GSA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, USA - 2016

Session No. 194
Tuesday, 27 September 2016: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
Mile High Ballroom 3C (Colorado Convention Center)

T147. Height, the Elusive Third Dimension of Terrestrial Ecosystems: New Approaches for Determining the Structure and Complexity of Ecosystems on Land in Deep Time

GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; The Paleontological Society; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); Paleontological Research Institution
Richard S. Barclay, Heather V. Graham and Regan E. Dunn, Advocates
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8:00 AM
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8:15 AM
STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION IN DYNAMIC CARBONIFEROUS TROPICAL FORESTS: A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON PALEOZOIC PLANT FUNCTION AND PHYSIOLOGICAL FORCING OF CLIMATE
WILSON, Jonathan P., Department of Biology, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Ave., Haverford, PA 19041, MONTAÑEZ, Isabel P., Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA 95616, WHITE, Joseph D., Department of Biology, Baylor University, Waco, TX 76798, MCELWAIN, Jennifer C., School of Biology and Environmental Science, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, 4, Ireland, DIMICHELE, William A., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, NHB MRC 121, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, POULSEN, Christopher J., Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan, 1100 North University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 and HREN, Michael T., Center for Integrative Geosciences & Dept. of Chemistry, University of Connecticut, 354 Mansfield Road, Storrs, CT 06269, jwilson@haverford.edu
8:30 AM
USING LEAF EPIDERMIS TO UNLOCK THE ANCIENT FOREST RECONSTRUCTION ENIGMA
DUNN, Regan E., Integrated Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605; Botany, University of Wyoming, 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, BARCLAY, Richard S., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20530-7012 and CURRANO, Ellen D., Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Department of Botany, 3065, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, rdunn@fieldmuseum.org
8:45 AM
RECONSTRUCTION OF PALEOECOLOGY AND WHOLE-PLANT HABIT USING STABLE CARBON ISOTOPES FROM DISPERSED LEAVES OF LAUROZAMITES POWELLII, AN UPPER TRIASSIC BENNETTITALEAN
FETTER, Karl C., Department of Plant Biology, University of Vermont, 111 Jeffords Hall, 63 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, VT 05405; Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20530-7012, JUD, Nathan A., Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, 1659 Museum Rd., Gainesville, FL 32611; Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20530-7012, BARCLAY, Richard S., Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20530-7012, BASHFORTH, Arden R., Geological Museum, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Univeristy of Copenhagen, Øster Voldgade 5-7, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark; Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, DUNN, Regan E., Botany, University of Wyoming, 1000 E University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, FRANCE, Christine, Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, LINI, Andrea, Geology Department, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405 and WING, Scott L., Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC 20560, kf@uvm.edu
Handouts
  • GSA_2016_v2.pdf (53.5 MB)
  • 9:00 AM
    CONSTRAINING THE DRIVERS OF VARIANCE IN LEAF δ13C IN FOSSIL GINKGO ADIANTOIDES AND EXTANT GINKGO BILOBA: CANOPY EFFECT OR DIAGENESIS?
    BARCLAY, Richard S.1, BUSH, Rosemary T.2, BACZYNSKI, Allison A.3, FRANCE, Christine4 and WING, Scott L.1, (1)Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Washington, DC 20530-7012, (2)Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3130, (3)Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 215 Circle Drive, State College, PA 16801, (4)Museum Conservation Institute, Smithsonian Institution, 4210 Silver Hill Road, Suitland, MD 20746, barclay.rich@gmail.com
    9:15 AM
    NON-ANALOG ECOLOGICAL STRUCTURE OF MESOZOIC MAMMAL COMMUNITIES
    CHEN, Meng, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, 10th St & Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560 and WILSON, Gregory P., Department of Biology, University of Washington, 24 Kincaid Hall, Box 351800, Seattle, WA 98195-1800, chenme@si.edu
    9:30 AM
    USING CARBON ISOTOPE RATIOS TO STUDY FOREST SOILS AND CANOPIES OF THE LATE CRETACEOUS IN SOUTHERN UTAH
    FRICKE, Henry, Department of Geology, Colorado College, 14 East Cache La Poudre St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, CRYSTAL, Victoria, Department of Geology, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder, CO 80903, MILLER, Ian M., Department of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205, SERTICH, Joseph, Deptartment of Earth Sciences, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd, Denver, CO 80205 and DIEFENDORF, Aaron F., Department of Geology, University of Cincinnati, 2600 Clifton Ave, 500 Geology/Physics, Cincinnati, OH 45220, hfricke@ColoradoCollege.edu
    9:45 AM
    RECONSTRUCTING CRETACEOUS LANDSCAPES: DATA FROM WOOD ASSEMBLAGES
    BOUCHER, Lisa D., Plant Resources Center, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX 78712, lisadboucher@austin.utexas.edu
    10:00 AM
    DIRECT EVIDENCE OF CANOPY DENSITY LOSS ASSOCIATED TO THE CRETACEOUS-PALEOGENE BOUNDARY CHICXULUB IMPACT IN SOUTHWESTERN NORTH DAKOTA
    BERCOVICI, Antoine, Department of Paleobiology MRC-121, National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian institution, 10th Street and Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20560, DUNN, Regan E., Integrated Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 and FASTOVSKY, David E., Department of Geosciences, University of Rhodes Island, 9 East Alumni Ave, Kingston, RI 02881, bercovicia@si.edu
    10:15 AM
    VEIN DENSITY: WHY SHOULD WE ACCESS THE FOREST CANOPY? (Invited Presentation)
    CRIFÒ, Camilla, University of Washington, Department of Biology, Box 351800, Seatle, WA 98195, CURRANO, Ellen D., Department of Botany, University of Wyoming, Department of Botany, 3065, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, BARESCH, Andres, School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences, Stanford University, 450 Serra Mall Bldg 320, Stanford, CA 94305 and JARAMILLO, Carlos, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama, crifoc@uw.edu
    10:30 AM
    TURGOR VERSUS TISSUE: DIFFERENT WAYS TO SUPPORT A LEAF
    GREEN, Walton A., Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 26 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, wagreen@bricol.net
    10:45 AM
    DECIPHERING THE FOSSIL RECORD OF THE RHIZOSPHERE: PLANT-MICROBIAL RELATIONSHIPS INFERRED VIA PALEOBOTANICAL AND GEOCHEMICAL METHODS
    GULBRANSON, Erik L.1, JACOBS, Bonnie F.2, HOCKADAY, William C.3, WIEMANN, Michael C.4, RICHARDS, Kaylee1, HARPER, Carla J.5, KAPPELMAN, John6 and MICHEL, Lauren A.2, (1)Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, (2)Huffington Dept. Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275, (3)Department of Geosciences, Baylor University, One Bear Place #97354, Waco, TX 76798, (4)US Forest Service, Forest Products Lab, One Gifford Pinchot Drive, Madison, WI 53726, (5)Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Paläontologie und Geobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, 80333, Germany, (6)Department of Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, TX 78712, gulbrans@uwm.edu
    11:00 AM
    LEAF CARBON ISOTOPES AND CELL ANATOMY AS INDICATORS OF SHADING AND CANOPY STRUCTURE IN A MIOCENE FOREST FROM ETHIOPIA
    BUSH, Rosemary T., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 2145 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208-3130, WALLACE, Jon R., Geology and Environmental Earth Science, Miami University, 114 Shideler Hall, Oxford, OH 45056, CURRANO, Ellen, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY 82070, JACOBS, Bonnie F., Huffington Dept. Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, PO Box 750395, Dallas, TX 75275, MCINERNEY, Francesca A., Earth and Planetary Sciences, Northwestern University, 1850 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208, DUNN, Regan E., Integrated Research Center, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 and TABOR, Neil J., Roy M. Huffington Department of Earth Sciences, Southern Methodist University, 3225 Daniel Ave, Dallas, TX 75275-0395, rosemarybush@gmail.com
    11:15 AM
    BELOW-GROUND NUTRIENT TRANSFER IN TREES: PROXY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE EVOLUTION AND PALEOECOLOGY OF MYCORRHIZAL SYMBIOSES
    RICHARDS, Kaylee1, GULBRANSON, Erik L.1 and HARPER, Carla J.2, (1)Department of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 53201, (2)Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Paläontologie und Geobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Munich, 80333, Germany, richa262@uwm.edu
    11:30 AM
    WOODY COVER: A KEY PROXY VARIABLE OF VEGETATION DISTRIBUTION IN THE FOSSIL RECORD OF HOMININ EVOLUTION (Invited Presentation)
    WYNN, Jonathan G., Department of Geology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Avenue, SCA 528, Tampa, FL 33620, CERLING, Thure E., Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 and BIRD, Michael I., College of Science, Technology and Engineering, James Cook University, PO Box 6811, Cairns, Australia, jwynn@cas.usf.edu
    11:45 AM
    TURNING BACK THE CLOCK: RECONSTRUCTIONS OF HISTORICAL FOREST COMPOSITION, STEM DENSITY, AND BIOMASS USING PUBLIC LAND SURVEY, FOSSIL POLLEN DATA, AND STEPPS
    WILLIAMS, John W., Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 550 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706, DAWSON, Andria, Department of Statistics, University of California - Berkeley, 367 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720; Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, GORING, Simon, Department of Geography, University of Wisconsin, 550 N Park St, Madison, WI 53706, PACIOREK, Chris J., Department of Statistics, University of California - Berkeley, 367 Evans Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, JACKSON, Stephen, Southwest Climate Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240; Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721 and MCLACHLAN, Jason, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, 100 Galvin Life Sciences, Notre Dame, IN 46556, jww@geography.wisc.edu
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