2009 Portland GSA Annual Meeting (18-21 October 2009)
Session No. 87 Monday, 19 October 2009
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Oregon Convention Center: Portland Ballroom 255

T87. Phanerozoic Paleoenvironmental Evolution of Africa I (Paleontological Society)

Ellen D. Currano, Neil Tabor and Bonnie F. Jacobs, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
87-18:10 AM PHANEROZOIC TECTONICS OF AFRICA: AN OVERVIEW: HANSEN, Samantha E., Geosciences Dept, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, shansen@geo.ua.edu and NYBLADE, Andrew A., Geosciences Dept, Pennsylvania State University, 447 Deike Bldg, University Park, PA 16802
87-28:30 AM CLIMATIC CONSTRAINTS ON FLORISTIC EXCHANGE PATTERNS IN LATE PALEOZOIC INTERIOR AFRICA: LOOY, Cindy V., Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, 3060 Valley Life Science Building #3140, Berkeley, CA 94720, looy@berkeley.edu, CHANEY, Dan S., Deptartment of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, NMNH Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, and TABOR, Neil J., Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275-0395
87-38:45 AM PERMIAN TETRAPODS FROM NIGER REFLECT A CENTRAL PANGEAN FAUNAL PROVINCE: SIDOR, Christian A., Dept. of Biology and Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, casidor@u.washington.edu, TABOR, Neil, Department of Geological Sciences, Southern Methodist University, P.O. Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, STEYER, J. Sebastien, Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France, and SMITH, Roger M.H., Karoo Palaeontology, Iziko: South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa
87-49:00 AM PERMIAN AND TRIASSIC TETRAPOD FAUNAS AND PALEOENVIRONMENTS OF TANZANIA AND ZAMBIA: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE PERMO-TRIASSIC TRANSITION: ANGIELCZYK, Kenneth D.1, SIDOR, Christian A.2, SMITH, Roger M.H.3, NESBITT, Sterling4, STEYER, J. Sebastien5, and FRÖBISCH, Jörg1, (1) Department of Geology, The Field Museum, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, kangielczyk@fieldmuseum.org, (2) Dept. of Biology and Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-1800, (3) Karoo Palaeontology, Iziko: South African Museum, Cape Town, South Africa, (4) American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West @ 79th St, New York, NY 10024, (5) Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris, France
87-59:15 AM THE DIASTEMIC RECORD OF EARLY TRIASSIC RECOVERY ENVIRONMENTS IN THE KAROO BASIN, SOUTH AFRICA: GASTALDO, Robert A., Department of Geology, Colby College, 5807 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME 04901, ragastal@colby.edu and NEVELING, Johann, Council for Geosciences, Private Bag x112, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
87-69:30 AM DOES PALEOCLILMATE ACCOUNT FOR THE DIVERSIFICATION OF PLANTS AND INSECT HERBIVORES DURING THE LATE TRIASSIC IN SOUTH AFRICA?: LABANDEIRA, Conrad C., Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, labandec@si.edu
87-79:45 AM LATE JURASSIC PALEOCLIMATE OF CENTRAL AFRICA: MYERS, Timothy S., Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Ave, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, smyers@smu.edu
 10:00 AM Break
87-810:15 AM BIOTIC EVOLUTION: ISLAND AFRICA AND VERTEBRATE FAUNAL DYNAMICS: RASMUSSEN, David Tab, Anthropology, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, dtrasmus@wustl.edu
87-910:35 AM Paper Withdrawn
87-1010:35 AM FOSSIL PRESERVATION IN AFRICAN RIFTS - BIASED SAMPLES OF EVOLUTION ON A LARGE CONTINENT?: BEHRENSMEYER, Anna K., Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, NHB-121, Washington, DC 20013-7012, behrensa@si.edu
87-1110:50 AM THE SKELETON COAST DESERT, SOUTHWEST AFRICA, FROM CRETACEOUS TO RECENT TIMES: JACOBS, Louis L.1, POLCYN, Michael J.1, MATEUS, Octávio2, STRGANAC, Christopher1, JACOBS, Bonnie F.1, SCHULP, Anne S.3, MORAIS, Maria Luísa4, and BUTA NETO, André4, (1) Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, jacobs@smu.edu, (2) Departamento de Ciências da Terra, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, 1099-085, Portugal, (3) Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht, Maastricht, NL-6211 KJ, Netherlands, (4) Faculdade de Ciências, Universidade Agostinho Neto, Luanda, n° 3244, Angola
87-1211:05 AM RECONSTRUCTING CRETACEOUS AND PALEOGENE PALEOENVIRONMENTS AND DRAINAGE PATTERNS OF CENTRAL AFRICA: ROBERTS, Eric M.1, O'CONNOR, Patrick M.2, STEVENS, Nancy J.2, JELSMA, Hielke3, DIRKS, Paul H.G.M.4, and ARMSTRONG, Richard5, (1) Earth and Environmental Sciences, James Cook University, Townsville, 4810, Australia, eric.roberts@jcu.edu.au, (2) Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University, Athens, OH 45701, (3) CIGCES, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Cape Town/De Beers Exploration Division, GeoScience Centre, PO Box 82232, Southdale, 2135, South Africa, (4) School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Johannesburg, 2050, South Africa, (5) Research School of Earth Sciences, The Australian National University, Mills Road, Canberra A.C.T, 0200, Australia
 11:20 AM Discussion

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