2011 GSA Annual Meeting in Minneapolis (9–12 October 2011)
Session No. 120 Monday, 10 October 2011
1:30 PM-5:30 PM, Minneapolis Convention Center: Room 205AB

Paleontology II: Paleobotany and Behavior

Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe and Lidya G. Tarhan, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
120-11:30 PM EXCEPTIONAL TRACE FOSSIL PRESERVATION AND ENIGMATIC SUBSTRATE CONDITIONS IN THE CAMBRIAN OF THE GREAT BASIN, WESTERN USA: TARHAN, Lidya G. and DROSER, Mary L., Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, 900 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92521, lidya.tarhan@email.ucr.edu
120-21:45 PM EXCEPTIONAL LUNGFISH BURROWS IN THE UPPER CRETACEOUS MAEVARANO FORMATION, MAHAJANGA BASIN, NORTHWESTERN MADAGASCAR: MARSHALL, Madeline S. and ROGERS, Raymond R., Geology Department, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, Saint Paul, MN 55105, mmarsha1@macalester.edu
120-32:00 PM TRIASSIC KRAKEN: THE BERLIN ICHTHYOSAUR DEATH ASSEMBLAGE INTERPRETED AS A GIANT CEPHALOPOD MIDDEN: MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S. and SCHULTE MCMENAMIN, Dianna L., Geology and Geography, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu
120-42:15 PM ANIMAL BEHAVIOR FROZEN IN TIME: THREE EARLY JURASSIC ERYONID LOBSTERS IN AN AMMONOID SHELL: KLOMPMAKER, Adiël A., Department of Geology, Kent State University, 221 McGilvrey Hall, Kent, OH 44242, adielklompmaker@gmail.com and FRAAIJE, René H.B., Oertijdmuseum De Groene Poort, Bosscheweg 80, Boxtel, NL-5283 WB, Netherlands
120-52:30 PM WERE EARLY JURASSIC DINOSAURS GREGARIOUS? NEW EVIDENCE FROM DINOSAUR FOOTPRINT RESERVATION IN HOLYOKE, MASSACHUSETTS: GETTY, Patrick Ryan, Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut, 354 Mansfield Road U-1045, Storrs, CT 06269, BUSH, Andrew M., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Center for Integrative Geosciences, University of Connecticut, 75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043, Storrs, CT 06269, and JUDGE, Aaron, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, judge@ecs.umass.edu
120-62:45 PM THE FIREOX MODEL AND THE BASELINE FLAMMABILITY OF EARTH'S ECOSYSTEMS ESTIMATED FROM PALAEOATMOSPHERIC OXYGEN OVER THE PAST 350 MILLION YEARS: BELCHER, Claire M.1, YEARSLEY, Jonathan M.2, HADDEN, Rory M.3, MCELWAIN, Jennifer C.2, and REIN, Guillermo4, (1) School of Geosciences and BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh, The King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3JN, United Kingdom, belchercm@gmail.com, (2) School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Dublin 4, Ireland, (3) BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH93JL, United Kingdom, (4) BRE Centre for Fire Safety Engineering, The University of Edinburgh, King's Buildings, Edinburgh, EH9 3JL, United Kingdom
120-73:00 PM ASSESSING PLANT MICROENVIRONMENT AND FOREST STRUCTURE FROM FOSSIL LEAF ANATOMY: BOYCE, C. Kevin, Geophysical Sciences, Univ of Chicago, 5734 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, ckboyce@uchicago.edu and ZWIENIECKI, Maciej A., University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616
 3:15 PM Break
120-83:25 PM THE DEMISE OF ANTARCTICA'S LAST REFUGIUM: PALYNOLOGICAL EVIDENCE AND POTENTIAL MECHANISMS: WARNY, Sophie, Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe Russell Geoscience Complex (office 109), Baton Rouge, LA 70803, swarny@lsu.edu, ASKIN, Rosemary, Consultant, Jackson, WY 83001, ANDERSON, John, Earth Sciences, Rice Univesity, Houston, TX 77005-1892, WELLNER, Julia, Department of Geosciences, University of Houston, 312 Science & Research Building 1, Houston, TX 77204-5007, and BOHATY, Steve, Palaeoceanography and Palaeoclimate, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton Waterfront Campus, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, United Kingdom
120-93:45 PM COUPLED PALYNOLOGICAL AND CARBON ISOTOPIC ANALYSES OF NOTHOFAGUS TO QUANTIFY NEOGENE ANTARCTIC CLIMATE CHANGE: GRIENER, Kathryn W., Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe-Russell Geosciences Complex, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, kgrien4@lsu.edu, WARNY, Sophie, Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, E235 Howe Russell Geoscience Complex (office 109), Baton Rouge, LA 70803, NELSON, David M., University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science, 301 Braddock Road, Frostburg, MD 21532, RAINE, J. Ian, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, 2526, New Zealand, and ASKIN, Rosemary, Louisiana State University, 1930 Bunkhouse Drive, Jackson, WY 83001
120-104:00 PM PALYNOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR VEGETATION CHANGE DURING THE LATE MIOCENE-PLIOCENE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: HARRIS, Elisha B., Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, 24 Kincaid Hall, Seattle, WA 98195, ebh4145@u.washington.edu and LEOPOLD, Estella B., Department of Biology, University of Washington, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98105
120-114:15 PM DISPERSED ORGANIC MATTER IN TWO LAKE BROWN CORES, WESTERN AUSTRALIA: DO THEY REFLECT CHANGES IN LITHOLOGY?: SANCHEZ BOTERO, Carlos, Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, 1400 N.Bishop Ave, Rolla, MO 65409, casmwc@mst.edu, OBOH-IKUENOBE, Francisca E., Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409, STORY, Stacy, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Dr, West Lafayette, IN 47907, BENISON, Kathleen C., Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Central Michigan University, 314 Brooks Hall, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859, and BOWEN, Brenda Beitler, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University, 550 Stadium Mall Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907
120-124:30 PM Paper Withdrawn
120-134:45 PM DIVERSITY OF A LOWER CRETACEOUS PRE-ANGIOSPERM FLORA IN THE CLOVERLY FORMATION, WY: JUD, Nathan A., Program in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, University of Maryland College Park, 4112 Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742, njud@umd.edu
120-145:00 PM PALEOBOTANY AND PALEOECOLOGY OF LOCALITIES FROM THE CRETACEOUS CLOVERLY FORMATION, BIGHORN BASIN, WYOMING: HAIAR, Brooke, Lynchburg College, 1501 Lakeside Dr, Lynchburg, VA 24501, haiar@lynchburg.edu and LUPIA, Richard, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History / School of Geology & Geophysics, University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua Ave, Norman, OK 73072
120-155:15 PM PALEOBOTANICAL DIVERSITY AT THE BLUE RIM SITES OF THE EOCENE BRIDGER FORMATION, SOUTHWESTERN WYOMING: ALLEN, Sarah E., Department of Biology, University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History, Dickinson Hall, Museum Rd & Newell Dr, Gainesville, FL 32611-7800, sa4393@ufl.edu

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