Department of Geology

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Dr. J Bret
Bennington
 

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REFEREED PAPERS

Bennington, J Bret and Aronson, Myla J., 2012. Reconciling Scale in Paleontological and Neontological Data: Dimensions of Time, Space, and Taxonomy, in Louys, Julien (ed.), Palaeontology in Ecology and Conservation. Springer, ISBN 978-3-642-25037-8. (Full-text PDF 8152 K)

Bennington, J Bret, DiMichelle, William, et al., 2009. Critical issues of scale in paleoecology. Palaios 24: 1-4. (Full-text PDF 382 K)

James R. Bonelli Jr., Carlton E. Brett, Arnold I. Miller, and Bennington, J Bret, 2006. Testing for faunal stability across a regional biotic transition: quantifying stasis and variation among recurring coral-rich biofacies in the Middle Devonian Appalachian Basin. Paleobiology 32: 20-37. (Full-text PDF 280 K)

Bennington, J Bret, 2003. Transcending patchiness in the comparative analysis of paleocommunities: A test case from the Upper Cretaceous of New Jersey. Palaios 18: 22-33. (Full-text PDF 720 K)

Bennington, J Bret, 2002. Eustacy in cyclothems is masked by loss of marine biofacies with increasing proximity to a detrital source: An example from the Central Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. In Carboniferous and Permian of the World, L.V. Hills, C.M. Henderson, and E.W. Bamber, eds., Canadian Society of Petroleum Geologists, Memoir 19, p.12-21. (Full-text PDF 852 K)

Bennington, J Bret, 2000. A group simulation of the development of the geologic time scale. Journal of Geological Education 48: 583.

Bennington, J Bret and Rutherford, S. D., 1999. Precision and reliability in paleocommunity comparisons based on cluster-confidence intervals: How to get more statistical bang for your sampling buck. Palaios 14: 506-515 (Full-text PDF 844 K).

Bennington, J Bret and Bambach, R. K., 1996. Statistical testing for paleocommunity recurrence: are similar fossil assemblages ever the same? Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology and Palaeoecology 127: 107-134. (Full-text PDF 4mb)

Bennington, J Bret, 1996. Stratigraphic and biofacies patterns in the Middle Pennsylvanian Magoffin Marine Unit in the Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. International Journal of Coal Geology 31:169-194. (Full-text PDF 1.1 mb)

Bambach, R. K., and Bennington, J Bret, 1996. Do communities evolve? A major question in evolutionary paleoecology. In Evolutionary Paleobiology: Essays in Honor of James Valentine. D. Jablonski, D. H. Erwin, and J. H. Lipps, eds., University of Chicago Press., pp. 123-160. (Full-text PDF 3.8 mb)

Gilinsky, N.L. and Bennington, J Bret, 1994. Estimating the number of unique individuals from preserved body parts. Paleobiology 20: 245-258. (Full-text PDF 1.5 mb)

Bennington, J Bret, 1993. Technique for disaggregating mudstones to retrieve microfossils and non-clay residual particles. Journal of Paleontology 67: 154-155.

Bennington, J Bret, 1992. Preliminary analysis of a marine interval near the Howland lookout tower on the Kentucky A-A Highway. in Rice,C.L., R.L. Martino, and E. Slucher, eds. Regional Aspects of Pottsville and Allegheny Stratigraphy and Depositional Environments, Ohio and Kentucky, U.S.G.S. Open File Report 92-558, pp. 34-40.

Sundberg, F.A., Bennington, J Bret, M. Wizevich, and R.K. Bambach, 1989. Upper Carboniferous (Namurian) amphibian trackways from the Bluefield Formation, West Virginia. Ichnos 1: 111-124. (Full-text PDF 6.9 mb)

Lannigan, D.A., Bennington, J Bret, E.J. Cragoe, Jr., and P. Knauf, 1988. Phenamil, an amiloride analogue, inhibits differentiation of Friend murine erythroleukemia cells. American Journal of Physiology 363: C122-C129.

ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Bennington, J Bret and Selss, Mark, 2000. Shell color, predation, and the fate of gryph-shaped oysters. American Paleontologist 8(5):2-4.

Bennington, J Bret and Durso, Greg, 1999. The Cretaceous Flora of Long Island. American Paleontologist 7(4):2-4.

Bennington, J Bret, 1996. Errors in the movie Jurassic Park. American Paleontologist 4(2):4-7.

Vitale, Gail, Piscitello-Pall, Susan, and Bennington, J Bret, 1996. The Internet and Jurassic Park: teaching students to think critically about dinosaurs. American Paleontologist 4(2):2-3.

Bennington, J Bret, 1994. Book Review: Messel: An Insight Into the History of Life and of the Earth. Journal of Heredity 85: 243-247.

REFEREED ABSTRACTS

Bennington, J Bret, 2003. Field methods for quantitative sampling in paleoecology: Strategies for the collection and analysis of fossil assemblage data. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 35 (6): 590.

Bennington, G. K., and Bennington, J Bret, 2003. Fossils and the geologic regions of New York State: A “virtual” field trip integrating classroom activities with a hallway display and internet web site. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 35 (6): 15.

Merguerian, C.M., Bennington, J Bret, Boccabella, F., Chlystun, R., and Ullrich, K., 2002. Quicktime Virtual Reality: a versatile software tool for presenting field trips, specimens and microscopy in lectures and on the web. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 34 (6): 198.

Bennington, J Bret, 2002. Cretaceous oysters on the half-shell: a record of durophagous predation preserved in Pycnodonte convexa. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 34 (6): 541.

Bennington, J Bret, and D’Amore, D. 2001. Transcending patchiness in the comparative analysis of paleocommunities: case studies from the Cretaceous and the Recent. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 33 (6): A248.

Bennington, J Bret, Selss, M., and Vinnik, A., 2000. Original color banding preserved in the Cretaceous oyster Pycnodonte convexa records repeated disruption to shell growth, possilbly related to episodes of predation. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 32 (7): A371.

Horowitz, L., Bennington, G. K., and Bennington, J Bret, 2000. Making connections in the classroom: a survey of new resources for linking earth scienc and the social sciences (history, law, politics, and culture). Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 32 (7): A352.

Bennington, J Bret. 2000. Using marine biofacies to track the interaction of sediment supply and eustacy: An example from the Magoffin Marine Member, Central Appalachian Basin, U.S.A. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 32 (1): A5.

Bonelli, J., and Bennington, J Bret. 2000. Sequence stratigraphic interpretation of the Upper Cretaceous Navesink formation, central New Jersey: Evidence from macrofossil distribution and taphonomy. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 32 (1): A6.

Bennington, J Bret, Bonelli, J., Chandler, J., and Selss, M. 1999. Paleoecological evidence for the formation of a backlap shell bed during maximum flooding, Upper Cretaceous Navesink formation, New Jersey. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 31 (7): A468.

Bennington, J Bret, Eustacy in cyclothems of the central Appalachian basin, U.S.A. is masked by loss of marine biofacies with increasing proximity to a detrital source. Proceedings, International Conference on the Carboniferous and Permian, XIV, Calgary, Alberta, August 1999, p. 12.

Bennington, J Bret. 1998. Power and precision in paleocommunity comparisons: How to get more statistical bang for your sampling buck. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 30 (7): A40.

Bennington, Gail K., Horowitz, L., and Bennington, J Bret. 1998. Promoting awareness of the interdisciplinary relationships between geology and events in human culture and history. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 30 (7): A130.

Bennington, J Bret and Fedo, C. M. 1998. Biofacies as indicators of a forced regression in the Middle Pennsylvanian Magoffin Marine Unit, Appalachian Basin, USA. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 30 (2): 5.

Bennington, J Bret, Forsberg, N., Schwager, K., and Verdi, E., 1997. Callianassid burrows and oyster accumulations in the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation, Central New Jersey: Paleoecological and sedimentological implications. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 29(6):A100

Bennington, J Bret and Rutherford, S. D. 1996. Calculating confidence intervals for species counts in paleoecological studies: a comparison of methods. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 28 (7): A295.

Bennington, Gail K. and Bennington, J Bret. 1996. Teaching middle school students about dinosaurs and critical thinking using the film "Jurassic Park". Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 28 (7): A342.

Bennington, J Bret and Daley, G. M., 1996. Testing for community unity in the fossil record. North American Paleontological Conference V, Washington DC, June 1996.

Bambach, R. K. and Bennington, J Bret, 1996. Environmental fidelity and time averaging - sources of apparent community stability and unity. North American Paleontological Conference V, Washington DC, June 1996.

Bennington, J Bret, Tappan, C. M., and Radcliffe, D., 1996. Mineralogical and sedimentological analysis of transgressive systems tract facies in the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation, Big Brook, New Jersey. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 1996.

Bennington, J Bret and Fedo, C. M. 1995. Evidence for glacial eustacy in the Appalachian basin Magoffin marine unit. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 27 (6): A332.

Bennington, J Bret and Bambach, R. K. 1995. Entities in the ecological hierarchy and the comparison between neontology and paleontology. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 27 (6): A168.

Simpson, E. L., Bennington, J Bret, et al. 1995. Quadrat variance analysis of Lower Cambrian ichnofossil distribution across a sequence boundary, central Virginia.. . Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 27 (6): A365.

Bennington, J Bret, 1994. Are similar fossil assemblages ever really the same? The statistical analysis of paleocommunity recurrence. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26 (6): A456.

Bambach, R. K. and Bennington, J Bret, 1994. Do communities evolve? A major question in evolutionary paleoecology. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26 (2): A176.

Jacobs, D. K., Bennington, J Bret, and D. S. Jones, 1994. Allometric analysis and isotopic variation in the shell indicates that Mercenaria tridacnoides from the Yorktown were epifaunal and suggests symbiosis. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26 (2): A375.

Bennington, J Bret, 1994. Stratigraphic and geographic distribution of facies in Middle Pennsylvanian Appalachian marine units: variations on a transgressive - regressive theme. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 26 (2).

Bennington, J Bret, 1993. Paleocommunity recurrence tested using multivariate analysis of variance. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 25 (6): A459.

Bennington, J Bret, 1992. Recognizing distinct macrofossil communities: a sample oriented approach. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 24 (7): A343.

Bambach, R. K. and Bennington, J Bret, 1992. The paradox of time-averaging: environmental fidelity but community ambiguity. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 24 (7): A343.

Bambach, R. K. and Bennington, J Bret, 1992. Community gradients in transgressive and regressive sequences. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 24 (3): 5.

Bennington, J Bret, 1991. Background for a test of community recurrence in the fossil record: The fossil assemblages and depositional environments in the Middle Pennsylvanian marine tongues of the Appalachian Basin. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 23 (5): A167.

Bennington, J Bret, 1991. Paleoenvironmental analysis of the Magoffin marine zone transgression, Middle Pennsylvanian Breathitt Formation, eastern Kentucky. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 23 (1): A8.

Bambach, R. K., A. Hubbard, and Bennington, J Bret, 1990. Ecosystem stability at different temporal scales. Abstracts,International Congress on Systematic and Evolutionary Biology IV, College Park, MD, p. 7.

Bennington, J Bret, and R. K. Bambach, 1988. General biogeographic patterns in the echinodermata through the Paleozoic. Abstracts, Palaeozoic Biogeography and Palaeogeography Symposium, Oxford, U.K. p. 32-33.

Bennington, J Bret, and R. K. Bambach, 1987. Paleobiogeographic resolution in the Paleozoic and the quality of the fossil record: a test. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 19: 586.

EXTENDED ABSTRACTS (UNREVIEWED)

Bennington, J Bret
, and Hakimian, Adina, 2002. Grain-size analysis of Cretaceous and Pleistocene sedimentary facies exposed at Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck, New York. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 2002.

Bennington, J Bret, 2001. Shell color and predation in the Cretaceous oyster Pycnodonte convexa from New Jersey. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 2001.

Wolff, M.P. and Bennington, J Bret, 2000. A comparison of changes between natural and re-nourished beaches ­ the 1997-2000 interval between sand replenishment at eastern Jones Beach Island and western Fire Island, New York. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 2000.

Bennington, J Bret, Miller, J. and Bonelli, J., 1999. Paleocommunities and depositional environments of the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation: A report on work in progress. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 1999.

Bennington, J Bret, Aluskewicz, P., Apostolou, V., Daniello, O., DeMaine, A., Forsberg, N., Miller, J., Schwager, K, and Verdi, Elisheva, 1998. Callianassid, burrowing bivalve, and Gryphaeid-oyster biofacies in the Upper Cretaceeous Navesink Formation, Central New Jersey: Paleoecological and sedimentological implications. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 1998.

Bennington, J Bret and Vincenti, Robert, 1997. Recent results from an ongoing study of the sedimentological and paleontological characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation, Central New Jersey coastal plain. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 1997.

Bennington, J Bret, Tappan, C. M., and Radcliffe, D., 1996. Mineralogical and sedimentological analysis of transgressive systems tract facies in the Upper Cretaceous Navesink Formation, Big Brook, New Jersey. Long Island Geologists Conference, Stony Brook, New York, April 1996.

FIELD GUIDES

Bennington, J Bret, and R. K. Bambach, 1994. Marine Transgressions in the Pennsylvanian Breathitt Formation of Eastern Kentucky. Southeastern Section Geological Society of America, Blacksburg, VA, April 7-9, 1994, Virginia Tech Department of Geological Sciences Guidebook Number 10, p. 249-264.

MISCELLANEOUS CONTRIBUTIONS

Letter to the editor: "Creationism is Sterile", Newsday, 3/18/02.

Bennington, J Bret and Merguerian, C., 2000. Physical Geology Laboratory Manual, 4th Ed.. McGraw-Hill.

Letter to the editor: "Fossils Introduce Our Past", Roanoke Times and World News, 3/3/93.

Contributing author: Sundberg, F.A. and N.L. Gilinsky (eds.). 1988. Historical Geology Laboratory Manual. The Department of Geological Sciences. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA. p. 7.3-7.5.

Letter to the editor: "Molecule Matters.", Wall Street Journal, 4/14/89.


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