PRI at GSA

PRI at the Geological Society of America

Once again this year, PRI staff and trustees are well-represented at the annual GSA national meeting in Denver, CO. Below is a listing of these talks.

Our Exhibition Booth schedule (#357 in Paleo Alley)

  • Sunday, October 27 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Monday, October 28 | 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 29 | 9:00am - 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 30 | 9:00am - 2:00pm

Presentations by PRI people

This is not a complete schedule. For more comprehensive information, please see the online schedule.

Saturday, October 26:

8:00am-12:00pm

Don Duggan-Haas

Teaching Controversial Issues 1: Climate and Energy

Auraria Campus

1:00pm-5:00pm

Don Duggan-Haas

Teaching Controversial Issues 2: Evolution of Life and Earth

Auraria Campus

Sunday, October 27:

8:30am-5:00pm

Don Duggan-Haas, Rob Ross, and Alex Wall

Ancient Denvers: A Journey through the Front Range’s Geologic History

Field Trip

9:25am

Don Duggan-Haas

The Potential to Develop and Share Deep Understandings of Place through Virtual Fieldwork and Broadcasting from the Field

Colorado Convention Center Room 403

10:15am

Warren Allmon

On The Origin of Species as a “Great Book” in Geology

Colorado Convention Center Room 302

2:45pm

Greg Dietl and Patricia Kelley (Trustee Emeritus)

Validity of Taxon-Specific Sampling for Studies of Drilling Predation: Confirmation from Four Bivalve Species in the Pleistocene of North Carolina

Colorado Convention Center Room 405

2:45pm

Constance M. Soja (Trustee Emeritus)

Silurian Megalodont Bivalves and Silurian-Devonian Platy Limestone: New Mid-Paleozoic Links between Alaska’s Alexander Terrane, the Old Red Sandstone Continent, and North Atlantic-Caledonide Tectonics

Colorado Convention Center Room 605

3:00pm

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

Is Coral Gardens, Belize a Refugium for the Coral Acropora Cervicornis?

Colorado Convention Center Room 405

Poster Sessions

9:30am

Terry Jordan (Trustee Emeritus)

The Spatial Pattern of Surface Uplift in the Central Andes

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

10:00am

Stephanie Sang and Warren Allmon

Phylogeny, Developmental Mode, and Evolution in Geminate Species of Turritelline Gastropods from the Central American Isthmus Region

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

Monday, October 28

9:05am

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

Erosional Geoindicators in Atlantic Beach Sequences: Implications for Coastal Adaptation from Maine to the Bahamas

Colorado Convention Center Room 402

9:25am

Don Duggan-Haas

The Potential to Develop and Share Deep Understandings of Place through Virtual Fieldwork and Broadcasting from the Field

Colorado Convention Center Room 403

10:45am

Don Duggan-Haas

What Do You Need to Understand to Teach About Hydrofracking?

Colorado Convention Center Room 405

11:00am

Don Duggan-Haas

Thinkspace for the Geosciences: A Workshop Model to Create Case-Based Assignments on “Hydrofracking” and Mineral Identification

Colorado Convention Center Room 405

1:05pm

Don Duggan-Haas

Lessons Learned from Five Years of Virtual Fieldwork-Centered Educator Professional Development

Colorado Convention Center Room 403

1:30pm

Loren Babcock (Trustee Emeritus)

The Cambrian Marine Arthropod Record: Evolutionary Radiations, Migrations, Extinctions, and Exceptional Preservation

Colorado Convention Center Room 603

2:00pm

Linda Ivany (Trustee)

Seasonality and a Latitudinal Gradient in the Earth Permian from the o180 Record of Fossil Bivalves

Colorado Convention Center Room 601

2:15pm

Loren Babcock (Trustee Emeritus)

The Weeks formation Lagerstatte (House Range, Utah): A Unique Insight into the Evolution of Soft-Bodied Metazoans during the Late Cambrian

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

2:15pm

Samantha Lesser

A Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service Collaboration to Manage Paleontological Resources

Colorado Convention Center Room 404

2:15pm

Beth Stricker

Baby Steps: Natural History Museums and Early Childhood Education

Colorado Convention Center Room 203

2:20pm

Rodney Feldman (Trustee Emeritus)

Mapping Spatial and Stratigraphic Distribution of Decapods in the Luoping Biota (Middle Triassic) of China: Refining Faunal Associations

Colorado Convention Center Room 603

2:50pm

Rodney Feldman (Trustee Emeritus)

On the Origin and Evolution of True Crabs: Insights from Northern South America

Colorado Convention Center Room 603

3:05pm

Rodney Feldman (Trustee Emeritus)

Evolutionary and Environmental Trends in Body Size of Decapod Crustaceans during the Mesozic

Colorado Convention Center Room 603

Poster Sessions

9:00am

Greg Dietl and Jansen Smith (Student)

Here Yesterday – Gone Today: Preliminary Investigation of Anthropologically Induced Littoral Community Change in the Colorado River Delta

Colorado Convention Center Hall D – Booth 72

9:00am

Greg Dietl, Linda Ivany (Trustee)

Late Cretaceous Latitudinal Gradients in Temperature and Seasonality Using the Marine Oyster Exogyra Cancellata

Colorado Convention Center Hall D – Booth 134

9:00am

Greg Dietl

A Low-Diversity Molluscan Assemblage from the Pleistocene of Horry Co., South Carolina

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

9:00am

Greg Dietl, Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

Decrease Then Increase In Predation on Microbivalves by Juvenile Naticid Gastropods across the Pliocene-Pleistocene Boundary, Southeastern North Carolina Coastal Plain

Colorado Convention Center Hall D – Booth 29

9:00am

Greg Dietl, Patricia Kelly (Trustee Emeritus)

Paleoecological Relationships within a Molluscan Assemblage from the Pleistocene of Horry County, South Carolina

Colorado Convention Center Hall D – Booth 62

9:30am

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

Event-Scale Morphological and Geophysical (GPR) Signatures in Bahamian Coastal Lithosomes

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

10:30am

Rob Ross

Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences through Fostering Improved Earth Science Education in Urban Charter Schools: Planning a KIPP School-University-Museum Partnership

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

Tuesday, October 29

9:00am

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

Spatial Variation and the Survivability of an Acropora Cervicornis Patch Reef in Belize

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

9:00am

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

How Does Parrotfish and Urchin Bioerosion Impact Live Staghorn Coral Cover on a Patch Reef in Belize?

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

9:00am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

Conodont-Based Correlation of the Marcellus/Millboro Formations in the Central Appalachian Basin

Colorado Convention Center Hall Mile High Ballroom 1CD

9:15am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

The Devonian/Carboniferous Boundary and the Holotype of Siphonodella Sulcata (Huddle 1934) in the Upper New Albany Shale, Illinois Basin, Southern Indiana

Colorado Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1CD

10:30am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

U-PB Zircon Geochronology in the Late Devonian Exshaw Formation: Global Correlation with the Hangenberg Black Shale and Extinction Event

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

1:00pm

Patricia Kelley (Trustee Emeritus)

Live-Dead Fidelity of Molluscan Assemblages in Anthropogenically Impacted Seagrass Habitats: Siliciclastic Versus Carbonate Environments

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

2:45pm

Stephen Durham (Student)

A Survey Assessment of Neontologists’ Perspectives on the Application of Geohistorical Data to Oyster Restoration

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

3:05pm

Karl Flessa (Trustee)

Why Are There So Few African Americans and Hispanics in Geoscience?

Colorado Convention Center Room 302

3:15pm

Greg Dietl

Are Modern Predation Studies on Beach Collected Mollusks Suitable Analogs for the Fossil Record of Predation? The Fidelity of Paired Beach and Subtidal Death Assemblages from Long Island Sound

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

4:00pm

David Meyer (Trustee)

Ordovician Trilobites Getting Under “Dinosaur Skin”: Complex preservation of a Microbial Mat in Offshore Siliciclastic Mudstone and Carbonate Facies: Kope Formation (Upper Ordovician), Kenton County, Kentucky, USA

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

Wednesday, October 30

8:30am

Mary Kosloski (Associate) and Ursula Smith (Associate)

Predation Intensity and Morphological Disparity: Does Increasing Predation Constrain Shape in Marine Gastropods?

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

8:45am

Jansen Smith (Student)

Can Predation Metrics Be Reliably Calculated from Size-Biased Target Collected Samples?

Colorado Convention Center 607

9:00am

Alex Wall

Marginal Damage, Major Consequences: Sublethal Shell Damage in the Hard Clam

Colorado Convention Center Room 607

9:25am

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

The Origin of Holocene Strandplains of the Bahamas: Influence of Tropical Storms and Climate Change

Colorado Convention Center Room 605

9:30am

Greg Dietl and Judith Nagel-Meyer

Effects of Climate Change on Naticid cannibalism in the Eocene La Meseta Formation, Seymour Island, Antarctica

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

9:30am

Dana Friend (Student)

Phylogeny, Diversity, and Evolutionary Tempo and Mode in Miocene-Recent Turritelline Gastropods from Florida

Colorado Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1CD

9:50am

Linda Ivany (Trustee)

Paleotemperature and Seasonality in the Early Eocene Southern North Sea Basin Inferred from Fossil Fish Otoliths

Colorado Convention Center Room 605

1:35pm

H. Allen Curran (Trustee)

Burrowing Crabs from the Tropic of Cancer: Georadar Imaging of Biogenic Structures in Coastal Carbonates, Bahamas

Colorado Convention Center Mile High Ballroom 1CD

2:00pm

Loren Babcock (Trustee Emeritus)

The Developing Global Chronostratigraphic Scale for the Cambrian System and its Impact on North American Stratigraphy

Colorado Convention Center Room 401

Poster Sessions

9:30am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus) and Constance M. Soja (Trustee Emeritus)

Lower Silurian Conodonts and Trilobites from the Gobi Altai-Mandalovoo Terrane, Southern Mongolia

Colorado Convention Center

10:00am

Greg Dietl and Stephen Durham (Student)

Geohistorical Baselines of Body-size Distributions as Ecological Indicators of Oyster Reef Recovery from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

10:30am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

Conodont Biostratigraphy and New Zircon Dates of the Upper Devonian Belpre Ashes, Chattanooga Shale, Tennessee, and Lower Rhinestreet Shale, New York, Eastern North America

Colorado Convention Center Hall D

11:00am

Jeff Over (Trustee Emeritus)

Preliminary Tentaculid Biostratigraphy within the Conodont Biostratigraphic Framework of the Maligne, Perdix, and Mount Hawk Formations, Frasnian (Upper Devonian), Canadian Rocky Mountains, Alberta

Colorado Convention Center Hall D