2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 58 Sunday, 9 October 2011
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 200FG

T66. Advances in Terrestrial Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology: Geochemical Techniques and Examples Using Inorganic and Organic Molecules in Fossil Soils, Plants, Invertebrates, and Vertebrates I (GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Paleontological Society; Geochemical Society; GSA Archaeological Geology Division)

Celina Suarez, Samuel Matson, Aisha Al-Suwaidi and Patrick Wheatley, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
58-11:35 PM EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF MG ISOTOPE FRACTIONATION DURING PRECIPITATION OF INORGANIC CALCITE: LI, Weiqiang1, CHAKRABORTY, Suvankar2, BEARD, Brian L.1, JOHNSON, Clark M.1, and ROMANEK, Christopher S.2, (1) Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin-Madison, NASA Astrobiology Institute, 1215 W. Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, li_tai_ran@hotmail.com, (2) Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506
58-21:50 PM EARTHWORM SECRETED CALCIUM CARBONATE – A NEW PALEOTHERMOMETER?: VERSTEEGH, Emma A.A.1, BLACK, Stuart2, and HODSON, Mark E.1, (1) Department of Geography and Environmental Science, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 233, Reading, RG6 6DW, United Kingdom, e.a.versteegh@reading.ac.uk, (2) Department of Archaeology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AB, United Kingdom
58-32:05 PM PALEOCLIMATIC INSIGHT INTO THE DEPLETED ISOTOPIC RATIOS OF FOSSIL AQUIFER WATERS, NORTHERN AFRICA, BASED ON A RALEIGH DISTILLATION MODEL: ABOUELMAGD, Abdou, Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division, Water Desalination and Reuse Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, 23955-6900, Saudi Arabia, abdou_aly@hotmail.com, KRISHNAMURTHY, R.V., Geosciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, SULTAN, Mohamed, Geosciences, Western Michigan University, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, KEHEW, Alan, Dept. of Geoscience, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, and MILEWSKI, Adam, Geology, University of Georgia, Geography-Geology Building, 210 Field Street, Athens, GA 30602
58-42:20 PM CALCIUM ISOTOPE FRACTIONATIONS IN VERTEBRATES FROM MODERN AND FOSSIL ECOSYSTEMS: WHEATLEY, Patrick V.1, HOFMANN, Amy E.1, HOLROYD, Patricia A.2, GOODWIN, Mark B.2, and BROWN, Shaun T.1, (1) Center for Isotope Geochemistry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA 94720, pvwheatley@lbl.gov, (2) Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720
58-52:35 PM BONE MINERAL CALCIUM PERCENTAGE IN BIRDS VERSUS OTHER VERTEBRATES: WHAT XRF CAN TELL US ABOUT MODERN BONE CHEMISTRY: ANNÉ, Jennifer, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Temple University, 326 Beury Hall, 1901 N. 13th St, Philadelphia, PA 19126, jeanne.3817@temple.edu
58-62:50 PM ONTOGENETIC VARIATION IN ELEMENTAL RATIOS (SR/CA AND BA/CA) OF TOOTH ENAMEL TO ASSESS DIAGENETIC ALTERATION: PEEK, Stephanie, Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, Dept. #3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071-3006, speek@uwyo.edu and CLEMENTZ, Mark T., Geology and Geophysics, University of Wyoming, 1000 University Ave. University of Wyoming, Dept. 3006, Laramie, WY 82071
58-73:05 PM SYNCHROTRON LIGHT REVEALS CHEMICAL GHOSTS OF PAST LIFE: MANNING, Phillip L.1, WOGELIUS, Roy, A.1, and BERGMANN, Uwe2, (1) School of Earth, Atmospheric & Environmental Science, University of Manchester, Williamson Building, Oxford Road, Manchester, M139PL, United Kingdom, phil.manning@manchester.ac.uk, (2) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Linac Coherent Light Source, 2575 Sandhill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
 3:25 PM Break
58-83:40 PM QUANTIFYING PERIODS OF FOSSILIZATION IN TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS USING RARE EARTH ELEMENTS: DREWICZ, Amanda E.1, GRANDSTAFF, David E.1, ASH, Richard2, and TERRY, Dennis O. Jr1, (1) Earth and Environmental Science, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, tua52971@temple.edu, (2) Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
58-93:55 PM CARBONATE CLUMPED ISOTOPE THERMOMETRY OF FOSSIL BONE AND DENTIN: PROSPECTS FOR USE AS A GROUND TEMPERATURE THERMOMETER: SUAREZ, Marina B., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 301 Olin Hall, 3400 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218, marinabsuarez@gmail.com and PASSEY, Benjamin H., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 301 Olin Hall, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218
58-104:10 PM RECONSTRUCTING PALEOTEMPERATURE USING CLUMPED ISOTOPE PALEOTHERMOMETRY ACROSS THE K-PG BOUNDARY FROM GARFIELD COUNTY, MT, USA: TOBIN, Thomas S., Earth and Space Sciences, University of Washington, Johnson Hall 070 - Box 351310, 4000 15th Avenue NE - University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, ttobin@u.washington.edu, WILSON, Gregory P., Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195-1800, and EILER, John M., Division of Geology and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology, MC 170-25, 1200 E. California Blvd, Pasadena, 91125
58-114:25 PM INVESTIGATIONS OF LATE CRETACEOUS ARCTIC PALEOHYDROLOGY BY INTEGRATION OF TERRESTRIAL STABLE ISOTOPE PROXIES: SUAREZ, Celina, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, ID 83725-1535, celinasuarez@boisestate.edu, LUDVIGSON, Greg, Kansas Geological Survey, The University of Kansas, 1930 Constant Ave, Lawrence, KS 66047-3726, GONZÁLEZ, Luis A., Department of Geology, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 120, Lawrence, KS 66045-7594, FIORILLO, Anthony R., Museum of Nature and Science, P.O. Box 151469, Dallas, TX 75315, MCCARTHY, Paul J., Dept.of Geology & Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK 997705, LOLLAR, J. Chad, Geology, Kansas University, 2902 Aldrich Ct, Lawrence, KS 66047, and FLAIG, Peter P., Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin, Jackson School of Geosciences, 10100 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78758
58-124:40 PM EARLY EOCENE PALEOENVIRONMENTS IN WYOMING BASED ON STABLE ISOTOPE ECOLOGY OF FOSSIL MAMMALS: KRAFT, Rebecca A.1, LEVIN, Naomi E.2, PASSEY, Benjamin H.2, ROSE, Kenneth D.3, and CHEW, Amy E.4, (1) Earth and Planetary Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, kraft@jhu.edu, (2) Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, 301 Olin Hall, 3400 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, (3) Center for Functional Anatomy and Evolution, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 1830 E. Monument St, Room 305, Baltimore, MD 21205, (4) Department of Anatomy, Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, 309 E. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766
58-134:55 PM Paper Withdrawn
 5:10 PM Discussion

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