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. 232
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM

T42. Breaking the Curve: Historical Development, Current State, and Future Prospects for Understanding Local and Regional Processes Governing Global Diversity I

Paleontological Society; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Leigh M. Fall, Jocelyn Sessa, Austin J.W. Hendy and Thomas D. Olszewski, Advocates
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Start Time
8:00 AM
Phanerozoic Marine Diversity of Families, Genera, and Species: Did Jack Get It Right the First Time?
ALROY, John, Paleobiology Database, NCEAS, University of California, 735 State Street, Suite 300, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, alroy@nceas.ucsb.edu, alroy@nceas.ucsb.edu
8:15 AM
Ludicrous Theoretical Diverspace of the Marine Biosphere: Could Oceans Hide a Mole of Species?
KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061 and FINNEGAN, Seth, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305, michalk@vt.edu, michalk@vt.edu
8:30 AM
Detecting Historical Biogeography and Adaptive Niche Shifts In a Metacommunity
LEIBOLD, Mathew A., Section of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, 1 University Station C0930, Austin, TX 78712 and PERES-NETO, Pedro, Département des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Case postale 8888, succursale Centre-ville, Montreal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada, mleibold@mail.utexas.edu, mleibold@mail.utexas.edu
8:45 AM
Modeling Community Structure across Hierarchical Scales: A Case Study Using Late Ordovician Deep-Subtidal Assemblages from the Cincinnati Arch
NOVACK-GOTTSHALL, Philip M., Department of Geosciences, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA 30118-3100, pnovackg@westga.edu, pnovackg@westga.edu
9:00 AM
Non-Unique Equilibria in Competitive Communities and Punctuated Ecological Change in the Fossil Record
OLSZEWSKI, Thomas D., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Texas A&M Univ, College Station, TX 77843-3115, tomo@geo.tamu.edu, tomo@geo.tamu.edu
9:15 AM
Were Local Ecological Interactions Linked to Secular Trends In Alpha Diversity In Level-Bottom Marine Communities?
BUSH, Andrew M., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, Storrs, CT 06269, BAMBACH, Richard K., Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, MRC-121, P. O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012 and DALEY, Gwen M., Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Geology, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC 29732, andrew.bush@uconn.edu, andrew.bush@uconn.edu
9:30 AM
Escargot through Time: Comparative Energetics of Neogene and Early Mesozoic Gastropod Assemblages
FINNEGAN, Seth, Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305, PAYNE, Jonathan L., Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 320, Stanford, CA 94305 and MCCLAIN, Craig R., National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, 2024 W. Main Street, Suite A200, Durham, NC 27705, sethf@stanford.edu, sethf@stanford.edu
9:45 AM
Insect Associational Dynamics Ninety Million Years Before Angiosperms: Questions, Approaches and Preliminary Methods
LABANDEIRA, Conrad C.1, ANDERSON, John M.2, CARVER, Ted1, ANDERSON, Heidi M.3, TSHIVHANDEKANO, Pfarelo2 and MAKHOLELA, Tsepang2, (1)Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, (2)South African National Biodiversity Institute, 2 Cussonia Avenue, Private Bag X101, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa, (3)Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa, labandec@si.edu, labandec@si.edu
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Time-Averaging Transfers Diversity from Beta to Alpha Levels
TOMA?OVÝCH, Adam, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 and KIDWELL, Susan M., Department of Geophyscial Sciences, Univ of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, tomasovych@uchicago.edu, tomasovych@uchicago.edu
10:30 AM
Differential Preservation of Marine Environments and Biased Diversity Trends: Modeling Effects and Empirical Validation
O'DONNELL, Matthew J., Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 511 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802 and PATZKOWSKY, Mark E., Pennsylvania State University, 503 Deike Bldg, University Park, PA 16802-2714, modonnell@geosc.psu.edu, modonnell@geosc.psu.edu
10:45 AM
Understanding How Lithification Acts as a Taphonomic Filter on Diversity, Abundance Distributions, and Body Size: a Case Study from the Early Paleocene of the Gulf Coastal Plain, USA
SESSA, Jocelyn, Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 542 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, PATZKOWSKY, Mark, Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 539 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802 and BRALOWER, Timothy, Dept. of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State Univ, State College, PA 16802, jsessa@psu.edu, jsessa@psu.edu
11:00 AM
Cenozoic Molluscan Diversification: Dissecting the Global Pattern to Reveal the Biotic Response to Regional Paleoenvironmental Controls
HENDY, Austin J.W., Dept of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, 210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511, austin.hendy@yale.edu, austin.hendy@yale.edu
11:15 AM
Local Expression of Global Change: Not All Regions Respond Equally
RENEMA, Willem, Geology, Nationaal Natuurhistorisch Museum Naturalis, PO Box 9517, Leiden, 2300 RA, Netherlands, Renema@naturalis.nl, Renema@naturalis.nl
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