2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 231 Wednesday, 12 October 2011
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 200H-J

T62. Frontiers in Foraminiferal Research I: Biology/Ecology/Paleoecology (Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research; SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); SEPM North American Micropaleontology Section; Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division)

Pamela Hallock and Susan T. Goldstein, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 8:00 AM Introductory Remarks
231-18:10 AM IS FORAMINIFERAL DENITRIFICATION PERFORMED BY THE EUKARYOTE OR BY PROKARYOTIC ASSOCIATES?: BERNHARD, Joan M.1, EDGCOMB, Virginia P.1, CASCIOTTI, Karen L.2, MCILVIN, Matthew R.3, and BEAUDOIN, David J.4, (1) Geology & Geophysics Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, jbernhard@whoi.edu, (2) Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, (3) Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, (4) Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543
231-28:30 AM DETERMINATION OF THE METABOLICALLY ACTIVE FRACTION OF BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA BY MEANS OF FLUORESCENT IN SITU HYBRIDIZATION (FISH): BORRELLI, Chiara1, SABBATINI, Anna2, LUNA, Gian Marco2, NARDELLI, Maria Pia2, SBAFFI, Tomasa2, MORIGI, Caterina3, DANOVARO, Roberto2, and NEGRI, Alessandra2, (1) Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th street, Troy, NY 12180, borrec@rpi.edu, (2) Department of Marine Science, Polytechnic University of Marche, Via Brecce Bianche, Ancona, 60122, Italy, (3) Stratigraphy, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Řster Voldgade 10, Copenhagen K, 1350, Denmark
231-38:45 AM ECOLOGY AND HABITS OF TEMPERATE SALT MARSH FORAMINIFERA AND ASSOCIATED MEIOFAUNA FROM A LABORATORY SALT MARSH SYSTEM: FRAIL-GAUTHIER, Jennifer L., Centre for Environmental and Marine Geology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS B3H3J5, Canada, JFRAIL@DAL.CA, SCOTT, D.B., Department of Earth Sciences, Dalhousie University, 1 Edsel Drive, Halifax, NS B3H3J5, Canada, and ROMANUK, Tamara N., Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1459 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2, Canada
231-49:00 AM FORAMINIFERAL ECOTOXICOLOGY: CONSIDERING METAL SPECIATION: MARTÍNEZ-COLÓN, Michael and EASLEY, Regina, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, mmartin8@mail.usf.edu
231-59:15 AM TREE-THINKING AND MOLECULAR PHYLOGENIES OF FORAMINIFERA: WHERE DO FOSSILS FIT in?: RICHARDSON, Susan L., Wilkes Honors College, Florida Atlantic University, 5353 Parkside Drive, RF-109, Jupiter, FL 33458, richards@fau.edu
231-69:30 AM FORAMINIFERA IN 3D: THOMAS, Ellen, Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, P O Box 208109, New Haven, CT 06520-8109, ellen.thomas@yale.edu, FOSTER, Laura, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom, HUSSAINI, Bushra M., Division of Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024, LANDMAN, Neil H., Division of Paleontology (Invertebrates), American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024-5192, and SCHMIDT, Daniela N., Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, Wills Memorial Building, Queen’s Road, Bristol, BS8 1RJ, United Kingdom
 9:50 AM Discussion
 10:00 AM Break
231-710:15 AM PROPAGULES OF BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA AND THE OFFSHORE DISPERSAL OF MODERN SHALLOW-WATER TAXA: GOLDSTEIN, Susan T.1, EDGCOMB, Virginia P.2, and BERNHARD, Joan M.2, (1) Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, sgoldst@gly.uga.edu, (2) Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543
231-810:30 AM LIFE HISTORY AND DISPERSAL IN FORAMINIFERA: LIPPS, Jere H., Department of Integrative Biology & Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, jlipps@berkeley.edu and GOLDSTEIN, Susan T., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602
231-910:45 AM HOME IS WHERE YOUR NICHE IS – SPECIES DISTRIBUTION MODELS IN FORAMINIFERAL RESEARCH: WEINMANN, Anna E.1, LANGER, Martin R.1, LÖTTERS, Stefan2, and RÖDDER, Dennis3, (1) University of Bonn, Steinmann Institute, Nussallee 8, Bonn, 53115, Germany, weinmann@uni-bonn.de, (2) University of Trier, Biogeography Department, Trier, 54286, Germany, (3) Zoologisches Forschungsmusem Alexander Koenig, Bonn, 53113, Germany
231-1011:00 AM INVASIVE FORAMINIFERA IN COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS OF THE EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN: IMPLICATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING LARGER FORAMINIFERAL-DOMINATED BIOFACIES IN THE CENOZOIC: HALLOCK, Pamela1, TRIANTAPHYLLOU, Maria V.2, DIMIZA, Margarita D.2, and KOUKOUSIOURA, Olga2, (1) College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, pmuller@marine.usf.edu, (2) Department of Historical Geology and Paleontology, Faculty of Geology and Geoenvironment, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis 15784, Athens, 15784, Greece
231-1111:15 AM LATE PALEOZOIC FUSULINOIDEAN GIGANTISM DRIVEN BY ATMOSPHERIC HYPEROXIA: PAYNE, Jonathan L.1, GROVES, John R.2, JOST, Adam B.3, NGUYEN, Thienan4, MYHRE, Sarah B.5, HILL, Tessa M.5, and SKOTHEIM, Jan M.6, (1) Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 320, Stanford, CA 94305, jlpayne@stanford.edu, (2) Department of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0335, (3) Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305, (4) Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Bldg 320, Stanford, CA 94305, (5) Dept of Geology, Univ of California Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, (6) Department of Biology, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305
231-1211:30 AM WITHIN- AND AMONG-GENUS COMPONENTS OF FORAMINIFERAN SIZE DYNAMICS DURING MASS EXTINCTION, RECOVERY, AND BACKGROUND INTERVALS: REGO, Brianna L., Life Sciences Foundation, One Embarcadero Center, 27th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94111, WANG, Steve C., Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, scwang@swarthmore.edu, ALTINER, Demir, Geological Engineering, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, 06531, Turkey, and PAYNE, Jonathan L., Dept. of Geological & Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall, Building 320, Stanford, CA 94305
 11:45 AM Concluding Remarks

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