260 Paleontology II - Organismal and Morphological Paleontology

Oral Session
General Discipline Sessions
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 351CF

David W. Bapst and Sylvain Gerber
1:30 PM
Is There Variation In the Microstructure of Ammonite Aptychi?
Isabelle Kruta, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (& American Museum of Natural History, NY); Isabelle Rouget, Université Paris VI, CNRS – UMR 5143 ‘Paléobiodiversité et paléoenvironnements'; Neil H. Landman, American Museum of Natural History; Kazushige Tanabe, Univ of Tokyo; Fabrizio Cecca, Université Paris VI, CNRS-UMR 5143
1:45 PM
Morphological and Developmental Disparity in Jurassic Ammonites
Sylvain Gerber, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
2:00 PM
Morphological Patterns in Late Ordovician and Early Silurian Graptolites
David W. Bapst, University of Chicago; M.J. Melchin, St. Francis Xavier Univ; H. David Sheets, Canisius College; Charles Mitchell, SUNY at Buffalo
2:30 PM
Stable isotope variation along the direction of growth in echinoderm plates
Troy A. Dexter, Virginia Tech; James D. Schiffbauer, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2:45 PM
Biomarkers in Paleozoic Echinoderms
Christina E. O'Malley, The Ohio State University; William Ausich, Ohio State Univ; Yu-Ping Chin, The Ohio State University
3:00 PM
Segment Development in Silurian Trilobite Aulacopleura Konincki
Paul S. Hong, University of California Riverside; Nigel C. Hughes, University of California, Riverside; H. David Sheets, Canisius College
3:15 PM
Segment Variation in the Cambrian Trilobite Elrathina Cordillerae in the Context of the Burgess Shale Fauna
Michael Bradley Balint, University of California, Riverside; Nigel Hughes, Univ of California, Riverside; Jean-Bernard Caron, Royal Ontario Museum
3:30 PM
Body Fossil Vs. Ichnofossil: Oldhamia Recta Revisited
R. Chris Tacker, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Anthony J. Martin, Emory University; Patricia G. Weaver, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Daniel Lawver, NC Museum of Natural Sciences; Lise Williams, Durham Academy
4:15 PM
Pterodactyl-Inspired Unmanned Aerial Vehicle with Multimodal Locomotion
Sankar Chatterjee, Texas Tech Univ; Richard Lind, 231 Aerospace Building; Andy Gedeon, Texas Tech University; Brian Roberts, University of Florida
4:30 PM
Origin of Salt-Water Tolerance In Crocodylians
Patrick V. Wheatley, University of California, Santa Cruz; Paul L. Koch, University of California Santa Cruz
4:45 PM
5:00 PM
Morphological Response of the Bivalve Genus Chione to Regional Environmental Variation and Anthropogenic Change
Sarah E. Kolbe, University of Cincinnati; Arnold I. Miller, Univ of Cincinnati