Our Mission

The Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology (AMMP) advances paleontological research through education and advocacy for improved ethics, standards, and practices in field, laboratory, and analytical methods.

Ethics Statement

With the understanding that paleontological localities, collected specimens, and associated records represent an irreplaceable resource; members of AMMP will work actively for the preservation and long-term access to paleontological specimens, collections, and records. All actions of the member should be informed by respect for the specimens in their care and members will strive to make informed decisions based on the best of current knowledge to select materials and methods that do not adversely affect the specimen or its possibilities for future research. An AMMP member will act with transparency, honesty and respect in all professional relationships.


AMMP is an all volunteer non-profit organization comprised of regular members, honorary members, and six elected officers and one compulsory officer. All officers serve a two-year term.

The elected and compulsory officers of AMMP (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Member at Large 1, Member at Large 2, and Past President) constitute a Board of Directors. All elected officers serve a two-year term.

The Board of Directors is vested with authority and responsibilities as stated in the Constitution.

Election Cycle

Elections are held the month prior to the Annual Meeting, which traditionally takes place in April. Election results are announced at the closing banquet of the Annual Meeting and officials begin their tenure immediately following the Annual Meeting. 

Even Year Ballot

President, Secretary, Member at Large 1

Odd Year Ballot

Vice President, Treasurer, Member at Large 2

Constitution & Bylaws

Click here for pdf of the official constitution and bylaws of AMMP.

Board of Directors


Gregory Brown

University of Nebraska State Museum (Retired)


Vice President

Marilyn Fox

Yale Peabody Museum


Past President

Matthew Miller

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History



Jessica Barnett

Petrified Forest National Park



Shane Tucker

University of Nebraska State Museum


Member at Large 1

Larkin McCormack

Transcon Environmental


Member at Large 2

Patrick Wilson

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology


Association for Materials and Methods in Paleontology

Established 2014

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