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INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN PALAEONTOLOGICAL RESEACH (LAST CALL FOR PAPERS)



FYI; DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 15, 2011!

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Paleonturology 11

9th INTERNATIONAL AWARD  
IN PALAEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH 
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Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis (from now on FCPTD), 
Fundación Teruel SIGLO XXI and Dinópolis, with the purpose of rewarding 
palaeontological research and promoting it among teenagers, declare open the 
Ninth International Award in Palaeontological Research (Paleonturology 11) 
based on the following Requirements:

1st.- Any palaeontological research paper published in 2010 in any language and 
format can apply for the award. That is, the papers either published in 2010 or 
if the work is still in press in the moment of applying to the award, it must 
be justified that the year appearing on the on the first page of the paper must 
be 2010. If a work was published electronically during 2010 and was later 
printed with a date of 2011, the paper in electronic format could be presented 
to the award session Paleonturology 11 or the printed version could be 
presented to Paleonturoloy 12 (the author should select only one of these 
options).
 
2nd.- The papers can be entered by:
A) Their author. Supposing it is signed by several authors, one of them, 
preferably the first author, will certify that all the others accept to be 
represented by him to all intents and purposes before the organisation. In case 
there is more than one author, we understand by author the first person signing 
it or the one who can prove being the representative of the others.  
B)      Any other person or organisation.

3rd.- It is compulsory to present a printed copy or a PDF file and a 
registration form with the data required in ANNEX  I.  The author will ensure 
that the copy ?or the file- and the Annex I are in the hands of the organisers 
before November 15, 2011. This is the address where these files/forms should be 
sent:

Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis
Avda. Sagunto s/n. E-44002 Teruel (Spain). e-mail: fundacion@dinopolis.com
Tel.: +34 978 61 76 30, Fax: +34 978 61 76 38 

        4th.- The jury will be made up of three outstanding researchers 
(appointed by the organisers) and by the Director of the FCPTD, acting as a 
Secretary, but without a right to vote. Its constitution will be known at the 
same time as their decision.  

5th.- The jury will act with complete freedom and, in addition to their normal 
powers -to propose and make a decision, awarding or declaring the award void-, 
will interpret the present Requirements. The decision of the jury will be final.

6th.- The decision of the jury will be announced in Teruel before the end of 
the year 2011. It will also be advertised on the media. All the participants 
requesting a certificate of the decision will be sent a copy.

7th.- The Ninth International Award in Palaeontological Research Paleonturology 
11 is endowed with a Four Thousand Five Hundred Euros (4.500 ?) prize 
?indivisible and subject to the current fiscal legislation- and, prior to its 
acceptance, the author will be committed to writing a version to popularise the 
awarded paper paying special attention to additional graphics that may be 
required. It has to be sent to the organisation within a period of four months 
from the notification of the award and to relinquish the publication rights to 
the organisation. The organisation will use it to publish a popular version (it 
will be translated, if necessary), and will collaborate with the author to 
reach the required didactic level (students between 15 and 17 years of age). 
The mentioned right has to be exercised within a year from the date of the 
decision.
The amount of the award will be paid in its 50% within a period of two months 
from the notification of the award and the remaining 50% when the popular 
version is handed in.

8th.- A previous jury, composed by experts in Palaeontology, will select the 
number of papers they estimate relevant, in any case not less than ten. If a 
shortlisted paper has not be entered by its author, the organisation will 
propose to him the acceptance of the commitments established in the 7th 
requirement. In that case he will compete for the award; otherwise, or in the 
event of not replying within ten days, he will be withdrawn from the final 
deliberation.

9th.- The organisers of this award are neither committed to attend the mail nor 
to provide information on the titles selected by the previous jury. These 
titles will be entered in the record of the meeting of the jury.

10th.- Entering papers for this award implies the acceptance of these 
Requirements by the author.


 
PREVIOUS WINNERS: 

PALEONTUROLOGY 03: Faunal change, environmental variability and late Pliocene 
hominin evolution. René Bobe, Anna K. Behrensmeyer & Ralph E. Chapman 
(Smithsonian Institution, Washington, USA). Journal of Human Evolution, 42: 
475-497. 2002.

PALEONTUROLOGY 04: Rib fabrication in Ostreoidea and Plicatuloidea (Bivalvia, 
Pteriomorphia) and its evolutionary significance. Antonio G. Checa & Antonio P. 
Jiménez-Jiménez (Universidad de Granada, Spain). Zoomorphology, 122: 145-159. 
2003.

PALEONTUROLOGY 05: Dinosaur gastralia; origin, morphology and function.  Leon 
P.A.M. Claessens (Harvard University, USA). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 
24: 89-106. 2004.

PALEONTUROLOGY 06: Postcranial Skeletal Pneumaticity in Sauropods and Its 
Implications for Mass Estimates. Mathew J. Wedel (University of California 
Museum of Paleontology, Berkeley, California, USA). In: The Sauropods: 
Evolution and Paleobiology (Curry, K.A. & Wilson, J.A., ed.). Univ. California 
Press, 201-228. 2005.

PALEONTUROLOGY 07: The eyes of trilobites: The oldest preserved visual system. 
Euan Clarkson, Riccardo Levi-Setti & Gabor Horváth (Univ. Edimburgo, Univ. 
Chicago & Univ. Lorand Eötvös, Budapest). Arthropod Structure & Development, 
35: 247-259. 2006.

PALEONTUROLOGY 08: First trace and body fossil evidence of a burrowing, denning 
dinosaur. David J. Varricchio, Anthony J. Martin & Yoshihiro Katsura (Montana 
State University, Bozeman, USA; Emory University, Atlanta, USA & Gifu 
Prefectural Museum, Japan). Proc. R. Soc. B, 274: 1361?1368. 2007.

PALEONTUROLOGÍA 09: Fossilization potential of iron-bearing minerals in acidic 
environments of Rio Tinto, Spain: Implications for Mars exploration. David C. 
Fernández-Remolar & Andrew H. Knoll (Centro de Astrobiología, INTA, España; 
(Harvard University, Cambridge, EEUU). Icarus, 194: 72-85. 2008.

PALEONTUROLOGÍA 10: Physiological and life history strategies of a fossil large 
mammal in a resource-limited environment. Meike Köhler & Salvador Moyà-Solà 
(Instituto Catalán de Paleontología, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain). 
PNAS, 106 (48): 20354-20358. 2009.

 
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ANNEX I. REGISTRATION FORM
Paleonturology 11

9th INTERNATIONAL AWARD IN PALAEONTOLOGICAL RESEARCH

A) PAPER ENTERED BY THEIR AUTHOR

Title of the publication:

Author/s:

Contact address (postal address, telephone, fax, e-mail):


The author/s of this paper accepts the Requirements/bases of the award, 
specifically, the 7th:  

The Ninth International Award in Palaeontological Research Paleonturology 11 is 
endowed with a Four Thousand Five Hundred Euros (4.500 ?) prize -indivisible 
and subject to the current fiscal legislation- and, prior to its acceptance, 
the author will be committed to writing a version to popularise the awarded 
paper paying special attention to additional graphics that may be required. It 
has to be sent to the organisation within a period of four months from the 
notification of the award and to relinquish the publication rights to the 
organisation. The organisation will use it to publish a popular version (it 
will be translated, if necessary), and will collaborate with the author to 
reach the required didactic level (students between 15 and 17 years of age). 
The mentioned right has to be exercised within a year from the date of the 
decision.
The amount of the award will be paid in its 50% within a period of two months 
from the notification of the award and the remaining 50% when the popular 
version is handed in.
        
Signature of the author (in the case of several authors, all of them sign 
accepting to be represented to all intents and purposes of this award by one of 
them) and date:







B) PAPERS ENTERED BY A PERSON OR ORGANIZATION DIFFERENT FROM THEIR AUTHOR

Title of the publication:

Author/s:

Author/s? contact address (postal address, telephone, fax, e-mail):


Paper entered by:

Contact address (postal address, telephone, fax, e-mail):

Signature of the person who enters the paper and date: