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Welcome to ScottSampson.net

Scott Sampson is a dinosaur paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and educator who divides his work time between scientific research and a variety of education-related projects. Here you can find research updates, excerpts and reviews of his new book (Dinosaur Odyssey: Fossil Threads in the Web of Life), Scott Sampson's blog (The Whirlpool of Life), and information about his latest writings and upcoming talks.

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Dinosaur Research

Dinosaur skull

The prehistoric world of dinosaurs is best revealed in a narrow slice of time and space that encompasses western North America during latest Cretaceous, about 80-66 million years ago. A recently discovered assemblage of dinosaurs in southern Utah has become a pivotal and surprising element in resolving this amazing world. LEARN MORE »

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Education & Sustainability

Education

The single greatest question that humanity must face in the 21st Century may be this: How do we rapidly shift human world-views so as to establish a mutually enhancing relationship with non-human nature? Any solution to this staggering challenge, and to the sustainability crisis as whole, must be founded on a radical transformation of our education system. LEARN MORE »

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In the News

Kosmoceratops

Two amazing new horned dinosaurs from southern Utah, Utahceratops gettyi and Kosmoceratops richardsoni, were recently announced in the pages of the online journal PLOS One. The announcement generated widespread media attention. Check it out LEARN MORE »

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Unless otherwise specified, all dinosaur artwork appearing on this website is that of Michael Skrepnick (www.dinosaursinart.com).