Northeastern (46th Annual) and North-Central (45th Annual) Joint Meeting (20–22 March 2011)
Session No. 13 Sunday, 20 March 2011
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Omni William Penn Hotel: Grand Ballroom/Urban Room

T33. Undergraduate Research I (Posters) (Council on Undergraduate Research–Geosciences Division)

Authors will be present from 9 to 11 AM
 Paper #Booth #
13-149PROVENANCE STUDY OF PREHISTORIC OBSIDIAN ARTIFACTS FROM THE MANN SITE IN POSEY COUNTY, INDIANA AND THEIR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SIGNIFICANCE: BLEICHROTH, Amy and DOSS, Paul K., Department of Geology and Physics, University of Southern Indiana, 8600 University Boulevard, Evansville, IN 47712, Pdoss@usi.edu
13-250REE AND TRACE ELEMENT ANALYSES OF ASH USED BY THE ANCIENT ANDEAN CIVILIZATION OF TIWANAKU: MCFARLIN, Heather, L.1, EJNIK, John, W.2, BURKHOLDER, Jo Ellen3, and BHATTACHARYYA, Prajukti1, (1) Geography and Geology, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, 120 Upham Hall, 800 Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190, McFarlinHL10@uww.edu, (2) Chemistry, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190, (3) Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI 53190
13-351TEMPORAL ANALYSES OF ABANDONED MINE DRAINAGE (AMD) EFFECTS ON BEAR RUN, INDIANA COUNTY, PA: MCGINNIS, Heather E., Indiana, PA 15701, hmcginnis_82@yahoo.com, FARNSWORTH, Katherine L., Dept. of Geoscience, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 111 Walsh Hall, Indiana, PA 15701, and CLARK, Thomas J., Susquehanna River Basin Commission, 1721 N. Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-2391
13-452DINOSAUR PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHY AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR STEGOSAUR EXTINCTION: SMITH, Jonathan, Muskingum University, 163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762, jsmith@muskingum.edu and RODLAND, David L., Geology, Muskingum University, Boyd Science Center 223, 123 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762
13-553EFFECTS OF POLYCHAETE BORINGS ON THE PRESERVATION OF THE BRACHIOPOD BOUCHARDIA ROSEA: BULLARD, Elizabeth M. and RODLAND, David L., Geology, Muskingum University, Boyd Science Center 223, 123 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH 43762, ebullard@muskingum.edu
13-654EFFICACY OF THE CURAÇAO MARINE PARK: A PLEISTOCENE PERSPECTIVE: KORPANTY, Chelsea A., Department of Geology, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, IA 52314, ckorpanty11@cornellcollege.edu and GREENSTEIN, Benjamin J., Dept. of Geology, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA 52314
13-755TAPHONOMY OF SMALL VERTEBRATES IN DRY VERSUS WET SANDY SUBSTRATES: SYKES, Candi and KOY, Karen A., Biology, Missouri Western State University, 4525 Downs Drive, Saint Joseph, MO 64507, csykes1@missouriwestern.edu
13-856A MICROFOSSIL ASSEMBLAGE FROM POST-STURTIAN CAP CARBONATES OF THE RASTHOF FORMATION, NORTHERN NAMIBIA: DALTON, Lilly A., 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., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
13-957COMMENSUAL ENDOLITHIC BORING TRACES ON SPIRIFERID HOSTS FROM THE MIDDLE DEVONIAN OF CENTRAL NEW YORK: FURLONG, Carolyn M. and MCROBERTS, Christopher, Geology Department, SUNY Cortland, PO Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045, carolyn.furlong@cortland.edu
13-1159USING EPIBIONT SUCCESSIONAL PATTERNS TO DETERMINE THE MODE OF ACCUMULATION OF LATE PLEISTOCENE FOSSIL REEFS: ERICKSON, Elizabeth Ann, Geology, Cornell College, 810 Commons Circle #325, Mt Vernon, IA 52314, EErickson11@cornellcollege.edu and GREENSTEIN, Benjamin J., Dept. of Geology, Cornell College, Mt Vernon, IA 512314
13-1260FROM PAKICETUS TO PORPOISES: PATTERNS OF CHANGE IN COMPLEXITY IN THE EVOLUTION OF WHALE TEETH: KERR, Tyler J. and THOMAS, Roger D.K., Department of Earth and Environment, Franklin & Marshall College, P.O. Box 3003, Lancaster, PA 17604-3003, tyler.kerr@fandm.edu
13-1361COMPARISON OF EOCENE BASIN-MARGIN AND BASIN-CENTER CROCODILES FROM THE BRIDGER FORMATION, GREEN RIVER BASIN, WYOMING: MAHONY, Matthew E. and BARTELS, William S., Department of Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, mem12@albion.edu
13-1462PALEOECOLOGY OF THE UPPER HELL CREEK FORMATION ASCERTAINED FROM FLORA ASSOCIATED WITH A TRICERATOPS SITE NEAR MARMARTH, NORTH DAKOTA: ASBURY, Elizabeth F., Geology, Augustana College, Augustana College Box 85, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, elizabeth-asbury@augustana.edu and DEATON, B.C., Physics/Geology, Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX 76105
13-1563PNEUMATIC FOSSAE OF APATOSAURUS FROM THE MORRISON FORMATION: GOTTLIEB, Jacob N., Geology Department, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, jacob-gottlieb@augustana.edu
13-1664RECONSRUCTION OF THE PALEOECOLOGY OF PLEISTOCENE LAKE LAHONTAN, HUMBOLDT COUNTY, NEVADA: PREUSCHL, Adric Orion, Geography & Geology, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, 120 Upham Hall, 800 West Main, Whitewater, WI 53190, preuschlao15@uww.edu and HANGER, Rex A., Geography & Geology, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 800 West Main Street, Whitewater, WI 53190
13-1765STOP CLINGING! –HOW THE ORDOVICIAN BRACHIOPOD (FKA PLATYSTROPHIA) VINLANDOSTROPHIA PONDEROSA OUTGREW ITS MID-LIFE ATTACHMENT CRISIS: DATTILO, Benjamin F., Geosciences, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2102 Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499 and HOWALD, Sadye Christine, Geosciences, IPFW, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, howasc01@students.ipfw.edu
13-1866A TEMPERATE FOREST'S REFLECTION IN LEAF LITTER: IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERPRETING PALEOECOLOGY FROM FOSSIL LEAF ASSEMBLAGES: BELL, Jennifer E.1, SUNDERLIN, David1, and WILDERMUTH, Sarah2, (1) Geology & Environmental Geosciences, Lafayette College, Van Wickle Hall, Easton, PA 18042, bellj@lafayette.edu, (2) Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66046
13-1967AN UNUSUAL ASSOCIATION OF PSEUDOLINGULA AND RAFINESQUINA FROM THE UPPER ORDOVICIAN OF OHIO: DATTILO, Benjamin F.1, FREEMAN, Rebecca L.2, UTESCH, Bryan Alexander1, FELTON, Steve3, and POJETA, John Jr4, (1) Geosciences, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2102 Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499, bryanutesch@students.ipfw.edu, (2) Earth & Environmental Science, University of Kentucky, 101 Slone Research Building, Lexington, KY 40506, (3) 5678 Biscayne Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45248, (4) U.S. Geological Survey, Dept. of Paleobiology, Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 37012 NHB MRC 121, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20013-7012
13-2068PALYNOLOGY OF HOLOCENE LAKES IN SOUTH-CENTRAL MISSOURI: HASELWANDER, Robert, SCHLARMAN, Kate, and OBOH-IKUENOBE, Francisca E., Geological Sciences and Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology, 129 McNutt Hall, Rolla, MO 65409-0410, rdh2pd@mst.edu
13-2169RECORD OF THE 1918/1919 EL NINO AND A LONG-DURATION POSITIVE PHASE OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC OSCILLATION WITHIN AN ADIRONDACK LAKE: ROOSE, Spencer, Department of Geology, Utica College, Utica, NY 13502, sroose83@utica.edu and KANFOUSH, Sharon L., Department of Geology, Utica College, Utica, NY 13513
13-2270PRESENCE OF PRAIRIE DURING THE MID-HOLOCENE AT WINNEBAGO CREEK, SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA: CASSILL, Zachary A., Geoscience, Winona State University, 175 W. Mark St, Winona, MN 55987, ZACassil6106@winona.edu and BEATTY, William Lee, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University, Winona, MN 55987
13-2371NORTHWARD EXPANSION OF CAROLINA CHICKADEES IN THE NORTHEASTERN UNITED STATES: SPINDLER, Elisabeth E., Environmental Studies, Alfred University, 1599 Powell Campus Center, Alfred, NY 14802, es9@alfred.edu
13-2472SHIFTING ELEVATIONAL DISTRIBUTIONS OF THREE SUBALPINE AND ALPINE PLANT SPECIES IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS, CALIFORNIA: CASTELLI, Catherine, Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224, cc14@albion.edu and VAN DE VEN, Christopher, Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
13-2573USING OYSTER SHELLS TO TRACK THE 2010 DEEPWATER HORIZON OIL SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO: BYRNE, Damon, Geology, Union College, 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308, byrned@garnet.union.edu, GILLIKIN, David P., Department of Geology, Union College, 807 Union St, Schenectady, NY 12308, ANDERSON, Laurie C., Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, GOODWIN, David H., Department of Geosciences, Denison University, FW Olin Science Hall, 100 Sunset Hill Drive, Granville, OH 43023, ROOPNARINE, Peter D., Invertebrate Zoology & Geology, California Academy of Sciences, 55 Concourse Dr, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA 94118, and ROOPNARINE, Deanne, Math, Science & Technology, Nova Southeastern University, 3301 College Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314-7796
13-2674HEAVY METAL ASSOCIATIONS WITH MINERALOGY AND GRAIN SIZE AT THE TAR CREEK SUPERFUND SITE, PICHER, OK: MEGHANI, Nooreen A.1, ESTES, Emily2, and BRABANDER, Daniel J.1, (1) Geosciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481, nmeghani@wellesley.edu, (2) Geosciences, Wellesley College, 106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481
13-2775ABANDONED MINE DRAINAGE IMPACTS ON pH IN SHAMOKIN CREEK, PENNSYLVANIA: MORROW, Nathan M., Harrisburg, PA 17109, nm7008@ship.edu and WOLTEMADE, Christopher, Shippensburg, PA 17257
13-2876BASELINE HYDROGEOLOGIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GROUND-SOURCE GEOTHERMAL FIELD AT BALL STATE UNIVERSITY (MUNCIE, IN): CATRON, Jeremiah, SAMUELSON, Alan C., NEUMANN, Klaus, and DOWLING, Carolyn B., Geological Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, jccatron@bsu.edu
13-2977STUDY OF ARSENIC IN GROUNDWATER AND ALONG A REDOX GRADIENT: SOELLER, Christopher Phillip1, HON, Rudolph1, and SIMEONE, Robert J.2, (1) Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Ave, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, soeller@bc.edu, (2) Department of the Army, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Devens, 30 Quebec Street, Unit 100, Devens, MA 01434-4479
13-3078THE IMPACT OF ACID MINE AND SEWAGE DISCHARGE ON THE AQUEOUS GEOCHEMISTRY OF MAHANOY CREEK, EAST-CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA: FEAR, Melissa R., DOWLING, Carolyn B., and NEUMANN, Klaus, Geological Sciences, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, mrfear@bsu.edu
13-3179CHEMISTRY AND MINERALOGY OF DEVONIAN STRATA: A PRELIMINARY STUDY TO DETERMINE POSSIBLE BENEFICIAL USE OF WELL CUTTINGS: MACNAMEE, Alison, BAUGHMAN, Jaclyn, and SELLECK, Bruce W., Department of Geology, Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346, amacnamee@students.colgate.edu
13-3280COLD AIR POOLS IN CROOKED CREEK VALLEY, WHITE MOUNTAINS, CA: WARD, William P., KC Box 6241 611 E. Porter Street, Albion, MI 49224, ww12@albion.edu and VAN DE VEN, Christopher, Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
13-3381HEAVY METALS IN LEGACY SEDIMENTS ABOVE A LOW HEAD DAM IN THE BUSHKILL CREEK, EASTON, PA: IMPLICATIONS FOR DAM REMOVAL: CONLON, Maricate1, GERMANOSKI, Dru1, MYLON, Steven2, BRANDES, David3, BARLOW, William3, BERNSTEIN, Alec3, GERMANOSKI, Tyler1, and THOMPSON, Michael3, (1) Geology and Environmental Geosciences, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042, conlonm@lafayette.edu, (2) Chemistry, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042, (3) Civil and Environmental Engineering, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042
13-3482DIEL TURBIDITY CYCLES IN THE UPPER KALAMAZOO WATERSHED, SOUTH CENTRAL MICHIGAN: HAVENS, Zane W.1, WILLIAMS, Abigail M.1, and WILCH, Thomas I.2, (1) Geological Sciences, Albion College, 611 E. Porter St, Albion, MI 49224, zwh10@albion.edu, (2) Geological Sciences, Albion College, 611 East Porter St, Albion, MI 49224

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