2010 GSA Denver Annual Meeting (31 October –3 November 2010)
Session No. 102 Monday, 1 November 2010
8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Colorado Convention Center: Hall B

Paleontology (Posters) III - Diversity and Paleoecology

Authors will be present from 2 to 4 PM, and 4:30 to 5:30 PM
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102-189NO CONSISTENT ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TEST SIZE AND EXTINCTION RISK IN FORAMINIFERA: JOST, Adam B.1, DEVILLE, Nicole V.1, SKOTHEIM, Jan M.2, WANG, Steve C.3, and PAYNE, Jonathan L.1, (1) Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, abjost@stanford.edu, (2) Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, (3) Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081
102-290THE CONTRASTING EFFECTS OF EXTINCTION ON TAXONOMIC AND ECOLOGICAL COMPOSITION: INITIAL RESULTS OF NUMERICAL EXPERIMENTS: CHRISTIE, Max, Geology, University of Georgia, 308 Geography-Geology Building, 210 Field Street, Athens, GA 30602, mlchri@uga.edu and HOLLAND, Steven M., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
102-391ESTIMATING THE DURATION OF A MASS EXTINCTION: ZIMMERMAN, Aaron E., MCVEIGH, Brendan S., WANG, Steve C., and EVERSON, Philip J., Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, zimaaron@gmail.com
102-492EXPLORING THE ECOLOGICAL IMPACT OF THE END-EARLY CAMBRIAN MASS EXTINCTION: WEBB, Amelinda E., Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06511, amelinda.webb@gmail.com and LEIGHTON, Lindsey R., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
102-593CALCAREOUS DINOFLAGELLATE CYSTS FROM THE EXPANDED K/PG BOUNDARY SECTION AT KULSTIRENDEN, STEVNS KLINT, DENMARK: LEIGHTON, Andrew David, HART, Malcolm Barrie, and SMART, Christopher W., School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, andrew.leighton@plymouth.ac.uk
102-694DEATH AND RECOVERY AT THE K/T BOUNDARY: EVIDENCE FROM NEW SITES IN NEW JERSEY: ROVELLI, Remy, Department of Geology, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 11210, remyrovelli@gmail.com, GARB, Matthew P., Doctoral Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 10016, and LANDMAN, Neil H., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192
102-795THE CRETACEOUS-TERTIARY TRANSITION: A UNIQUE PALEOENVIRONMENTAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE NEW JERSEY COASTAL PLAIN: COHEN, Ashley1, GARB, Matthew P.2, KLOFAK, Susan M.3, and LANDMAN, Neil H.3, (1) Department of Geology, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY 11210, silencepeasent@aol.com, (2) Doctoral Program in Earth and Environmental Sciences, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY 10016, (3) Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192
102-896BENTHIC FORAMINIFERAL CHANGE ACROSS THE CRETACEOUS – PALEOGENE BOUNDARY (K/PG) AT BRAZOS RIVER, TEXAS: LEIGHTON, Andrew David, HART, Malcolm Barrie, SMART, Christopher W., and TWITCHETT, Richard J., School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, andrew.leighton@plymouth.ac.uk
102-997FLORIDA EXTINCTIONS LAGGED ENVIRONMENTAL AND ECOLOGICAL PERTURBATIONS BY 1 MILLION YEARS: HERBERT, Gregory S.1, PAUL, Shubhabrata1, HARRIES, Peter J.1, SLIKO, Jennifer1, and LAVIGNE, Michele2, (1) Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, gherbert@usf.edu, (2) Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California Davis, 2099 Westside Rd, Bodega Bay, CA 94923
102-1098PALEONTOLOGIC ANALYSIS OF THE WACCAMAW FORMATION AT NEILS EDDY LANDING, ACME, NORTH CAROLINA: MCGREGOR, Daren A., Department of Geology, Colby College, 5800 Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901, daren.mcgregor@gmail.com, KELLEY, Patricia H., Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944, and DIETL, Gregory P., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850
102-1199ECOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF A MOLLUSCAN ASSEMBLAGE FROM THE UPPER WACCAMAW FORMATION, SHALLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, AND THE PLEISTOCENE EXTINCTION: KELLEY, Patricia H., BAKER, Holly A., DEPRIEST, Jamie R., FRIEND, Dana S., GAGNON, John H., GOULD, Emily S., MCKONE, Brennan M., SALMON, Rachel L., and SCHER, Erin L., Department of Geography and Geology, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5944, dsf6522@uncw.edu
102-12100PALEOENVIRONMENTS OF EARLIEST PHANEROZOIC BIOCLASTIC ACCUMULATIONS AND THE EMERGENCE OF CAMBRIAN SHELL BEDS, SOUTHERN GREAT BASIN, USA: MATA, Scott A. and BOTTJER, David J., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, scott.mata@usc.edu
102-13101LOW ENDEMISM OF EARLY OSAGEAN (MISSISSIPPIAN) CAMERATE CRINOIDS IN NORTH AMERICA: RHENBERG, Elizabeth C., Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, P.O Box 6300, Morgantown, WV 26506, erhenber@mix.wvu.edu and KAMMER, Thomas W., Department of Geology and Geography, West Virginia University, P.O. Box 6300, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300
102-14102PATTERNS OF GENUS RICHNESS WITHIN MISSISSIPPIAN CRINOID CLADES BETWEEN NORTH AMERICA AND THE BRITISH ISLES: AUSICH, William, School of Earth Sciences, Ohio State University, 155 S Oval Mall, Columbus, OH 43210-1398, ausich.1@osu.edu and KAMMER, Thomas, Geology and Geography, West Virginia Univ, Morgantown, WV 26506-6300
102-15103PHANEROZOIC DIVERSITY IN THE MARINE REALM: AN ANALYSIS OF ORDERS AND EVOLUTIONARY FAUNAS: RIVERA, Alexei A., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, alexei.a.rivera@gmail.com
102-16104LONG-TERM TRENDS IN THE RICHNESS OF FRESHWATER ACTINOPTERYGIANS FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS (CENOMANIAN-MAASTRICHTIAN) OF THE WESTERN INTERIOR OF NORTH AMERICA: REDMAN, Cory1, BRINKMAN, D.B.2, NEWBREY, M.G.3, NEUMAN, A.G.3, and EATON, J.G.4, (1) Department of Geology & Geophysics, Texas A&M University, 3115 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843, corymredman@gmail.com, (2) Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, AB T0J0Y0, (3) Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0, (4) Department of Geosciences, Weber State University, Ogden, UT 84408
102-17105DETERMINING THE MOST ROBUST METHOD OF MEASURING DISAGGREGATED FOSSIL MATERIAL: THE COLONIAL CONUNDRUM: FORCINO, Frank L., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada, forcino@ualberta.ca and LEIGHTON, Lindsey R., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
102-18106USING FAUNAL GRADIENT ANALYSIS TO RECONSTRUCT FINE-SCALE, REGIONAL PALEOENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN THE KOPE FORMATION (CINCINNATIAN SERIES, UPPER ORDOVICIAN) OF OHIO AND KENTUCKY: WEBBER, Andrew, Geier Collections and Research Center, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, webberaw@ucmail.uc.edu and HUNDA, Brenda R., Collections and Research, Cincinnati Museum Center, 1301 Western Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45203, bhanke@cincymuseum.org
102-19107ANALYZING NICHE STABILITY IN LATE ORDOVICIAN ARTICULATED BRACHIOPODS DURING THE RICHMONDIAN INVASION: MALIZIA, Richard W., Geological Sciences, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Laboratories, Athens, OH 45701, rm262709@ohio.edu and STIGALL, Alycia L., Department of Geological Sciences and Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies, Ohio University, 316 Clippinger Lab, Athens, OH 45701
102-20108REGIONAL PALEOECOLOGY OF NEAR-FIELD MARINE FAUNAS DURING THE LATE PALEOZOIC ICE AGE, WESTERN ARGENTINA: DINEEN, Ashley A.1, FRAISER, Margaret L.1, TABOADA, Arturo C.2, PAGANI, M. Alejandra3, and ISBELL, John L.1, (1) Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 3209 N. Maryland Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53201, aadineen@uwm.edu, (2) Laboratorio de Investigaciones en Evolucion y Biodiversidad (LIEB), Facultad de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia, Esquel, U9200, Argentina, (3) Museo Paleontológico "Egidio Feruglio, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET), Trelew, U9100, Argentina
102-21109COMPARING INCUMBENT AND INVADER BRACHIOPOD TAXA WITH ABUNDANCE AND BIOVOLUME ESTIMATES WITHIN THE BELL CANYON FORMATION (MIDDLE PERMIAN) OF THE DELAWARE BASIN (GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS, WEST TEXAS): FALL, Leigh M., Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, 1040 E. 4th Street, Tucson, AZ 85721, lfall@email.arizona.edu
102-22110TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIATION IN THE PALEOCOMMUNITY STRUCTURE OF LATE TRIASSIC CORAL REEFS FROM NORTHERN CHILE: TWITCHETT, Richard J.1, OPAZO, L. Felipe1, RUBILAR, Alfonso2, CHONG, Guillermo3, and MOURGUES, F. Amaro2, (1) School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, richard.twitchett@plymouth.ac.uk, (2) Sernageomin, Calle Til Til 1993, Ñuñoa, Santiago, 10465, Chile, (3) Departamento de Ciencias Geologicas, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Angamos 0610, Antofagasta, Chile
102-23111PALEOECOLOGICAL COMPOSITION AND SUCCESSION IN NORIAN (LATE TRIASSIC) PANTHALASSIC BENTHIC FAUNAS: TACKETT, Lydia S., Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, 3651 Trousdale Parkway, ZHS 233, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740, Lydia.Tackett@gmail.com and BOTTJER, David, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California, Zumberge Hall 117, Los Angeles, CA 90254
102-24112TIMING OF ECOLOGICAL DOMINANCE SHIFTS IN MARINE BENTHIC GROUPS DURING THE MESOZOIC OF NORTH AMERICA: MONARREZ, Pedro M. and BONUSO, Nicole, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University, Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834-6850, paydrowk@csu.fullerton.edu
102-25113LATEST CRETACEOUS FAUNAL CHANGE IN THE WESTERN INTERIOR SEAWAY: SLATTERY, Joshua S.1, HARRIES, Peter1, and SANDNESS, Ashley L.2, (1) Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, dinohyus@gmail.com, (2) Tampa, 33613
102-26114TESTING THE ASSUMPTION OF NEUTRALITY WITHIN THE LATE CRETACEOUS HOLZ SHALE, SANTA ANA MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA: GEVEDON, Michelle L. and BONUSO, Nicole, Geological Sciences, California State University Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd, Fullerton, CA 92834, michellegevedon@csu.fullerton.edu
102-27115SURVIVING THE STURTIAN SNOWBALL: BOSAK, Tanja1, LAHR, Dan J.G.2, PRUSS, Sara B.3, MACDONALD, Francis A.4, and AGRAMAKOVA, Yulia1, (1) Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, tbosak@MIT.EDU, (2) Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, (3) Dept. of Geology, Smith College, Clark Science Center, Northampton, MA 01063, (4) Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
102-28116MICROFOSSILS IN THE POST-STURTIAN CAP CARBONATES OF THE RASTHOF FORMATION, NORTHERN NAMIBIA: DALTON, Lilly A., Dept. of Geosciences, Smith College, Clark Science Center, Northampton, MA 01063, ldalton@smith.edu, PRUSS, Sara B., Department of Geosciences, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063, BOSAK, Tanja, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, LAHR, Daniel, Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, and MACDONALD, Francis A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, 20 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
102-29117PLIO/PLEISTOCENE REEF DEVELOPMENT IN THE SOUTHERN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: THE RISE OF ACROPORA DOMINANCE AND THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN CARIBBEAN REEFS: KLAUS, James S., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami, 1301 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146, j.klaus@miami.edu, MCNEILL, Donald F., Univ Miami, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami, FL 33149-1098, GERALDES, Francisco, Centro de Investigaciones de Biología Marina, Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo, Alma Mater, Santo Domingo, 10700-11999, Dominican Republic, and PEREZ, Marco, Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, 10700-11999, Dominican Republic
102-30118PREDICTIONS FOR DISSOLUTION OF ANTARCTIC BIVALVES UNDER OCEAN ACIDIFICATION SCENARIOS: TEETER, William H., Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, wteeter@uga.edu, WALKER, Sally E., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, and BOWSER, Samuel S., Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY 12201
102-31119SEASONAL VARIATION IN SURFACE POPULATIONS AND DISTRIBUTION OF SALT MARSH FORAMINIFERA IN THE NISQUALLY DELTA, WASHINGTON: RAYRAY, Shan M., Northern Illinois University, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Davis Hall 312, Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115, srayray@niu.edu and BENHAM, Steven, Dept. of Geosciences, Division of Natural Sciences, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 98447
102-32120COMPARISON OF HOLOCENE DROUGHT, FIRE, AND VEGETATION HISTORY IN THE EASTERN SAWATCH RANGE, CENTRAL COLORADO: CARTER, Grace E., Geology and Geophysics, Ecology, University of Wyoming, 1000 University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, gcarter6@uwyo.edu, POWERS, Kristine, Limnological Research Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, and SHUMAN, Bryan, Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1000 University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071
102-33121THE APPLICATION OF DIATOM BIOSTRATIGRAPHY AND PALEOECOLOGY TO RESOLVE EARLY MIOCENE PALEOCLIMATIC EVENTS: FARMER, Ryan K., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 214 Bessey Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588, rf70478@gmail.com, HARWOOD, David, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE 68588-0340, and BOHATY, Steven, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Southampton, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom
102-34122FORAMINIFERAL PALEOECOLOGY ACROSS THE EARLY-MIDDLE EOCENE TRANSITION (EMET) IN THE WESTERN CARIBBEAN: CHEZEM, Michelle A., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, machezem@bsu.edu and FLUEGEMAN, Richard H., Dept. of Geological Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306-0475
102-35123STASIS IN RANCHO LA BREA SABERTOOTHED CATS AND ICE AGE LIONS DURING THE LAST GLACIAL-INTERGLACIAL CYCLE: MADAN, Meena A.1, PROTHERO, Donald R.2, and SUTYAGINA, Anastasiya2, (1) Earth and Environmental Science, University of California, Irvine, 204 Aldrich Hall, Irvine, CA 92697, mmadan@uci.edu, (2) Geology, Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
102-36124PUNCTUATIONAL EVOLUTION IN LIGHT OF THE GEOLOGIC RECORD: THE TEST OF LIVING FOSSILS REVISITED: RIVERA, Alexei A., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012, alexei.a.rivera@gmail.com
102-37125DIFFERENCES IN RATES OF MORPHOLOGICAL EVOLUTION IN EAST AFRICAN CICHLIDS FROM STOCHASTIC BRANCHING MODELS: HOERNER, Marie Elizebeth, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, mhoerner@uchicago.edu
102-38126PHYLOGENETIC ANALYSIS OF DEVONIAN TROPIDOCORYPHID TRILOBITES (ORDER PROETIDA), AND RELATIONSHIPS OF TROPIDOCORYPHE & ASTYCORYPHE: MOLINARO, Darrin J., GIBB, Stacey, and CHATTERTON, Brian D.E., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada, molinaro@ualberta.ca

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