PP001:
Advances in Methods and Applications of Sclerochronological and Sclerochemical Analysis of Skeletal Remains for Reconstruction of Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironment





Session ID#: 25484

Session Description:
The study of physical and chemical variations in accretionary hard tissues in mollusks, otoliths, corals, coralline algae and other organisms addresses the need for seasonally resolved data from a range of geographic locations, allowing for a detailed understanding of our changing climate and how that change manifests locally and regionally. Sequential geochemical and physical signals in these biominerals  are archives of climatic and environmental conditions that  provide insights about spatial and temporal variability in environmental patterns. Proxies like stable isotopes and trace elements and their temporal contexts can elucidate ecosystem dynamics and responses to climate and environmental change. This session highlights the most recent advances in sclerochronological methods and their applications in multiple disciplines including archaeology, climate science, environmental conservation, paleobiology, and fisheries ecology and management in order to facilitate conversation between disciplines and with the broader climate and environmental scientific communities.
Primary Convener:  C. Fred T. Andrus, University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Convener:  Christine Bassett, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Ola Kwiecien, Ruhr University Bochum, Bochum, Germany and Sebastian F. M. Breitenbach, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Institute for Geology, Mineralogy & Geophysics, Bochum, Germany
Jacob Warner1, Kristine L DeLong2, David Chicoine1, Alan D Wanamaker3 and Kaustubh Thirumalai4, (1)Louisiana State University, Department of Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State University, Geography and Anthropology, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (3)Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States, (4)Brown University, Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Providence, RI, United States
Stephanie Kukolich1, Carol Kendall2 and David L Dettman1, (1)University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Rachel C Mohr and Thomas S Tobin, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
C. Fred T. Andrus1, Christine Bassett2, Heather D. Black3 and Taylor Norris Payne2, (1)University of Alabama, Geological Sciences, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (2)University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States, (3)Florida International University, Department of Earth and Environment, Miami, FL, United States
Nicholas Ellis, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, Socorro, NM, United States and Thomas S Tobin, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Lauren E Graniero, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Geology, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, David P Gillikin, Union College, Schenectady, NY, United States and Donna M Surge, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States
Donna M Surge1, Ivan Briz i Godino2, Myrian Álvarez2 and Maria Bas i López3, (1)University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (2)Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas, Ushuaia, Argentina, (3)Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas, Centro Austral de Investigaciones Cientificas, Ushuaia, Argentina
Shi Yingchun, IHEG Institute of Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology, CAGS, Shijiazhuang City, China
Niels de Winter1, Matthias Sinnesael1, Stef Vansteenberge2, Steven Goderis1, Christophe Snoeck1, Stijn J. M. Van Malderen3, Frank F Vanhaecke4 and Philippe Claeys1, (1)Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Ixelles, Belgium, (2)Free University of Brussels, Chemistry, Brussels, Belgium, (3)Ghent University, Department of Analytical Chemistry (A&MS), Gent, Belgium, (4)Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium