Imaging Methods for Paleontological Collections

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Specimen Imaging for Paleontology

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iDigBio in collaboration with the Jackson School of Geosciences and its High Resolution X­ray CT Facility at the University of Texas is pleased to announce a co­-sponsored workshop focused on imaging solutions for paleontological specimens and research.  The target audience includes collections managers, curators, and researchers in vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, paleobotany, and micropaleontology.

Workshop content will include techniques, strategies, technology, and services for:

  •  two­-dimensional imaging,

  •  three-­dimensional imaging,

  •  X­ray computed tomography (CT),

  •  scanning electron microscopy (SEM),

  •  surface scanning,

  •  photogrammetry,

  •  three ­dimensional printing, and

  •  production of 2D and 3D images and 3D-printed objects for classroom instruction, museum interpretation, and paleontological research..

The workshop will be heavily focused on hands ­on experimentation with various types of imaging stations, cameras, microscopes, and image acquisition and processing software. One full day will be devoted to a hands -on session targeted at generating, processing, and using CT datasets for paleontological research. Datasets will be generated from participant­-contributed material; instruction will be provided by staff at the High Resolution X­ray CT Facility.

The workshop planning team includes: Roger Burkhalter (Sam Noble Museum, University of Oklahoma), Jessie Maisano (High Resolution X­ray CT Facility, University of Texas), Ann Molineux (Non­vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory, University of Texas), Gil Nelson (iDigBio, Florida State University), and Aaron Wood (Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida).


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Start Date: 
Monday, April 28, 2014 (All day) to Thursday, May 01, 2014 (All day)
University of Texas, Jackson School of Geosciences, J.J. Pickle Research Campus, and High Resolution X­ray CT Facility.