Welcome to the Evolving Paleontologist!

Dr. Matthew Bonnan, Ph.D.

Dr. Matthew Bonnan, Ph.D.

Welcome to my new digital home, webpage, and blog!  After years of running a website and managing two blogs, I decided it was time to start fresh and consolidate everything I do into one digital domain.

First, I want to thank Heather McMeekan of Western Illinois University for getting me started in the blogosphere with Jurassic Journeys.  For the time being, you can still access the posts and pages there, although that site is now not unlike a fossil — it remains fixed “in stone” as it was.

Second, the old FMEA (Functional Morphology and Evolutionary Anatomy) student site will be departing — I will now update student news and research here.

Third, this site will always be a work in progress, and I am happy to add other blog links that would be appropriate.  So, to my colleagues and others, please let me know.  In my efforts to streamline things, I probably cannot include every conceivable, relevant blog, but I’m sure I’ve missed some and I have more to post.

Fourth, unlike Jurassic Journeys or my still active podcast site Along the Backbone, I plan to blog and post on all topics related to vertebrate paleontology, functional morphology, evolutionary biology, and whatever else strikes my scientific interests.  Therefore, whereas I’m sure that many posts will be on dinosaurs and on sauropods in particular, this site is intended to be much more expansive and inclusive.

Fifth, other new changes are coming … stay tuned.

Having said all of that, welcome again to my new digital home.  Whether you are one of my students, a former student, a colleague, or just someone interested in all things vertebrate, I hope you enjoy and interact with this evolving site.

I look forward to rejoining the blogosphere!

Dr. Matt

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