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. 340
Thursday, 9 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T54. Integrative Systematic Paleontology for a New Century: Advancing Evolutionary, Phylogenetic, Biogeographic, and Ecologic Theory with Specimen-Based Studies

Paleontological Society


Alycia L. Stigall and Jonathan Hendricks, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
New Insight into Diversity Dynamics from Specimen-Based Studies: Analyzing the Late Devonian Speciation Crisis
STIGALL, Alycia L., Department of Geological Sciences and OHIO Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, stigall@ohio.edu, stigall@ohio.edu
8:15 AM
Specimens to Macroevolution to Specimens Again: Deciphering Macroevolutionary Trends
AUSICH, William I., School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 155 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210 and KAMMER, Thomas W., Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300, ausich.1@osu.edu, ausich.1@osu.edu
8:30 AM
Specimen-Based Research Results in Recognition of AN Explosive Radiation of Jurassic Brachyura (Crustacea: Decapoda)
SCHWEITZER, Carrie E., Department of Geology, Kent State Univ Stark Campus, 6000 Frank Avenue, North Canton, OH 44720 and FELDMANN, Rodney M., Department of Geology, Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, cschweit@kent.edu, cschweit@kent.edu
8:45 AM
The Role of Museum Collections in Specimen-Based Research and the Challenges for the Future
CUNDIFF, Jessica D., Department of Invertebrate Paleontology, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, jcundiff@oeb.harvard.edu, jcundiff@oeb.harvard.edu
9:00 AM
Comparing Extinction Selectivity among Terebratulide Brachiopod Clades: Using Phylogenetic Methods to Test Macroevolutionary Hypotheses
CARLSON, Sandra J., Department of Geology, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616 and FITZGERALD, Paul C., Department of Biology, Northern Virginia Community College, 1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling, VA 20164-8699, carlson@geology.ucdavis.edu, carlson@geology.ucdavis.edu
9:15 AM
Phylogenetic Reconstruction of a Freshwater Radiation: Corbulidae In the Miocene of Western Amazonia
ANDERSON, Laurie C., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, WESSELINGH, Frank P., Department of Palaeontology, Naturalis, PO Box 9517, Leiden, 2300 RA, Netherlands and HARTMAN, Joseph, Dept. of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, 81 Cornell Street Stop 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8358, glande@lsu.edu, glande@lsu.edu
9:30 AM
Fossil Specimens, Data Integration, and Phylogeny Reconstruction of Long-Lived, Modern Clades
HENDRICKS, Jonathan, Department of Geology, San José State University, Duncan Hall 321, San José, CA 95192 and SMITH, Ursula, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Snee Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-1504, jrhendri@ku.edu, jrhendri@ku.edu
9:45 AM
Eocene Insight into the Origins of Avian Biodiversity
CLARKE, Julia A., Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University, Campus Box 8208, Raleigh, NC 27695-8208, julia_clarke@ncsu.edu, julia_clarke@ncsu.edu
10:00 AM
The Flight Performance of the Crested Pterodactyloid Tapejara from the Early Cretaceous of Brazil
CHATTERJEE, Sankar, Geosciences, Texas Tech Univ, MS Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-3191 and TEMPLIN, R. Jack, 2212 Aster Street, Ottawa, ON K1H 6R6, Canada, jtemplin@magma.ca, jtemplin@magma.ca
10:15 AM
Preparation and Analysis of Mesoproterozoic Acritarch Ultrastructure: Novel Techniques In Focused Ion Beam Electron Microscopy
SCHIFFBAUER, James D., ICTAS Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 and XIAO, Shuhai, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, jdschiff@vt.edu, jdschiff@vt.edu
10:30 AM
The Oldest Horseshoe Crabs (Early Ordovician, Morocco) and the Origins of the Xiphosurid Thoracetron
VAN ROY, Peter, School of Geological Sciences, University College Dublin, Science Centre West, Belfield, Dublin, 4, Ireland, peter.vanroy@ucd.ie, peter.vanroy@ucd.ie
10:45 AM
Quantitative Paleobiogeographic Analysis of Habitat Tracking Patterns in the Cincinnati Arch Following the Late Ordovician Richmondian Invasion
SWISHER, Robert E., Geological Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and School of Geology & Geophysics, Norman, OK 73072 and STIGALL, Alycia L., Department of Geological Sciences and Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Lab, Athens, OH 45701, Robert.E.Swisher-1@ou.edu, Robert.E.Swisher-1@ou.edu
11:00 AM
Biogeographic and Phylogenic Patterns of Trilobites during the End Ordovician Mass Extinction
CONGREVE, Curtis R., Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045, oldjack327@yahoo.com, oldjack327@yahoo.com
11:15 AM
Studying Tempo and Mode in Evolutionary Radiations: An Integrated, Quantitive Approach
ABE, Francine R., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 1345 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045 and LIEBERMAN, Bruce, Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, 120 Lindley Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, fabe@ku.edu, fabe@ku.edu
11:30 AM
Assessing Intraspecific Variation in the Fossil Record: A Key to Understanding the Pace of Evolution
POLIZZOTTO, Kristin and EINHORN, Moishe, Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, kpolizzotto@kingsborough.edu, kpolizzotto@kingsborough.edu
11:45 AM
Naticid Predation and Community Structure in the Late Miocene of the Dominican Republic
HERTOG, Rachel, Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118 and ROOPNARINE, Peter D., Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, rhertog@calacademy.org, rhertog@calacademy.org
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