2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM
Session No. 179 Monday, 6 October 2008
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, George R. Brown Convention Center: 351CF

Paleontology I - Macroevolution, Diversity, and Biogeography

Sarah Greene and Lee Hsiang Liow, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
179-18:00 AM Remnants of Cruising Trilobites: The Application of Cruziana in North American Stratigraphy: KOTELNICKI, MaryRuth, Dept. Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, maryruth@geology.wisc.edu and GEARY, Dana, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706
179-28:15 AM Integrated Biogeographical, Sedimentological, and Geochemical Constraints on the Late Cambrian Paleogeography of the North China (Sino-Korean) Block: Implications on Reconstructing the Eastern Gondwanan Margin: MCKENZIE, N. Ryan, Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, neil.mckenzie@email.ucr.edu, HUGHES, Nigel C., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521, MYROW, Paul M., Department of Geology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, and CHOI, Duck K., School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University, San 56-1, Sillim-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, 151-742, South Korea
179-38:30 AM Hide and Seek: How Sampling Bias May Lead to Our Limited Understanding of the Geographic Distribution of Ordovician Edrioasteroids: SHROAT-LEWIS, René A., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, The University of Tennessee, 306 Earth and Planetary Sciences Building, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996-1410, rshroatl@utk.edu and SUMRALL, Colin D., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Univ of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 37996
179-48:45 AM Was Planktotrophic Larval Development Original In Metazoa or Not? – Evidence from Gastropods: NÜTZEL, Alexander, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Richard Wagner Strasse 10, Munich D-80333 Germany, a.nuetzel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
179-59:00 AM The Evolution and Distribution of Species Body Size: CLAUSET, Aaron, Santa Fe Institute, 1399 Hyde Park Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87501, aaronc@santafe.edu and ERWIN, Doug, Dept of Paleobiology, MRC-121, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012
179-69:15 AM The History of Trilobite Size Evolution: BELL, Mark A.1, BRADDY, Simon J.1, and FORTEY, Richard A.2, (1) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom, m.bell@bris.ac.uk, (2) Department of Palaeontology, Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD
179-79:30 AM The Contribution of Morphological Variation to Stratigraphic Longevity in Cambrian Trilobite Species: HOPKINS, Melanie J., Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, mjh@uchicago.edu
179-89:45 AM Modeling the Rise and Fall of Species by Using a Mixed Effects Model. A New Way of Looking at Species Persistence In the Fossil Record: LIOW, Lee Hsiang1, SKAUG, Hans Julius2, ERGON, Torbjørn1, and SCHWEDER, Tore3, (1) Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biology, University of Oslo, PO Box 1066 Blindern, Oslo, 0316, Norway, l.h.liow@bio.uio.no, (2) Department of Mathematics, University of Bergen, Johannes Brunsgate 12, Bergen, 5008, Norway, (3) Department of Economics, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1095, Blindern, Oslo, 0317, Norway
 10:00 AM Break
179-910:15 AM Stratigraphic Distribution of Fossils In a Tropical Carbonate Succession: Ordovician Bighorn Dolomite, Wyoming, USA: HOLLAND, Steven M., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, stratum@uga.edu and PATZKOWSKY, Mark E., Pennsylvania State Univ, 539 Deike Bldg, University Park, PA 16802-2714
179-1010:30 AM Confidence Intervals on Stratigraphic Ranges When Recovery Potential Is Unknown: WANG, Steve C.1, EVERSON, Philip J.1, CHUDZICKI, David J.2, and PARK, Dasol1, (1) Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, scwang@swarthmore.edu, (2) Mathematics, University of Chicago, 5734 University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637
179-1110:45 AM The Earliest Occurrence of the Middle Devonian Hamilton Fauna In Eastern North America: Further Refining of the Timing of the Kacak Bioevent: SCHRAMM, Thomas, J. and BARTHOLOMEW, Alex, Geology, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz, 1 Hawk Dr, Wooster Science Bldg, New Paltz, NY 12561, schram49@newpaltz.edu
179-1211:00 AM The Ecological Consequences of Mass Extinctions: The Effects of Brachiopod Extinction on Encrusting Organisms across the Frasnian-Famennian Mass Extinction: SCHNEIDER, Chris L., Department of Geology, Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, chris.schneider@coloradocollege.edu and WEBB, Amelinda E., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511
179-1311:15 AM End of Gigantism In Tropical Seas by Cooling: End-Guadalupian Extinction of the Gigantic Bivalve: ISOZAKI, Yukio, Earth Science & Astronomy, Univ Tokyo, 3-8-1 Komaba, Meguro, Tokyo, 153-8902, Japan, isozaki@ea.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp and ALJINOVIć, Dunja, Mining Geology & Petroleum Engineering, The University of Zagreb, P.O. Box 679, Pierottijeva 6, Zagreb, 10000, Croatia
179-1411:30 AM The Perturbation Resistance of Early Permian Terrestrial Communities Characterized by Low Tetrapod Herbivore Diversity: ANGIELCZYK, Kenneth D., Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, kangielczyk@fieldmuseum.org, KAMMERER, Christian F., Committee on Evolutionary Biology, The University of Chicago, 1025 E. 57th Street, Room 402, Chicago, IL 60637, ROOPNARINE, Peter D., Department of Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 875 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103, and WANG, Steve C., Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
179-1511:45 AM Mass Extinction Déjà Vu: Seafloor Aragonite Fans near the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary: GREENE, Sarah E.1, BOTTJER, David J.1, CORSETTI, Frank A.2, and ZONNEVELD, J.P.3, (1) Department of Earth Sciences, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, sgreene@usc.edu, (2) Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, (3) Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada

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