315 Paleontology IV - Exceptional Preservation and Taphonomy

Oral Session
General Discipline Sessions
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 320F

David L. Rodland and Christopher R. Noto
1:30 PM
Trace Fossil Evidence for Fluctuating Oxygen Levels in the Spence Shale, a Middle Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätte from Utah
Daniel E. Garson, University of California Riverside; Robert R. Gaines, Pomona College; Mary L. Droser, University of California Riverside
2:00 PM
Tectonics, Taphonomy, and Trilobites: The Cambrian Conasauga Shale Lagerstatte
Eric Hogan, University of Georgia; Kevin Meazell, University of Georgia; Miles Henderson, University of Georgia; Sally Walker, University of Georgia; Chris Fleisher, University of Georgia; L. Bruce Railsback, University of Georgia; Sandra Wyld, University of Georgia
2:15 PM
Pyritization and Paleoecology of Olenid Trilobite Faunas from the Ordovician of Upstate NY
Úna C. Farrell, Yale University; Derek E.G. Briggs, Yale University
2:30 PM
The Buckhorn Asphalt Deposit - An Unique Fossil Lagerstätte from the Pennsylvanian of Oklahoma
Barbara Seuss, Friedrich-Alexander University; Alexander Nuetzel, Bayerische Staatssammlung für Geologie und Paläontologie; Royal Mapes, Ohio Univ; Thomas E. Yancey, Texas A&M University
2:45 PM
A Paleogene Calcareous Microfossil Konservat-Lagerstätte from the Kilwa Group of Coastal Tanzania
Paul Richard Bown, University College London; Tom Dunkley Jones, University College London; Jackie Lees, University College London; Bridget Wade, Texas A&M University; Paul Pearson, Cardiff University
3:00 PM
Latitudinal Contrasts in the Net Preservation of Skeletal Carbonate
M.M.R. Best, University of Victoria; A. Mloszewska, McGill University; Z. Huang, University of Western Ontario; K. Bibeau, McGill University; M. Rough, McGill University; T. Brown, Memorial University
3:15 PM
Environmental and Microstructural Controls on the Short Term Degradation of Biogenic Carbonate within Temperate, Macrotidal Habitats
A.M. Mloszewska, McGill University; M.M.R Best, University of Victoria; J. Paquette, McGill University
3:30 PM
3:45 PM
Paleoecology and Taphonomy of Full-Glacial Terrestrial Gastropods from the Latch Valley, West-Central Wisconsin
Matt Kuchta, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison; Dana Geary, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Richard Slaughter, Univ of Wisconsin-Madison
4:15 PM
Quantifying Time-Averaging In 4th-Order Depositional Sequences: Radiocarbon-Calibrated Amino-Acid Racemization Dating of Late Quaternary Mollusk Shells from Po Plain, Italy
Daniele Scarponi, Univ of Bologna; Darrell Kaufman, Northern Arizona University; Jordon Bright, Northern Arizona University; Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
4:30 PM
Using Individually Dated Bivalve and Brachiopod Shells to Reconstruct Epibiont Colonization and Taphonomy Over Millennial Timescales
David L. Rodland, SUNY Oswego; Richard A. Krause Jr, Museum fuer Naturkunde; Susan Barbour Wood, Western Carolina University; Darrell Kaufman, Northern Arizona University; John Wehmiller, Univ of Delaware; Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Poltechnic Institute and State Univ; Marcello Simoes, Universidade Estadual Paulista