179 Paleontology I - Macroevolution, Diversity, and Biogeography

Oral Session
General Discipline Sessions
Monday, 6 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 351CF

Sarah Greene and Lee Hsiang Liow
8:00 AM
Remnants of Cruising Trilobites: The Application of Cruziana in North American Stratigraphy
MaryRuth Kotelnicki, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Dana Geary, University of Wisconsin-Madison
8:15 AM
Integrated Biogeographical, Sedimentological, and Geochemical Constraints on the Late Cambrian Paleogeography of the North China (Sino-Korean) Block: Implications on Reconstructing the Eastern Gondwanan Margin
N. Ryan McKenzie, University of California, Riverside; Nigel C. Hughes, University of California, Riverside; Paul M. Myrow, Colorado College; Duck K. Choi, Seoul National University
8:30 AM
Hide and Seek: How Sampling Bias May Lead to Our Limited Understanding of the Geographic Distribution of Ordovician Edrioasteroids
René A. Shroat-Lewis, The University of Tennessee; Colin D. Sumrall, Univ of Tennessee
8:45 AM
Was Planktotrophic Larval Development Original In Metazoa or Not? – Evidence from Gastropods
Alexander Nützel, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie
9:00 AM
The evolution and distribution of species body size
Aaron Clauset, Santa Fe Institute; Doug Erwin, Smithsonian Institution
9:15 AM
The History of Trilobite Size Evolution
Mark A. Bell, University of Bristol; Simon J. Braddy, University of Bristol; Richard A. Fortey, Natural History Museum
9:45 AM
Modeling the Rise and Fall of Species by Using a Mixed Effects Model. A New Way of Looking at Species Persistence In the Fossil Record
Lee Hsiang Liow, University of Oslo; Hans Julius Skaug, University of Bergen; Torbjørn Ergon, University of Oslo; Tore Schweder, University of Oslo
10:00 AM
10:15 AM
Stratigraphic Distribution of Fossils In a Tropical Carbonate Succession: Ordovician Bighorn Dolomite, Wyoming, USA
Steven M. Holland, University of Georgia; Mark E. Patzkowsky, Pennsylvania State Univ
10:30 AM
Confidence Intervals on Stratigraphic Ranges When Recovery Potential Is Unknown
Steve C. Wang, Swarthmore College; Philip J. Everson, Swarthmore College; David J. Chudzicki, University of Chicago; Dasol Park, Swarthmore College
11:15 AM
End of Gigantism In Tropical Seas by Cooling: End-Guadalupian Extinction of the Gigantic Bivalve
Yukio Isozaki, Univ Tokyo; Dunja Aljinovic, The University of Zagreb
11:30 AM
The Perturbation Resistance of Early Permian Terrestrial Communities Characterized by Low Tetrapod Herbivore Diversity
Kenneth D. Angielczyk, The Field Museum; Christian F. Kammerer, The University of Chicago; Peter D. Roopnarine, California Academy of Sciences; Steve C. Wang, Swarthmore College
11:45 AM
Mass Extinction Déjà Vu: Seafloor Aragonite Fans near the Triassic-Jurassic Boundary
Sarah E. Greene, Univ of Southern California; David J. Bottjer, Univ of Southern California; Frank A. Corsetti, Univ of Southern California; J.P. Zonneveld, University of Alberta