Permo-Carboniferous

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    • Gastaldo, R.A., Pludow, B.A., and Neveling, J., 2013, Mud Aggregates from the Katberg Formation, South Africa: Additional Evidence for Early Triassic Degradational Landscapes: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 83, p. 531-540.
    •  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., 2011, No major stratigraphic gap exists near the Desmoinesian-Missourian Stage boundary in North America: PALAIOS, v. 26, p. 25-139.
    • Prevec, R., Gastaldo, R.A., Neveling, J., Reid, S.B., and Looy, C.V., 2010, 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)
    • Prevec, R., Labandeira, C.C., Neveling, J., Gastaldo, R.A., Looy, C.V., and Bamford, M.K., 2009, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Purkyňová, E., Šimůnek, Z., and Schmitz, M.D., 2009, 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., 2009, 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.
    • Pfefferkorn, H.W., Gastaldo, R.A., DiMichele, W.A., and Phillips, T.L., 2008, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., and Degges, C.W., 2007, Sedimentology and Paleontology of a Carboniferous Log Jam: International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 69, p. 103-118.
    • Greb, S.F., DiMichele, W.D., and Gastaldo, R.A., 2006, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Gibson, M.A., and Blanton-Hooks, A., 2006, 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.
    • DiMichele, W.D., Gastaldo, R.A., and Pfefferkorn, H.W., 2005, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Stevanovic-Walls, I., Ware, W.N., and Greb, S.F., 2004, Community Heterogeneity of Early Pennsylvanian Peat Mires: GEOLOGY, v. 32, no. 8, p. 693-696.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Stevanovic-Walls, I., and Ware, W.N., 2004, 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.
    • Pashin, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., eds., 2004, Coal-bearing Strata: Sequence Stratigraphy, Paleoclimate, and Tectonics: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology, v. 51, 248 p. [AAPG EMD Publications]
    • DiMichele, W.A., Pfefferkorn, H.W., and Gastaldo, R.A., 2001, Response of Late Carboniferous and Early Permian plant communities to climate change: Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, v. 29, p. 461-487.
    • Pfefferkorn, H.W., Gastaldo, R.A., and DiMichele, W.A., 2000, 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
    • Pryor, J.S. and Gastaldo, R.A., 2000, Paleoecological Analysis of Two Early Pennsylvanian Mineral-Substrate Wetlands. PALAIOS, v. 15, p. 3-13.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1996, 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., 1996, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., DiMichele, W.A., and Pfefferkorn, H.W., 1996, 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., Pfefferkorn, H.W. and DiMichele, W.A., 1995, 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. Note: This is a large 38MB .pdf file!
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1995, New Occurrence of Periastron reticulatum Unger emend. Beck, An enigmatic Mississippian fossil plant: Journal of Paleontology, v. 65, p. 388-392. [ JSTOR LINK]
    • Eble, C.F., Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y., 1994, 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., 1994, 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., Gutherie, G., and Steltenpohl. M.G., 1993, 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, 1993, 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, 1993, 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.
    • Liu, Y., and Gastaldo, R.A., 1992, 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., 1992, 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.
    • Liu, Y., and Gastaldo, R.A., 1992, Characteristics of a Pennsylvanian ravinement surface: Sedimentary Geology, v. 77 (3/4), p. 197-214.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1992, 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., 1992, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y., 1991, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., Demko, T.M., and Liu, Y., 1990, 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, 139 p.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1990, 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., 1990, Earliest evidence for helical crown configuration in a Carboniferous tree of uncertain affinity: Journal of Paleontology, v. 64, p. 146-151. [JSTOR LINK]
    • Chestnut, D.R. Jr., Cobb, J.C., and Gastaldo, R.A., 1989, 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., Liu, Y., Keefer, W.D., and Abston, S.L. , 1989, 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., 1989, 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., 1988, The frond architecture of Sphenopteris pottsvillea (White) Gastaldo and Boersma: Journal of Paleontology, v. 62, p. 982-991. [JSTOR LINK]
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1987, Confirmation of Carboniferous clastic swamp communities: Nature, v. 326, p. 869-871.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1986, 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., 1986, 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., 1986, 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.
    • Mapes, G., and Gastaldo, R.A., 1986, 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.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1985, 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., 1985, 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., 1985, 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., 1985, Energy Shale In Matten, L.C., (Ed.), Field Guidebook 3rd Mid-Continent Paleobotany Colloquium, Carbondale, IL. p. 1D-9D.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1984, 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., 1984, 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., and Boersma, M.A., 1983, 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., 1983, 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., 1983, Proposal to conserve Eusphenopteris (Foss.): Taxon, v. 32, p. 307-310.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., and Cook, R.B., 1982, 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., 1982, A Reinvestigation of Potoniea angularis (Lesquereux) Stidd: Journal of Paleontology, v. 56, p. 1296-1302. [JSTOR LINK]
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1982, 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., 1982, 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., 1981, An Ultrastructural and Taxonomic Study of Valvisporites auritus (Zerndt) Bhardwaj, A Lycopsid Megaspore from the Middle Pennsylvanian of southern Illinois: Micropaleontology, v. 27, p. 84-93.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1981, 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., 1981, Taxonomic Considerations for Carboniferous Coalified Compression Equisetalean Fructifications: American Journal of Botany, v. 68, p. 1319-1324.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., and Matten, L.C., 1978, 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., 1978, Trigonocarpus leeanus, A New Species from the Middle Pennsylavanian of southern Illinois: American Journal of Botany, v. 65, p. 882-890.
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 1977, A Middle Pennsylvanian Nodule Flora from Carterville, Illinois: In Romans, R.C., (Ed.), Geobotany. Plenum Press, N.Y., pp. 133-156.