West Virginia University

Geology 632, Paleoecology 

Dr. Thomas Kammer

 

Mississippian crinoids from Indiana.

Syllabus 2010

Possible Topics for 2013

Principles of Paleoecology

Trace Fossils - Interpreting Depositional Environments

Biofacies and Fossil Communities

Multivariate Methods for Paleoecological Data

Oxygen-Deficient Basins - Paleoecology of Black Shales

Sequence Stratigraphy and Paleoecology

Biogeochemistry and Ancient Climates

Crinoid Paleoecology

 

Example of how to outline and present a paper

 Suggestions for Authors of Term Papers

Multivariate Techniques and Data Sets

PAST software link

Data Matrix in Excel for Trace Fossil Exercise

San Francisco Bay Habitat Communities Excel file

San Francisco Bay Habitat Communities Excel file with interpretations

San Francisco Bay Habitat Communities PowerPoint Presentation

Hamilton Group Abundance Data Hamilton Community Paleoecology Analysis, Part 1 and Part 2

Hamilton Genera Abundance Data Hamilton Community Paleoecology Analysis, Part 2

Hamilton Binary Data Hamilton Community Paleoecology Analysis, Part 2

Hamilton Combined Taxa Data Hamilton Community Paleoecology Analysis, Part 2

Mississippian Crinoid Occurrence Data Matrix

 

Field Trip links - Calvert Cliffs, Miocene of Maryland

http://www.fossilguy.com/sites/calvert/calv_inv.htm

http://www.fossilguy.com/sites/calvert/calvpics/matoakacliff1.htm

http://www.paresearchers.com/Archaeology/Matoaka/matoaka_cottages_calvert_cliff.htm

http://www.mgs.md.gov/esic/fs/fs10.html

http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/paleontology.htm

Fossils of the Upper Ordovician of the Cincinnati Arch

http://www.uga.edu/~strata/cincy/index.html a great site, has it all!

 

Reading Lists

Trace Fossils

Community Paleoecology

Multivariate Techniques

Crinoid Paleoecology

Oxygen Deficient Basins

Climate Change

Precambrian Paleoecology

Functional Morphology 

Sequence Stratigraphy

Biogeochemistry

Taphonomy

Predation

 

The Silurian trilobite Comura.

 

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