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.

Peer-reviewed publications specifically about FOSSIL

Perez, V., Leder, R. M., Lundgren, L. A., Ellis, S., Dunckel, B., & Crippen, K. J. (in review). The Belgrade PaleoBlitz: A pilot project to engage amateur paleontologists.

Lundgren, L. A., Crippen, K. J., & Bex, R. T. (in press). Social media interaction as informal science learning: A comparison of message design in two niches. Research in Science Education.

Bex, R. T., Lundgren, L. A., & Crippen, K. J. (2019). Usability and Usage of a Citizen Science App by Teachers and Students. In D. C. Gibson & M. N. Ochoa (Eds.), Research Highlights in Technology and Teacher Education 2019 (pp. 65-74). Waynesville, NC: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Bex, R. T., Lundgren, L. A., & Crippen, K. J. (2019). Scientific Twitter: The flow of paleontological communication across a topic network. PLOS ONE, 14(7), e0219688. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219688

Pirlo, J., MacFadden, B.J., Gardner, E.E., Perez, V.J., and Porcello, D. 2018. Connecting fossil clubs with K-12 teachers. Connected Science Learning.

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

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.

Conference presentations specifically about FOSSIL

Ocon, S. B., Hughes, M. J., Mills, S. M., Bauer, J. E., Lundgren, L. A., Bex, R. T., Crippen, K. J., MacFadden, B. J. (2019, September 22-25). Best practices for Instagram as a geoscience educaton tool. Paper presented at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Bex, R. T., Lundgren, L. M., Bauer, J. E., & Crippen, K. J. (2019). You Can’t Sit with Us: What Topic Modeling Can Reveal about Paleontology on Twitter. Paper presented at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Bauer, J. E., Mills, S., Bex, R. T., Ellis, S., Crippen, K. J., & MacFadden, B. J. (2019, September 22-25). Increasing participation in paleontology through myFOSSIL. Paper presented at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Ocon, S. B., Mills, S. M., Bauer, J. E., Crippen, K. J., Lundgren, L. A., Bex, R. T., & MacFadden, B. J. (2019). Engaging in Social Paleontology: A Case Study of Instagram. Paper presented at the Geological Society of America Southeastern Section (SE GSA) – 68th Annual Meeting, Charleston, SC.

Lundgren, L. A., Crippen, K. J., & Bex, R. (2019). A new tool for characterizing paleontological citizen scientists in online social spaces. Paper presented at the Citizen Science Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Lundgren, L. A., Bex, R. T., Bauer, J. E., & Crippen, K. J. (2019). Social paleontology on Twitter: A longitudinal case study of network composition and attributes. Paper presented at the 10th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Toronto, Canada.

Lundgren, L. Crippen, K. J., & Bex, R. T., II. 2019. Describing the practices of members within one niche of social paleontology’s digital ecology. Annual International Conference for the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST), Baltimore, MD

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., & Bex, R. T., II. 2019. A new tool for characterizing paleontological citizen scientists in online social spaces. Citizen Science Association Conference, Raleigh, NC

Bex, R. T., II, Perez, V. J., Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., Mills, S. M., McCall, L., & Trone, R. 2019. Participatory Paleontology: A Workshop on App-Based Citizen Science, Workshop session delivered in Raleigh, NC.

Ocon, S.B., Hughes, M.J., Mills, S.M., Bauer, J.E., Crippen, K.J., Lundgren, L.M., Bex II, R.T., and MacFadden, B.J. 2019. Measuring success: Evaluating paleontology Instagram stories. Southeastern Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SE-327109. Poster Presentation.

Hughes, M.J., Ocon, S.B., Mills, S.M., Bauer, J.E., Crippen, K.J., Lundgren, L.M., Bex II, R.T., and MacFadden, B.J. 2019. Engaging in social paleontology: A case study of Instagram. Southeastern Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SE-327118. Poster Presentation.

Smith, M.A. 2019. Science communication through engaging and educational YouTube content. Southeastern Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, doi: 10.1130/abs/2019SE-327357. Oral Presentation.

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., & Bex, R. T., II. (2018). Digging into the PIT: A new tool for characterizing the social paleontological community. In The Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2018, pp. 76-83. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Lundgren, L., Bex, R.T., II, Crippen, K.J., Gardner, E.E., Mills, S.M., and MacFadden, B.J. 2018. Implementing social media campaigns and webinars to promote professionalization in paleontology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318984. Poster Presentation.

Lundgren, L., Bex, R.T., II, and Crippen, K.J. 2018. Structuring social paleontology: A description of Twitter hashtags and users. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-318998. Poster Presentation.

MacFadden, B.J. 2018. Digital vouchers and expanding access in paleontology collections. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-319771. Oral Presentation.

Bex, R.T., II, Crippen, K.J., Lundgren, L.M., and MacFadden, B.J. 2018. Using a mobile app to connect teachers to the science of paleontology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-321182. Oral Presentation.

Pirlo, J., MacFadden, B.J., Gardner, E.E., Perez, V., and Porcello, D. 2018. Fossils4Teachers! – Connecting Fossil Clubs with K-12 Teachers. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-324452. Oral Presentation.

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.

Gardner, Eleanor E., MacFadden, Bruce J., Crippen, Kent J. 2017. Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Developing a Community of Citizen Scientists via The FOSSIL Project. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

MacFadden, Bruce J., Bohaska, David J., McCall, Linda J., Pirlo, Jeanette, Niederkorn, Julie 2017. The FOSSIL Project and Citizen Science: Early Miocene Land Mammals from Belgrade, North Carolina. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting. Seattle, Washington.

Lundgren, L. & Crippen, K.J. 2017. Describing social paleontology from an ecological perspective. Northeastern/North-Central Section Joint Regional Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Pittsburgh, PA.

MacFadden, B.J. and Gardner, E.E. (2017). Sustaining the myFOSSIL community, social paleontology, and related activities. Northeastern/North-Central Section Joint Regional Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Pittsburgh, PA.

Gardner, E.E., Lockner, C., Cronin, B., and Brown, R. 2017. Improving engagement of minority K-12 students in paleontological outreach and education initiatives: A case study from Florida. Southeastern Section Regional Meeting of the Geological Society of America. Richmond, VA.

Lundgren, L., Crippen, K. J., Gardner, E. E., Leder, R., & Perez, V. 2017. Conceptualizing social paleontology: An exploration of mental models. National Association for Research in Science Teaching annual conference. San Antonio, TX.

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.

Narducci, R.E., Lundgren, L., and Gardner, E.E. (2017). Communicating Paleontological Research and Techniques to a Broader Audience: A Case Study Utilizing Webinars. Southeastern Association of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting. Gray, TN.

Narducci, R.E., Gardner, E.E., and Lundgren, L. (2017). Communicating fossil collection and preparation techniques to a wider audience: A case study utilizing webinars. Fossil Preparation & Collections Symposium, Association for Materials & Methods in Paleontology. Austin, TX.

Perez, V., Leder, R., Lundgren, L., Ellis, S., Dunckel, B., and Crippen, K. 2017. The Belgrade PaleoBlitz: A pilot project to engage amateur paleontologists. Geological Society of America NE/NC joint sectional meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

Perez, V.J., Leder, R.M., Lundgren, L.M., Ellis, S., and Dunckel, B.A. 2016. PaleoBlitz: Promoting best practices in paleontology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 48(7). Denver, CO.

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.

Perez, V., Godfrey, S.J., and Nance, J. 2016. The Calvert Marine Museum: A community collaboration. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Regional Meeting. Columbia, South Carolina.

MacFadden, B.J. and Gardner, E.E. 2016. The FOSSIL Project: A collaborative community of amateur and professional paleontologists. Geological Society of America Southeastern Section Regional Meeting. Columbia, South Carolina.

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.

Lundgren, L. 2016. Social paleontology on social media: A case study in developing social media best practices for museum projects. Museum Computer Network. New Orleans, LA.

Lundgren, L.M. and Crippen, K.J. 2015. Designing for Social Paleontology: An Exploratory Study of Citizen Mental Models of Social Media. E-Learn 2015 – World Conference on E-Learning. Kona, Hawaii, U.S.A..

Leder, R.M. 2015. iDigBio vs. FOSSIL? Closing the gap and franking private fossil resources into professional databases. Swiss Geoscience Meeting. Basel, Switzerland

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.

Hendy, A.J.W. and MacFadden, B.J. 2014. Digitizing Paleontological Collections for New Audiences: Past Practices and the Potential for Public Participation. North American Paleontological Convention. Gainesville, Florida, U.S.A.

Crippen, K.J., MacFadden, B., Ellis, S., Hendy, A., and Dunckel, B. 2014. The Perspective of Fossil Clubs and Paleontologists for Participating in a Community of Practice. National Association for Research in Science Teaching (NARST) annual meeting. Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.

Peer-reviewed publications with content related to FOSSIL

Perez, V.J., Godfrey, S., Kent, B., and Weems, R. In review. Carcharocles chubutensisCarcharocles megalodon (Otodontidae, Chondrichthyes): cusplet loss through time. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Perez, V.J. and Marks, K.W. 2017. The first documented fossil records of Isistius and Squatina (Chondrichthyes) from Florida, with an overview of the associated vertebrate fauna. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, 55(7):139-155.

Conference presentations with content related to FOSSIL

Perez, V., & Crippen, K. J. (2019). Swimming into science: Sharks and minnows summer camp. Paper presented at the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Perez, V. and Marks, K. 2017. The Plio-Pleistocene vertebrate fauna of Cookiecutter Creek (Sarasota County, FL), including two new chondrichthyan taxa for the Florida fossil record.Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 49 (6). Seattle, WA.

Perez, V. 2017. The Cookiecutter Shark, Isistius: the real cookie monster. Aurora Fossil Festival. Aurora, NC.

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

Davidson, M.D., and Brett, C.E. 2018. Thomka, J.R., Bissett, D.L., Bantel, T.E. Microstratigraphy and modes of occurrence of diploporitan echinoderms in the Napoleon Quarry Lagerstatte (middle Silurian Massie Formation, Southeastern Indiana). Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 110.1130/abs/2018AM-323416

Brett, C.E., Thomka, J.R., and Bissett, D.L. 2018. Analysis of disarticulated pelmatozoan columns from the Silurian of Indiana: A key to assessment of biodiversity, taphonomic biases, and paleoecology. Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-325051

Bauer, J.E., Lam, A.R., Fraass, S., Fraass, A.J., Hartshorn, K.R., Borden, R.M., Muskelly, C.O., Sheffield, S.L., Thompson-Munson, M., Hils, J.M., and Limbeck, M.R. 2018. Time Scavengers: A collaborative endeavor to disseminate complex science to increase public literacy on climate change and evolution. Geological Society of America Meeting, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-319985

Sheffield, S.L., Bauer, J.E., Limbeck, M.E., Bright, J.A., and Bantel, T.E. 2018. Quantitatively assessing gross morphology of holocystitid diploporitans (Blastozoa: Echinodermata). Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-321684

Sprinkle, J., Guensburg, T.E., Rushlau, W., McCall, L.J., Theisen, L., McKinzie, M.G., and Vandlandingham, S. 2018. New or more complete echinoderms discovered since 1982 from the Bromide Formation (Sandbian) of Southern Oklahoma. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-319856

McCall, L.J. and Zachos, L. 2018. Residual color patterns in the Echinoid Hemipatagis carolinensis from the North Carolina Oligocene. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-319813.

Deline, B., Alley, H.N., Kallmeyer, J.W., Rahman, I.A. 2018. Hydrodynamics and adaptive significance of coiling anal sacs in Ordovician crinoids. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 50(6), doi: 10.1130/abs/2018AM-320670.

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 taphonomy Geological 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.

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.