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. 231
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T40. After the Last Ammonite and before the First Horse: Patterns of Ecological and Climatic Change during the Paleocene

Paleontological Society; Denver Museum of Nature & Science


Kirk R. Johnson and Ian Miller, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Dynamics of Ecological Recovery from the Cretaceous-Paleogene Event
NORRIS, Richard D.1, HULL, Pincelli M.2 and BLOXSOM, Peter2, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD, MS-0244, 427 Vaughan Hall, La Jolla, CA 92093-0244, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography/UCSD, MS-0244, 308 Vaughan Hall, La Jolla, CA 92093-0244, RNorris@ucsd.edu, RNorris@ucsd.edu
8:15 AM
Anomalous, Temporary Terrestrial Sedimentary Environments Following Cretaceous-Tertiary Ecosystem Disruptions: North America, Asia, and Europe
FASTOVSKY, David E.1, SHEEHAN, Peter M.2, ISBELL, John L.3 and GRANDPRE, Rachel1, (1)Department of Geosciences, Univ of Rhode Island, 9 East Alumni Ave, Kingston, RI 02881, (2)Geology, Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 W. Wells St, Milwaukee, WI 53233, (3)Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201, defastov@uri.edu, defastov@uri.edu
8:30 AM
North American Paleocene Continental Mollusks: From Slow Recovery to High Diversity, but Not a Simple Story
HARTMAN, Joseph H., Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, University of North Dakota, 81 Cornell Street Stop 8358, Grand Forks, ND 58202, joseph_hartman@und.edu, joseph_hartman@und.edu
8:45 AM
A Paleocene Timescale for the Rocky Mountains: Status and Potential
BOWRING, Samuel A.1, JOHNSON, Kirk R.2, CLYDE, William3, RAMEZANI, Jahandar1, MILLER, Ian2 and PEPPE, Daniel4, (1)Dept. Earth, Atm. & Planet. Sci, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, (2)Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO 80205, (3)Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, (4)Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, sbowring@MIT.EDU, sbowring@MIT.EDU
9:00 AM
9:15 AM
Paleocene Palynostratigraphy in the Hanna Basin: Friend or Foe?
DUNN, Regan, Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195, regandunn@hotmail.com, regandunn@hotmail.com
9:30 AM
Timing and Correlation of Early Paleocene Asian Land Mammal Ages: New Results from the Nanxiong Basin, Gaungdong Province, China
CLYDE, William C.1, TING, Suyin2, SNELL, Kathryn E.3, KOCH, Paul L.3, BOWEN, Gabriel J.4, QIAN, Li5, WANG, Yuanqing5 and TONG, Yongsheng5, (1)Department of Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH 03824, (2)Museum of Natural Science, Lousiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (3)Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, (4)Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (5)Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Post Office Box 643, Beijing 100044, China, will.clyde@unh.edu, will.clyde@unh.edu
9:45 AM
The Paleocene Megaflora of the Western Interior of North America: Tapping the Potential of One of the Most Extensive Terrestrial Fossil Records
JOHNSON, Kirk R.1, ELLIS, Beth2 and MILLER, Ian2, (1)Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO 80205, (2)Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, kirk.johnson@dmns.org, kirk.johnson@dmns.org
10:00 AM
Paleobotanical Estimates of Laramide Relief in the Western Interior of North America
MILLER, Ian, Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Sci, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, BRANDON, Mark, Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, JOHNSON, Kirk, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver, CO 80205, PEPPE, Daniel, Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, DUNN, Regan, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, National Park Service, 32651 Hwy. 19, Kimberly, OR 97848 and ELLIS, Beth, Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, imiller@dmns.org, imiller@dmns.org
10:15 AM
Unexpected Patterns of Floral Diversity and Heterogeneity in the Earliest Paleocene of the Northern Rocky Mountains and Great Plains
PEPPE, Daniel J., Department of Geology, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97354, Waco, TX 76798-7354 and HICKEY, Leo J., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P.O. Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, daniel_peppe@baylor.edu, daniel_peppe@baylor.edu
10:30 AM
Late Paleocene Lagerstätten: What Can They Tell Us about Systematics?
PIGG, Kathleen B., School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501 and DEVORE, Melanie L., Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Georgia College & State University, Milledgeville, GA 31061, kpigg@asu.edu, kpigg@asu.edu
10:45 AM
Paleocene Mammals and Changing Climate In the Northern Bighorn Basin, Wyoming
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
11:00 AM
Early Paleocene Mammal Succession In the Nacimiento Formation, San Juan Basin, New Mexico
WILLIAMSON, Thomas E., New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, 1801 Mountain Rd., NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104, thomas.williamson@state.nm.us, thomas.williamson@state.nm.us
11:15 AM
Reconstruction of Latitudinal Mammalian Diversity Gradients In the Mid-Paleocene of Western North America
ROSE, Peter J. and FOX, David L., Geology and Geophysics, University of Minnesota, 310 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, rosex206@umn.edu, rosex206@umn.edu
11:30 AM
Late Paleocene Warming and Floral Change in the Bighorn Basin
WING, S.L., Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012 and CURRANO, Ellen, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 542 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, wings@si.edu, wings@si.edu
11:45 AM
Coupled Climate and Carbon Cycle Oscillations during the Late Paleocene: Inferences from High-Resolution Geochemical Records
ZACHOS, James C.1, MCCARREN, Heather1, PERIAT, Nadine1, RÖHL, Ursula2 and WESTERHOLD, Thomas3, (1)Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, University of California Santa Cruz, Earth and Marine Sciences Building, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, (2)MARUM, Universität Bremen, Leobener Strasse, Bremen 28359, Germany, (3)MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Research, Bremen University, Leobener Strasse, Bremen, 28359, Germany, jzachos@pmc.ucsc.edu, jzachos@pmc.ucsc.edu
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