127 Neontological Solutions to Paleontological Problems: Actualistic Studies of the Morphology, Behavior, and Ecology of Modern Analogs for Ancient Organisms

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Sunday, 5 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 351BE

Daniel I. Hembree , Brian Platt and Jon J. Smith
8:15 AM
In Search of a Modern Analog for Arthrophycus Ichnogenus
Danita Brandt, Michigan State University; Jayme Csonka, Michigan State University; Victoria McCoy, Michigan State University
8:30 AM
Modern Ant Nest Architecture Sheds Light on Trace Fossils
Walter R. Tschinkel, Florida State University
8:45 AM
Modern Invertebrates Mining for Oxygen Is a Recapitulation of Earliest Behaviors
Murray K. Gingras, University of Alberta; Kurt O. Konhauser, University of Alberta; S. George Pemberton, University of Alberta
9:00 AM
Relating Modern Holothurian Burrows to Environmental Conditions and the Study of Nearshore Paleoenvironments
Krista R. Smilek, Ohio University; Daniel I. Hembree, Ohio University
9:15 AM
9:30 AM
Shared Responses to Resource Heterogeneity and the Origins of Foraging Behavior
Karen Koy, University of Illinois at Chicago; Roy Plotnick, Univ of Illinois at Chicago
9:45 AM
Effect of Durophagy on Drilling Predation
Devapriya Chattopadhyay, University of Michigan; Tomasz K. Baumiller, University of Michigan
10:15 AM
Comparative Taphonomy of Marine Benthos: Quantitative Estimates of Higher-Taxon Fidelity in Marine Nearshore Ecosystems of the Outer Banks, North Carolina
Carrie L. Tyler, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Michal Kowalewski, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
10:45 AM
Using taphonomic pathways identified from modern bone assemblages to interpret vertebrate fossil assemblages
Jason R. Moore, Texas A&M University; David J. Varricchio, Montana State University; Frankie Jackson, Montana State University Bozeman
11:00 AM
The Colour and Preservation of Fossil Feathers
Jakob Vinther, Yale University; Derek Briggs, Yale Univ; Richard Prum, Yale University; Vinodkumar Saranathan, Yale University
11:15 AM
Permian and Triassic Tree Rings as High Latitude Paleoclimate Indicators
Patricia E. Ryberg, University of Kansas; Edith L. Taylor, University of Kansas
11:30 AM
Growth Models of Recent Gastropods Shells: Implication for Ammonoids
Séverine Urdy, University of Zurich; Nicolas Goudemand, University of Zurich; Hugo Bucher, University of Zurich; Claude Monnet, University of Zurich
11:45 AM
Modern Analogs for Ceratopsian Dinosaurs: A Complicated Issue
David A. Krauss, City University of New York; Antoine E. Pezon, City University of New York; Peter H. Nguyen, City University of New York; Jenna R. Hirsch, City University of New York; Gabriela Sanchez-Bravo, City University of New York
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