Published on December 13th, 2015 | by David Marshall


59th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association

Monday 14th December

Thematic Symposium: “Palaeobiotic interactions”

Competition and symbiosis on marine hard substrates in the fossil record
Paul D. Taylor

Leaving no stone unturned: the feedback between biotic diversity and early diagenesis
Paul Wright and Lesley Cherns

Fossil lichens
Rosmarie Honegger, Dianne Edwards and Lindsey Axe

Something ate my fossil: from anecdote to testing hypotheses
Elizabeth M. Harper

Rooted in Earth history: the Devonian transition to a forested planet
Christopher M. Berry, William E. Stein, Peter Giesen, John E. A. Marshall and Honghe Xu

Animal-animal and animal-microbial ecological interactions in ancient methane seep communities
Crispin T. S. Little

Tuesday 15th December

The Anthropocene biosphere
Mark Williams, Jan Zalasiewicz, Peter K. Haff, Christian Schwägerl, Anthony D. Barnosky and Erle C. Ellis

The grapes among the apes: implications of a new fossil record of the Vitaceae from the African Miocene
Neil F. Adams, Margaret E. Collinson, Selena Y. Smith, Marion K. Bamford, Félix Forest, Panagiota Malakasi, Federica Marone and Dan Sykes

Evidence for sexual dimorphism in the plated dinosaur Stegosaurus mjosi (Ornithischia, Stegosauria) from the Morrison Formation (Upper Jurassic) of Western USA
Evan T. Saitta

Tetrapodophis amplectus, a four-legged snake from the Early Cretaceous of Gondwana, and implications for the origins of snakes
Nicholas R. Longrich, David M. Martill and Helmut Tischlinger

Ancient spiders and salt lakes
Paul A. Selden and Matt R. Downen

“MISS” conceptions and misconceptions: microbial, abiotic and problematic sedimentary surface textures from the Archean to the present
Neil S. Davies, Alexander G. Liu and Martin Gibling

How big is a genus?
Julia D. Sigwart, Keith D. Bennett and Mark Sutton

A stable isotopic investigation of chemosymbiosis through geological time
Edine Pape, Fiona L. Gill, Crispin T. S. Little and Robert J. Newton

When fossils and living taxa agree on patterns of morphological evolution: a case study with Afrotheria
Mark N. Puttick and Gavin H. Thomas

The Strawberry Bank Lagerstätte reveals insights into Early Jurassic life
Michael J. Benton, Matt Williams, Andrew Ross and Matt Friedman

Conodont-based, high-resolution, quantitative biochronology of the end-Permian mass extinction in South China
Morgane Brosse, Hugo Bucher and Nicolas Goudemand

Phylogenetic relationships of Heterostraci, agnthans on the gnathostome stem
Emma L. Randle and Robert S. Sansom

The 100 million year journey to teleost supremacy
John Clarke, Lauren Sallan and Matt Friedman

The ecomorphological diversifications of Mesozoic marine reptiles
Thomas L. Stubbs and Michael J. Benton

Phylogeny and macroevolution of crocodylomorphs.
Max T. Stockdale, Michael J. Benton, Mario Bronzati, Marco B. de Andrade and Gavin H. Thomas

Evolutionary rates reveal mechanisms of axial body plan evolution in Sauropterygia
Laura C. Soul and Roger B. J. Benson

A Cambrian greening of the terrestrial landscape
Paul K. Strother

Wednesday 16th December

The Mesoproterozoic Ruyang Group, China – a hotspot of early eukaryote biodiversity
Heda Agić, Małgorzata Moczydłowska and Leiming Yin

New windows into the ecology and taphonomy of Ediacaran acanthomorphs
Peter W. Adamson and Nicholas J. Butterfield

Annelid fossil data reconcile morphological and molecular phylogenies
Luke Parry, Gregory D. Edgecombe and Jakob Vinther

The curious case of Rollinschaeta myoplena: reconstruction of extensively phosphatized myoanatomy in extinct taxa
Paul Wilson, Luke Parry, Dan Sykes, Gregory Edgecombe and Jakob Vinther

An outstanding upper Katian (Upper Ordovician) fossil assemblage from Portugal (Buçaco, Central Iberian Zone): biostratigraphical and palaeobiogeographical significance
Jorge Colmenar, Sofia Pereira, Artur A. Sá and Carlos M. da Silva

Biostratigraphical review and palaeobiogeographical remarks on the trilobite genus Lichas Dalman, 1827
Sofia Pereira, Artur A. Sá, M. Pires and Carlos M. da Silva

Chitinozoan biozonation in the Arenig Series (Floian–lower Darriwilian stages) of Wales
Chloé E. A. Amberg, Thijs R. A. Vandenbroucke, Stewart G. Molyneux, Jean-François Ghienne and Philippe Razin

Using fossils and phylogenies to date the timing of key gene regulatory network innovations in echinoids
Jeffrey R. Thompson, Elizabeth Petsios and David J. Bottjer

Reconstructing Miocene neotropical paleoenvironments: a case study from the paleosols and ichnofossils of Cerdas, Bolivia
Angeline M. Catena, Daniel I. Hembree, Beverly Z. Saylor and Darin A. Croft

Estimation of taxonomic richness variation through geological times: a simulation approach
Corentin Gibert and Gilles Escarguel

What limits the morphological disparity of clades?
Jack W. Oyston, Martin Hughes, Peter J. Wagner, Sylvain Gerber and Matthew A. Wills

Ontogenetic stages in the basal Gondwanan eusauropod Patagosaurus
Femke M. Holwerda, Oliver W. M. Rauhut and Diego Pol

The monophyly of Euparkeriidae and its implications for the rise of crown Archosauria
Roland B. Sookias

Kalania pusilla, an exceptionally preserved non-calcified alga with oldest documented gametophores from the lower Silurian (Aeronian, Llandovery) of Estonia
Oive Tinn, Viirika Mastik, Leho Ainsaar and Tonu Meidla

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