Publications

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Publications with Students

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In Preparation/Submitted

In Revision

  • Cantor, B.M., Gastaldo, R.A., and O’Brien, L., Historical Records of Stomatal Indices in Quercus from the Southeastern U.S. and Their Implications for Reconstructing Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide in Deep Time: PALAIOS

In Press

2014

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Knight, C., Neveling, J., and Tabor, N., Late Permian Paleosols from Wapadsberg Pass, South Africa: Implications for Changhsingian Climate: Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 126, p. xxx-xxx.  doi: 10.1130/B30887.1

2013

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Pludow, B.A., and Neveling, J.,  Mud Aggregates from the Katberg Formation, South Africa: Additional Evidence for Early Triassic Degradational Landscapes: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 531-540.
  • Kennedy, K.R., Gibling, M.R., Eble, C.E., Gastaldo, R.A., Gensel, P.G., Werner-Zwanziger, U., and Wilson, R.A., Early Devonian Coaly Shales of Northern New Brunswick, Canada:  Plant Accumulations in the Early Stages of Terrestrial Colonization: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 1202-1215. doi: 10.2110/jsr.2013.86

2012

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Taphonomic Controls on the Distribution of Palynomorphs in Tidally-influenced Coastal Deltaic Settings: PALAIOS, v. 27, p. 798-810.  doi:10.2110/palo.2012.p12-030r
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Neveling, J., The terrestrial Permian—Triassic boundary event is a nonevent: REPLY: Geology, v. 40, p. e257, doi:10.1130/G32975Y.1

2011

  • Kosnik, M.A., Alroy, J., Behrensmeyer, A.K., Fursich, F.T., Gastaldo, R.A., Kidwell, S.M., Kowalewski, M., Plotnick, R.E., Rogers, R.R., and Wagner, P.J., Changes in the shell durability of common marine taxa through the Phanerozoic: Evidence for biological rather than taphonomic drivers: Paleobiology, v. 37, p. 303-331.
  • Falcon-Lang, H.J., Heckel, P.H., Dimichele, W.A., Blake Jr., B.M., Easterday, C., Eble, C.F., Elrick, S., Gastaldo, R.A., Greb, S.F., Martino, R.L., Nelson, W.J., Pfefferkorn, H.W., Phillips, T.L., and Rosscoe, S.J., No major stratigraphic gap exists near the Desmoinesian-Missourian Stage boundary in North America: PALAIOS, v. 26, p. 25-139.

2010

  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Demko, T.M., Long term hydrology controls the plant fossil record: in Allison, P.A., and Bottjer, D.J., eds., Taphonomy, Second Edition: Processes and Bias Through Time: Topics in Geobiology, v. 32, p. 249-286 (doi 10.1007/978-90-481-8643-3_7)
  • Prevec, R., Gastaldo, R.A., Neveling, J., Reid, S.B., and Looy, C.V., An Autochthonous Glossoperid flora with Latest Permian palynomorphs and its depositional setting from the Dicynodon Assemblage Zone of the southern Karoo Basin, South Africa: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 292, p. 381-408. (doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.052)
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Peat or No Peat: Why do the Rajang and Mahakam Deltas Differ?: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 83, p. 162-172. (doi; 10.1016/j.coal.2010.01.005)
  • Daly, R.G., and Gastaldo, R.A., The Effect of Orientation to growing-season sunlight on stomatal parameters of Quercus rubra around the Belgrade Lakes, Central Maine: PALAIOS, v. 25, p. 339-346.

2009

  • Prevec, R., Labandeira, C.C., Neveling, J., Gastaldo, R.A., Looy, C.V., and Bamford, M.K., Portrait of a Gondwanan Ecosystem: A New Late Permian Locality from Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 156, p. 454-493.
  • Pashin, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., Carboniferous of the Black Warrior Basin, in Greb, S.F., and Chestnut, D.R., Jr., eds., Carboniferous geology and biostratigraphy of the Appalachian and Black Warrior Basins: Kentucky Geological Survey Special Publication 1, Series 12, p. 10-21.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Purkyňová, E., Šimůnek, Z., and Schmitz, M.D., Ecological Persistence in the Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian – Namurian A) Megafloral Record of the Upper Silesian Basin, Czech Republic: PALAIOS, v. 24 (6), p. 336-350.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Purkyňová, E., and Šimůnek, Z., Megafloral Perturbation Across the Enna Marine Zone in the Upper Silesian Basin Attests to Late Mississippian (Serpukhovian) Deglaciation and Climate Change: PALAIOS, v. 24 (6), p. 351-366.
  • Pace, D.W., Gastaldo, R.A., and Neveling, J., Aggradational and Degradational Landscapes in the Early Triassic of the Karoo Basin and Evidence for Dramatic Climate Shifts Following the P/Tr Event: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 79, p. 276-291.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Neveling, J., Clark, C.K., and Newbury, S.S., The terrestrial Permian-Triassic boundary event bed is a non-event: GEOLOGY, v. 37, n. 3, p. 199-202.

2008

  • Pfefferkorn, H.W., Gastaldo, R.A., DiMichele, W.A., and Phillips, T.L., Pennsylvanian Tropical Floras as a Far-field Record of Changing Climate: in Fielding, C.R., Frank, T.D., and Isbell, J.L., Eds., Resolving the Late Paleozoic Gondwanan Ice Age in Time and Space: GSA Special Paper 441, p. 305-316.
  • DiMichele, W.A., and Gastaldo, R.A., Plant Paleoecology in Deep Time: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Gardens, v. 95, no. 1, p. 144-198.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Rolerson, M.W., Katbergia gen. nov., A New Trace Fossil from the Upper Permian and Lower Triassic Rocks of the Karoo Basin: Implications for Paleoenvironmental Conditions at the P/Tr Extinction Event: Palaeontology, v. 51, p. 215-229.

2007

  • Gastaldo, R.A., TAPHONOMY: in Parker, S.P., ed., McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 10th Edition (updated and revised).
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Degges, C.W., Sedimentology and Paleontology of a Carboniferous Log Jam: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 69, p. 103-118.

2006

  • Greb, S.F., DiMichele, W.D., and Gastaldo, R.A., Evolution of Wetland Types and the Importance of Wetlands in Earth History: in DiMichele, W.A., and Greb, S., eds., Wetlands Through Time: Geological Society of America, Special Publication, v. 399, p. 1-40.
  • Allen, J.P., and Gastaldo, R.A., Sedimentology and taphonomy of the Early to Middle Devonian plant-bearing beds of the Trout Valley Formation, Maine: in DiMichele, W.A., and Greb, S., eds., Wetlands Through Time: Geological Society of America, Special Publication 399, p. 57-78.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Gibson, M.A., and Blanton-Hooks, A., The Late Mississippian Back-Barrier Marsh Ecosystem in the Black Warrior and Appalachian Basins: in DiMichele, W.A., and Greb, S., eds., Wetlands Through Time: Geological Society of America, Special Publication 399, p. 139-154.

2005

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Adendorff, R., Bamford, M.K., Labandeira, Neveling, J., and Sims, H.J., Taphonomic Trends of Macrofloral Assemblages Across the Permian-Triassic Boundary, Karoo Basin, South Africa: PALAIOS, v. 20, p. 478-497. (doi 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.03.052)
  • Gee, C.T., and Gastaldo, R.A., Sticks & Mud, Fruits & Nuts, Leaves & Climate: Plant Taphonomy Comes of Age: PALAIOS, v. 20, p. 415-418.
  • Paleobiology Database Taphonomy Working Group: Behrensmeyer, A.K., Fursich, F.T., Gastaldo, R.A. Kidwell, S.M., Kosnik, M.A. Kowalewski, M., Plotnick, R.E., Rogers, R.R., and Alroy, J., Durability Bias in the Phanerozoic Marine Invertebrate Record: Paleobiology, v. 31, p. 607-623.
  • Selover, R.W., and Gastaldo, R.A., A Reinterpretation of the Wagendrift Quarry, Estcourt, Kwazulu Natal Province, and its Implications for Karoo Basin Paleogeography: Journal of outh African Geology, v. 108, p. 17-26.
  • DiMichele, W.D., Gastaldo, R.A., and Pfefferkorn, H.W., Biodiversity Partitioning in the Late Carboniferous and its implications for ecosystem Assembly:Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, v. 56, suppl. 1, no. 4, p. 24-41.
  • Selover, R.W., Gastaldo, R.A., and Nelson, R.E., An Estuarine Assemblage from the Middle Devonian Trout Valley Formation of Northern Maine: PALAIOS, v. 20, p. 192-197.

2004

  • Gastaldo, R.A., The relationship between bedform and log orientation in a Paleogene fluvial channel, Wei?elster basin, Germany: Implications for the use of coarse woody debris for paleocurrent analysis: PALAIOS, v. 19, p. 595-606.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Stevanovic-Walls, I., Ware, W.N., and Greb, S.F., Community Heterogeneity of Early Pennsylvanian Peat Mires: GEOLOGY, v. 32, no. 8, p. 693-696.
  • Tackaberry, W.J., Rueger, B.F., and Gastaldo, R.A., Spittal Pond, Bermuda: Implications for Holocene Sea Level Change: in Lewis, R.D., and Panusak, B., eds., 11th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions 2002, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas, p. 187-204.
  • Pashin, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., eds., Coal-bearing Strata: Sequence Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate, and Tectonics: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology, v. 51, 248 p. [AAPG EMD Publications]
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Stevanovic-Walls, I., and Ware, W.N., In Situ, Erect Forests Are Evidence for Large-Magnitude, Coseismic Base-Level Changes within Pennsylvanian Cyclothems of the Black Warrior Basin, USA: in Pashin, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., eds., Coal-bearing Strata: Sequence Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate, and Tectonics: AAPG Studies in Geology, v. 51, p. 219-238.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Savrda, C.E., and Lewis, R.D., Deciphering Earth History: Understanding Earths Deep Past: Contemporary Publishing Company of Raleigh Inc., 3rd Edition. 265 p.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A View of Non-Analog Worlds: Review of Knoll, A.H., 2004, Life on a Young Planet: The First Three Billion Years of Evolution on Earth: American Journal of Botany, v. 91, p. 294-312.

2003

  • Staub, J.R., and Gastaldo, R.A., Late Quaternary Incised-valley Fill and Deltaic Sediments in the Rajang River Delta: in Sidi, H.F., Nummedal, D., Imbert, P., Darman, H., and Posamentier, H.W., eds., Tropical Deltas of Southeast Asia – Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Petroleum Geology: SEPM Special Publication. v. 76, p. 71-87.

2002

  • Gastaldo, R.A., TAPHONOMY: McGraw Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 9th Edition. DOI 10.1036/1097-8542.677950.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Savrda, C.E., MEET THE NEW BOSS; SAME AS THE OLD BOSS? The Who We Wont Get Fooled Again, 1971: PALAIOS, v. 17, no. 3, p. 223-224.

2001

  • Gastaldo, R.A. Plant Taphonomy: in Briggs, D.E.G. and Crowther, P.R., eds. Palaeobiology II: Blackwell Scientific, Oxford, UK. p. 314-317.
  • DiMichele, W.A., Pfefferkorn, H.W., and Gastaldo, R.A., Response of Late Carboniferous and Early Permian plant communities to climate change: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 29, p. 461-487.

2000

  • Behrensmeyer, A.K., Kidwell, S.M., and Gastaldo, R.A., Taphonomy and Paleobiology. Paleobiology, v. 26 (No. 4), p. 103-147.
  • Pfefferkorn, H.W., Gastaldo, R.A, and .DiMichele, W.A., Ecosystem Stability during the Late Paleozoic Cold Interval: in Gastaldo, R.A., and DiMichele, eds., Phanerozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems: Paleontological Society Short Course Notes: The Paleontological Society Papers, v. 6, p. 63-78.   in .zip file
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and DiMichele, eds., Phanerozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems: Paleontological Society Short Course Notes: The Paleontological Society Papers, v. 6, 308 p. [Paleo Society Papers]
  • Staub, J.R., Among, H.L., and Gastaldo, R.A., Seasonal Sediment Transport and Deposition in the Rajang River Delta, Sarawak, East Malaysia. Sedimentary Geology, v. 133, p. 249-264.
  • Pryor, J.S. and Gastaldo, R.A., Paleoecological Analysis of Two Early Pennsylvanian Mineral-Substrate Wetlands. PALAIOS, v. 15, p. 3-13.

1999

  • Gastaldo, R.A. Debates on Autochthonous and Allochthonous Origin of Coal: Empirical Science versus the Diluvialists. in Manger, W.L., ed., The Evolution-Creation Controversy II: Perspectives on Science, Religion, and Geological Education, The Paleontological Society Papers, v. 5, p. 135-167.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Staub, J.R., A Mechanism to Explain the Preservation of Leaf Litters Lenses in Coals Derived from Raised Mires. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v. 149, p. 1-14.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. Collection and Analysis Techniques for Paleoecological Studies in Coastal-Deltaic Setting: in Jones, T.P. and Rowe, N.P., eds., Fossil Plants and Spores: Modern Techniques: Geological Society, London, p. 279-284.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. Private, State, Federal and Reservation Laws Governing Collection of Fossils in the United States of America: in Jones, T.P. and Rowe, N.P., eds., Fossil Plants and Spores: Modern Techniques: Geological Society, London, p. 330-338.

1998

  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Ferguson, D.K. Reconstructing Tertiary plant communities: Introductory remarks. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 101, p. 3-6.

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Riegel, W., Püttmann, W., Linnemann, U.H., and Zetter, R. A Multidisciplinary Approach to Reconstruct the Late Oligocene Vegetation in central Europe. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 101, p. 71-94.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. Ashley, G., Lane, H.R., Macleod, N., O’Neill, N.J., and Wang Cheng-Yuan. AFTERTHOUGHT: Paleontology in The 21st Century: An International Workshop: PALAIOS, v. 13, p. 87-90.

1997

  • Gastaldo, R.A. COLLECTING the NATURAL WORLD: Legal Requirements & Personal Liability for Collecting Plants, Animals, Rocks, Minerals & Fossils. Geoscience Press, Inc., Tucson, AZ: PALAIOS, v. 12, p. 501. (Book Review).
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Staub, J.R. Water Column and Grab Sample Palynofacies Assemblages from the Rajang River Delta, Sarawak, East Malaysia: PALYNOLOGY, v.21, p. 145-171.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Sarvda, C.E., ONLINE: Regime, Rumors, Realities, and Remedies: PALAIOS, v. 12, p. 1.

1996

  • Gastaldo, R.A. Flöznah and Flözfern Assemblages: Potential Predictors of Late Carboniferous Biome Replacement? In Leary, R.L., ed. Patterns in Paleobotany: Proceedings of a Czech-U.S. Carboniferous Paleobotany Workshop. Illinois State Museum Scientific Papers, v. 26, p. 19-28.
  • Demko, T.M. and Gastaldo, R.A. Eustatic and autocyclic influences on deposition of the Lower Pennsylvanian Mary Lee Coal zone, Warrior Basin, Alabama: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 31, p. 3-19.
  • Hofmann, C.C., Zetter, R., Ferguson, D.K., and Gastaldo, R.A. Taphonomishe Untersuchungen im Mobile-Delta, Alabama, USA – Teil 1: Zusammensetzung der Floren in den vershiedenen Environments: Mitteilung Abteilung Geologie und Paläontologie Landesmuseum Joanneum, v. 54, p. 93-111.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., DiMichele, W.A., and Pfefferkorn, H.W. Out of the Icehouse into the Greenhouse: A Late Paleozoic Analogue for Modern Global Vegetational Change: GSA Today v. 10, p. 1-7.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Palynofacies of the Wetland Soils in the Temperate-Subtropical Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, in Rich, R., Chmura, G., and Gastaldo, R. A. Palynology of Wetland Environments of the Southern United States, Ninth International Palynological Congress Field Trip Guidebook, Houston, TX., A3:1-37.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Feng, Weiwei, and Staub, J.R. Palynofacies Patterns in Channel Deposits of the Rajang River and Delta, Sarawak, East Malaysia: PALAIOS, v. 11, p. 266-279.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Savrda, C.E. ONLINE: Changing of the Guard: PALAIOS, v. 11, p. 95-96.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Walther, H., Rabold, J. and Ferguson, D. Criteria to distinguish parautochthonous leaves in Cenophytic alluvial channel-fills: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 91, p. 1-21.

1995

  • Guthrie, G.M, Steltenpohl, M.G. and Gastaldo, R.A. Alleghanian timing constraints on Laurentian margin orogensis: New fossils and radiometric data from the Alabama Blue Ridge, in G.M. Guthrie, ed. The Timing and Tectonic Mechanisms of the Alleghanian Orogeny, Alabama Piedmont, A Guidebook for the 32nd Annual Field Trip of the Alabama Geological Society, Tuscaloosa, AL., p. 1-16.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Pfefferkorn, H.W. and DiMichele, W.A. Taphonomic and Sedimentologic Characterization of “Roof-Shale” floras, in Lyons, P., Wagner, R.H. and Morey, E., eds. Historical Persepctive of Early Twentieth Century Carboniferous Paleobotany in North America. Geological Society of America Memoir 185, p. 341-352.
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  • Gastaldo, R.A., Allen, G.P., and Huc, A.Y. The tidal character of fluvial sediments of the Recent Mahakam River delta, Kalimantan, Indonesia: Special Publications a href=”http://wwwdnt.blacksci.co.uk:4711/uk/society/ias/iasdo.htm”>International Association of Sedimentologists, v. 24, p. 171-181.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. New Occurrence of Periastron reticulatum Unger emend. Beck, An enigmatic Mississippian fossil plant: Journal of Paleontology, v. 65, p. 388-392. [ JSTOR LINK]

1994

  • Eble, C.F., Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y., Coal compositional changes along a swamp interior to swamp margin transect in the Mary Lee Coal bed, Warrior Basin, Alabama, U.S.A.: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 26, p. 43-62.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Eble, C.F. Carboniferous Floras of the Central Appalachians: Kentucky & Tennessee. Guidebook for Field Trip 20, Paleobotanical Section, Botanical Society of America Meetings, Knoxville, TN. 7 August 94. 25 p.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. The genesis and sedimentation of phytoclasts with examples from coastal environments in A. Traverse, ed. Sedimentation of Organic Particles. Cambridge University Press. Chapter 7, pp. 103-127.

1993

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Gutherie, G., and Steltenpohl. M.G. Mississippian fossils from southern Appalachian metamorphic rocks and their implications for Late Paleozoic tectonic evolution: Science, v. 262, p. 732-734.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y. The application of sequence and genetic stratigraphic concepts to Carboniferous coal-bearing strata: An example from the Black Warrior basin, USA: Geologische Rundschau, v. 82, p. 212-226. NOTE: This is a 25 MB file download.
  • Dolph, G.E., Gastaldo, R.A., DiMichele, W.A., and Hunn, D.M. Karinopteris, A fossil pteridosperm from the “Paper” coal of Indiana: Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science for 1988, v. 98, p. 433-448.
  • Cunningham, C.R., Feldman, H.R., Franseen, E.K., Gastaldo, R.A., Mapes, G., Maples, C.G., and Schultze, H-P. 1993. The Upper Carboniferous (Stephanian) Hamilton Fossil-Lagerstätte (Kansas, U.S.A.): A valley-fill, tidally influenced depositional model: Lethaia, v. 26, p. 225-236.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., G.P. Allen, and A.Y. Huc. Detrital peat formation in the tropical Mahakam River delta, Kalimantan, eastern Borneo: Formation, plant composition, and geochemistry inJ.C. Cobb and C. B. Cecil, Eds. Modern and Ancient Coal-forming Environments. Geological Society of America Special Paper 286, p. 107-118.

1992

  • Gastaldo, R.A. Taphonomic considerations for plant evolutionary investigations: The Palaeobotanist, v. 41, p. 211-223.
  • Liu, Yuejin and Gastaldo, R.A. Characteristics and provenance of log-transported gravels in a Carboniferous channel deposit: Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, v. 62(6), p. 1072-1083.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. and Huc, A.Y. Sediment facies, depositional environments, and distribution of phytoclasts in the Recent Mahakam River delta, Kalimantan, Indonesia: PALAIOS, v. 7(6), p. 574-591.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. Plant taphonomic character of the Late Carboniferous Hamilton Quarry, Kansas, USA: Preservational modes of walchian conifers and implied relationships for residency time in aquatic environments. in J. Kovar-Eder, ed. Palaeovegetational Development in Europe and Regions Relevent to its Palaeofloristic Evolution. Museum of Natural History Vienna, p. 393-399.
  • Contributor to: DiMichele, W.A. and Hook R.W., Rapporteurs. Paleozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems in Behrensmeyer, A., Damuth, J., DiMichele, W.A., Potts, R., Sues, H.-D., and Wing, S. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: University of Chicago Press, p. 205-326.
  • Contributor to: Behrensmeyer, A.K. and Hook, R.W., Rapporteurs. Paleoenvironmental Contexts and Taphonomic Modes in the Terrestrial Fossil Record in Behrenmeyer, A., Damuth, J., DiMichele, W.A., Potts, R., Sues, H.-D., and Wing, S. Terrestrial Ecosystems Through Time: University of Chicago Press, p. 15-138.
  • Liu, Yuejin and Gastaldo, R.A. Characteristics of a Pennsylvanian ravinement surface: Sedimentary Geology, v. 77 (3/4), p. 197-214.
  • Blumenstengel, H., Mai, D., Walther, H., Gastaldo, R.A., and Riegel, W. Exkursion in das Weißelster-Becken. 21. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises für Paläobotanik und Palynologie in Göttingen. 56 p.
  • Gastaldo, R.A. Regenerative growth in fossil horsetails (Calamites) following burial by Alluvium: Historical Biology, v. 6(3), p. 203-220.
  • Demko, T.M. and Gastaldo, R.A. Paludal environments of the Lower Mary Lee coal zone, Pottsville Formation, Alabama: Stacked clastic swamps and peat mires: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 20, p. 23-47.

1991

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y.. A mechanism to explain persistent alternation of clastic and peat-accumulating swamps in Carboniferous sequences: Bulletin Société géologique de France, t. 162(2), p. 299-305.

1990

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Phytotaphocoenoses in Late Quaternary temperate and tropical coastal deltaic regimes. Paleofloristic and paleoclimatic changes in the Cretaceous and Tertiary. in E. Knobloch and Z. Kvaek, eds. Proceedings of the International Symposium – Paleofloristic and Paleoclimatic Changes in the Cretaceous and Tertiary. International Geological Correlation Programme Project No. 216: Global Biological Events in Earth History. Geological Survey of Czechoslovakia, Prague. p. 285-290.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., ONLINE – Sticks & Mud: Perspectives for the 90′s: PALAIOS, v. 5, p. 201-202.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., The paleobotanical character of log assemblages necessary to differentiate blow-downs resulting from cyclonic winds: PALAIOS, v. 5(5), p. 472-478.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y. Carboniferous coastal environments and paleocommunities of the Mary Lee coal zone, Marion and Walker Counties, Alabama. A Guidebook for Field Trip VI, 39th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Geological Survey of Alabama, 139p.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Early Pennsylvanian swamp forests in the Mary Lee coal zone, Warrior Basin, Alabama, in Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y., eds. Carboniferous coastal environments and paleocommunities of the Mary Lee coal zone, Marion and Walker Counties, Alabama. A Guidebook for Field Trip VI, 39th Annual Meeting Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Geological Survey of Alabama, p. 41-54.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Earliest evidence for helical crown configuration in a Carboniferous tree of uncertain affinity: Journal of Paleontology, v. 64, p. 146-151. [JSTOR LINK]

1989

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Processes of incorporation of plant parts in deltaic coastal sedimentary environments: Implications for paleoecological restorations. Compte Rendu XIth International Carboniferous Congress of Stratigraphy & Geology, Beijing, China. V. 3, p. 109-120.
  • Chestnut, D.R. Jr., Cobb, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., Origin of the Middlesboro Member of the Lower Pennsylvanian-age Lee Formation (Bashkirian) in the central Appalachian Basin, eastern USA, and its unique fossil occurrence. Compte Rendu XIth International Carboniferous Congress of Stratigraphy & Geology, Beijing, China. V. 2, p. 20-30.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., Y. Liu,  Keefer, W.D., and Abston, S.L., Biostratinomic processes for the development of of mud-cast logs in Carboniferous and Holocene swamps: PALAIOS, v. 4, p. 356-365.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Gibson, M.A., and Gray, T.D., An Appalachian-sourced deltaic sequence, northeastern Alabama: Biofacies-lithofacies relationships and interpreted community patterns: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 12, p. 225-257.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Editor, PLANT TAPHONOMY – ORGANIC SEDIMENTARY PROCESSES, Special Issue Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Vol. 58, No. 1, February 1989.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Introduction: Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology, v. 58(1), p. 1-4.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Bearce, S.C., Degges, C., Hunt, R.J., Peebles, M.W., and Violette, D.L., Biostratinomy of a Holocene oxbow lake: A backswamp to mid-channel transect: Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology, v. 58(1), p. 47-60.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Preliminary observations on phytotaphonomic assemblages in a subtropical/temperate Holocene bayhead delta: Mobile Delta, Gulf Coastal Plain, Alabama: Review of Palaeobotany & Palynology, v. 58(1), p. 61-84.
  • Gibson, M.A., and Gastaldo, R.A., Invertebrate body fossils and trace fossils from the Lower Pennsylvanian of northern Alabama: Alabama Geological Survey Circular, 143, p. 1-53.

1988

  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Conspectus of Phytotaphonomy: In DiMichele, W.A., and Wing, S.L., (Eds.), Methods and Applications of Plant Paleoecology: Notes for a Short Course: Paleontological Society Special Publication 3, p. 14-28.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., The frond architecture of Sphenopteris pottsvillea (White) Gastaldo and Boersma: Journal of Paleontology, v. 62, p. 982-991. [JSTOR LINK]

1987

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Douglass, D.P., and McCarroll, S.M., Origin, characteristics and provenance of plant macrodetritus in a Holocene crevasse splay, Mobile delta, Alabama: PALAIOS, v. 2, p. 229-240.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Confirmation of Carboniferous clastic swamp communities: Nature, v. 326, p. 869-871.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Conspectus of Phytotaphonomy: In DiMichele, W.A., and Wing, S.L., (Eds.), Methods and Applications of Plant Paleoecology: Notes for a Short Course. Paleontology Section, Botanical Society of America, Columbus, OH, p. 20-40.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., SEPM session explores new frontiers in plant Taphonomy. PALAIOS, v.2, p. 107-109.
  • Gibson, M.A., and Gastaldo, R.A., Invertebrate paleoecology of the Upper Cliff Coal Interval (Pennsylvanian), Plateau Coal Field, northern Alabama: Journal of Paleontology, v. 61, p. 339-350. [JSTOR LINK]

1986

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Implications on the paleoecology of autochthonous Carboniferous lycopods in clastic sedimentary environments: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology, v. 53(2/4), p. 191-212.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., An explanation for lycopod configuration, ‘Fossil Grove` Victoria Park, Glasgow: Scottish Journal of Geology, v. 22(1), p. 77-83.
  • Haas, C., and Gastaldo, R.A., Flood tidal deltas and related back-barrier systems: Bremen Sandstone, “Pottsville” Formation, Black Warrior Basin, Alabama: Geological Society of America Centennial Field Guide-Southeastern Section, No. 40, p. 181-183.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Selected aspects of plant taphonomic processes in coastal deltaic regimes, in Broadhead, T.W. (Ed.), Fossil Land Plants: Notes for a Short Course (sponsored by The Paleontological Society): University of Tennessee, Department of Geological Sciences, Studies in Geology 15, p. 27-44.
  • Mapes, G., and Gastaldo, R.A., Upper Paleozoic non-peat accumulating floras, in Broadhead, T.W. (Ed.), Fossil Land Plants: Notes for a Short Course (sponsored by The Paleontological Society): University of Tennessee, Department of Geological Sciences, Studies in Geology 15, p. 115-127.

1985

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Upper Carboniferous paleoecological reconstructions: observations and reconsiderations: in Escobeda, J.L., L.F. Grana’dos, B. Mele’ndez, R. Pignatelli, R. Ray and R.H. Wagner (Eds.), Dixiéme Congrés International de Stratigraphie et de Géologie du Carbonifére, Madrid, 1983, v. 2, p. 281-296.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Morphological plasticity in a Pecopteris leaf from the Middle Pennsylvanian of southern Illinois: In J.T. Dutro, Jr., and H.W. Pfefferkorn, (Eds.), Neuviéme Congrés International de Stratigraphie et de Géologie du Carbonifére, Washington and Champaign-Urbana, 1979, Compte Rendu, v. 5, p. 115-126.
  • Churnet, H.G., Bergenback, R.E., and Gastaldo, R.A., Lower Pennsylvanian Sediments and Associated Coals in the Walden Ridge South: In Woodward, N.B., (Ed.), Field Trips in the Southern Appalachians, University of Tennessee Department of Geology Studies in Geology 9, p. 34-69. (Prepared for field trips sponsored by the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Knoxville, TN.)
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Plant Accumulating Deltaic Depositional Environments. Field Trip Guide, Paleobotanical Section, Botanical Society of America Meetings, 8-11 August: Auburn University Continuing Education. Alabama Geological Survey Reprint Series 66, 35 p.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Energy Shale In Matten, L.C., (Ed.), Field Guidebook 3rd Mid-Continent Paleobotany Colloquium, Carbondale, IL. p. 1D-9D.

1984

  • Gastaldo, R.A., Studies on North American Pecopterids. III. Pecopteris buttsii D. White from the Early Pennsylvanian of Alabama: Journal of Paleontology, v. 58, p. 63-77. [JSTOR LINK]
  • DiMichele, W.A., Rischbieter, M.O., Eggert, D.L., and Gastaldo, R.A., Stem and Leaf Cuticle of Karinopteris: Source of Cuticles from the Indiana “Paper” Coal: American Journal of Botany, v. 71, p. 626-637.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Case Against Pelagochthony: The Untenability of Carboniferous Arborescent Lycopod-Dominated Floating Peat Mats: In Walker, K.R., (Ed.), The Evolution-Creation Controversy, Perspectives on Religion, Philosophy, Science and Education: A Handbook. Paleontological Society Special Publications, Knoxville, TN., v. 1, p. 97-116.

1983

  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Boersma, M.A., A Reinvestigation of Early Pennsylvanian Species of Mariopteris from the Appalachian Region. I. Karinopteris, Mariopteris and the ‘Pottsvillea Complex’: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 38(3/4), p. 185-226.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Boersma, M.A., A Reinvestigation of Early Pennsylvanian Species of Mariopteris from the Appalachian Region. II. Eusphenopteris and Sphenopteris: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v. 38(3/4), p. 227-247.
  • Boersma, M., and Gastaldo, R.A., Proposal to conserve Eusphenopteris (Foss.): Taxon, v. 32, p. 307-310.

1982

  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Cook, R.B., A Reinvestigation of the Paleobotanical Evidence for the Age of the Erin Shale: In Bearce, D.N., Black, W.W., Kish, S.A., and Tull, J.F., (Eds.), Tectonic Studies in the Talladega and Carolina Slate Belts, Southern Appalachian Orogen. Geological Society of America Special Paper 191, p. 69-78.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Reinvestigation of Potoniea angularis(Lesquereux) Stidd: Journal of Paleontology, v. 56(5), p. 1296-1302. [JSTOR LINK]
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Preliminary Assessment of Early Pennsylvanian Megafloral Palaeoecology in the Plateau Coal Field, Northeastern Alabama: Third North American Paleontological Convention, Proceedings v. 1, p. 187-192.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Zodrow, E.L., Studies on North American Pecopterids. IV. Diversity and Stratigraphy Occurrence in the Sydney Coal Field, Nova Scotia: Third North American Paleontological Convention, Proceedings, v. 1, p. 193-198.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Paleobotanical Studies in Alabama: 1845-1980. Geological Survey of Alabama, Circular 106, p. 1-21. (dated 1981).

1981

  • Gastaldo, R.A., An Ultrastructural and Taxonomic Study of Valvisporites auritus (Zerndt) Bhardwaj, A Lycopsid Megaspore from the Middle Pennsylvanian of southern Illinois: Micropaleontology, v. 27(1), p. 84-93.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Palaeostachya dircei n. sp., An Authigenically Cemented Equisetalean Strobilus from the Middle Pennsylvanian of southern Illinois: American Journal of Botany, v. 68, p. 1305-1318.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., Taxonomic Considerations for Carboniferous Coalified Compression Equisetalean Fructifications: American Journal of Botany, v. 68, p. 1319-1324.

1978

  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Matten, L.C., Studies on North American Pecopterids. I. Pecopteris vera n. sp. from the Middle Pennsylvanian of southern Illinois: Palaeontographica Abt. B. 165, p. 43-52.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., and Matten, L.C., Trigonocarpus leeanus, A New Species from the Middle Pennsylavanian of southern Illinois: American Journal of Botany, v. 65, p. 882-890.

1977

  • Matten, L.C., Gastaldo, R.A., and Lee, M.R., Fossil Robinia from the western United States: Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, v.24, p. 195-208.
  • Gastaldo, R.A., A Middle Pennsylvanian Nodule Flora from Carterville, Illinois: In Romans, R.C., (Ed.), Geobotany. Plenum Press, N.Y., pp. 133-156.

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