Paleonet: Snapshot of Paleontologists

Roy Plotnick plotnick at
Mon Mar 31 22:01:18 UTC 2008

Georgiana L Wingard wrote:
> I enjoyed reading Roy Plotnick's update of Karl Flessa's 1997 
> assessment of Paleontology, but was curious why those of us in the 
> Federal government were excluded, but state governments were included 
> . . .
> I still count myself as a paleontologist!

I had to rely principally on the Directory of Geoscience Departments database, which does not include federal employees.  I suspect that I also missed a lot of state survey people.  That's why it's "a fuzzy snapshot." - Roy

Roy E. Plotnick
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