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RE: The future of dinosaur discoveries
I have a job, and there are a few other vertebrate palaeontologists employed
around the country. Always fewer, and certainly underfunded, but with
another small regional museum recently opened (AAoD, out of Winton) and yet
another being proposed at Eromanga, that may be where the growth is for some
time (rather than the capital-city museums and universities).
Dr John D. Scanlon, FCD
Riversleigh Fossil Centre, Outback at Isa
"Get this $%#@* python off me!", said Tom laocoonically.
From: David Marjanovic [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: 30 August, 2009 6:44 AM
Subject: Re: The future of dinosaur discoveries
> Just got to breed more Aussie paleos to look. :-)
Maybe that's what Colin McHenry said (truncated), but if not... you need
to know that there's one single job for a vertebrate paleontologist left
in all of Australia, and that's Anne Warren's. Mike Lee mostly does
neontology now, Ross Damiani has left science after IIRC 10 postdocs
around the world...
BTW, concerning Angola as the "final frontier", do keep in mind that
_Antarctica_ is better explored than Angola as far as vertebrate
paleontology is concerned, and that by quite a margin.