2014 GSA Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia (19–22 October 2014)

Session No. 144
Monday, 20 October 2014: 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
220 (Vancouver Convention Centre-West)

Paleontology: New Insights from Quantitative Paleobiology

Philip M. Novack-Gottshall and Roy E. Plotnick, Chairs
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Start Time
1:00 PM
PROXIES REVISITED:  THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GENERA AND SPECIES IN THE STUDY OF PHANEROZOIC DIVERSITY
MILLER, Arnold I., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 500 Geology Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013 and FOOTE, Michael, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The Univ of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, Arnold.Miller@UC.EDU
1:15 PM
DYNAMICS OF GEOGRAPHIC RANGE WITHIN MARINE ANIMAL GENERA: RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF SPECIES RANGE AND NUMBER OF SPECIES
FOOTE, Michael, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, The Univ of Chicago, 5734 South Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, RITTERBUSH, Kathleen A., Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S Ellis Ave, Chicago, IL 60637 and MILLER, Arnold I., Department of Geology, Univ of Cincinnati, 500 Geology Physics Building, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH 45221-0013, mfoote@uchicago.edu
1:30 PM
PALEOGEOGRAPHIC BOUNDARY CONDITIONS FOR PHANEROZOIC BIODIVERSITY ANALYSIS: A QUANTITATIVE FRAMEWORK
PETERS, Shanan E.1, CZAPLEWSKI, John1 and FINNEGAN, Seth2, (1)Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1215 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, (2)Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780, peters@geology.wisc.edu
1:45 PM
ECOLOGICAL AND STRUCTURAL CONSTRAINTS REVEALED BY SIMULATING THEORETICAL ECOSPACES
NOVACK-GOTTSHALL, Philip M., Department of Biological Sciences, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL 60532, pnovack-gottshall@ben.edu
2:00 PM
ESTIMATING THE DURATION AND TEMPO OF THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION
WANG, Steve C.1, WANG, Chengying1, GAI, Linda1, MOORE, John L.2, PORTER, Susannah M.2 and MALOOF, Adam C.3, (1)Mathematics and Statistics, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave, Swarthmore, PA 19081, (2)Department of Earth Science, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, (3)Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, scwang@swarthmore.edu
 
2:15 PM
Break
2:30 PM
"LIGNOR‑SIPPS EFFECT" AND THE CAMBRIAN EXPLOSION
MCMENAMIN, Mark A.S., Geology and Geography, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA 01075, mmcmenam@mtholyoke.edu
2:45 PM
EARLY BURSTS OF EVOLUTION ARE RARE? LET'S GET THE RATES RIGHT!
GINGERICH, Philip D., Museum of Paleontology and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, gingeric@umich.edu
3:00 PM
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN STRATIGRAPHIC ARCHITECTURE AND EVOLUTIONARY PATTERN
HARRIES, Peter J., School of Geosciences, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave, NES 107, Tampa, FL 33620, harries@usf.edu
3:15 PM
THE EFFECTS OF GEOGRAPHIC BINNING ON PHYLOGENETIC ANCESTRAL RANGE RECONSTRUCTIONS: EXAMPLES FROM THE LATE CRETACEOUS OF NORTH AMERICA
LIVELY, Joshua, Department of Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, joshuarlively@utexas.edu
3:30 PM
GARBAGE IN, GARBAGE OUT: THE EFFECT OF IMMATURE TAXONOMY ON DATABASE COMPILATIONS OF NORTH AMERICAN FOSSIL MAMMALS
PROTHERO, Donald, Vertebrate Paleontology, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90007, donaldprothero@att.net
 
3:45 PM
Break
4:00 PM
THREATENED SPECIES IN THE FOSSIL RECORD: THE INVISIBLE EXTINCTION
PLOTNICK, Roy E., Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W. Taylor St, Chicago, IL 60607, SMITH, Felisa A., Biology, University of New Mexico, MSC 03-2020, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 and LYONS, S. Kathleen, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, NHB MRC 121, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, plotnick@uic.edu
4:15 PM
TWO LATE EDIACARAN MASS EXTINCTIONS COMPARABLE WITH PERMIAN-TRIASSIC EVENTS
RETALLACK, Gregory J., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR 97403, gregr@uoregon.edu
4:30 PM
SELECTIVE SURVIVORSHIP IN THE LATE DEVONIAN: INSIGHTS INTO EXTINCTION DRIVERS FROM INTEGRATED ANALYSIS OF MACROEVOLUTIONARY AND MACROSTRATIGRAPHIC PATTERNS
HADDAD, Emily, Department of Earth Sciences, UC Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, FINNEGAN, Seth, Department of Integrative Biology and Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, Valley Life Sciences Building, Berkeley, CA 94720-4780 and PETERS, Shanan E., Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin–Madison, 1215 W Dayton St, Madison, WI 53706, ewoot001@ucr.edu
4:45 PM
GAMBLING WITH AUSTRALIAN BRACHIOPODS
SMITS, Peter D., Committee on Evolutionary Biology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60615, psmits@uchicago.edu
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