaurs Through the Belly River Group (Campanian) of Alberta”

University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Michael Burns

“Growth, Development, and Population Dynamics in a Population of Pinacosaurus grangeri from the Late Cretaceous Djadokhta Formation at Alag Teeg, Mongolia”

University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Tsogtbaatar Chinzorig

“Anatomical Descriptions and Phylogenetic Analyses of Newly Discovered Ornithomimosaurian Dinosaurs from Mongolia”

Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbataar, Mongolia


Jamie Fearon

“Comparative Shoulder and Forelimb Morphology of Ornithopoda: Does Oryctodromeus cubicularis Exhibit Specialization for Digging?”

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


Lucio Ibiricu

“New Materials of Rebbachisauridae (Sauropoda: Diplodocoidea), from the Early Late Cretaceous of Central Patagonia: Paleobiological Implications”

Centro Nacional Patagónico, CONICET, Puerto Madryn, Argentina


Cory Redman

“Assessing the Role of Ecosystem Structure in Extinction Patterns During the Cretaceous-Paleocene Mass Extinction”

Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, U.S.A.


John Scannella

“New Insights into the Evolution of Triceratops: Collections Visits”

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


Elena Schroeter

“The Molecular Preservation of an Exceptionally Complete Titanosaur from Southernmost Patagonia”

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


Spring 2011

Jonah Choiniere

“New Information on the Holotype of Nqwebasaurus thwazi (Dinosauria: Coelurosauria) and Fieldwork in the Early Cretaceous Kirkwood Formation”

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


Liliana D’Alba

“Building a Comprehensive Database for Reconstruction of Non-Avian Dinosaur Color from Fossilized Melanosomes”

University of Akron, Akron, OH, U.S.A.


Federico Gianechini

“Dinosaurs from the Bajada Colorada Formation (Berriasian-Valanginian): The Earliest Cretaceous Dinosaurs from the Neuquén Basin, Patagonia, Argentina”

Universidad Maimónides, Buenos Aires, Argentina


William Porter

“Physiological and Behavioral Implications of Dinosaur Vascular Systems”

Ohio University, Athens, OH, U.S.A.


Paula Santi-Malnis

“Towards an Improved Resolution for Dating the Los Colorados Vertebrate Assemblage, Upper Triassic,Ischigualasto-Villa Union Basin, Argentina. Magnetostratigraphic Correlation”

Museo de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de San Juan, San Juan, Argentina


Sarah Werning

“Histological Analysis of a Diverse Assemblage of Late Triassic Archosaurs at the Hayden Quarry (Chinle Formation), Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, USA”

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