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Geobiology Symposium XXII PALEONTOLOGY – PALEOBIOLOGY – GEOBIOLOGY

Friday, February 28, 2014 - 10:15am to 5:00pm

358 Hayden Hall

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA, DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE        
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, DEPARTMENT OF PALEOBIOLOGY
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10:15   Alan Jay KAUFMAN, University of Maryland
Was the Ediacaran Period Shuram excursion driven by the microbial production of authigenic carbonate?

10:40   (Christopher) Yusheng LIU, National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA
Late Neogene dry climate conditions in the Southern Appalachians

11:05    Steve C. WANG, Swarthmore College
Estimating the number of pulses in a mass extinction

11:30     Ted DAESCHLER, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Drexel University
New data on the pectoral and pelvic girdles of Tiktaalik roseae (Tetrapodomorpha; Elpistostegalia)

___________                                COFFEE BREAK at 11:55 am


12:15     Emily GREENFEST-ALLEN, University of Pennsylvania
Ecomorphology and recurrence: a comparative approach to understanding fish community dynamics in the Bear Gulch

12:40     Lisa MERKHOFER, Pennsylvania State University
Sizing up an Eocene Patagonian paleo-rainforest and its Australian relatives

1:05      Brandon HEDRICK, University of Pennsylvania
The osteology and taphonomy of a Psittacosaurus bonebed assemblage of the Yixian Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Liaoning, China

___________                                    LUNCH at 1:30 pm


2:30     Liguo LI, University of Pennsylvania
Taphonomy research of dinosaurs from the southeastern Lanzhou-Minhe Basin

2:55     Emma HOFFMAN, University of Pennsylvania
Examining taphonomic bias in the Morrison Formation of the Western United States

3:20     Michael D’ANTONIO, University of Pennsylvania
The timing of terrestrialization of sessile organisms: A functional approach

___________                                COFFEE BREAK at 3:35 pm


4:00     Christopher WNUK, Cathay Oil and Coal, Reston, VA
Potential for multiple endemic fossil floras in Afghanistan


4:30     Hermann W. PFEFFERKORN, University of Pennsylvania
Plant “migration” 330 million years ago, moving continents and oscillating climate

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