2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October –3 November 2010)
Session No. 2 Sunday, 31 October 2010
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: Hall F

Paleontology I - Taphonomy and Global Change

Amelinda E. Webb and Laurie Anderson, Presiding
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2-18:00 AM A COMPLETE SKELETON OF A BASAL SAUROPOD DINOSAUR FROM THE EARLY JURASSIC OF CHINA AND THE ORIGIN OF SAUROPODA: CHATTERJEE, Sankar1, WANG, T.2, PAN, S.G.2, DONG, Z.3, WU, X.C.4, and UPCHURCH, P.5, (1) Geosciences, Texas Tech Univ, MS Box 41053, Lubbock, TX 79409-3191, sankar.chatterjee@ttu.edu, (2) Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dinosaur Museum of Lufeng, Lufeng County, Lufeng, 651200, China, (3) Vertebrate Paleontology, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology & Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 100044, China, (4) Vertebrate Paleontology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6PR, Canada, (5) Earth Sciences, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
2-28:15 AM THE END OF THE CRETACEOUS SAUROPOD DINOSAUR HIATUS IN NORTH AMERICA: D'EMIC, Michael1, WILSON, Jeffrey A.1, and THOMPSON, Richard2, (1) Department of Geological Sciences & Museum of Paleontology, University of Michigan, 2534 C.C. Little Bldg, 1100 N. University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, mdemic@umich.edu, (2) Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1040 E 4th St, Tucson, AZ 85721
2-38:30 AM A VOLCANIC MAAR ORIGIN FOR THE AVIAN PALEONTOLOGICAL LOCALITY AT FOSSIL LAKE, OREGON: MCCARVILLE, Katherine, Division of Science and Mathematics, Upper Iowa University, 605 Washington St, P.O. Box 1857, Fayette, IA 52142, mccarvillek@uiu.edu
2-48:45 AM FLORAL COMPOSITION AND PALEOECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS OF A LATE NEOGENE FLORA FROM THE GRAY FOSSIL SITE, NORTHEASTERN TN: RESULTS FROM POLLEN ANALYSIS: OCHOA-LOZANO, Diana1, LIU, Yu-Sheng1, and ZAVADA, Michael S.2, (1) Department of Biological Sciences, East Tennessee State University, 807 Parkway, Box 70703, Johnson City, TN 37614, ochoalozano@goldmail.etsu.edu, (2) College of Arts and Sciences, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079
2-59:00 AM INTRALAKE VARIABILITY IN OSTRACODE ASSEMBLAGES FOR USE IN PALEOENVIRONMENTAL RECONSTRUCTION: A CASE STUDY FROM SAN SALVADOR ISLAND, BAHAMAS: MICHELSON, Andrew V., Program in Integrated Bioscience, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325, avi1@zips.uakron.edu and PARK, Lisa E., Geology and Environmental Science, University of Akron, University of Akron, University of Akron, Akron, OH 44325
2-69:15 AM USE OF HISTORICAL AND BASELINE SPECIMENS TO TRACK RESPONSES OF MOLLUSCAN PRIMARY CONSUMERS TO THE EFFECTS OF THE 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON HYDROCARBON SPILL: ANDERSON, Laurie, Dept. Geology & Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe-Russell Geoscience Complex, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, glande@lsu.edu, ROOPNARINE, Peter D., Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, GILLIKIN, David P., Department of Geology, Union College, 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308, ROOPNARINE, Deanne, Math, Science & Technology, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796, and GOODWIN, David H., Department of Geosciences, Denison University, FW Olin Science Hall, 100 Sunset Hill Drive, Granville, OH 43023
2-79:30 AM USING LAKE SEDIMENT CORES TO INVESTIGATE PAST MOUNTAIN PINE BEETLE OUTBREAKS: WATT, Jennifer H., Geography Department, University of Utah, 260 S. Campus Drive Rm #270, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, jennifer.watt@utah.edu and BRUNELLE, Andrea, Department of Geography, University of Utah, 260 S. Central Campus Dr. Room 270, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
2-89:45 AM COMPARING COMMUNITY SIGNALS USING ABUNDANCE AND BIOVOLUME MEASURES ON MODERN AND FOSSIL REEFS, SAN SALVADOR, BAHAMAS: WEBB, Amelinda E., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, amelinda.webb@gmail.com
2-910:00 AM SPATIAL VARIATION OF LATE PENNSYLVANIAN PALEOCOMMUNITIES: ECOLOGICAL AND SAMPLING IMPLICATIONS: FORCINO, Frank L.1, RICHARDS, Eilidh J.2, CHOJNACKI, Nikqueta2, STAFFORD, Emily S.2, and LEIGHTON, Lindsey R.2, (1) Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI 48917, Forcino@msu.edu, (2) Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
2-1010:15 AM SHELL-AGE EVIDENCE OF RECENT ECOLOGICAL CHANGES, LITTLE POSTMORTEM TRANSPORT, AND FLATTENING OF AGE-FREQUENCY DISTRIBUTIONS WITH TIME: INSIGHTS FROM AN URBAN SHELF: KIDWELL, Susan M., Department of Geophyscial Sciences, Univ of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, skidwell@uchicago.edu, TOMAšOVÝCH, Adam, Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, and KAUFMAN, Darrell, Department of Geology, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-4099
2-1110:30 AM LIVE-DEAD AGREEMENT OF MOLLUSCAN COMMUNITIES ALONG AN EUTROPHICATION GRADIENT: CASEY, Michelle M., Geology, Oberlin College, 52 W. Lorain Street, Oberlin, OH 44074, mcasey@oberlin.edu and DIETL, Gregory, Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
2-1210:45 AM EARLY CEMENTATION OF THE BRACHIOPOD BOUCHARDIA ROSEA ON A MODERN TROPICAL SHELF: RODLAND, David L., Geology, Muskingum University, Boyd Science Center 223, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762, drodland@sbcglobal.net, KOWALEWSKI, Michal, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Road, PO Box 117800, Gainesville, FL 32611, and SIMOES, Marcello G., Department of Zoology, Sao Paulo State University, Institute of Biosciences, District of Rubiao Junior, s/n, Botucatu, 18618000, Brazil
2-1411:15 AM TAPHONOMY OF A NEARLY COMPLETE POLYCOTYLID PLESIOSAUR SKELETON FROM THE TROPIC SHALE OF SOUTHERN UTAH: SCHMEISSER, Rebecca L., Department of Geology, St. Norbert College, 100 Grant Street, De Pere, WI 54115, rebecca.schmeisser@snc.edu and GILLETTE, David D., Department of Geology, Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86001
2-1511:30 AM ON THE SPATIAL FIDELITY OF ARCTIC DEATH ASSEMBLAGES: CARIBOU CALVING GROUNDS AND THEIR SKELETAL INDICATORS: MILLER, Joshua H., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221, josh.miller@uc.edu
2-1611:45 AM PILOT FLUVIAL SKELETAL TRANSPORT EXPERIMENTS: EVANS, Thomas, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University, PO Box 173480, Bozeman, MT 59717, cavertevans@gmail.com

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