271 Microbialites: A 3.5-Billion-Year Record of Microbe-Sediment Interactions

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 342BE

Jack D. Farmer
1:30 PM
Early Archaean Stromatolites: Microbe-Sediment Interactions on the Early Earth
Abigail C. Allwood, Jet Propulsion Laboratory; Mark S. Anderson, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
2:20 PM
Phanerozoic Stromatolites: Decline during the Radiation of Multicellur Animals with Brief Revivals after Extinction Events
Peter M. Sheehan, Milwaukee Public Museum; Robert J. Bonadurer, Milwaukee Public Museum
2:40 PM
Modern Microbialites: A Lesson for the 3.5-Billion-Year Record of Microbe-Sediment Interactions?
Pieter T. Visscher, University of Connecticut; Christophe Dupraz, University of Connecticut
3:00 PM
Lagoon Microbialites on Isla Angel De La Guarda, Gulf of California, Mexico
Markes E. Johnson, Williams College; Jorge Ledesma-Vazquez, Univ. Autonoma de Baja California; David H. Backus, Williams College; Maria R. González, Universidad Autonóma de Baja California
3:15 PM
Morphogenesis and Taphonomy of Oncoid Microbialites, Cuatro Cienegas Basin, Coahuila, Mexico
Valeria T. Routt, Arizona State University; Jack D. Farmer, Arizona State University
3:30 PM
Isotopic Constraints on the Formation of Microbialites in Pavilion Lake, B.C
Greg F. Slater, McMaster University; Allyson L. Brady, McMaster University; Bernard Laval, University of British Columbia; Darlene S.S. Lim, NASA Ames Research Center
3:45 PM
Microbial Community Composition in Modern Thrombolites: A Comparison of Open Marine and Freshwater Systems Using Molecular Techniques
Kristen L. Myshrall, University of Connecticut; R. Sean Norman, University of South Carolina; Joel B. Thompson, Eckerd College; Pieter T. Visscher, University of Connecticut
4:00 PM
Microbialite Biofacies of Hydrothermal Springs
Jack D. Farmer, Arizona State University
4:15 PM
Microbial structures in an Early Cryogenian cap carbonate, Northern Namibia
Sara B. Pruss, Smith College; Marie McLane, Smith College; Paul Hoffman, Harvard Univ
4:30 PM
Depositional Fabrics and Dolomitization In Microbial Reef Reservoirs at Little Cedar Creek Field, Conecuh County, Alabama
Ganganath Koralegedara, Wichita State University; William C. Parcell, Wichita State University
4:45 PM
Stromatolites as Facies Indicators in Iron-Formation (Paleoproterozoic, Minnesota)
Russell Shapiro, California State University, Chico; Noah Planavsky, University of California, Riverside
5:00 PM
Petrography and Geochemistry of Organic Matter in Neoarchean Abitibi BIFs Closely Associated with Hydrothermal Vents
Dominic Papineau, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Marilyn Fogel, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Wulf Mueller, Université du Québec à Chicoutimi; Andrew Steele, Carnegie Institution of Washington; Jianhua Wang, Carnegie Institution of Washington
5:15 PM
A Tale of Two Stromatolites
Frank A. Corsetti, Univ of Southern California; William M. Berelson, Univ of Southern California; John R. Spear, Colorado School of Mines
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