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. 315
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM

Paleontology IV - Exceptional Preservation and Taphonomy


David L. Rodland and Christopher R. Noto, Chairs
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Start Time
1:30 PM
Trace Fossil Evidence for Fluctuating Oxygen Levels in the Spence Shale, a Middle Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätte from Utah
GARSON, Daniel E.1, GAINES, Robert R.2 and DROSER, Mary L.1, (1)Earth Science, University of California Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, (2)Geology, Pomona College, 185 East Sixth Street, Claremont, CA 91711, daniel.garson@email.ucr.edu, daniel.garson@email.ucr.edu
1:45 PM
Burgess Shale-Type Deposits Worldwide Share a Common Paleoenvironmental Setting and Origin
GAINES, Robert R., Geology Department, Pomona College, 185 E. Sixth St, Claremont, CA 91767, robert.gaines@pomona.edu, robert.gaines@pomona.edu
2:00 PM
Tectonics, Taphonomy, and Trilobites: The Cambrian Conasauga Shale Lagerstatte
HOGAN, Eric1, MEAZELL, Kevin1, HENDERSON, Miles2, WALKER, Sally1, FLEISHER, Chris1, RAILSBACK, L. Bruce1 and WYLD, Sandra1, (1)Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, (2)Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee, 1412 Circle Drive, Knoxville, TN 37996, kmeazell@uga.edu, kmeazell@uga.edu
2:15 PM
Pyritization and Paleoecology of Olenid Trilobite Faunas from the Ordovician of Upstate NY
FARRELL, Úna C., Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045 and BRIGGS, Derek E.G., Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, Kline Geological Laboratory, 210 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, ufarrell@ku.edu, ufarrell@ku.edu
2:30 PM
The Buckhorn Asphalt Deposit - An Unique Fossil Lagerstätte from the Pennsylvanian of Oklahoma
SEUSS, Barbara, Geozentrum Nordbayern (GZN) – PaläoUmwelt, Friedrich-Alexander University, Loewenichstrasse 28, Erlangen, 91054, Germany, NUETZEL, Alexander, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Geologie und Paläontologie, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 10, München, 80333, Germany, MAPES, Royal, Geological Sciences, Ohio Univ, Athens, OH 45701 and YANCEY, Thomas E., Dept. Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 3115 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-3115, barbara@pal.uni-erlangen.de, barbara@pal.uni-erlangen.de
2:45 PM
A Paleogene Calcareous Microfossil Konservat-Lagerstätte from the Kilwa Group of Coastal Tanzania
BOWN, Paul Richard1, DUNKLEY JONES, Tom2, LEES, Jackie1, WADE, Bridget3 and PEARSON, Paul4, (1)Earth Sciences, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom, (2)Geography, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom, (3)Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77840, (4)School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF10 3YE, United Kingdom, p.bown@ucl.ac.uk, p.bown@ucl.ac.uk
3:00 PM
Latitudinal Contrasts in the Net Preservation of Skeletal Carbonate
BEST, M.M.R.1, MLOSZEWSKA, A.2, HUANG, Z.3, BIBEAU, K.2, ROUGH, M.2 and BROWN, T.4, (1)NEPTUNE Canada and SEOS, University of Victoria, P.O. Box 1700 Stn CSC, Victoria, BC V8W 2Y2, Canada, (2)Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, Montreal, QC H3A 2A7, Canada, (3)Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, ON N6A 5B7, Canada, (4)Biology, Memorial University, St John's, NF A1C 5S7, Canada, mmrbest@uvic.ca, mmrbest@uvic.ca
3:15 PM
Environmental and Microstructural Controls on the Short Term Degradation of Biogenic Carbonate within Temperate, Macrotidal Habitats
MLOSZEWSKA, A.M., Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, 3450 Univeristy Street, Montreal, QC H3A2A7, Canada, BEST, M.M.R, NEPTUNE Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, BC V8W2Y2, Canada and PAQUETTE, J., Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, 3450 University Street, Montreal, QC H3A2A7, Canada, aleksmlo@eps.mcgill.ca, aleksmlo@eps.mcgill.ca
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Paleoecology and Taphonomy of Full-Glacial Terrestrial Gastropods from the Latch Valley, West-Central Wisconsin
KUCHTA, Matt, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 w dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, GEARY, Dana, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706 and SLAUGHTER, Richard, Dept. of Geology & Geophysics, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, mk@geology.wisc.edu, mk@geology.wisc.edu
4:00 PM
Transport and Breakage of Intertidal Bivalves by Shorebird Feeding Activity: Craig Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
JOHN-PAUL, Zonneveld, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, 1-26 Earth Sciences Building, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada, zonneveld@ualberta.ca, zonneveld@ualberta.ca
4:15 PM
Quantifying Time-Averaging In 4th-Order Depositional Sequences: Radiocarbon-Calibrated Amino-Acid Racemization Dating of Late Quaternary Mollusk Shells from Po Plain, Italy
SCARPONI, Daniele, Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali, University of Bologna, via Selmi 3, Bologna, I-40126, Italy, KAUFMAN, Darrell, Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099, BRIGHT, Jordon, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 and KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 4044 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061, daniele.scarponi@unibo.it, daniele.scarponi@unibo.it
4:30 PM
Using Individually Dated Bivalve and Brachiopod Shells to Reconstruct Epibiont Colonization and Taphonomy Over Millennial Timescales
RODLAND, David L., Geology, Muskingum University, Boyd Science Center 223, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762, KRAUSE Jr, Richard A., Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520, BARBOUR WOOD, Susan, Geosciences & Natural Resources, Western Carolina University, 331 Stillwell Bldg, Cullowhee, NC 28723, KAUFMAN, Darrell, Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099, WEHMILLER, John, Department of Geology, Univ of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611 and SIMOES, Marcello, Instituto de Biociencias, Universidade Estadual Paulista, Distrito de Rubiao Junior, CP. 510, 18.610-000, Botucatu, Brazil, drodland@sbcglobal.net, drodland@sbcglobal.net
4:45 PM
The Scale and Dynamics of Time-Averaging in Holocene Cave Deposits Quantified through AMS 14C Dating of Kangaroo Rat Bones
TERRY, Rebecca C., Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University, 3029 Cordley Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331, rebecca.terry@science.oregonstate.edu, rebecca.terry@science.oregonstate.edu
5:00 PM
Richness, Population Structure, and Habitat-Specific Sampling Patterns of Yellowstone National Park's Large-Mammal Death Assemblage: Paleoecological and Neontological Implications
MILLER, Joshua, Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, 5734 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, millerjh@uchicago.edu, millerjh@uchicago.edu
5:15 PM
Environmental Signatures of Authigenic Mineral Formation on Modern and Fossil Bones
NOTO, Christopher R., Ecology and Evolution, Stony Brook University, 650 Life Sciences Building, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5245, chris.noto@gmail.com, chris.noto@gmail.com