Last updated: March 23, 2001

1992 Publications

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2002 Publications

  1. Flessa, K.W.,Kowalewski, M., & Walker, S.E., 1992. Post-collection taphonomy: shell destruction and the Chevrolet. Palaios, v.7,p.555-556.

  2. Flessa, K.W., Cutler., A.H., & Meldahl, K., 1993. Time and taphonomy: Quantitative estimates of time-averaging and stratigraphic disorder in a shallow marine habitat. Paleobiology, v.19, p.266-286.
  3. Kowalewski, M., 1993. Morphometric analysis of predatory drillholes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, v.102,p.69-88.
  4. Flessa, K.W., 1993. Time-averaging and temporal resolution in Recent marine shelly faunas. -- In: Kidwell, S.M., & Behrensmeyer, A.K., (eds.): Taphonomic Approaches to Time Resolution in Fossil Assemblages. -- Short Courses in Paleontology, v.6, p.9-33, Knoxville (University of Tennessee)

  5. Flessa, K.W., & Kowalewski, M., 1994. Shell survival and time-averaging in nearshore and shelf environments: estimates from the radiocarbon literature. Lethaia, v. 27, p.153-165.
  6. Kowalewski, M., & Flessa, K.W.,1994. A predatory drillhole in Glottidia palmeri Dall (Brachiopoda; Lingulidae) from Recent tidal flats of northeastern Baja California, Mexico. Journal of Paleontology, v.68, p.1403-1405.
  7. Kowalewski, M.,Flessa, K.W., & Aggen, J.A., 1994. Taphofacies analysis of Recent shelly cheniers (beach ridges), northeastern Baja California, Mexico. Facies, v.31, p.209-242.

  8. Kowalewski, M., Flessa, K.W., & Hallman, D.P., 1995. Ternary taphograms: Triangular diagrams applied to taphonomic analysis. Palaios, v.10, p. 478-483.

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  10. Cutler, A.H. & Flessa, K.W., 1995. Bioerosion, dissolution and precipitation as taphonomic agents at high and low latitudes. Senckenbergiana maritima, v.25, p.115-121.
  11. Kidwell, S.M. & Flessa, K.W., 1996. The quality of the fossil record: Populations, species, and communities. Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematic, v.26, p.269-299.

  12. Myrick, L. & Flessa, K.W., 1996. Bioturbation rates in Bahia la Choya, Sonora, Mexico. Ciencias Marinas, v.22,p.23-46.
  13. Kowalewski, M., 1996. Taphonomy of a living fossil: the lingulide brachiopod Glottidia palmeri from Baja California, Mexico. Palaios, v.11, p. 244-265.
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  14. Kowalewski, M.,1996. Time-averaging, overcompleteness, and the geological record. Journal of Geology, v.104, p.317-326.

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  16. Springer, D.A. & Flessa, K.W., 1996. Faunal gradients in surface and subsurface shelly accumulations from a Recent clastic tidal flat, Bahia la Choya, northern Gulf of California, Mexico. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, vol. 126, pp. 261-279.
  17. Kowalewski, M. 1996. Taphonomic megabias in the fossil record of lingulide brachiopods. P. 145-150 in Copper, P. and J. Jin, eds. Brachiopods. Balkema, Rotterdam: 1996.
  18. Kowalewski, M., & Demko, T.M., 1996. Trace fossils and population paleoecology: comparative analysis of size-frequency distributions derived from burrows. Lethaia, v. 29, p.113-124.
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  20. Hallman, D.P., Flessa, K.W., Hertweck, G., Kowalewski, M., Aggen, J.A., & Carlton, J., 1996. Ternary taphograms and the comparative taphonomy of Recent mollusks from the North Sea and the Gulf of California. Senckenbergiana maritima, v.27, p. 67-75.
  21. Kowalewski, M., Demko, T.M., Hasiotis, S.T & Norton, D. 1998. Quantitative ichnology of Triassic crayfish burrows (Camborygma eumekenomos): Ichnofossils as linkages to population paleoecology. Ichnos, v.6, p.5-21.
  22. Flessa, K.W., & Smith, D., submitted, Temporal resolution in the paleoenvironmental record of fossil packrat middens. Watch this space.
  23. Kowalewski, M., & Flessa, K.W., 1996. Improving with age: The fossil record of lingulide brachiopods and the nature of taphonomic megabiases. Geology, v. 24, p. 977-980.

  25. Meldahl, K.H., Flessa, K.W., and Cutler, A.H., 1997. Time-averaging and postmortem skeletal survival in benthic fossil assemblages: quantitative comparisons among Holocene environments. Paleobiology, v. 23, pp. 207-229.

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  27. Cadee, G., Walker, S., and Flessa, K.W., 1997. Gastropod shell repair in the intertidal of Bahia la Choya (N. gulf of California). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology., v. 136, p., 67-78.
  28. Goodfriend, G.A., Flessa, K.W. and Hare, P.E. 1997. Variation in amino acid epimerization rates and amino acid composition among shell layers in the bivalve Chione from the Gulf of California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, v. 61, p., 1487-1493.
  29. Kowalewski, M., 1997. The reciprocal taphonomic model. Lethaia, v. 20, p. 86-88.

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  31. Kowalewski, M., Dyreson, I., Marcot, J.D., Vargas, J.A., Flessa, K.W. and Hallman, D.P., 1997. Phenetic discrimination of biometric simpletons: Paleobiological implications of morphospecies in the lingulide brachiopod Glottidia. Paleobiology, v. 23, p. 444-469.

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  33. Kowalewski, M., Flessa, K.W. and Marcot, J.D. 1997. Predatory scars on the shells of a Recent lingulide brachiopod: Paleontological and ecological implications. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, v. 42, p. 497-532.

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  35. Goodfriend, G. A. and Flessa, K. W. 1997. Radiocarbon reservoir ages in the Gulf of California: Roles of upwelling and flow from the Colorado River. Radiocarbon, v. 39, p. 139-148.

  37. Flessa, K. W. 1998. Well-traveled cockles: Shell transport during the Holocene transgression of the southern North Sea. Geology, v. 26, p. 187-190.

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  39. Kowaleski, M., Goodfriend, G. A. and Flessa, K. W. 1998. High-resolution estimates of temporal mixing within shell beds: the evils and virtues of time-averaging. Paleobiology, v. 24, pp. 287-304.

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  41. Roopnarine, P. D., P. Fitzgerald, G. Byars and K. Kilb. 1998. Coincident boron profiles from the Gulf of California: Implications for the calculation of paleosalinities. PALAIOS, 13:395-400.

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  43. Simoes, M. G., Kowaleski, M. 1998. Shell beds as palaeoecological puzzles: A case study from the Upper Permian of the parana Basin, Brazil. Facies, v. 38, pp. 175-196.

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  45. Kowalewski, M.; Dulai, A.; Fursich, F.T. 1998. A fossil record full of holes: The Phanerozoic history of drilling predation. Geology, 26:1091-1094.

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  47. Smith, D.M. 2000. Beetle taphonomy in a recent ephemeral lake, southeastern Arizona. Palaios, 15(2): 152-160.

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  49. Rodriguez, C., Flessa,K.W., Tellez-Duarte, M.A., Dettman, D.L., and Aliva-Serrano, G.A. 2001. Macrofaunal and isotopic estimates of the former extent of the Colorado River estuary, Upper Gulf of California, Mexico. Journal of Arid Environments, 49: 183-193.

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  51. Kowalewski, M., Flessa, K.W. 2000. Seasonal predation by migratory shorebirds recorded in shells of lingulid brachiopods from Baja California, Mexico Bulletin of Marine Science, 66(2): 405-416

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  53. Goodwin, D.H., Flessa, K.W., Schone, B.R., Dettmen, D.L., 2001 Cross-calibration of daily growth increments, stable isotope variation, and temperature in the Gulf of California bivalve mollusk Chione (Chionista) cortezi: Implications for paleoenvironmental analysis. Palaios, 66(2) 183-193.

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  55. Kowalewski, M., Avila Serrano, G. E., Flessa, K.W., and Goodfriend, G.A. 2000. Dead delta's former productivity: Two trillion shells at the mouth of the Colorado River. Geology, 28 : 1059-1062

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  57. Rodriguez, C. A.; Flessa, K.W.; Dettman, D.L. 2001 Effects of upstream diversion of Colorado River water on the estuarine bivalve mollusc Mulinia coloradoensis. Conservation Biology, 15: 249-258

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  59. Schone, B.R., Goodwin, D.H., Flessa, K.W., Dettman, D.L., and Roopnarine, P.D., 2002. Sclerochronology and growth of the bivalve mollusks , chione (Chionista) fluctifraga and Chione (Chionista) cortezi in the Gulf of California, Mexico. The Veliger, v. 45 : 45-54.

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  61. Schone, B. R. and Bentley, D., 2002.  Use of HMDS (hexamethyldisilanaze) to preserve organic       microstructure  in etched bivalve molluck and barnacle shells.  The Nautilus, in press. 

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  1. Kowalewski, M., Gurs, K.,Nebelsick, J.H., Oschamann, W., Piller, W.E., and Hoffmeister, A.P., 2002.  Multivariate hierarchical analysis of Miocene mollusk assemblages of Europe: Paleogeographic, paleoecological and biostratigraphic implications.  Geological Society of America Bulletin, in press. 

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