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. 260
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Paleontology II - Organismal and Morphological Paleontology


David W. Bapst and Sylvain Gerber, Chairs
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Start Time
1:30 PM
Is There Variation In the Microstructure of Ammonite Aptychi?
KRUTA, Isabelle, Histoire de la Terre, UMR 5143, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (& American Museum of Natural History, NY), 8 rue Buffon, Paris, 75005, France, ROUGET, Isabelle, Université Paris VI, CNRS – UMR 5143 ‘Paléobiodiversité et paléoenvironnements’, Case 104 – 4, Place Jussieu, Paris, 75005, France, LANDMAN, Neil H., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, TANABE, Kazushige, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Univ of Tokyo, Sci. Buid. No.5, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, 113-0033, Japan and CECCA, Fabrizio, Université Paris VI, CNRS-UMR 5143, case 104, 4 place Jussieu, Paris, 75252, kruta@mnhn.fr, kruta@mnhn.fr
1:45 PM
Morphological and Developmental Disparity in Jurassic Ammonites
GERBER, Sylvain, UMR 5561 Biogeosciences, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 6, Boulevard Gabriel, Dijon, 21000, France, sylvain.gerber@u-bourgogne.fr, sylvain.gerber@u-bourgogne.fr
2:00 PM
Morphological Patterns in Late Ordovician and Early Silurian Graptolites
BAPST, David W., Dept of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S Ellis, Chicago, IL 60637, MELCHIN, Michael, Dept. of Earth Sciences, St. Francis Xavier Univ, Antigonish, NS B2G 2V5, Canada, SHEETS, H. David, Dept of Physics, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY 14208 and MITCHELL, Charles, Dept. of Geology, SUNY at Buffalo, 876 Natural Sciences Complex, Buffalo, NY 14260, dwbapst@uchicago.edu, dwbapst@uchicago.edu
2:15 PM
A Reexamination of Ordovician through Early Silurian Crinoid Morphologic Disparity
DELINE, Bradley, Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, P.O. Box 0013, Cincinnati, OH 49221-0013, delinebl@email.uc.edu, delinebl@email.uc.edu
2:30 PM
Stable isotope variation along the direction of growth in echinoderm plates
DEXTER, Troy A., Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24060 and SCHIFFBAUER, James D., ICTAS Nanoscale Characterization and Fabrication Laboratory, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, tdexter@vt.edu, tdexter@vt.edu
2:45 PM
Biomarkers in Paleozoic Echinoderms
O'MALLEY, Christina E., Department of Earth And Environmental Sciences, Wright State University, Brehm Lab 260, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435, AUSICH, William, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, 155 S Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398 and CHIN, Yu-Ping, School of Earth Sciences, The Ohio State University, 275 Mendenhall Laboratory, 125 South Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1308, christina.omalley@wright.edu, christina.omalley@wright.edu
3:00 PM
Segment Development in Silurian Trilobite Aulacopleura Konincki
HONG, Paul S., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, HUGHES, Nigel C., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, CA 92521 and SHEETS, H. David, Dept. of Physics, Canisius College, 2001 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14208, paul.hong@email.ucr.edu, paul.hong@email.ucr.edu
3:15 PM
Segment Variation in the Cambrian Trilobite Elrathina Cordillerae in the Context of the Burgess Shale Fauna
BALINT, Michael Bradley, Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, HUGHES, Nigel, Earth Sciences, Univ of California, Riverside, 1432 Geology Building, Riverside, CA 92507 and CARON, Jean-Bernard, Department of Natural History (Paleobiology Section), Royal Ontario Museum, 100 Queen's Park, Toronto, ON M5S2C6, Canada, Mbali001@ucr.edu, Mbali001@ucr.edu
3:30 PM
Body Fossil Vs. Ichnofossil: Oldhamia Recta Revisited
TACKER, R. Christopher, Geology Unit, Research & Collections, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029, MARTIN, Anthony J., Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, WEAVER, Patricia G., Geology/Paleontology, NC Museum of Natural Sciences, 11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-1029, LAWVER, Daniel, R., Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, P.O. Box 173480, Bozeman, MT 59717-3480 and WILLIAMS, Lise, Durham Academy, 3601 Ridge Road, Durham, NC 27705-5599, christopher.tacker@naturalsciences.org, christopher.tacker@naturalsciences.org
3:45 PM
The Evolution of Vascular Plant Cell Wall Chemistry and the Preservation of Fossil Organic Matter as Illuminated by X-Ray Spectromicroscopy
BOYCE, C. Kevin, Geophysical Sciences, Univ of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, ckboyce@uchicago.edu, ckboyce@uchicago.edu
4:00 PM
Shifting Functional Requirements in the Evolution of Conifer Pollen Cone Morphology
LESLIE, Andrew B., Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, aleslie@uchicago.edu, aleslie@uchicago.edu
4:15 PM
Pterodactyl-Inspired Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Multimodal Locomotion
CHATTERJEE, Sankar, Geosciences, Texas Tech Univ, MS Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-3191, LIND, Richard, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, 231 Aerospace Building, Gainesville, FL 32611, GEDEON, Andy, Museum, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX 79409 and ROBERTS, Brian, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu, sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu
4:30 PM
Origin of Salt-Water Tolerance In Crocodylians
WHEATLEY, Patrick V., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 and KOCH, Paul L., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, wheatley@pmc.ucsc.edu, wheatley@pmc.ucsc.edu
4:45 PM
Beautiful Losers: The Rise and Fall of the Bivalve Genus Cucullaea
BUICK, Devin P., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geo/Phys Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, buickdp@email.uc.edu, buickdp@email.uc.edu
5:00 PM
Morphological Response of the Bivalve Genus Chione to Regional Environmental Variation and Anthropogenic Change
KOLBE, Sarah E., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 500 Geo/Phys, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013 and MILLER, Arnold I., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 500 Geology Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, kolbesh@mail.uc.edu, kolbesh@mail.uc.edu
5:15 PM
A Novel Application of Time Series Analysis to the Characterization of Shell Ornament Variation in Turritellid Gastropods
SMITH, Ursula E., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853 and CRAMPTON, James S., GNS Science, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt, 5040, New Zealand, ues4@cornell.edu, ues4@cornell.edu