T119. The Role of Microfossils in Environmental Monitoring

Session No. 220
Wednesday, 7 November 2012: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
219AB (Charlotte Convention Center)

T119. The Role of Microfossils in Environmental Monitoring

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division

 

Elizabeth A. Nesbitt, Ruth A. Martin and Mary McGann, Advocates
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8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
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8:15 AM
SEDIMENT CHEMISTRY, TOXICITY, AND FORAMINIFERAL DISTRIBUTIONS AT CONTAMINATED SITES OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
MCGANN, Mary, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, M/S 999, Menlo Park, CA 94025 and SCHIFF, Kenneth C., Southern California Coastal Water Research Project, 3535 Harbor Blvd, Suite 110, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, mmcgann@usgs.gov, mmcgann@usgs.gov
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8:30 AM
THE EFFECTS OF OIL FROM THE MACONDO BLOWOUT ON INFAUNAL FORAMINIFERA OF LOUISIANA AND MISSISSIPPI MARSHES
BRUNNER, Charlotte, Dept of Marine Science, Univ of Southern Mississippi, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529, KEIM, Joseph A., Dept of Biological Sciences, Univ Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS 39406, YEAGER, Kevin M., Dept of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Univ of Kentucky, Lexington, LA 40506, BRIGGS, Kevin B., Marine Geosciences Division, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Stennis Space Center, MS 39529 and LOUCHOUARN, Patrick, Dept of Oceanography, Texas A&M Univ, 5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551, Charlotte.Brunner@usm.edu, Charlotte.Brunner@usm.edu
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8:45 AM
TEST DEFORMATION IN FORAMINIFERA: VARIABLE IMPACTS CAUSED BY METAL CONTAMINATION AND/OR LOWERED PH IN ESTUARINE AND MARINE ENVIRONMENTS
HART, Malcolm Barrie, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, United Kingdom, mhart@plymouth.ac.uk, mhart@plymouth.ac.uk
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9:00 AM
THE FORAM INDEX: A SINGLE-METRIC INDICATOR OF COASTAL AND REEF WATER QUALITY
HALLOCK, Pamela, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, pmuller@usf.edu, pmuller@usf.edu
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9:15 AM
RESPONSES TO CHEMICAL EXPOSURE BY FORAMINIFERA: DISTINGUISHING DORMANCY FROM MORTALITY
ROSS, Benjamin J., College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701 and HALLOCK, Pamela, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, 140 7th Ave South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, benjaminross@mail.usf.edu, benjaminross@mail.usf.edu
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9:30 AM
THE PROPAGULE BANK AS AN EXPERIMENTAL TOOL IN FORAMINIFERAL ECOLOGY
GOLDSTEIN, Susan T., Department of Geology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, ALVE, Elisabeth, Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, P.O. Box 1047 Blindern, Oslo, 0316, Norway and BERNHARD, Joan M., Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, sgoldst@gly.uga.edu, sgoldst@gly.uga.edu
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9:45 AM
USING BENTHIC FORAMINIFERA TO ASSESS WATER QUALITY AND POLLUTION IN COASTAL FLORIDA
LOBEGEIER, Melissa K., Department of Geosciences, Middle Tennessee State University, Box 9, Murfreesboro, TN 37132, Melissa.Lobegeier@mtsu.edu, Melissa.Lobegeier@mtsu.edu
 
10:00 AM
Break
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10:15 AM
CHANGES IN FEEDING RATE AFFECT FORAMINIFERAL SPECIES COMPOSITION AND ABUNDANCE
BERNHARD, Joan M.1, MCCORKLE, Daniel C.1, PHALEN, William2, MEZZO, Francesco3 and MCINTYRE-WRESSNIG, Anna4, (1)Department of Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA 02543, (2)Environmental Studies Department, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, (3)Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Studies, University of Bologna, Bologna, 40126, Italy, (4)Geology & Geophysics, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Mailstop 52, Woods Hole, MA 02543, jbernhard@whoi.edu, jbernhard@whoi.edu
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10:30 AM
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF A SHIPPING CHANNEL ON FORAMINIFERA AND SEDIMENTS, MOBILE BAY, AL, USA
OSTERMAN, Lisa E. and SMITH, Christopher G., St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 600 Fourth St. South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, osterman@usgs.gov, osterman@usgs.gov
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10:45 AM
CALIBRATING MICROFOSSIL INDICATORS: HOW MANY SAMPLES ARE ENOUGH?
REAVIE, Euan D., Natural Resources Research Institute, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1900 East Camp Street, Ely, MN 55731 and JUGGINS, Steve, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, United Kingdom, ereavie@d.umn.edu, ereavie@d.umn.edu
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11:00 AM
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCING FORAMINIFERAL DISTRIBUTION IN BELLINGHAM BAY, NORTHERN PUGET SOUND
NESBITT, Elizabeth A., Burke Museum, University of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 89195-3010, TOMLINSON, Robert J., Earth and Space Sciences Department, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 and MARTIN, Ruth A., Earth and Space Sciences Department, Univeristy of Washington, Box 353010, Seattle, WA 98195-3010, lnesbitt@u.washington.edu, lnesbitt@u.washington.edu
 
11:15 AM
Discussion
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