2017 PS Short Course

Biochemical Approaches in Paleobiology and Paleoecology

Saturday, October 21st, 2017, 9AM-5PM, Washington State Convention Center, Ballroom 6C



Kena Fox-Dobbs Introduction to biogeochemical approaches in paleobiology and paleoecology
Henry Fricke The present isn’t always the key to the past: challenges and rewards associated with the interpretation of geochemical data from pre-Neogene biogenic and authigenic materials
Erik Gulbranson Position-specific isotope analysis of plant metabolism: implications for increasing knowledge of functional diversity in fossil ecosystems
Kevin Uno, Pratigya Polissar Multiproxy stable isotope and plant wax biomarker approaches to reconstructing Neogene terrestrial ecosystems
Allie Baczynski Fossil molecules from ancient plants: what they can tell us about soil carbon dynamics during the PETM
Michelle Casey

The Paleontological Implications of Conducting Stable Isotopic Trophic Analysis (N and C) on the Soft Tissues of Mollusks

Lael Vetter

In situ isotopic and trace element analysis of planktic foraminifera: evaluating climate signals and paleoecology

Sora Kim Biting off more than you can chew: paleoecological inferences and limitations from fossil shark teeth
Mark Clementz, Stephanie Peek, Daniel Thomas, Romain Amiot, Aurélien Bernard, Lisa Cooper, JGM Thewissen, Klervia Jaouen, Jeremy Martin  From turf to surf: Tracking the land-to-sea transition in tetrapods
Larisa DeSantis, Lindsey Yann Assessing individual dietary variability and niche conservatism in extinct mammals using stable carbon isotopes
Eric Guiry Isotopic zooarchaeology: Archaeological animal remains as a resource for reconstructing ancient culture and environments
Justin Yeakel, Uttam Bhat, Emma Elliott Smith, Seth Newsome Exploring the isotopic niche: challenges to reconstructing modern and paleo food webs