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. 180
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

P1. Breakthroughs in Paleontology: The Paleontological Society Centennial Symposium

Paleontological Society; Cushman Foundation; GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology; GSA Geoscience Education; GSA History of Geology; Paleontologic Research Institute


Jere H. Lipps and J. William Schopf, Conveners
Paper #
Start Time
8:00 AM
The Earliest History of Life: Solution to Darwin's Dilemma
SCHOPF, J. William, Department of Earth & Space Sciences, Molecular Biology Institute, and Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, Univ of California, CSEOL - Geology Building, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567, Schopf@ess.ucla.edu, Schopf@ess.ucla.edu
8:20 AM
Lifting the Veil on the Rise of Animals during the Neoproterozoic and Cambrian Explosion of Life
BOTTJER, David, Department of Earth Sciences, Univ of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089, dbottjer@usc.edu, dbottjer@usc.edu
8:40 AM
Breakthroughs in Paleobotany: The Rise of Plants on Land and Origin of Complex Reproductive Systems
STOCKEY, Ruth A., Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, B-428 Biological Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada, ruth.stockey@ualberta.ca, ruth.stockey@ualberta.ca
9:00 AM
A History of Vertebrate Success: Fish, Dinosaurs, Horses, Whales, and Bats
GINGERICH, Philip D., Department of Geological Sciences and Museum of Paleontology, The Univ of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079, gingeric@umich.edu, gingeric@umich.edu
9:20 AM
Major Changes Over the History of Life: Origins, Radiations and Extinctions
STANLEY, Steven M., Geology and Geophysics, University of Hawaii, Post Bldg. 701, 1680 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, stevenst@hawaii.edu, stevenst@hawaii.edu
9:40 AM
Human Origins and Evolution: From Ardi to Lucy to Us
WHITE, Tim D., Human Evolution Research Center, University of California at Berkeley, HERC/MVZ, 3101 VLSB, Berkeley, CA 94720, timwhite@berkeley.edu, timwhite@berkeley.edu
10:00 AM
Extraordinary Preservations: More Than Rare Stills In the Movie of Life
BRIGGS, Derek E.G., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520, derek.briggs@yale.edu, derek.briggs@yale.edu
10:20 AM
Extraordinary Preservation of Plants and Fungi: Symbiosis and Beyond
TAYLOR, Thomas N., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Ave, Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, TAYLOR, Edith L., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Kansas, 1200 Sunnyside Ave, Haworth Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045 and KRINGS, Michael, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 10, Munich, D-80333, Germany, tntaylor@ku.edu, tntaylor@ku.edu
10:40 AM
Probing the Deep Sea Sediment Record: Open Ocean History and Biotic Evolution
KENNETT, James, Earth Sciences, University of California Santa Barbara, Webb Hall, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, kennett@geol.ucsb.edu, kennett@geol.ucsb.edu
11:00 AM
Movers and Shakers in 20th Century American Paleontology
DUTRO Jr, J. Thomas, United States Geological Survey (retired), 5173 Fulton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20016-3448, dutrot@si.edu, dutrot@si.edu
11:20 AM
G.G. Simpson and the Neo-Darwinian Revolution
LAPORTE, Léo F., Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California at Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, laporte@ucsc.edu, laporte@ucsc.edu
11:40 AM
Paleontology and the Public--The Last 100 Years
LIPPS, Jere H., Department of Integrative Biology & Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, jlipps@berkeley.edu, jlipps@berkeley.edu