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SessionDate/TimeLocationTitleTypeAuthorsKeywords
Monday, August 15th
Monday, August 15th
10:15 am to 12:00 pm · 404/Hilton
Session 10: Contributed Papers: Paleozoic Plants
Presiding: Michael T Dunn, Cameron University
10-1August 15th
10:15 am
404/HiltonBacterial microfossils within a macrophytic cyanobacterial colony from the Passage Creek biota (Early Silurian, Virginia, USA)
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PaperTomescu, Alexandru Mihail Florian, Rothwell, Gar W..bacteria
cyanobacteria
fossil
Silurian
Virginia
mineral
10-2August 15th
10:30 am
404/HiltonThe influence of gametophyte development on population structure in the Rhynie chert ecosystem
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PaperTaylor, Thomas N., Kerp, Hans, Hass, Hagen.Rhynie, gametophyte, life cycle
10-3August 15th
10:45 am
404/HiltonLate Devonian gymnosperms from the Red Hill locality, north-central Pennsylvania, USA
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PaperCressler, Walter, Lepage, Ben.Late Devonian
gymnosperms
Catskill Formation
Aglosperma
10-4August 15th
11:00 am
404/HiltonTetrastichia bupatides Gordon and a Possible Relationship with the Medullosaceae
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PaperDunn, Michael T.Medullosaceae, Tetrastichia
10-5August 15th
11:15 am
404/HiltonMedullosan pollen organ diversity: An example from the Lower Pennsylvanian of Kentucky
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PaperSerbet, Rudolph, Taylor, Thomas N..Medullosan
pollen organ
Pennsylvanian
permineralized
Kentucky
10-6August 15th
11:30 am
404/HiltonSporangial dehiscence and spore morphology of an enigmatic Mississippian plant
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PaperFrankel, David, Rothwell, Gar W..
10-7August 15th
11:45 am
404/HiltonLamellae in fossil and modern spore walls: variability, homology and usefulness in taxonomic assessment
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PaperTaylor, Wilson A..fossil
spore
ultrastructure
lamellae
Monday, August 15th
1:30 pm to 3:00 pm · 404/Hilton
Session 17: Contributed Papers: Mesozoic and Cenozoic Plants, Part I
Presiding: Lisa Boucher, University of Nebraska Omaha
17-1August 15th
1:30 pm
404/HiltonPhytogeographic significance of the Eocene flora of Horsefly, British Columbia
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PaperManchester, Steven R., Archibald, Bruce.Eocene
Tertiary
British Columbia
paleobotany
17-2August 15th
1:45 pm
404/HiltonTaxodiaceous pollen cones from the Lower Cretaceous of Vancouver Island, Canada
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PaperStockey, Ruth A., Wiebe, Nicholas J.P..Cupressaceae
pollen
Cretaceous
taxodiaceous
cone
17-3August 15th
2:00 pm
404/HiltonAquatic angiosperms from the Dakota Formation (Albian, Lower Cretaceous), Hoisington III locality, Kansas, USA
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PaperWang, Hongshan, Dilcher, David.Aquatic angiosperm
Cretaceous
Nymphaeaceae
Nelumbonaceae
17-4August 15th
2:15 pm
404/HiltonOccurrence of Crown Eudicot Angiosperm - Sarraceniacean-like Pitcher Plants- in the Early Cretaceous, China
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PaperLi, Hongqi.
Archaeamphora
fossil carnivorous plants, Early Cretaceous, fossil pitcher plants, origin of crown angiosperms, Sarraceniaceae, Yixian Formation.
17-5August 15th
2:30 pm
404/HiltonSeed cones associated with Pseudofrenelopsis parceramosa (Cheirolepidiaceae) from the Lower Cretaceous of Arkansas
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PaperAxsmith, Brian, Creen, Elizabeth.conifers
Cheirolepidiaceae
Mesozoic
Cretaceous
Pseudofrenelopsis
17-6August 15th
2:45 pm
404/HiltonA Redetermination of Terminalia (Combretaceae) fruits from the Eocene of southeastern North America
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PaperO'Leary, Elizabeth, Manchester, Steven R., Dilcher, David.Clarno
Green River
Combretaceae
Monday, August 15th
3:30 pm to 4:45 pm · 404/Hilton
Session 22: Contributed Papers: Mesozoic and Cenozoic Plants, Part II
Presiding: Wilson A. Taylor, University Wisconsin at Eau Claire
22-1August 15th
3:30 pm
404/HiltonRe-examination of foliage of Nelumbonaceae from the Cretaceous and Early Tertiary of North America
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PaperUpchurch, Garland, Wolfe, Jack.Nelumbonaceae
Nelumbo
Nelumbites
Nelumbago
Cretaceous
Tertiary
22-2August 15th
3:45 pm
404/HiltonVascular anatomy and leaf hydraulic function
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PaperBoyce, C. Kevin, Zwieniecki, Maciej A., Holbrook, Noel.
22-3August 15th
4:00 pm
404/HiltonFruits of Icacinaceae from the Eocene of British Columbia
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PaperStockey, Ruth A., Rankin, Brian D..Icacinaceae
Fruits
Eocene
Palaeophytocrene
22-4August 15th
4:15 pm
404/HiltonAnatomically preserved ovules from the Middle Triassic of Antarctica
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PaperKlavins, Sharon D., Taylor, Edith L., Taylor, Thomas N..gymnosperms
anatomy
Triassic
Antarctica
ovules
22-5August 15th
4:30 pm
404/HiltonFagus-like fruits from the Eocene of Vancouver Island, Canada
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PaperMindell, Randal, Stockey, Ruth A., Beard, Graham.Fagus
Eocene
Fossil Fruit
Fagaceae
Monday, August 15th
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm · Salon B - Gov Ballroom/Hilton
Mixer: Paleobotanical Section Mixer
Presiding: James Mickle, North Carolina State University
August 15th
6:00 pm
Salon B - Gov Ballroom/HiltonPaleobotanical Mixer
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Monday, August 15th
7:00 pm to 10:00 pm · Salon B - Gov Ballroom/Hilton
Banquet: Paleobotanical Section Banquet and Auction
Presiding: James Mickle, North Carolina State University
August 15th
7:00 pm
Salon B - Gov Ballroom/HiltonPaleobotanical Banquet & Auction
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Tuesday, August 16th
Tuesday, August 16th
8:00 am to 9:45 am · Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Session 26: Contributed Papers: Isabel Cookson Award Presentations, Part I - Paleobotanical Students
Presiding: Rudolph Serbet, University of Kansas
26-1August 16th
8:00 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonPterocarya sp. leaflets and fruit from the Pliocene Citronelle Formation in southwestern Alabama
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PaperStults, Debra, Axsmith, Brian.Pterocarya
Citronelle Formation
Pliocene
winged fruit
Juglandaceae
26-2August 16th
8:15 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonAerodynamics of Saccate Pollen and Its Implications for Wind Pollination
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PaperSchwendemann, Andrew B., Wang, George, Osborn, Jeffrey M., Thatcher, Scott L..pollen
mathematical model
aerodynamics
wind pollination
anemophily
computational modeling
conifer
fossil
pollen morphology
pollen ultrastructure
Pinus
Falcatifolium
Dacrydium
26-3August 16th
8:30 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonFossil tree rings as paleoclimatic indicators in the Permian and Triassic of Antarctica
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PaperRyberg, Patricia E., Taylor, Edith L..fossil wood
tree rings
Antarctica
paleoclimate
26-4August 16th
8:45 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonPaleobotanical evidence on latitudinal temperature gradients and mechanisms of climatic warming during the Late Cretaceous
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PaperScherer, Jacqueline, Upchurch, Garland.paleobotany
Climatic change
climatic gradients
26-5August 16th
9:00 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonAn aquatic angiosperm from the Late Cretaceous of New Mexico
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PaperHudson, Patrick J., Boucher, Lisa.Aquatic angiosperm
Alismatales
Cretaceous
26-6August 16th
9:15 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonFossil seeds of Ampelocissus (Vitaceae) from North and South America
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PaperChen, Iju, Manchester, Steven R..Vitaceae
Ampelocissus
fossils
seeds
Tertiary
Paleocene
Eocene
26-7August 16th
9:30 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonNymphaeceous seeds from the Late Paleocene Almont flora of North Dakota, USA
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PaperTaylor, Witt, DeVore, Melanie L., Pigg, Kathleen B..Paleocene
Nymphaeaceae
fossil seed
Almont flora
Tuesday, August 16th
10:15 am to 12:00 pm · Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Session 32: Contributed Papers: Paleoecology, Paleobotanical Collections and Techniques
Presiding: James Mickle, North Carolina State University
32-1August 16th
10:15 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonClimate and vegetation derived from a Pliocene-aged leaf flora from SE Shanxi Province, North China
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PaperSun, Qigao, Spicer, Robert A., Wang, Yufei, Li, Chengsen.Pliocene
CLAMP
North China
32-2August 16th
10:30 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonEvaluating taphonomic biases and their effects on diversity and abundance estimates: an example using Cretaceous macrofloral assemblages
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PaperBoucher, Lisa.taphonomy
paleoecology
Cretaceous
macroflora
32-3August 16th
10:45 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonLate Paleocene fruits similar to Ochna (Ochnaceae)from the Almont/Beicegel Creek floras, North Dakota, USA.
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PaperPigg, Kathleen B., DeVore, Melanie L..Ochna
Ochnaceae
Fossil Fruit
Paleocene
Almont flora
32-4August 16th
11:00 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonPaleobotanical collections: Conservation and management for future research
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PaperSerbet, Rudolph, Taylor, Edith L..paleobotany collections
databases
management
museum collections
fossil plants
32-5August 16th
11:15 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonCT-scanning the London Clay: an excellent noninvasive technique for studying pyritized fossil fruits.
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PaperDeVore, Melanie L., Kenrick, Paul, Pigg, Kathleen B., Ketcham, Richard A..CT Scan
London Clay
Fossil Fruit
Preservation
32-6August 16th
11:30 am
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonA quantitative morphospace for dicot leaves
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PaperLyon, Mandela A., Wing, Scott L..leaf
morphology
morphospace
Tropical
temperate
flora
dicot
angiosperms
Tuesday, August 16th
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm · Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/Hilton
Session 33: Contributed Posters: Paleobotanical Posters
Presiding: Unknown,
33-59August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonEusporangiate fern sporangia from mid-Cretaceous Dakota Formation exposed in Minnesota
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionHu, Shusheng, Dilcher, David, Schneider, Harald, Jarzen, David.sporangia
Marattiaceae
Cretaceous
33-60August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonAutoflourescence in Eocene plants: confocal microscopy and its application to paleobotanical data
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionLittle, Stefan A., Smith, Selena Y., Stockey, Ruth A..confocal microscopy, fossil, Eocene
33-61August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonA new protolepidodendralean from the Upper Devonian of Hubei Province, China
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionXue, Jinzhuang, Hao, Shougang, Wang, Deming, Liu, Zhengfeng.Forked leaves
Williamson’s striations
Protolepidodendrales
Late Devonian
33-62August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonLeaves of Cephalotaxus (Cephalotaxaceae, Coniferopsida) from the Paleocene of Almont, North Dakota, U.S.A.
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionLiu, Yusheng.conifers
Cephalotaxus
foliar Cuticle
Paleocene
North Dakota
33-63August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonNevada's buried treasure: The Lund Petrified Forest
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionErwin, Diane M., Schorn, Howard E., Smith, Regina C., Levy, Laura M., Millar, Constance I., Westfall, Robert D., King, John C., Moran, Virginia S..Nevada
Miocene
fossil wood
Sequoiadendron
paleoclimate
Lund Petrified Forest
33-64August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonA Reinvestigation of Podocarpium (formerly Podogonium, Fabaceae, Caesalpinioideae) from the middle Miocene of Shandong Province, China
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionWang, Qi, Dilcher, David, Lott, Terry.Miocene, Podocarpium, Podogonium
33-65August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonEstinnophyton discovered from the Lower Devonian Posongchong Formation of southeastern Yunnan, China: its phylogenetic and palaeophytogeographical significance
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionHao, Shougang, Wang, Deming, Wang, Qi, Xue, Jinzhuang. Estinnophyton yunnanense
Lower Devonian Posongchong Flora
sphenopsid
33-66August 16th
12:30 pm
Salon C, D & E - Gov Ballroom/HiltonStomatal frequency analysis as a new tool for paleo-elevation reconstructions
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Poster: Paleobotanical SectionKouwenberg, Lenny, McElwain, Jennifer.Miocene
carbon dioxide
paleoelevation
stomatal frequency
California
Tuesday, August 16th
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm · Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Session 36: Contributed Papers: Isabel Cookson Award Presentations, Part II - Paleobotanical Students
Presiding: Edith L. Taylor, University of Kansas
36-1August 16th
2:00 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonHamamelis-like fruits (Hamamelidaceae) from the Late Paleocene Almont flora of North Dakota, USA
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PaperBenedict, John C., Pigg, Kathleen B., DeVore, Melanie L..Hamamelis
Hamamelidaceae
Fossil Fruit
Paleocene
Almont flora
36-2August 16th
2:15 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonAnatomically preserved Castanopsis from the Eocene of Western North America
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PaperMindell, Randal, Stockey, Ruth A., Beard, Graham.Fagaceae
Castanopsis
Eocene
Fruits
36-3August 16th
2:30 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonA morphogenetic study of submerged roots and a new type of aquatic bark system (rhytidome) in Decodon allenbyensis from the Middle Eocene Princeton Chert
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PaperLittle, Stefan A., Stockey, Ruth A..Decodon, Eocene, Rhytidome,phellem
36-4August 16th
2:45 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonPalaeoecological significance of the presence of the fern Acrostichum in the Oligocene of the northwestern Ethiopian Plateau
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PaperGarcia Massini, Juan Leandro, Jacobs, Bonnie, Pan, Aaron.Acrostichum
Ethiopia
Oligocene
36-5August 16th
3:00 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonVitaceae: fossil seeds and wood from the Middle Miocene of Yakima Canyon, Washington, USA
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PaperTcherepova, Maria, Pigg, Kathleen B..Vitaceae
Miocene
Vitis
Ampelopsis
fossil seed
fossil wood
36-6August 16th
3:15 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonThe frond architecture of the Lower Carboniferous seed fern Buteoxylon gordonianum
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PaperSanders, Heather, Rothwell, Gar W..frond architecture
seed ferns
Tuesday, August 16th
3:45 pm to 4:15 pm · Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Session 40: Contributed Papers: Paleobotanical Informal Presentations
Presiding: James Mickle, North Carolina State University
August 16th
3:45 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonInformal Presentations
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Tuesday, August 16th
4:15 pm to 5:15 pm · Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/Hilton
Meeting: Paleobotanical Section Business Meeting
Presiding: Michael T Dunn, Cameron University
August 16th
4:15 pm
Salon G - Austin Grand Ballroom/HiltonPaleobotanical Section Business Meeting
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