Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award

In Support of Amateur and Professional
Paleontology Research and Publication

Dry Dredgers Paleontological Research Award Winners

Recipient

Year

Position

Affiliation

Project

Christopher Aucoin 2017 PHD student   University of Cincinnati The Fine Scale Anatomy of an Invasion
Maggie Limbeck 2017 Masters Student  University of Tennessee The Evolution of Morphological Disparity in the Aberrant Echinoderm Clade Paracrinoidea
Hannah Kempf 2017 Student   Miami of Ohio University Using Food Webs to Examine Ecosystem Dynamics during Biotic Invasions in Late Ordovician Shallow Marine Communities
Ian Castro 2017 Masters Student   Miami of Ohio University The Use of Online Databases for Ordovician Food Web Reconstructions
Robert Swisher 2017 Post Graduate Student   University of Chicago Analysis of Morphologic and Ontogenetic Variation in the Richmondian Rhynchonellid Brachiopod Lepidocyclus perlamellosum in Cincinnati Arch Region.
Jennifer Bauer 2016 Graduate Student University of Tennessee Characterizing Morphological Variation in Blastoidea (Echinodermata)
Sarah Sheffield 2016 Graduate Student University of Tennessee Understanding the Evolutionary Relationships between Diploporitans and other Stalked Echinoderms.
Michael Cuggy 2016 Senior Laboratory Coordinator University of Saskatchewan Fossil Biota of the Airport Cove Konservat Lagerstätte (Upper Ordovician), Churchill, Manitoba
Timothy Paton 2016 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati Paleoecology, Sedimentology, and Stratigraphy of an Upper Ordovician (Katian) Hardground
Cameron Schwalbach 2015 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati Quantitative biotic gradient analysis of benthic assemblages in relation to absolute water depth in Upper Ordovician strata of the Cincinnati Arch region, USA.
Christopher D Aucoin 2015 PhD Candidate University of Cincinnati Correlating the Waynesville and Liberty Formations (Katian, Richmondian) to the Nashville Dome and Knoxville Tennessee Region.   
Robin Green 2015 PhD Candidate University of Indiana Multiple proxy approach using ostracodes for Pleistocene climate at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. 
Jennifer Bauer 2015 Graduate Student University of Tennessee Internal Respiratory Structures of Echinoderms: Classifying Blastoids through Hydrospire Morphology.
Christopher Aucoin 2014 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati An Up close Look at the Richmondian Butter Shales:  A Microfacies and Microfossil Analysis
Adriane Lam 2014 Graduate Student Ohio University Paleogeographic  Analyses of a Late Ordovician Migration:  Regional and Continental Pathways and Drivers associated with the Richmondian Invasion
Sarah Sheffield 2014 Graduate Student University of Tennessee Understanding the Evolutionary Relationships between Diploporitans and other Stalked Echinoderms
Allison Young 2014 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati Evidence for an Early Katian Warming Episode in the Lexington Limestone:  Precursor of the Richmondian Invasion
Christopher Aucoin 2013 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati Cincinnatian Lagerstätten: Comparative Taphonomy, Paleoecology, Sequence Stratigraphy and Sedimentology of Trilobite “Butter Shales".
Jennifer Bauer, 2013 Graduate Student Ohio University at Anthens Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of Ordovician brachiopods: Clues to dispersal pathways during the Richmondian Invasion
James Thomka 2013 Graduate Student University of Cincinnati Comparative Analysis of Anachronistic Echinoderm Faunas Associated with Abiotic Anomalies: Implications for Paleoclimates, Paleoceanography, and Echinoderm Evolution
Hannah- Maria Brame 2012 Graduate Student Ohio University in Athens, Ohio Niche Stability Through Time and Across Clades: GIS Based Ecological Niche Modeling (ENM) of Cincinnatian (Upper Ordovician) Invertebrate Genera

James Thomka

2011

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati

The Dynamics of Mud Deposition Within a Middle Silurian Epicontinental Sea: High-Resolution Comparative Taphonomy and Stratigraphy of Late Llandovery – Wentlock Mudrocks of the Cincinnati Arch Region

David Wright

2011

Graduate Student

Ohio University

The Origin and Impact of Upper Ordovician Invasive Brachiopods: A Phylogenetic Biogeographic Approach

Thomas Schramm

2010

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati

"Stratigraphic Refinement of the Cincinnatian, Maysvillian stage: Establishing Regional Correlations Based on a Fine Scale Sequence Stratigraphic Framework"

Rene A. Shroat -Lewis

2010

Graduate Student

University of Tennessee

"Paleoecology of an edrioasteroid-bearing hardground from the Bellevue Member of the Grant Lake Formation (Cincinnatian, Upper Ordovician) near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky"

Aaron M House

2009

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati

A Taphonomic Comparison of the Middel and Late Ordovician Molluscan Shell Beds

Rene A. Shroat -Lewis

2009

Graduate Student

University of Tennessee

"Paleoecology of an edrioasteroid-bearing hardground from the Bellevue Member of the Grant Lake Formation (Cincinnatian, Upper Ordovician) near Maysville, Mason County, Kentucky"

Trisha Smrecak

2007

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati

A Study of Epibiont Encrustation on Fossil Shells as Indicators of Paleobathymetry: A Comparison of Modern and Ordovician Gradients

Carrie Tyler

2007

Graduate Student

San Diego State University

A Morphometric Approach to the Study of Competition in Ordovician Brachiopods to be Conducted in the Richmondian Invasion (Ordovician) in the Illinois Basin

Bradley Deline

2006

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati, Dept of Geology

A Study of the Morphologic Diversity and Biogeography of Pelmatozoans at the Turnover Event at the End of the Mohawkian Stage of the Late Ordovician in Eastern North America

Autumn Thompson

2005

Graduate Student

Department of Earth Sciences, University of California. "

Spatial Components of Morphological Change: Assessing Geographic Variation in Flexicalymene (Trilobita) from the Cincinnatian Series

Bradley Deline

2005

Graduate Student

"University of Cincinnati, Dept of Geology

Morphological Disparity of Crinoid Columnals in Relation to Water Depth

Steve Felton

2005

Amateur

Dry Dredgers, Inc.

Platyceras Gastropods Attached to Brachiopods in the Paleozoic Ordovician Through the Mississippian.

Katherine Bulinski

2004

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati, Dept of Geology

"Biodiversity, Sample Volume and Population Structure: The Cincinnatian as a Microcosm for Assessments of Global Marine Diversity"

Michael A. Zuykov

2004

Professor

Department of Paleontology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

New Platystrophia-like Brachiopods from the Upper Ordovician of North America (Cincinnati area): Morphology and Systematics

Brenda Rosina Hunda

2003

Graduate Student

Department of Earth Sciences, University of California

In Situ Preservation of Trilobite Assemblages: Implications for Understanding Evolutionary Pathways in Ordovician Trilobites

Michael A. Zuykov

2003

Professor

Department of Paleontology, St. Petersburg State University, Russia

Comparative Study of Platystrophiid Brachiopods from the Late Ordovician of North America (Laurentia) and Baltoscandia: Contribution for Their Taxonomy.

Angela Horner

2002

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati, Dept of Biology

The Functional Morphology and Biogeography of Lower Carboniferous Lungfish

Brenda Hunda.

2002

Graduate Student

Department of Earth Sciences, University of California

In Situ Preservation of Trilobite Assemblages: Implications for Understanding Evolutionary Pathways in Ordovician Trilobites

Brenda Hunda.

2001

Graduate Student

Department of Earth Sciences, University of California

In Situ Preservation of Trilobite Assemblages: Implications for Understanding Evolutionary Pathways in Ordovician Trilobites

William Garcia

2001

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati, Dept of Geology

"A Description of the Tetrapod Fauna from Hancock County, Kentucky, with a Consideration of Early Tetrapod systematics"

Andrew Webber

2000

Graduate Student

University of Cincinnati, Dept of Geology

High-resolution Chronostratigraphy in the type Cincinnatian (upper Ordovician): A Quantitative Approach to Correlation of the Kope and Fairview Formations across a Broad Geographic Area.

Brenda Hunda

2000

Graduate Student

Department of Earth Sciences, University of California

In Situ Preservation of Trilobite Assemblages: Implications for Understanding Evolutionary Pathways in Ordovician Trilobites

James St. John

1999

Graduate Student

Ohio State University

Description of a New Species of Trilobite from the Cincinnatiaan

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