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In the coming decade, paleontological research will require considerable restructuring measures, such as strong interdisciplinary ties and collaborative efforts and a new orientation.
The present volume outlines the changes that lie ahead for paleontological research and outlines the research themes which will most likely be most promising in this decade. The book attempts to present more than a vision of paleontology in the new century in that it tries to present a holistic view by including not only pure research, but also considers other parties and realms e.g. paleontology in the government, consultancies, industrial paleontology, museums, and paleontological societies.
Issues of public outreach are addressed, as is the issue of publications, mass media, databases and the destiny of university education.