Field Trips

Sunday, June 23 | morning

  • Welcome/Plenary Session | Testament of Time - N. Hughes
    8:00
    Welcome and Opening Remarks M. Droser, N. Hughes
    8:20
    Natural History and the Future R. Ahmed
    8:50
    Ginkgo: An Evolutionary and Cultural Biography P. Crane
    9:20
    Writer versus scientist: compromise and comprehension R. Fortey
    9:50
    The Power of Paleontology and the Arts as Collaborative Forces S. Sumida, E. Rega
    10:20
    Coffee Break
  • Symposium 3 | Plankton and Earth System Evolution - P. Hull, S. Turner    
    11:00
    Tropical and polar plankton demonstrate contrasting sensitivities to climate change throughout the Late Neogene S. Trubovitz
    11:15
    Diversity dynamics and climate change in Cenozoic marine siliceous plankton D. Lazarus
    11:30
    Delayed calcareous nannoplankton boom-bust successions in the earliest Paleocene Chicxulub impact crater H. Jones
     
     
  • Symposium 7 | Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätten and the emergence of modern-style marine ecosystems - R. Lerosey-Aubril, R. Gaines, X. Zhang (HUB 302)
    11:00
    The Marble Canyon Burgess Shale fossil deposit – British Columbia, Canada: New field discoveries, geologic setting, prospects and significance J. B. Caron
    11:30
    The Chengjiang-type fossil assemblages from the lower Cambrian Yu’anshan Formation of Qujing, eastern Yunnan and its taphonomic and paleoecological significance F. Zhao
    11:45
    Understanding exceptional preservation through comparative micro-analysis of fossils from the Cambrian Kinzers Formation (~514–509 Mya) of central Pennsylvania, USA M. B. Meyer
  • Topical 38 | Macroevolutionary Dynamics - L. Lassiter, T. Smiley    
    11:00
    How predictable is extinction? Forecasting species survival at million-year timescales P. Smits
    11:15
    The Signor-Lipps Effect in Paleobiology, Paleoecology and Evolution J. Lipps
    11:30
    Synchronous changes of speciation and extinction in mid-Paleozoic zooplankton: “instantaneous” coupling of macroevolutionary dynamics J. Crampton
    11:45
    Revisiting Romer: Eurypterid Influence on Early Vertebrate Evolution L. Lassiter
  • Symposium 19 | Paleozoic Extinctions: Environmental Call and Biotic Response - D. Boyer, P. Cohen    
    11:00
    The Rise and Fall of the ‘Age of Fishes’: Vertebrate Responses to Paleozoic Extinctions L. Sallan
    11:30
    A high-resolution marine invertebrate biodiversity trajectory from Cambrian to Early Triassic S. Shen
    11:45
    A simulated selectivity framework for evaluating the relative plausibility of marine extinction scenarios S. Finnegan
     

Sunday, June 23 | afternoon

  • Symposium 2 | Tiny fossils, big questions, big data - M. Yasuhara, A. O'Dea, E. Sibert, J. Williams    
    1:00
    Building big data with AutoMorph: A high-throughput imaging, morphometrics, and machine learning pipeline accelerates macro- and microfossil paleoecological research S. Kahanamoku
    1:15
    Clade-wide population dynamics of modern planktonic Foraminifera show no evidence of competition among species M. Rillo
    1:30
    NSB and Mikrotax: Databases and software tools for fossil and living plankton research D. Lazarus
    1:45
    Path analyses of faunal change: Deconvolving environmental drivers of benthic foraminiferal community change to demonstrate similarities at intermediate and abyssal depths in the Pleistocene Gulf of Alaska C. Belanger
    2:00
    The evolutionary history of fusulinids reconstructed by using GBDB and CONOP Y. Zhao
    2:15
    Deep-sea biodiversity in space and time: What high time resolution microfossil records tell M. Yasuhara
    2:30
    The relationship between tectonics and ostracods: ostracods faunal changes under a subduction initiation system in the Tasman Sea H. Huang
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Climate drives stability of vegetation biomes after the last glaciation in North America Y. Wang
    3:30
    Building Big Data and Open Science from the Long Tail: Community-Curated Data Resources, Neotoma Paleoecology Database, and the Earth-Life Consortium J. Williams
    3:45
    Forest Canopy Response to Greenhouse Warming at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum R. Dunn
    4:00
    Improving the taxonomic accuracy and precision of fossil pollen identifications S. Punyasena
    4:15
    Siliceous VSM tests and the origin of protist biomineralization in Neoproterozoic oceans L. Morais
    4:30
    A mass extinction of open-ocean sharks 20 million years ago E. Sibert
  • Symposium 7 | Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätten and the emergence of modern-style marine ecosystems - R. Lerosey-Aubril, R. Gaines, X. Zhang (HUB 302)
    1:00
    Brachiopods with soft parts from the early Cambrian Wulongqing Formation (Series 2, Stage 4) of Yunnan, southern China Z. Zhang
    1:15
    Bright and early – Trends in cognition among Phanerozoic marine ecosystems S. Hsieh
    1:30
    The Xiaoshiba Konservat-Lagerstätte: overview, significance and future directions J. Ortega-Hernández
    1:45
    The Qingjiang biota – An extraordinary new Burgess Shale-type fossil Lagerstätte from the early Cambrian of South China D. Fu
    2:15
    Three-dimensional preservation of nonbiomineralized tissues in Cambrian concretionary Lagerstätten of North America L. E. Babcock
    2:30
    The Hetang biota: A taphonomic window into the Cambrian explosion Q. Tang
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Diversity and structure of the Burgess Shale palaeocommunity with new insights from Marble Canyon, British Columbia K. Nanglu
    3:30
    Shell structure and affinity of the problematic early Cambrian brachiopod Heliomedusa orienta Sun and Hou, 1987 Y. Liang
    3:45
    Why is the Chengjiang Biota exceptionally well preserved? X. Ma
    4:00
    Preservation and microstructures of Small Shelly Fossils from the Cambrian Terreneuvian Yanjiahe Formation H. Qiu
    4:15
    The middle Cambrian Spence Shale (Miaolingian: Wuliuan) Lagerstätte: Improving our understanding of a key Cambrian ecosystem J. Kimmig
  • Topical 38 | Macroevolutionary Dynamics - L. Lassiter, T. Smiley    
    1:00
    Cenozoic environmental change shapes North American ungulate communities through within- and among lineage evolution E. Doughty
    1:15
    Basin and Range tectonics drive diversification dynamics in North American mammals T. Smilely
    1:30
    Phylogenetic Conservatism of Biotic Crises in North American Mammals G. Smith
    1:45
    How Did Mammoths and Mastodonts Grow and Become Dwarfed? Ontogenetic Long Bone Growth Compared to Island Dwarfing in Pleistocene Proboscidea. T. Htun
    2:00
    The R package divDyn for quantifying diversity dynamics using fossil sampling data A. Kocsis
  • Symposium 19 | Paleozoic Extinctions: Environmental Call and Biotic Response - D. Boyer, P. Cohen        
    1:00
    Global marine anoxia as a forcing mechanism for zooplankton colonisation and diversification T. Vandenbroucke
    1:15
    Synchrotron XRF elemental mapping of metals in Paleozoic palynomorphs J. De Weirdt
    1:45
    The Frasnian-Famennian (Late Devonian) extinction event in New York and Pennsylvania: stratigraphic and paleoenvironmental context A. Bush
    2:00
    Intermixed Messages: integrated geochemical and paleontological analysis of end-Devonian marine communities in the Appalachian Basin, USA A. Martinez
    2:15
    Carbon isotopic analyses of single organic-walled microfossils across the Late Devonian Kellwasser Intervals in New York State reveal a strong biological pump P. Cohen
    2:30
    Lilliput in the Late Devonian: a post Hangenberg recovery fauna from the uppermost Cleveland Shale D. Boyer
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Biotic interactions between corals and stromatoporoids from the upper-uppermost Famennian (Devonian) Etoucun Formation, Huilong, South China: Implications for the recovery of reefal environments after the F-F crisis K. Liang
    3:30
    A trigger mechanism for the Late Devonian Hangenberg Crisis, as recorded by mercury anomalies in carbonate sediments in Viet Nam and elsewhere: we’re not saying it was volcanoes… but it was volcanoes S. Carmichael
    3:45
    Extinction Selectivity and Paleoecological change along an onshore-offshore Gradient in the Late Devonian Appalachian Basin S. Brisson
  • Topical 41 | Taphonomy - A. Tomasovych, T. Selly    
    2:15
    Establishing a new protocol for decay experimentation using x-ray tomographic microscopy T. Selly
    2:30
    The formation of permanent fossils records: Estimating post-mortem disintegration, burial, and mixing from shell-age frequency distributions in sediment cores A. Tomašových
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Mathematic modeling to reconstruct the taphonomic history of the Burgess Shale-type fossils J. Hou
    3:30
    Preservation bias in the Fezouata Shale F. Saleh
    3:45
    Exceptionally Preserved Fossils from the Silica Shale Lagerstätte (Middle Devonian) of Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana: XCT Reveals Detailed Anatomical Information P. Vayda
    4:00
    Preservation potential of rocky intertidal molluscs in temperate and tropical environments D. Friend
    4:15
    Determining the Impacts of the Anthropocene through Time-Calibrated Taphonomic Grading N. Seiden
    4:30
    Testing the influence of human interference on land snail richness and composition from temperate forests in Ohio N. Soto-Contreras
  • Symposium 37 | Engaging Diverse Communities in Paleontology: Innovative educational initiatives that connect culture to natural history - G. Santos, S. Mills, I. Magallanes
    1:00
    More Than Numbers, Beyond Diversity: Re-centering the Conversation on Equity and Inclusion R.M. Dahl
    1:15
    Teaching at the intersections of paleontology and culture: bringing new meaning to the study of the fossil record C.C. Visaggi
    1:30
    Nashville Discovers Paleozoic Fossils: Programs and Field Trips at an Urban Historical Park M.F. Miller
    1:45
    Building collaborations with local community colleges to increase diverse students’ access to paleontology L. Taylor
    2:00
    Treating Science Outreach as Exchange Rather than Bestowal H.T. Chase
    2:15
    Partnering Vertebrate Paleontologists with Local Native American Students: Lessons from The Pueblo of Jemez, northwest New Mexico, USA S.S. Sumida
    2:30
    Increasing American Indians Pursuing STEM Careers Through Paleontology and Culture I.D. Browne
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    I.C.E. AGE Project: Fostering Global Mindedness B.S. Dooley
    3:30
    The Alf Museum and the Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs: An international collaboration for paleontology education G.-P. Santos
    3:45
    Leveraging natural history collections, online media, and field experiences to create a network of engaged geoscientists L.D. White
    4:00
    Reaching a Diverse Audience for Paleontology on YouTube B. de Pastino
    4:15
    Reaching Communities through Cosplay: A Study in Paleontology and Pop Culture M.M. Barboza
    4:30
    Prehistoric Body Theater: bringing paleontology narratives to global contemporary performance audiences A. Rudenko
  • Symposium 16 |Climate and Environmental Change in High-Latitude Fossil and Modern Ecosystems - K. Cronin, S. Walker    
    1:00
    The impacts of climate warming and ocean acidification on the marine ecology of the Antarctic Peninsula J. McClintock
    1:30
    High-latitude benthic bivalve biomass and recent climate change: Testing the power of live-dead discordance in the Pacific Arctic C. Meadows
    1:45
    Warm Arctic temperatures and the structure of Cretaceous marine ecosystems K. Chin
    2:00
    Comparison of paleoenvironmental and paleoclimatological parameters of correlative dinosaur-bearing Late Cretaceous (Campanian - Maastrichtian) rock units across Alaska, USA: a regional perspective A. Fiorillo
    2:15
    Dental caries on a primitive bear, Protarctos abstrusus, from the Pliocene of Canadian Arctic suggest a high sugar diet of berries and possible hibernation X. Wang
    2:30
    Is Climate an overlooked factor in marine ichnology? L. Buatois
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Climate, trophic structure, and the evolving demeanor of the Antarctic benthos R. Aronson
    3:45
    Benthic invertebrate community ecology in the Cenozoic of Antarctica R. Whittle
    4:00
    Population dynamics in the Antarctic benthos: inter-annual fluctuation of foraminiferal, tunicate, and scallop abundances in Explorers Cove, Western McMurdo Sound S. Bowser
    4:15
    Biomineralization in extreme environments: the case of Antarctic scallop shells A. Perez-Huerta
    4:30
    Trace elements and interstrial distances as environmental and anthropogenic proxies in the Antarctic scallop, Adamussium colbecki K. Cronin
    4:45
    Evolutionary rates at high latitudes and the equator during the Late Paleozoic Ice Age A. Raymond
  • Symposium 27 | New frontiers in paleobotany: tools, techniques, insights - J. Wilson, C. Looy    
    1:00
    The Pteridological Collections Consortium: An integrative approach to pteridophyte diversity over the last 420 million years C. V. Looy
    1:15
    Coal ball meta-analysis of paleowildfire in Pennsylvanian coal swamps B. Muddiman
    1:30
    Hydraulic conductivity and constraints among Paleozoic plants J. P. Wilson
    1:45
    The physiological landscape of the Carboniferous: Finding the frontier of frost tolerance W. J. Matthaeus,
    2:00
    Late Triassic Flora of the Xiaoping Formation and Palaeoenvironmental Significance in Central Guangdong, China X. Zhang
    2:15
    Zhangoxylon gen. nov., a new coniferous wood genus of Sciadopityaceae from the Juriassic of western Liaoning, NE China Z. Jiang
    2:30
    Reconstruction of Tricalycites, an early winged fruit type from the Cretaceous of the Gulf coastal and eastern coastal plains of North America X. Zhang
    2:45
    Tea Break
    3:15
    Seafood Salad: A Diverse Florule from the Late Cretaceous-age Hell Creek Formation of Montana P. Wilson

Sunday, June 23 | Poster sessions

  • Posters

    Session 3 | Plankton and Earth System Evolution


    1
    Radiolarians increased test size across the PETM at Mead Stream, New Zealand S. Westacott
     
     

    Session 41 | Taphonomy


    2
    EXCEPTIONAL PRESERVATION OF SHRIMP SOFT TISSUES BY MICROBIAL ENTOMBMENT: CRETACEOUS CRATO KONSERVAT-LAGERSTÄTTE, ARARIPE BASIN, BRAZIL F. Varejoa
    3
    Sedimentary dynamics of an internally complex bakevelliid-dominated shell bed: event condensation and taphonomic feedback in muddy bottoms M. Rodrigues
    4
    Encrustation patterns of Clypeaster rosaceous tests from San Salvador, The Bahamas S. Zille
    5
    Comparative taphonomy of deep-sea and shallow-marine echinoids of the genus Echinocyamus T. Grun
    6
    Selective transformation and ontogenetic biases of phosphatised soft tissues in the Sirius Passet Lagerstätte, North Greenland M. Nielsen
    7
    Origin of Large, ‘Orsten’-type Carbonate Concretions in the Huron Shale Member of the Ohio Shale (Devonian) of Ohio W. Zhan
    8
    Age-Mortality Profiles in La Brea Bison: Insights into Population Dynamics and Taphonomy S. Galavez
    9
    Taphonomy of an adolescent male mastodon from a Pleistocene kettle lake deposit in northeastern Ohio B. Burgy
    10
    Pirasocrinid anal sac spines with multiple planes of regeneration in the Upper Pennsylvanian of eastern Ohio J. Thomka
    11
    Sediment rheology explains the Ediacara biota preservation I. Bobrovskiy
     
     

    Session 44 | Marine Paleobiology


    12
    Community changes in shallow benthic invertebrate ecology in the Early Danian R. Beltracchi
    13
    Polished slabs or thin-sections? Examining the consistency of alpha diversity estimates across different mediums I. Smith
    14
    Animal-plant interactions in the marine realm: Echinoid-coralline algal dominated ecosystems in the Miocene of Sardinia J. Nebelsick
    15
    Holocrinus – the oldest stem-group isocrinid with stalk shedding and crawling abilities: evidence from taphonomy, microstructure and trace fossils P. Gorzelak
    16
    Breaking down the lithification bias through time: Did vulnerability to lithification state related methodological bias change through the Phanerozoic? A. Hawkins
    17
    Inferences on aquatic adaptation of fossil mammals based on cranial characteristics with an example of the enigmatic fossil clade Desmostylia (?Afrotheria: Mammalia) K. Matsui
    18
    Isotopic analysis of fossil coronulid barnacles as a means of understanding prehistoric whale migration L. Taylor
     
     

    Session 46 | General Session


    19
    Algal structure from the upper member of the middle Miocene Barstow Formation, California D. Lofgren
    20
    Irvingtonian and Rancholabrean small mammals from the Harveston locality, southwestern Riverside County, California C. Hohman
    21
    Digitization of three-dimensional surface morphology of millimeter-scale fossil specimens through focus stacking and photogrammetry techniques P. Hong
    22
    Deposition and bioinfestation patterns of Spirula shells T. Grun
    23
    Morphological disparity of Cenozoic cassids (Mollusca: Gastropoda) S. Tennakoon
    24
    Intervertebral variation of Heterodon and Farancia (Serpentes: Dipsadinae) and the reassessment of fossil holotypes using geometric morphometric analysis A. Gause
    25
    A spatially-constrained Paleocene mammal assemblage from the San Juan Basin, New Mexico, USA P. dePolo
    26
    Allow us to reintroduce ourselves: Revitalizing the Invertebrate Paleontology collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences K. Estes-Smargiassi
    27
    Towards a Mexican protection of paleontological resources R. Guerrero-Arenas
    28
    A new large kangaroo rat-like rodent from the early Miocene of Oregon and the phylogeny of early heteromyids J. Samuels
    29
    Variation and ontogenetic change in the humerus of Triceratops (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) D. Curry
    30
    Searching for outcrops using LiDAR data (when you can’t see the rocks for the trees) A. Bush
    31
    Jaw Translation and Dietary Differences in Marginocephalian Dinosaurs Inferred From Quantitative Dental Microwear F. Varriale
    32
    Earliest Puercan 1 (Pu1) faunas from Montana with high-resolution insights on mammalian faunal recovery after the K-Pg mass extinction event J. Claytor
    33
    New census of radiolarian communities in the eastern equatorial Pacific reveals unprecedented biodiversity throughout the Late Neogene S. Trubovitz
     
     

    Session 19 | Paleozoic Extinctions: Environmental Call and Biotic Response


    34
    Exploring the microfossil record of the late Devonian Hangenberg event in the Cleveland Shale, Ohio K. Pippenger
    35
    Tracking the Evolution of the Silurian Marine Biosphere Using Lipid Biomarkers and Stable Isotope Geochemistry N. Marshall
     
     

    Session 7 | Cambrian Konservat-Lagerstätten and the emergence of modern-style marine ecosystems


    36
    Hyolith taphonomy: decay patterns M. Valent
    37
    Comparative trilobite taphonomy of the Pioche Formation lagerstätte and other formations along a nearshore to outer shelf transect, latest early Cambrian (Stage 4; late Dyeran) of the southern Great Basin, USA J. R. Foster
    38
    New non-trilobite arthropods from the Drumian ‘deep Wheeler’ Lagerstätte of the House Range (Utah, USA) R. Lerosey-Aubril
    39
    Exploration of Cambrian Fossils by Micro X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer Y. Liang
    40
    Biolamination structures from Guojiaba Formation (Cambrian Stage 3) in Hanzhong area, South China W. Liu.
    41
    Review of the Middle Cambrian Trilobites of the Bathyuriscus-Elrathina biozone of Montana: Taphonomy and Taxonomic Information Olson, H.C.
    42
    New radiodonts from the Drumian (Miaolingian) Marjum Formation of Utah, USA A. C. Daley
    43
    Early Cambrian phosphatized microbial pseudomorphs preserving non-mineralized animals X. Yang
     
     

    Session 37 | Engaging Diverse Communities in Paleontology: Innovative educational initiatives that connect culture to natural history


    44
    A Gender Analysis of the Paleontological Society: Trends, Gaps, and a Way Forward P. A. Cohen
    45
    Guided Dissection of Primary Paleontology Research as a Tool to Build Science Literacy in High School Students A. N. Michels
Search