806 Applied Micropaleontology: Tools and Techniques for the 21st Century

Oral Session
Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies
Tuesday, 7 October 2008: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
George R. Brown Convention Center, 310CF

Brian J. O'Neill , Alicia C.M. Kahn , Jere H. Lipps and Andrew Bowman
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:35 AM
Comparison of Two Planktonic:Benthonic (P:B) Curves from the Yazoo Clay (Eocene; Priabonian) of Mississippi
Richard H. Fluegeman, Ball State University; Aneesha Balakrishnan, Ball State University; Christopher J. Banser, Ball State University; Kelli A. McGuire, Ball State University; Nicholas S. Tiedemann, Ball State University; Davina M. Wolfe, Ball State University; Michelle A. Crume, Ball State University; Daniel C. Thurber, Ball State University; Bradley A. Funk, Ball State University
8:50 AM
Kerogen and Palynomorph Analyses of the Mid-Cretaceous Bahariya Formation and Abu Roash “G” Member, North Western Desert, Egypt
Mohamed Zobaa, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Carlos Sanchez Botero, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Cassandra Browne, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Francisca E. Oboh-Ikuenobe, Missouri University of Science and Technology; Mohamed I. Ibrahim, Alexandria University
9:05 AM
Permian Radiolarian Faunal Variations Correlated to Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in the Lamar Limestone, Delaware Basin, West Texas: Implications for Radiolarian Paleoecology
Yuxi Jin, University of Nevada, Reno; Paula J. Noble, University of Nevada, Reno; Simon R. Poulson, University of Nevada, Reno
9:20 AM
Middle Miocene Biostratigraphy of the McMurdo Sound Region, Antarctica: The First Diatom Perspective from the ANDRILL Southern McMurdo Sound Project
Eva Tuzzi, University of Nebrska-Lincoln; Matthew Olney, University of South Florida; Christina Riesselman, Stanford University; David M. Harwood, University of Nebrska-Lincoln
9:35 AM
10:00 AM
High Planktonic Foraminiferal Species Turnover, Enhanced Vertical Ocean Mixing and “Coolhouse” Climatic Conditions across the Aptian-Albian Boundary Interval
Brian T. Huber, Smithsonian Institution; R. Mark Leckie, University of Massachusetts; Kenneth G. MacLeod, University of Missouri
10:15 AM
From Martyrdom to Resurrection for St. Lucie: Revival of a Meiofauna
Sreepat Jain, Smithsonian Institution; Lee-Ann C. Hayek, Smithsonian Institution; Martin A. Buzas, Smithsonian Institution
10:30 AM
The Last Global Extinction In the Deep Sea
Bruce W. Hayward, Geomarine Research; Shungo Kawagata, Yokohama National University; Hugh R. Grenfell, Geomarine Research; Ashwaq T. Sabaa, Geomarine Research; Tanya O'Neill, Massey University
10:45 AM
Biogeographic Comparisons of Neogene Benthic Foraminifera of Venezuela, Panama and Ecuador
Carly J. Smith, Florida International University; Laurel S. Collins, Florida International University; Carlos Jaramillo, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute; Luis I. Quiroz, University of Saskatchewan
11:30 AM
Concluding Remarks