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Geobiology Faculty Publications

Erle Kauffman

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Kauffman, E.G. and Johnson, C.C. 2009. Cretaceous warm climates. V. Gornitz, Editor. Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 213-217.

Kauffman, E.G. and Swado, J.K. 2008. A Mosasaur-Predated Nautiloid from the Maastrichtian Pierre Shale, Central Colorado, Western Interior Basin, USA. Lethaia.

Puchalski, S.S., Johnson, C.C., Kauffman, E.G. and Eernisse, D.J. 2008. A new genus and two species of multiplacophorans (Mollusca, Polyplacophora, Neoloricata), Mississippian (Chestrian), Indiana. Journal of Paleontology.

Budziak, A., Beeker, C. de Leon, R., Johnson, C. and Kauffman, E.  From barrels to augers: Managing a transition in the mooring buoy systems of Bonaire National Marine Park. Abstract, International Coral Reef Symposium, Reefs for the Future, July 7-11, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

Johnson, C.C., Beeker, C.D., Budziak, A.T., Stewart, J.D. and Kauffman, E.G. Coral recruits on submerged cultural artifacts, 1724 Guadalupe Underwater Archaeological Preserve, Dominican Republic. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Program 39(6):404.

Johnson, C.C. and Kauffman, E.G. 2006. Bivalve, rudist. AccessScience2006; DOI

Claudia Johnson

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Nold, K.D., Johnson, C.C., Elswick, E.R., Conrad, G.W. and Beeker, C.W. 2014. Isotopic evidence of recent, coastal paleoclimate from archaeological gastropod shells. 10th North American Paleontology Convention, Abstract Book, p. 29.

Johnson, C.C., Njau, J., Kauffman, C.E., Kauffman, E., Toth, N., Schick, K. and Kearney, J. 2014. Bivalve mollusc assemblage of Bed III, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. 10th North American Paleontology Convention, Abstract Book, p. 35.

Nold, K.D., Conrad, G.W., Jonson, C. C., Roush, C.C. and Glascokc, M.D. 2014. Compositional analysis of ceramic sherds from southeastern Dominican Republic. Society for American Archaeology, Abstract Volume. Austin, Texas.

Beeker, C.D., Johnson, C., Maus, M. and Budziak, A. 2014. Living Museums in the Sea: a globally valid model for protection of biological and cultural resources through sustainable tourism. Program of Abstracts. 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Society for Conservation Biology, Glasgow, Scotland. Comment

Simonelli, G.A., Johnson, C.C., Elswick, E.R., Kauffman, E.G., Eble, C.F. and Hasiotis, S.T. 2013. Sedimentology, geochemistry and paleobiology of a Pennsylvanian marginal marine depositional environment, Mansfield Formation, Indiana, USA. Indiana Geological Survey Occasional Paper 71.

Puchalski, S.S. and Johnson, C.C. 2008. Preservation Potential of Katharina tunicata and Mopalia muscosa (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). Lethaia. DOI

Puchalski, S.S., Eernisse, D.J. and Johnson, C.C. 2008. The effect of sampling bias on the fossil record of chintons (Mollusca, Polyplacophora). American Malacological Bulletin 25:87-95.

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Johnson, C.C., Njau, J., Kauffman, C.E., Kauffman, E., Toth, N., Schick, K. and Kearney, J. Bivalve mollusk assemblage of Bed III, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. 10th North American Paleontology Convention, Abstract Book, p. 35.

Nold, K.D., Johnson, C.C., Elswick, E.R., Conrad, G.W. and Beeker, C.W. Isotopic evidence of Recent, coastal paleoclimate from archaeological gastropod shells. 10th North American Paleontology Convention, Abstract Book, p. 29.

Beeker, C.D., Budziak, A.T., Maus, M. and Johnson, C.C. Living Museums in the Sea: Model for protection of underwater cultural heritage and associated marine ecosystems through sustainable tourism. IUCN World Parks Congress, Australia.

Beeker, C.D., Budziak, A.T., Maus, M. and Johnson, C.C. Living Museums in the Sea: a globally valid model for protection of biological and cultural resources through sustainable tourism. 3rd International Marine Conservation Congress, Glasgow, Scotland.

Johnson, C.C. 2008. Association of paleoenvironment and evolutionary grade of reef constructors through the Phanerozoic. Joint Meeting Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Societies with Gulf Coast Section SEPM.

Jackson Njau

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McHenry, L.J., Njau, J.K., de la Torre, I., Pante, M.C., In Press. Geochemical "fingerprints" for Olduvai Gorge Bed II tuffs and implications for the Oldowan–Acheulean transition. Quaternary Research. DOI

Habermann, J., Stanistreet I.G., Stollhofen, H, Albert, R.M., Bamford, M.K., Pante, M., Njau, J.K., Masao, F.T. 2016. In situ ˜2.0 Ma trees discovered as fossil rooted stumps, lowermost Bed I, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 90:74-87.

Hlusko, L.J., Reiner, W.R. and Njau. J.K. 2015. A one-million-year-old hominid distal ulna from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158, 36-42. DOI

Njau, J.K. 2014. Olduvai Gorge Archaeological Site. C. Smith (ed.), Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, DOI

Masao, F.T., Anton, S., Njau, J.K. 2013. Results of recent investigations of the Oldowan and associated hominid remains at the DK site, Olduvai Gorge. Travaux du Centre National de Recherches Préhistoriques, Anthropologiques et Historiques. Nouvelle série 18, Pp.147-187. DOI

Njau, J.K. 2012. Reading Bones in Pliocene. Science 336:46-47.

Njau, J.K. and Blumenschine, R.J. 2012. Crocodylian and Mammalian Carnivore Feeding Traces on Hominin Fossils from FLK 22 and FLK NN 3, Late Pliocene, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 63:408-417.

Blumenschine, R.J., Stanistreet, I.G., Njau, J.K., Bamford, M.K., Masao, F.T., Albert, R.M., Stollhofen, H., Andrews, P., Prassak, K.A., McHenry, L.J., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Camilli, E.L., Ebert, J. 2012. Environments and Hominin Activities across FLK Peninsula During Zinjanthropus Times (1.84 Ma), Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 63:364-383.

Torre, I., McHenry, L.J., Njau, J.K., Pante, M. 2012. The Origins of the Acheulean at Olduvai Gorge. Archaeology International 15:89-98.

Ungar, P.S., Krueger, K.L., Blumenschine, R.J., Njau, J.K., Scott, R.S. 2012. Dental microwear texture analysis of hominins recovered by the Olduvai Landscape Paleoanthropology Project, 1995-2007. Journal of Human Evolution 63:429-437.

Renne, P. R., Mulcahy, S.R., Cassata, W.S., Morgan, L.E., Kelley, S.P., Hlusko, L.J., Njau, J.K. 2012. Retention of inherited Ar by alkali feldspar xenocrysts in a magma: Kinetic constraints from Ba zoning profiles. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 93:129–142.

Blumenschine, R.J., Masao, F.T., Stollhofen, H., Stanistreet, I.G., Bamford, M.K., Albert, R.M., Njau, J.K., Prassack, K.A. 2012. Landscape distribution of Oldowan stone artifact assemblages across the fault compartments of the eastern Olduvai Lake Basin during early lowermost Bed II times. J Hum. Evolution 63:384-394.

Westaway, M., Thompson, J., Wood, W., Njau, J.K. Crocodile ecology and the taphonomy of early Australasian sites. Environmental Archaeology 16:124-136.

Njau, J.K. and Hlusko, L.J. Fine-Tuning Paleoanthropological Reconnaissance using High-Resolution Satellite Imagery: The Discovery of 28 New Sites in Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 59:680-684.

Brochu, C.A., Njau, J.K., Blumenschine, R.J., Densmore, L.D. A New Horned Crocodile From Plio-Pleistocene Hominid Sites at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS One 5(2), e9333.

Louchart, A., Wesselman, H., Blumenschine, R.J., Hlusko, L.J., Njau, J.K., Black, M.T., Asnake, M., White, T.D. 2009. Taphonomic, Avian, and Small Vertebrate Indicators of Ardipithecus ramidus Habitat. Science 326:66.

Blumenschine, R.J., Peters, C.R., Capaldo, S.D., Andrews, P., Njau, J.K., Pobiner, B.L. 2007. Vertebrate taphonomic perspectives on Oldowan hominin land use in the Plio-Pleistocene Olduvai Basin, Tanzania. In: Breathing Life into Fossils: Taphonomic Studies in Honor of C.K. Brain (T. Pickering, K. Schick, N. Toth eds.). Gosport, IN: Stone Age Institute Press. Pp. 161-179.

Njau, J.K. and Blumenschine, R.J. 2006. A Diagnosis of Crocodile Damage to Large Vertebrate Bones, With Fossil Examples From Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Journal of Human Evolution 50:142-162.

Blumenschine, R.J., Peters, C.R., Masao, F.T., Clarke, R.J., Deino, A.L., Hay, R.L., Swisher, C., Ashley, G.M., McHenry, L.J., Sikes, N.E., van der Merwe, N.J., Tactikos, J.C., Cushing, A.E., Deocampo, D.M., Njau, J.K., Ebert, J.I. 2003. Late Pliocene Homo and Hominid Land Use from Western Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Science 299:1217-1221.

P. David Polly

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Head, J.J. and Polly, P.D. 2015. Evolution of the snake body form reveals homoplasy in amniote Hox gene function. Nature 520:86-89. DOI

Polly, P.D. 2015. Gene networks, occlusal clocks, and functional patches: new understanding of pattern and process in the evolution of the dentition. Odontology, 103:117-125. DOI

Cardini, A.,Polly, P.D., Dawson, R. and Milne, N. 2015. Why the long face? Kangaroos and wallabies follow the same ’rule’ of cranial evolutionary allometry (CREA) as placentals. Evolutionary Biology. DOI

Goswami, A., Smaers, J.B., Soligo, C. and Polly, P.D. 2014. The macroevolutionary consequences of phenotypic integration: from development to deep time. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 369:20130254. DOI

Polly, P.D. 2014. Trait-based extinction catches the Red Queen napping during the Cambrian. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA DOI

Polly, P.D. and Sarwar, S. 2014. Extinction, extirpation, and exotics: effects on the correlation between traits and environment at the continental level. Annales Zoologici Fennici 51:209-226.

Polly, P.D. 2014. Issues in Paleobiology. In: M. Sánchez-Villagra and N. MacLeod (eds), Issues in Paleobiology. Scidinge Hall Verlag: Zürich, Switzerland.