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Topic: Paleobiology

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  Paleobiology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Paleobiology (sometimes spelled palaeobiology) is a growing and comparatively new discipline which combines the methods and findings of the natural science biology with the methods and findings of the earth science paleontology.
using the methods and principles of paleobiology to understand fauna, both vertebrates and invertebrates.
The founder or "father" of modern paleobiology is commonly agreed to be Baron Franz Nopcsa (1877 to 1933), a turn-of-the-century Balkan scientist.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Paleobiology   (376 words)

 JSTOR: Paleobiology
Paleobiology, founded to provide a forum for the greater integration of paleontology and biology, began publication in 1975.
Paleobiology publishes original articles that emphasize biological or paleobiological processes and patterns including: speciation, extinction, development of individuals and colonies, natural selection, evolution, and patterns of variation, abundance and distribution of organisms in space and time.
In 1999 Paleobiology began publication of an occasional series, Paleobiology Memoirs, which provides an outlet for longer works on the same topics covered in regular research articles.
www.jstor.org /journals/00948373.html   (166 words)

 NMNH Paleobiology Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paleobiology is the study of fossils as once living organisms, rather than simply as prehistoric death assemblages.
Paleobiology includes several branches, of which two major ones are paleozoology and paleobotany, the former being the study of fossil animals, and the latter the science of ancient plants.
In short, except for excluding the study of humans, the Department of Paleobiology is a microcosm of all the other departments of the Museum.
www.hrw.com /science/si-science/biology/animals/burgess/paleo.html   (466 words)

 Amazon.com: Human Paleobiology (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology): Books: Robert B. ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Human Paleobiology provides a unifying framework for the study of past and present human populations to a range of changing environments.
Paleobiology has been referred to variously as a science, a discipline, and a paradigm.
Human Paleobiology is indeed evolutionary (pun intended) in that it represents a progression from prosaic thinking to scientific inquiry in the study of Man?s past.
www.amazon.com /Paleobiology-Cambridge-Biological-Evolutionary-Anthropology/dp/0521451604   (1284 words)

It is now hypothesized by many paleontologists that some dinosaurs may have been warm-blooded (endothermic, like mammals and birds) and several paleontologists argue that the dinosaurs are not really extinct, they theorize that the birds are the living remnants of the dinosaurs.
Geology 307, Paleobiology of Dinosaurs, is an upper level college course designed as an elective course for those interested in exploring the fascinating world of dinosaur paleontology.
This course will explore the evolution, history, and paleobiology of the dinosaurs; from their appearance in the geologic record about 228 million years ago to their extinction about 65 million years ago.
www.wvup.edu /ecrisp/g307syllabus.html   (884 words)

 Human Paleobiology - Cambridge University Press   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Human Paleobiology provides a unifying framework for the study of human populations, both past and present, to a range of changing environments.
Using this as a basis, Robert Eckhardt then goes on to analyze problems in human paleobiology including phenotypic differentiation, patterns of species range expansion and phyletic succession in terms of the patterns and processes still observable in extant populations.
Plio-Pleistocene hominids: the paleobiology of fragmented populations; 9.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521451604   (288 words)

 '07 Paleobiology Information
The mission of the Department of Paleobiology is discovery, description, and interpretation of the past history of life on earth and its context within the surrounding environment.
Research programs in paleontology encompass the systematics of specific animal and plant groups and their associations, the evolutionary processes underlying phylogenetic patterns, paleoecology, the responses of ecosystems to abiotic and biotic change, and the relationships of ecological patterns to evolving lineages.
The Paleobiology collections represent a microcosm of the Museum, including fossils of invertebrates, vertebrates, plants, and sediment samples collected within and outside the United States.
www.nmnh.si.edu /rtp/apply/paleo_info.html   (1513 words)

 Paleobiology at MSU
The Paleobiology Group studies paleobiology, paleoecology and paleoclimatology of plants, vertebrates, and invertebrates, addressing questions of evolution, extinction, and patterns in the history of life.
Danita Brandt addresses questions of the paleoecology and paleobiology of extinct marcroinvertebrate marine arthropods, including trilobites and eurypterids, taphonomy of marine invertebrate faunas, and the record of event (storm) deposition through the Phanerozoic.
Mike Gottfried is a vertebrate paleontogist concerned with the the biogeographic, evolutionary and paleoecological aspects of Cenozoic herpetofaunas in Britain and North America using traditional techniques and geochemical analyses.
www.msu.edu /~brandt/msupaleo.htm   (192 words)

 Giant Fossil Scale Tree - Department of Paleobiology - NMNH
Scale trees and their relatives lived in vast swamps that eventually formed most of the coal that is mined in the Appalachians and Midwestern United States today.
Artwork by Mary Parrish in the NMNH Department of Paleobiology.
In June, 2005, the National Museum of Natural History received one of the largest plant fossils ever collected - 3.9 m (13 ft) long and 3.7 m (12 ft) high, and weighing more than 16 tons.
www.mnh.si.edu /highlight/fossil_scale_tree   (267 words)

 Information about Paleobiology (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paleobiology publishes original contributions of any length (but normally 10-50 manuscript pages) dealing with any aspect of biological paleontology.
Submission of a manuscript to Paleobiology implies that it is not simultaneously being considered for publication by another journal.
Paleobiology also welcomes submissions for Matters of the Record, which features up-to-date discussions of new discoveries, reviews of recent conceptual advances, and brief syntheses of important topics.
paleosoc.org.cob-web.org:8888 /Content/JournalInfo.html   (212 words)

 Amazon.com: Deep Time : Paleobiology's Perspective: Books: Scott L. Wing,Douglas H. Erwin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The fifteen chapters of Deep Time, authored by leading researchers in paleobiology, present an overview of current work and an outline of important unsolved problems in the field, revealing exciting interactions between the study of fossils and recent findings in biogeochemistry, genetics, developmental and functional biology, ecology, evolution, systematics, and sedimentary geology.
Within the diversity of this research lie the unifying themes that are central to the discipline--the idea that the histories and past behaviors of living systems are key to understanding their workings, and that "deep time" is a perspective paleobiology alone brings to the study of living things.
Collectively, these pieces are a impressive demonstration of the accelerating strength of paleobiology as a science, and function as an invaluable overview of a field that documents not only the history of biological systems, but also uses that history to reveal the processes that allow living systems to respond to change.
www.amazon.com /Deep-Time-Paleobiologys-Scott-Wing/dp/0967755425   (922 words)

 Ancient birds flew on all-fours
The earliest known ancestor of modern-day birds took to the skies by gliding from trees using primitive feathered wings on their arms and legs, according to new research by a University of Calgary paleontologist.
In a paper published in the journal Paleobiology, Department of Biological Sciences PhD student Nick Longrich challenges the idea that birds began flying by taking off from the ground while running and shows that the dinosaur-like bird Archaeopteryx soared using wing-like feathers on all of its limbs.
Nick Longrich's paper, "Structure and function of hindlimb feathers in Archaeopteryx lithographica" appears in the September, 2006 issue of the journal Paleobiology.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2006-09/uoc-abf092106.php   (478 words)

 Alibris: Paleobiology
Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field.
Fossil horses systematics, paleobiology, and evolution of the family equidae
This is the first text to combine both paleontology and paleobiology.
www.alibris.com /search/books/subject/Paleobiology   (1154 words)

 Paleobiology bibliography
Barghoorn, E. S., Meinschein, W. G., and Schopf, J. W., 1965, Paleobiology of a Precambrian shale: Science, v.
Farlow, J. O., 1989, Paleobiology of the Dinosaurs, 238 of GSA Special Paper: Boulder, Colorado, Geological Society of America, 100 p.; Based on a Meeting, Waco, Tx., March, 1987.
Gould, S. J., 1985, The paradox of the first tier: An agenda for paleobiology: Paleobiology, v.
www.talkorigins.org /origins/biblio/paleobiology.html   (148 words)

 Compare Prices on Ammonoid Paleobiology by Neil H. Landman, ISBN 0306452227 at YaPrice - Books & Magazines Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
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 UC Davis Geology: Research Programs (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.isi.jhu.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The field of paleobiology is thriving today, due largely to its fundamentally interdisciplinary focus- the study of the history of life in relation to the history of the Earth.
The UC Davis paleontology faculty and students are actively working with both biologists and geologists, on campus and elsewhere, to answer questions at the forefront of paleontological research.
The Department of Geology offers interdisciplinary curricula in paleobiology, leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees.
www.geology.ucdavis.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /research/paleo.html   (772 words)

Paleobiology as understood here refers to topics such as paleobiogeography, paleoecology, and evolution.
As macroevolution is a separate theme of the meeting we discuss here only the first two aspects.
Corrections, inquiries about, and updates to any of the information shown above should be directed to Norm and/or Rich.
www.nhm.ac.uk /hosted_sites/paleonet/paleo21/pecology.html   (1426 words)

 Vertebrate Paleobiology Collection
A portion of the Vertebrate Paleobiology collections of the Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso, are online.
The database is a catalogue, not an accessions record, and may include material reposited in the collections but not owned by the state.
The Paleobiology Collection are separated from other LEB collections by "F".
www.utep.edu /leb/database/paleocoll.htm   (451 words)

 GEOL 3330: Principles of Paleobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The stated prerequisite is GEOL 3340: Geologic Field Methods (which may be waived by consent of instructor for students with a strong background in Biology), and BIOL 1431;1432 is recommended.
Credit for or concurrent enrollment in GEOL 3130: Paleobiology Laboratory is required.
The course is required for Geology majors and may be an appropriate elective for Geophysics, Earth Science, and Earth Science Education majors.
www.uh.edu /~rmaddock/3330/3330home.html   (181 words)

 For Sale - Paleobiology : journal of Paleontological Society, out of print. See our other geology items for sale! (via ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
For Sale - Paleobiology : journal of Paleontological Society, out of print.
You may purchase by the complete volume (where available) or by the issue.
Sublethal injury and shell repair in Upper Mississippian ammonoids.
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 paleobiology - OneLook Dictionary Search
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 The Paleobiology Laboratory at IUPUI
My research has focused on four different aspects of the paleobiology of bryozoans: 1, paleogenetics; 2, patterns of colony development under different paleoenvironmental conditions; 3, diversity, origination, and extinction patterns; and 4, pattern, tempo, and mode of bryozoan evolution.
Paleogenetics studies have focused on determining evolutionary potentials of Paleozoic (570-230 million years ago) bryozoans under different inferred environmental conditions.
Paleobiology at the U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution
www.geology.iupui.edu /research/PaleoLab   (621 words)

 Degrees/Certificates, Courses, Faculty - Paleobiology / Natural History - Ohlone College   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Review academic requirements in the Catalog and in the Curriculum Guides.
Paleobiology and Natural History (PDF) - This certificate of Paleobiology/Natural History signifies that the student has received basic knowledge in natural sciences and skills, which facilitate paraprofessional employment such as geological/biological field assistant and field naturalist.
It also provides a good foundation for continued study in a broad variety of scientific fields including Biology, Geology, and Paleontology.
www.ohlone.edu /instr/paleobiology   (184 words)

 Paleobiology : Nigel C. Hughes : Research Opportunities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Paleobiology : Nigel C. Hughes : Research Opportunities
Research in Nigel Hughes's lab uses information on fossil morphology to address a variety of evolutionary and geological questions.
Past PhD graduates of the lab include Mark Webster who worked on the phylogeny and evolution of early Cambrian olenelloid trilobites and is now on faculty at the University of Chicago, and Brenda Hunda is studied the taxonomy and paleobiology of Cincinnatian trilobites, and is now curator at the Cincinnati Museum Center.
www.trilobyte.ucr.edu /nch/ro.html   (1387 words)

 Paleobiology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Department of Geosciences offers a diverse program in paleobiology leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees.
Faculty and students address a wide range of questions that center on the evolution of life on Earth and the interaction of organisms with their environment over geologic time.
Faculty expertise includes invertebrate paleontology, vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany and covers nearly all subdisciplines of paleobiology including astrobiology, geobiology, isotopic biogochemistry, organic geochemistry, stratigraphic paleobiology, evolutionary paleoecology, quantitative paleobiology, macroevolution, biostratigraphy, and evolutionary genomics.
www.geosc.psu.edu /researchprograms/programs/paleobio/index.html   (81 words)

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