Publications

A number of presentations and publications (grant products) have resulted from the FOSSIL Project and its growing community.  A list of citations is provided below.  For presentations or publications without links to abstracts, please email the FOSSIL Project Coordinator, Sadie Mills, at [email protected] for more information.

 

Research and informational communications specifically about FOSSIL:

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., Gardner, E. E., Perez, V. J., and Leder, R. M. 2018. Exploring mental models of amateur palaeontologists in a community of practice: A case study approach. Internal Journal of Social Media and Interactive Environments, DOI 10.1504/IJSMILE.2018.10013530

 

Bex, R. T., II, Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., & MacFadden, B. J. 2018. Designing for public participation in paleontology through the development of an app. In The Proceedings of the European Conference on Social Media (ed. Remenyi, D.), pp. 462–466. Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, Ltd.

 

Lundgren, L. and Crippen, K. J. 2018. Educative social media for informal science learning: Effective message design across two digital niches. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2018 Annual International Conference Abstracts. Poster presentation.

 

Lundgren, L. and Crippen, K. J. 2017. Developing social paleontology: A case study implementing innovative social media applications. In Social Media Excellence Awards 2017: An Anthology of Case Histories (ed. Remenyi, D.), pp. 11–26. Reading, UK: Academic Conferences and Publishing International, Ltd.

 

Crippen, K.J., Ellis, S., Dunckel, B.A., Hendy, A.J.W., and MacFadden, B.J. 2016. Seeking shared practice: a juxtaposition of the attributes and activities of organized fossil groups with those of professional paleontology. Journal of Science Education and Technology, DOI 10.1007/s10956-016-9627-3.

 

MacFadden, B.J., Lundgren, L., Crippen, K., Dunckel, B.A., and Ellis, S. 2016. Amateur paleontological societies and fossil clubs, interactions with professional paleontologists, and social paleontology in the United States. Palaeontologia Electronica 19.2.1E: 1-19.

 

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K., MacFadden, B., Ellis, S., Dunckel, B., and Gardner, E. 2016. Social media messaging and engagement with paleontology in an online community of practice. National Association for Research in Science Teaching 2016 Annual International Conference Abstracts, p. 246. Oral presentation.

 

MacFadden, B.J. and Gardner, E.E. 2016. The FOSSIL Project: A collaborative community of amateur and professional paleontologists. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 48, no. 3. Oral presentation.

 

Lundgren, L. and Gardner, E.E. 2016. Implementing social paleontology: An examination of amateur paleontologists’ Facebook groups. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 48, no. 3. Oral presentation.

 

Leder, R.M. 2016. Maxing out the potential of private fossil collections through digitization: Best practices in photographing specimens. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, vol. 48, no. 3. Oral presentation.

 

MacFadden, B.J. 2015. The FOSSIL Project: engaging amateur fossil clubs and societies as downstream users of digitized dataGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, p. 612. Oral presentation.

 

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K.J., MacFadden, B.J., Dunckel, B.A., Ellis, S., & Gardner, E.E. 2015. Exploring social media as a research tool for measuring engagement in a paleontological community of practice. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 7., p. 255. Oral presentation.

 

Leder, R.M. 2015. Closing the gap — building a strong and productive network between amateurs and professionals in paleontology: How the myFOSSIL website creates a strong paleo-community and franking private fossil resources into professional databases with both sides being beneficiaryGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 7. Poster presentation.

 

Crippen, K.J., Dunckel, B.A., MacFadden, B.J., Ellis, S., & Lundgren, L. 2015. A framework for social paleontology via an online community space. In “Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015” (pp. 305-311). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Lundgren, L. & Crippen, K.J. 2015. Designing for social paleontology: an exploratory study of citizen mental models. In “Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2015” (pp. 849-858). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

 

Lundgren, L., Hendy, A.J.W., & Crippen, K.J. 2014. The design of social media messages for promoting engagement in an online community of practice. University of Florida Graduate Student Research Conference. Poster presentation.

 

Lundgren, L. & Crippen, K.J. 2015. The FOSSIL Project: using social media to develop a community of practice. University of Florida 10th Annual Conference of the Social Sciences. Poster presentation.

 

Hendy, K.A., Lundgren, L., Hendy, A.J.W., MacFadden, B.J., Dunckel, B.A., Crippen, K.J., & Ellis, S. 2014. FOSSIL: Developing a cyber-enabled community for paleontologistsGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 46, no. 6, p. 737. Poster presentation.

 

MacFadden, B. J., Crippen, K. J., Dunckel, B. A., & Ellis, S. 2014. FOSSIL – A national network of fossil clubs and professional paleontologists in the US. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p.128. Oral presentation.

 

Research and informational communications by amateur/avocational members since FOSSIL’s inception:

Molineux, A.M., McCall, L.J., and Geigerman, F.C. 2014. Avocational paleontologists and volunteers: critical partners with the Non-vertebrate Paleontology Collections at UT-Austin. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 105. Oral presentation.

 

Noell, P. 2014. The Dallas Palentological Society’s contributions to public participation in paleontology10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 105-106. Oral presentation.

 

McCall, L.J. 2014. The purpose and function of fossil clubs: a personal perspective. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 106. Oral presentation.

 

Higginbotham, L.T. 2014. Mineral Wells Fossil Park, Texas10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 126. Oral presentation.

 

Clark, D.R. 2014. Engaging professionals and the public: outreach efforts of the Friends of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 126-127. Oral presentation.

 

Guberek, M.P., Jefferson, G.T., and Murray, L.K. 2014. The Anza Borrego Desert State Park Paleontology Society: forty years of volunteer support in field, preparation, and curation activities10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 153-154. Poster presentation.

 

Hartshorn, K.R., Kallmeyer, J.W., Heimbrock, W.P., Bantel, T.E. 2014. Heirs to the ‘Cincinnati School of Paleontology’: over 70 years of scientific contributions from the Cincinnati Dry Dredgers. 10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 154. Poster presentation.

 

Krisher, D.L. 2014. Rochester Academy of Science Fossil Section — an example of citizen scientists and their role in paleontology10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 154-155. Poster presentation.

 

Roth, P.R., Kittle, B.A., Santucci, V.L., and Brown, R.D. 2014. Educational outreach by avocational paleontologists and citizen scientists for National Fossil Day — Junior Paleontologist Educational Kits10th North American Paleontological Convention, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, v. 13, p. 155. Poster presentation.

 

Thomka, J.R., Brett, C.E., and Bissett, D.L. 2015. Small carbonate buildups in the Middle Silurian of southern Indiana: influences on echinoderm and trilobite taphonomyGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 7, p. 276. Oral presentation.

 

McCall, L.J., Molineux, A.M., and Sprinkle, J. 2015. Beach sand restoration project on Topsail Island, North Carolina, yields Oligocene fauna with unusual preservation, including color retention. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 47, no. 7. Oral presentation.