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15th Annual Meeting of the Association of European Vertebrate Palaeontologists

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The European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists was founded in 2003. Its annual meetings provide an international forum for information on novel and ongoing research as well as existing work groups across all subfields of Vertebrate Palaeontology (systematics, morphology, evolutionary development, biostratigraphy, inter- and transdisciplinary research, methodology, fossil conservation). A major focus is international collaboration with great attention on encouragement and assistance for students to become part in projects and a source of future vertebrate palaeontologists.

On behalf of the host committee you are cordially invited to attend the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists (EAVP), which will take place from 1st – 3rd August 2017 at the Palaeontological Museum Munich, Germany.

The meeting will be hosted by the GeoBio-CenterLMU.


Abstract submissions will be accepted by 30th April 2017. Please find further instructions for abstract submission below.


Please find further instructions below.

Call for Symposia is closed.

Proposals are currently under review. Decisions will be announced by 31st March 2017.

Proposed Schedule 


Invited Speakers

  • Bhart-Anjan Bhullar, Yale University, New Haven (CT), USA
  • Daniel DeMiguel, Institut Català de Paleontologia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Anjali Goswami, University College London, London, UK
  • Alexandra Houssaye, Musée Nationale d'Histoire Naturelle / CNRS, Paris, France
  • Walter Joyce, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Serdar Mayda, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
  • Maria McNamara, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

Dates & Deadlines

  • Deadline for symposia proposals: 28 February 2017
  • Start of registration & call for abstracts: 1 March 2017
  • Symposia decisions announced & second circular available: 31 March 2017
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 April 2017
  • Abstract decisions announced: 1 June 2017
  • Deadline early bird registration: 15 June 2017
  • Deadline regular registration: 1 July 2017
  • Third circular available: 15 July 2017

Pre-Meeting Workshops & Roundtable Discussion

Neutron Imaging - Information beyond X-rays.

Introduction to the Antares (Advanced Neutron Tomography And Radiography
Experimental System) – facility at Heinz Maier-Leibnitz center of TU München
Workshop held by Burkhard Schillinger

Photogrammetry basics for palaeontologists - how to take pictures and create a 3D model

Workshop held by Heinrich Mallison & Matteo Belvedere

Introduction to Finite Element Analysis

Workshop held by Jordi Marcé-Nogué
(sponsored by Transmitting Science)

Women in palaeontology and ways to address gender disparity in career progression in STEM subjects

Roundtable discussion

Registration and Abstract Submission

In preparation for abstract submission and registration for EAVP 2017 please register as user on our web-based event management system. Abstracts can be submitted from 1st March after re-login and may neither exceed 250 words nor include citations, references or figures.

Registration fees (Euro)

member non-member member non-member
early bird 40 60 80 100
standard 60 80 120 140
late 80 100 160 180

 Registration fees include ice-breaker reception, auction, and coffee breaks.


Palaeontological Museum Munich
Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
80333 München
More information about the location, accommodation and travel


Gertrud Rössner
SNSB – Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie
Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
80333 München
Tel.: +49 (0)89 2180 6609 | Fax: +49 (0)89 2180 6601

Local Organising Committee

  • Gertrud Rössner (BSPG)
  • Oliver Rauhut (BSPG)
  • Ella Schönhofer (BSPG)
  • Diego Castanera (BSPG)
  • Martine Focke (BSPG)
  • Lydia Geißler (LMU)
  • Zeinab Gholami (LMU)
  • Anneke van Heteren (ZSM)
  • Michael Hiermeier (ZSM)
  • Femke Holwerda (BSPG)

Student Committee

  • Mario Bronzati (Munich)
  • YiYin Chang (Munich)
  • Jonathan Guzmán (Munich)
  • Charalampos Kevrekidis (Munich)
  • Melanie Lex (Munich)
  • Volkan Özen (Munich)
  • Lilly-Sophie Rettenbacher (Munich)
  • Ann-Marie Schilling (Munich)
  • Mart Smeets (Utrecht)
  • Tom Trapman (Utrecht)

Scientific Committee

  • Gertrud Rössner (Munich)
  • Oliver Rauhut (Munich)
  • Matteo Belvedere (Berlin)
  • Diego Castanera (Munich)
  • Dino Frey (Karlsruhe)
  • Anneke van Heteren (Munich)
  • Edina Prondvai (Ghent)
  • Bettina Reichenbacher (Munich)
  • Koen Stein (Brussels)

logo tagung_50 About the logo

The conference logo is a composite of the Munich cathedral, Archaeopteryx and the gomphothere skeleton at the Palaeontological Museum Munich. The cathedral is one of the landmarks of Munich in the very centre of the city. From 1468 to 1488 the gothic clinker building was completed in a relatively short time span, except for the helmet roofs, which lack a gothic design. Those were installed in 1525 and copied from the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. Our logo displays in the background the outline of the towers from a side view, making them look unequally high.

In the front, Gomphotherium and Archaeopteryx, two Munich related vertebrate fossils, greet themselves. Munich palaeontological institutions, university Chair of Palaeontology and the Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology (BSPG) always were involved in disputes around Archaeopteryx findings. This is due to the fact that the Jurassic sites they come from are Bavarian (ca. 100 km north of Munich). However, besides one of the two limestone plates preserving the original Archaeopteryx feather from 1860, it took until 1999 before the BSPG was able to secure an Archaeopteryx skeleton, the 7th specimen, in its own collections.

In 1971/1972, the 5 m long and 3 m high Gomphotherium skeleton was unearthed by staff members of both Munich palaeontological institutions from Miocene sediments 70 km east of Munich. After preservation of the bones, cast preparation and mounting, the skeleton was put on display in 1978. Since then, it has become the centrepiece and landmark of the Palaeontological Museum Munich. In the 1990's, scientific investigation followed and so far it still is the only scientifically described Gomphotherium skeleton.

The logo was designed by Gertrud Rössner & Lydia Geissler and graphically elaborated by Lydia Geissler.