Silurian, Devonian, & Mississippian Paleobotany & Sedimentology

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Publications with Students

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      • Gastaldo, R.A., Gensel, P., Glasspool, I., Hinds, S.J., King, O.A., Park, A.F., and Stimson, M.R., 2024, To rush into the secret house of death; the fate of a Tournaisian plant: GEOLOGY, v. 136, p. ***-***. (Gold Open Access)
      • Glasspool, I.J. and Gastaldo, R.A., 2024, Through fire, and through water, an abundance of Mid-Devonian charcoal: PALAIOS, v. 39, p, ***-***. (Gold Open Access)
      • Gastaldo, R.A., Gensel, P., Glasspool, I., Hinds, S.J., King, O.A., McLean, D., Park, A.F., Stimson, M.R.,  and Stonesifer, T., 2024, Enigmatic fossil plants with three-dimensional,  arborescent-growth architecture from the earliest Carboniferous of New Brunswick, Canada: Current Biology, v. 34, p. 1-12. (Gold Open Access) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2024.01.011  

    EXTENSIVE MEDIA COVERAGE INCLUDES:

    MEDIA COVERAGE

    AWARDS

    Ralph Gray Award from The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP) for best 2022 refereed paper in organic petrology.

    MEDIA COVERAGE

        • Geological Society of America, Press Release: Earliest record of wildfires provide insights to Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels (14 June 2022)
        • BBC Science & Environment (27 June 2022): Earliest evidence of wildfire found in Wales
        • National Science Foundation (11 July 2022): Discovery pushes back the earliest record of wildfire by 10 million years
        • Physics.com (14 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • Science News (14 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • Archyde (14 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • Astrobiology Web (14 June 2022); Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • Switzerland Detail Zero (14 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • QuickTelecast (15 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • VerveTimes (15 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provide insights to Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels — ScienceDaily
        • CropForLife (18 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfires provides insights into Earth’s past vegetation and oxygen levels
        • Earth.com (19 June 2022): Earliest record of wildfire pushed back by ten million years
        • ScienceAlert (20 June 2022): Scientists have found the 0ldest wildfires on record, dating back 430 million years
        • Nature World News (20 June 2022): 430-million-year-old charcoal deposits reveal the oldest wildfires on record
        • Sputnik International (20 June 2022): Scientists discover Earth’s earliest major wildfire dating some 430 million years ago
        • Gadgets360 (20 June 2022): World’s oldest wildfires date back 430 million years, shed light on Earth’s flora and oxygen levels then
        • The Hans India (20 June 2022): Scientists have discovered the world’s oldest wildfires
        • HindiSip (20 June 2022): Oldest wildfires in the world found to be 430 million years old
        • DailyNews369 (20 June 2022): Oldest wildfires within the world discovered to be 430 million years previous
        • The Journal Star (20 June 2022): Experts discover evidence of possibly the world’s oldest wildfires
        • DigitNews (20 June 2022): New discovery: Fire in the forests has been going on for 43 million years, scientists have discovered that place
        • NewsHunt265 (20 June 2022): Oldest wildfires in the world found to be 430 million years old
        • Japan Posts English (20 June 2022): Traces of “the oldest wildfire in history” found 430 million years ago, revealing the ecosystem at that time
        • Chicago Today News (21 June 2022): The oldest recorded forest fire on Earth
        • BBC’s World Service Science-in-Action Podcast (23 June 2022): The earliest wildfires in Earth’s history interview with Ian Glasspool begins at 19.07  minutes.
        • ScienceNews (24 June 2022): Earth’s oldest known wildfires raged 430 million years ago
    • Gastaldo, R.A., 2016, New Paleontological Insights into the Emsian–Eifelian Trout Valley Formation, Baxter State Park’s Scientific Forest Management Area, Aroostock County, Maine: PALAIOS, v. 31, p. 339-346.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2110/palo.2016.035
    • Kennedy, K.R., Gibling, M.R., Eble, C.E., Gastaldo, R.A., Gensel, P.G., Werner-Zwanziger, U., and Wilson, R.A., 2013, Early Devonian Coaly Shales of Northern New Brunswick, Canada:  Plant Accumulations in the Early Stages of Terrestrial Colonization: Journal of Sedimentary Research
    • 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.
    • Allen, J.P., and Gastaldo, R.A., 2006, 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.
    • Selover, R.W., Gastaldo, R.A., and Nelson, R.E., 2005, An Estuarine Assemblage from the Middle Devonian Trout Valley Formation of Northern Maine: PALAIOS, v. 20, p. 192-197.

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