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Re: Reference on dinosaur funding?



this is the amount the DINOSAUR SOCIETY was always lambasting in it's
publications.  Perhaps THEY have a source-should you find any of
them........
-Betty

Nathan Myhrvold wrote:
> 
> I need a published reference on the amount of money spent - either in the US
> or worldwide - supporting research in dinosaur paleontology.  The figure
> that I have heard from several people is about $1 million per year for
> dinosaur paleontology, but I would like some back up and a published
> reference for it.
> 
> Ideally for my purpose this would be the total amount of grant money for
> research projects (field expeditions etc.), not including the salary of
> senior researchers.   Ostensibly people like university professors or museum
> curators have a "real job" - teaching or managing exhibits - which covers
> their salary.   Whether you agree with this or not, research funding for
> other areas of science  - such as physics - are tallied without investigator
> salaries.
> 
> Ideally, my definition of research for this purpose would not include things
> like museum displays built for the public, or the cost of running museums
> per se.
> 
> Also, ideally I would like this information for the past - or some estimate
> of the total spending on dinosaur paleontology from 1841 to date.
> 
> I keep saing "ideally" because I suspect that there won't be a lot of choose
> from and I will have to take whatever I can get.
> 
> Nathan