C.E.A.M. PUBLICATIONS  last updated December 16, 2004

  1. Flessa, K.W., Kowalewski, M., & Walker, S.E., 1992. Post-collection taphonomy: shell destruction and the Chevrolet. Palaios 7: 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 19: 266-286.
  3. Kowalewski, M., 1993. Morphometric analysis of predatory drillholes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 102: 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 27: 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 68: 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.31: 209-242.
  8. Kowalewski, M., Flessa, K.W., & Hallman, D.P., 1995. Ternary taphograms: Triangular diagrams applied to taphonomic analysis. Palaios 10: 478-483.
  9. Cutler, A.H. & Flessa, K.W., 1995. Bioerosion, dissolution and precipitation as taphonomic agents at high and low latitudes. Senckenbergiana maritima.25: 115-121.
  10. Kidwell, S.M. & Flessa, K.W., 1996. The quality of the fossil record: Populations, species, and communities. Annual Reviews of Ecology and Systematics 26: 269-299.
  11. Myrick, L. & Flessa, K.W., 1996. Bioturbation rates in Bahia la Choya, Sonora, Mexico. Ciencias Marinas .22: 23-46.
  12. Kowalewski, M., 1996. Taphonomy of a living fossil: the lingulide brachiopod Glottidia palmeri from Baja California, Mexico. Palaios 11:. 244-265.
  13. Kowalewski, M., 1996. Time-averaging, overcompleteness, and the geological record. Journal of Geology104:.317-326.
  14. 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 126: 261-279.
  15. 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.
  16. Kowalewski, M., & Demko, T.M., 1996. Trace fossils and population paleoecology: comparative analysis of size-frequency distributions derived from burrows. Lethaia 29: 113-124.
  17. 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 27: 67-75.
  18. 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.6: 5-21.
  19. Flessa, K.W., & Smith, D., submitted, Temporal resolution in the paleoenvironmental record of fossil packrat middens. Watch this space.
  20. Kowalewski, M., & Flessa, K.W., 1996. Improving with age: The fossil record of lingulide brachiopods and the nature of taphonomic megabiases. Geology 24: 977-980.
  21. 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. 23: 207-229. abstract
  22. 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. 136: 67-78.
  23. 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.
  24. Kowalewski, M., 1997. The reciprocal taphonomic model. Lethaia 20: 86-88.
  25. 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. 23:. 444-469. abstract
  26. 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. 42: 497-532.  abstract
  27. 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. 39: 139-148.
  28. Flessa, K. W. 1998. Well-traveled cockles: Shell transport during the Holocene transgression of the southern North Sea. Geology 26: 187-190.
  29. 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. 24: 287-304.  pdf  file
  30. 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.
  31. Simoes, M. G., Kowaleski, M. 1998. Shell beds as palaeoecological puzzles: A case study from the Upper Permian of the parana Basin, Brazil. Facies 38: 175-196.
  32. Kowalewski, M.; Dulai, A.; Frösich, F.T. 1998. A fossil record full of holes: The Phanerozoic history of drilling predation. Geology 26:1091-1094.
  33. Smith, D.M. 2000. Beetle taphonomy in a recent ephemeral lake, southeastern Arizona. Palaios, 15: 152-160.
  34. 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.   pdf file
  35. Kowalewski, M., and Flessa, K.W. 2000. Seasonal predation by migratory shorebirds recorded in shells of lingulid brachiopods from Baja California, Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 66: 405-416
  36. Goodwin, D.H., Flessa, K.W., Schöne, B.R., Dettman, 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 16: 387-398.  pdf file
  37. 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 .  pdf file
  38. 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.  pdf file
  39. Schöne, 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  45 : 45-54.
  40. Schöne, B. R. and Bentley, D., 2002.  Use of HMDS (hexamethyldisilanaze) to preserve organic microstructure  in etched bivalve mollusk and barnacle shells.  The Nautilus 116: 25-31.
  41. Kowalewski, M., Gurs, K.,Nebelsick, J.H., Oschmann, 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, 114: 239-256. 
  42. Schöne, B.R., Lega, J., Flessa, K.W., Goodwin, D.H., and Dettman, D.L.,  2002.  Reconstructing daily temperatures from growth rates of the intertidal bivalve mollusk Chione cortezi (northern Gulf of California, Mexico).  Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 184: 131-146.  pdf file
  43. Schöne, B.R., 2003.  A 'clam-ring' master-chronology constructed from a short-lived bivalve mollusc from the northern Gulf of California, Mexico.  The Holocene 13: 39-49. abstract
  44. Goodwin, D.M., Schöne, B.R., and Dettman, D.L., 2003.  Resolution and fidelity of oxygen isotopes as paleotemperature proxies in bivalve mollusk shells: Models and observations.  Palaios 18: 110-125.  pdf file
  45. Liebig, P.M., Taylor, T., and Flessa, K.W., 2003.  Bones on the beach: Marine mammal taphonomy of the Colorado Delta, Mexico.  Palaios 18: 168-175.  pdf file
  46. Schöne, B.R., Flessa, K.W., Dettman, D.L. and Goodwin, D.H., 2003.  Upstream dams and downstram clams: growth rates of bivalve mollusks unveil impact of river management on estuarine ecosystems (Colorado River Delta, Mexico).  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 58: 715-726.  pdf file
  47. Dettman, D.L., Flessa, K.W., Roopnarine, P.D., Schöne, B.R. and Goodwin, D.H., 2004.  The use of oxygen isotope variation in shells of estuarine mollusks as a quantitative record of seasonal and annual Colorado River discharge.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 68: 1253-1263. pdf file
  48. Goodwin, D.H., Flessa, K.W., Téllez-Duarte, Dettman, D.L., Schöne, B.R. and Avila-Serrano, G., 2004.  Detecting time-averaging and spatial mixing using oxygen isotope variation: a case study.  Palageogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology  205: 1-21.  pdf file
  49. Cintra-Buentrostro, C.E. and Flessa, K.W., 2004.  Cavidades, mordiscos y peladas: Herramientas para determinar la importancia trfica de una especie en desvanecimiento dentro del delta del  ro Colorado, Mxico.  Ciencia y Mar 8: 3-19.  pdf file

   50.  Cintra-Buenrostro, C.E., Flessa, K.W., and Avila-Serrano, G., 2005.  Predatory damage in subfossil shells reveals consequences of reduced         flow to the Colorado River estuary.  Palaios 20:  in press.


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