NAPC 2001

June 26 - July 1 2001 Berkeley, California

Technical Session Schedule—Friday June 29

(last updated 5/18/01)

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Time RM 102 RM 104 RM 203 RM 204 JWK
Symposium 3
CP-Vertebrate Paleontology
Symposium 12
CP-Invertebrate Paleontology & Evolution
Symposium 6
 Opening remarks FARKE, ANDREW A.: Growth and Morphology Of The Cornual Sinuses In The Ceratopsid Dinosaur Triceratops   Opening remarks WILSON, MARK A.: 'Pseudobryozoans' and The Problem Of Encruster Diversity In The Paleozoic   Opening remarks
8:20-8:40 FLESSA, KARL: The fate and future of the Colorado Delta clam: paleoecological evidence for endangerment, paleoecological guidelines for recovery  GAY, ROBERT: An Unusual Adaptation In The Caudal Vertebrae Of Coelophysis Bauri (Dinosauria: Theropoda)  ALBRIGHT, BARRY: Toward a Revision of the Chronostratigraphy of the John Day Formation, Oregon 


HÖGSTRÖM, ANETTE: Bodyplan Of The Problematic Metazoan Machaeridia  DAMER, BRUCE: Digital Biota: Overview Of Biologically Inspired Software Systems For Modeling Behavior and Evolution 
8:40-9:00 KOWALEWSKI, MCHAEL: Time-averaged shell accumulations as records of past levels of marine benthic productivity: Implications for conservation biology and ecosystem restoration efforts  GILLETTE, DAVID D.: A Late Cretaceous (Early Turonian) Therizinosaurid Dinosaur (Therizinosauridae, Theropoda) From The Tropic Shale Of Southern Utah, USA  BESTLAND, ERICK A.: Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments of the Mid-Miocene Mascall Formation (John Day Basin, Oregon, U.S.A.) 


YOCHELSON, ELLIS: A Complex Megafossil 1.5 Billion Years Old From Montana and Western Australia  KRAUS, WILLIAM F.: Interactive simulations of extinct fauna 
9:00-9:20 BREWSTER-WINGARD, G. LYNN: Application of molluscan paleoecology to the everglades restoration project: decadal to centennial scale change in Florida Bay GRELLET-TINNER, GERALD: An Association Between A Specimen Of Deinonychus Antirrhopus and Theropod Eggshells: Phylogenetic and Behavioral Implications  BRYANT, HAROLD N.: The Evolutionary History of the Nimravidae (Carnivora) in the John Day Basin of Oregon  PORTER, SUSANNAH: High Morphological Diversity In Neoproterozoic Vase-Shaped Microfossil Assemblages From The Chuar Group, Grand Canyon; Comparisons With Modern Testate Amoebae 


TERZOPOULOS, DEMETRI: Synthetic animals: artificial life in virtual reality
9:20- 9:40 Break Break Break Break Break
9:40-10:00 JACKSON, JEREMY: Fish Stories: Using fossils for fiheries management 


SPENCER, LEE A.: Potentially False Interpretations Of Dinosaur Nests and Nesting With An Example From The Allen Formation, Patagonia, Argentina  FOSS, SCOTT E.: Biostratigraphy of the Entelodontidae (Mammalia: Artiodactyla) from the John Day Basin, Oregon  JAECKS, GLENN: Testing Heterochrony In Thecideide Brachiopods By Integrating Phylogenetic, Sclerochronologic and Morphometric Data  MCFADDEN, TIM: Life, Alife, and The Big Blossom 
10:00-10:20 ETNIER, MICHAEL: The unrealized potential of archaeological data in guiding pinneped management decisions  SHEEHAN, PETER M.: Interpreting The Record Of Dinosaur Extinction In The Hell Creek Formation: Avoiding Signor-Lipps and Other Biostratigraphical Problems  FREMD, THEODORE J.: Appraising the Significance of Complex Assemblages and Data "Defragmentation": an Example from the Volcaniclastics of Eastern Oregon  PRICE, REBECCA: Using Constructional Data To Detect Convergence: An Underutilized Approach To Studying Adaptation In The Fossil Record  JACOB, CHRISTIAN: Evolutionary computing with swarms 
10:20-10:40 ALIN, SIMONE: Late Holocene Records of Invertebrate Diversity and Turnover from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, and Their Conservation Implications  GOODWIN, MARK B.: Evidence For Postmortem Enrichment In Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Bone Using Microbeam Pixe  HANSON, DALE A.: A John Day Stepchild - the Southern Basin Faunal Assemblages  WAGNER, PETER: Patterns Of General Convergence Among Paleozoic Gastropods  SOMMERER, CHRISTA: Artificial evolution for interactive art and entertainment 
10:40-11:00 Break Break Break Break Break
11:00-11:20 ROY, KAUSTUV: Molecules, fossils, climate change and evolution: examples from marine gastropods  NICHOLLS, ELIZABETH L.: A New Late Cretaceous Marine Vertebrate Fauna From The West Coast Of North America  HOPKINS, SAMANTHA S. B.: Phylogeny of the Aplodontidae (Mammalia: Rodentia) and Some Implications for Oligo-Miocene Biogeography  HAASL, DAVID: Pointed Ends In Space and Time: The Phylogenetic and Geographic Distribution Of Labral and Columellar 'Teeth' Among Nassariine Gastropods  BEDAU, MARK: Comparison Of The Growth Of Adaptive Structure In Artificial Life Models and In The Fossil Record 
11:20-11:40 JABLONSKI, DAVID: Invasive species, extinctions, and the fossil record    HUNT, ROBERT M.: Geology and Paleontology of the Upper John Day Beds, John Day River Valley, Oregon: Lithostratigraphic and Biochronologic Revision in the Haystack Valley and Kimberly Areas  TEUSCH, KRISTIN: The Effects Of Changing Primary Productivity On Turritellid Gastropods: An Analysis Of Food Limitations As A Factor In Morphological Variation KIRCHNER, JAMES W.: Fossil Extinction and Origination Rates: Linked Patterns Generated By Distinct Processes? 
11:40-12:00 PHELPS, BILL: Even Deep-time dead tell tales: Decoupling of taxonomic and ecological significance of mass extinctions and the implications for management of modern biodiversity issues  BEAMON, JOSEPH: Possible Prey Acquisition Behavior For The Cretaceous Fish Xiphactinus Audax KOHN, MATTHEW J.: Oxygen Isotope Systematics of Fossil Equid Teeth from Central and Southeastern Oregon over the Last 27 Ma  HERBERT, GREGORY: Within-Species Adaptive Responses To Mid-Pleistocene Climate Change: Isotope Sclerochronological Analyses Of Subtropical Neogastropods Of Florida. KAUFMAN, JAMES H.: Critical biodiversity
12:00-1:40 Lunch Lunch Lunch

*12:00 - 12:20
ZARAGOZA, SANTIAGO: First Fossil Record Of Epicauta (Coleoptera, Of The Atotonilco El Grande Formation (Blancano) Hidalgo, Mexico

12:20 - 1:40 Lunch

1:40-2:00 RODE, ALYCIA: Assessing the role of invasive species in mediating mass extinctions: A case study using Devonian phyllocarids  PARHAM, JAMES FORD: Invading The Land And Sea: Progress Towards Understanding Major Ecological Transitions In Turtles And The Origin Of Some Modern Clades. MARTIN, JAMES E.: Revision of the Lithostratigraphy of the Hemphillian Rattlesnake Units of Central Oregon  ALLEN, EMILY: Species-Level Evolution Of Ammonoid Suture Complexity: Passive Or Driven?  PLOTNICK, ROY E.: Simulations and theoretical morphology of trace fossils 
2:00-2:20 KIDWELL, SUE: Getting good abundance data out of death assemblages: a meta-analysis of molluscan live:dead studies  LYNCH, SHANNON C.: A New, Primitive Genus Of Sea Turtle From The Miocene Of The Central Valley Of California  MEYER, HERBERT W.: The Oligocene Bridge Creek Flora, John Day Formation, Oregon  STEPHEN, DANIEL: The Impact Of Reproductive Strategy On Cephalopod Evolution 


2:20-2:40 BEST, M.: Shells in Tropical sediments: Skeletons, substrates, and the significance of early marine diagenesis  MARSHALL, CYNTHIA L.: Heterochrony Suggests Multiple Flight Loss Events In The Ratites  PAJAK, ALOIS F.: Microvertebrates from a New Arikareean Local Fauna, John Day Formation, Oregon, with Biostratigraphic and Taphonomic Implications  YACOBUCCI, MARGARET: Phylogenetic Patterns and Developmental Timing In The Cenomanian Acanthoceratid Ammonite Metoicoceras   
2:40-3:00 JOHNSON, CLAUDIA: Hierarchy Theory, Evolutionary Processes, and reef ecosystems - the glue that binds  HUNTER, JOHN P.: Spatial Patterning Among Late Cretaceous (Lancian) Mammals In North America  TERRY, MARK C.: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument as an Educational Resource PARSLEY, RONALD, L.: Evolution and Diversity In Stylophoran Echinoderms   
3:00-3:20 Break Break Break Break Break
3:20-3:40 PANDOLFI, JOHN: Pleistocene persistence and the Recent decline in Caribbean coral reef communities  SEARS, KAREN: A New Fossil Mammal Assemblage From the Southern Chilean Andes: Implications for Geology, Geochronology And Tectonics CP-Paleogeography/
HENDERSON, CHARLES: Conodont Clines and Punctuated Evolution At Permian Series Boundaries  CP-Paleobiogeography
HENDERSON, WAYNE: Saukiid-Dikelocephalid Trilobites and Their Implications For Late Cambrian Paleogeographic and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions  PILLER, WERNER: The Birth Of The Mediterranean Sea From A Biogeographic Perspective 
3:40-4:00 DISCUSSION ANNALISA, BERTA: The Evolutionary Biogeography Of Pinnipedimorphs  SAMUELSSON, JOAKIM: Tracing the fate of Avalonia: Micropaleontological answers to a geological conundrum CHURCHILL-DICKSON, LISA: Late Ordovician Increase In Trilobite Size and Its Evolutionary Implications  RAISOSSADAT, NASER: Lower Cretaceous (Upper Barremian-Lower Albian) Paleobiogeography Of The Kopet Dagh Basin In North East Of Iran 
4:00-4:20   DEMÉRÉ, THOMAS A.: The Origin, Evolution, and Biogeography Of Walruses (Carnivora: Odobenidae)  SOUR-TOVAR, FRANCISCO: Lower Carboniferous (Osagean) Invertebrates From Mexico: Paleogeographic Implications  HUGHES, NIGEL: Tagmata, Segment Specification, and The Dynamics Of Post-Cephalic Segment Accretion In Trilobites  ITURRALDE-VINENT, MANUEL: Paleontological Evidence Of The Early Evolution Of The Caribbean Seaway
4:20-4:40 CP-Molecular Clocks DAVIS, EDWARD: A Phylogenetic Examination Of The Nearest-Living-Relative Method For Reconstructing Paleoclimate At Mammalian Fossil Localities  HANGER, REX: Congruence Of Late Paleozoic Paleobiogeographic Pattern and Detrital Zircon Provenance: Western North American Accreted Terranes  KAPLAN, PETER: The Evolution Of Morphological Integration: Examples From Trilobites, Morphometrics, and Development  DAWSON, JOHN: Azooxanthellate Coral In Space and Time: Biogeography and Diversity Patterns From The Neogene To The Recent In The Caribbean and Surrounding Areas 
KARAM, ANDREW: What Winds A Molecular Clock? An Examination Of Some Confounding Factors 
4:40-5:00 CAMPBELL, DAVID: Testing The Molecular Clock With Bivalves      SANDERS, HILARY: Morphologic Evolution Of Congerine Bivalves In The Late Miocene Lake Pannon Of Central Europe SCHNEIDER, JAY: Phylogenetic Revision Of The Cardiinae (Bivalvia, Cardiidae): Indian Ocean - Tropical American Disjunct Distributions And New Zealand - South American Biogeographic Connections 
5:00-5:20        GEARY, DANA: The Frequency Of Gradually Changing Lineages In Ancient Lake Pannon: Implications For Models Of Speciation