Members of the Hadly lab recently traveled to LA to participate in the annual meeting of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology. Paleontologists from around the world gathered to share findings, results, and news!
The Hadly lab was represented by Liz, a member of SVP’s executive committee, as well as by Melissa, Zixiang, and me. In addition, Ariel and Jessica, alumni of the lab, were also there to present their work!
Melissa gave an excellent talk highlighting body size changes over time in Anolis lizards, and also helped showcase some work that she and Simon have done in our lab.
All of us enjoyed the scientific discourse and the feedback we received on our work. However, it wasn’t all science! We took a field trip one day to the Natural History Museum of LA - the SVP meeting certainly wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see dinosaur bones and more!
There was also a hilarious live auction, with proceeds benefiting the society. Here, the SVP auction committee gets into the Halloween mood:
And of course, we had time to catch up with friends old and new! Below, members of the Hadly lab pose with friends from the Barnosky lab at Berkeley.