PUBLICATIONS

Strother, P. K. 2000. Cryptospores: The origin and Early Evolution of the Terrestrial Flora. In: R. A. Gastaldo & W. A. DiMichele (eds.) Phanerozoic Terrestrial Ecosystems. The Paleontological Society Papers, Vol. 6: 3-19.

Strother, P. K. & J. Beck. 2000. Spore-like microfossils from Middle Cambrian strata: expanding the meaning of the term cryptospore, 413-424. In M. M. Harley, C. M. Morton and S. Blackmore (eds.) Pollen and Spores: Morphology and Biology, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Strother, P. K. & E. S. Barghoorn. 2000. Clues to life in the Archean Eon, 97-115. In: L. Margulis, C. Matthews and A. Haselton (eds.) Environmental Evolution: Effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet Earth. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. [Second edition].

Beck, J.H. & P.K. Strother. 1997. Acritarchs from the Silurian Section at Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada: Paleoecology. Acta Universitatis Carolinae, Geologica 40 (1996): 321-334.

Shute, Cedric, Alan R. Hemsley &P. K. Strother. 1996. Reassessment of Dyads contained in a late Silurian rhyniophytoid sporangium. Special Papers in Palaeontology, No. 55: 137-145.

Strother, P. K. 1996. Acritarchs. In : J. Jansonius & D. C. McGregor (eds.) Palynology: Principles and Applications. Volume I. Principles. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists Foundation, Dallas, p. 81-106.

P. K. Strother, Al-Hajri, S. & A. Traverse. 1996. New evidence for land plants from the lower Middle Ordovician of Saudi Arabia. Geology 24(1): 55-58.

Strother, P. K. & J. Beck. 1995.Plant spores from lateral equivalents to the Delaware Water Gap section. In : A. John E. B. Baker (ed.) Contributions to the Paleontology of New Jersey. The Geological Association of New Jersey, vol. XII, Wayne, New Jersey, p. 209-221.

Strother, P. K. 1994. Sedimentation of palynomorphs in rocks of pre-Devonian age. In : A. Traverse (ed.) Sedimentation of Organic Particles. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, p. 489-502.

Traverse, A. &P. K. Strother. 1994. On the current nomenclatural status of Tetrahedraletes (Fossiles). Taxon 43 -Feb 1994:71-74.

Strother, P.K. 1993. Clarification of the genus Nematothallus Lang. Journal of Paleontology 67 (6):1090-1094.

Strother, P. K. 1992. The evidence for the earliest life. In: L. Margulis &L. Olendzenski (eds.) Environmental Evolution: Effects of the origin and evolution of life on planet Earth. MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass., p. 87-101.

Strother, P. K. 1991. A classification schema for the cryptospores. Palynology 15: 219-236.

Gensel, P., N. G. Johnson & P. K. Strother. 1990. Early land plant debris (Hooker's "waifs and strays"?). Palaios 5 (6): 520-547.

Strother, P.K. 1990. The construction of models to produce distributions of simple cell morphologies. In: C. Ponnamperuma & F. R. Eirich (eds.) Prebiological Self Organization of Matter. A. DEEPAK Publishing, Hampton, Va., p. 280.

Strother, P.K. 1989. Pre-metazoan life. In : D. Briggs & K. Allen (eds.) Evolution and the Fossil Record: Belhaven Press, London, p. 51-72.

Strother, P.K. 1988. New species of Nematothallus from the Silurian Bloomsburg Formation of central Pennsylvania. Journal of Paleontology 62 (6): 287-323.

Knoll, A. H., P. K. Strother and S. Rossi. 1988. Distribution and diagenesis of microfossils from the lower Proterozoic Duck Creek Dolomite, Western Australia. Precambrian Research 38: 257-279.

Strother, P. K. and K. Tobin. 1987. Observations on the genus Huroniospora Barghoorn: Implications for paleoecology of the Gunflint Chert. Precambrian Research 36: 323-333.

Strother, P. K., A. H. Knoll & E. S. Barghoorn. 1983. Microfossils from the late Precambrian Narssârssuk Formation, northwest Greenland. Palaeontology 26(1): 1-32.

Lenk, C., P. K. Strother, C. Kaye & E. S. Barghoorn. 1982. Precambrian age for the Boston Basin--new evidence from microfossils. Science 216: 619-920.

Bridgewater, D., J. H. Allaart, J. W. Schopf, C. Klein, M. R. Walter, E. S. Barghoorn, P. Strother, A. H. Knoll & B. E. Gorman. 1981. Microfossil-like objects from the Archaean of Greenland: A cautionary note. Nature 289: 51-53.

Strother, P. K. and E. S. Barghoorn. 1980. Microspheres from the Swartkoppie Formation: A review. In: H. O. Halvorson & K. E. Van Holde (eds.) The Origins of Life and Evolution. Alan R. Liss, New York, p. 1-18.

Strother. P. K. and A. Traverse. 1979. Plant microfossils from Llandoverian and Wenlockian rocks of Pennsylvania. Palynology 3: 1-21.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PRESS

Beck, J. H. & P. K. Strother. Paleopalynology of the Silurian section at Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada. Palynology 25.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PREPARATION

Strother, P. K. & G. Wood. Evidence for a terrestrial flora by Middle Cambrian time.

Strother, P.K., R. A. MacRae, R. A. Fensome, & G. Williams. The Phanerozoic record of organic-walled phytoplankton. Paleobiology

Strother, P. K. Non-marine palynomorphs from the Middle Cambrian Bright Angel Shale, Grand Canyon, USA..

Strother, P.K., E. Rose, C. T. Baldwin, D. Skilliter, J.H. Beck. Evidence of non-marine palynomorphs in the Bright Angel Shale (Middle Cambrian, Crand Canyon, Arizona).

Strother, P.K. Spores and cryptospores from a late Silurian coprolite: Notes on plant diversity during the late Silurian.

 

ABSTRACTS OF PRESENTED PAPERS

Strother, P.K., R. A. MacRae, R. A. Fensome, & G. Williams. 2001. The Phanerozoic record of organic-walled phytoplankton. Earth System Processes, 24-28 June 2001, Edinburgh. Programmes with Abstracts, p. 67-68.

Strother, P. K. 2000. Palynology and the origin of terrestrial ecosystems. GSA Abstracts with programs 32 (7): A-130.

Baldwin, C. T., Rose, E., Strother, P. K. & Beck, J. H. 2000. The paleoecology of the Bright Angel Shale in the eastern Grand Canyon. GSA Abstracts with programs 32 (7): A-224.

Strother, P. K. 2000. The cryptospore record indicates a Cambrian origin for land plants. Annual meeting of the Botanical Society of America, Portland, Oregon.

Strother, P. K. & G. Wood. 2000. Evidence of terrestrial plants by Middle Cambrian time. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs, 32 (1): A-76.

Beck, J.H. & P.K. Strother. 2000. Palynomorphs as environmental indicators in lower Paleozoic strata. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs, 32 (1): A-4.

Strother, P. K & G. Wood. 1999. A Terrestrial flora by Middle Cambrian Time: Evidence from the Bright Angel Shale and Rogersville Shale of the United States. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 32nd Annual Meeting. Program and Abstracts: 42-43.

Beck, J.H. & P.K. Strother. 1999. Silurian plant diversity as determined from spores and cryptospores from the central Appalachians, U.S.A. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 32nd Annual Meeting. Program and Abstracts: 1-2.

Strother, P. K. 1999. Actualism in paleobotanical research. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 31(2): A-71.

Beck, J. H., D. M. Skilliter & P. K. Strother, 1998. Non-marine paleopalynology of the Silurian of the Central Appalachians. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 31(1): A-4.

Strother , P. K., C. T. Baldwin , D. M. Skilliter, T. McNulty, & J. H. Beck. 1998. Palynomorphs of probable non-marine origin from the Middle Cambrian, Bright Angel Shale. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 31(1): A-76.

Skilliter, D. M., P. K. Strother, C. T. Baldwin and T. McNulty. 1998. Paleontological and sedimentological study of the Middle Cambrian Bright Angel Shale: What's for lunch. GSA Abstracts with Programs 30(7): 385.

Kafka, A, A. L., Honkonen, A., Ruszczyk, E., Strother, P.K., and Cochrane, L. 1998. Seismograms recorded by New England PEPP stations. 1998 meeting of the Seismological Society of America.

Strother, P. K. Non-marine palynomorphs from the Middle Cambrian Bright Angel Shale, Grand Canyon, USA. CIMP Meeting, Pisa, September, 1998.

Strother, P.K. & J.H. Beck. 1998. Spore-like Microfossils from Middle Cambrian Strata: Expanding the Meaning of the Term Cryptospore. Pollen and Spores: Morphology and Biology Conference, Kew Gardens, July 1998.

Strother, P.K. 1996. Indicators of early land plant diversity. International Organization of Paleobotany, Fifth Quadrennial Conference, Santa Barbara. Abstracts, p. 97.

Strother, P.K., A. R. MacRae, A. Fricker, R. Fensome & G. Williams. 1996. Phanerozoic phytoplankton Diversity is decoupled from marine invertebrate diversity. Abstracts. IX IPC Meeting - Houston, p. 152.

Strother, P. K. 1996. The morphological basis for evolution in the cryptospores. Abstracts. IX IPC Meeting - Houston, p. 152.

Beck, John & P. K. Strother. 1996. Palynology and paleoecology of the Silurian section at Arisaig, Nova Scotia, Canada. CIMP Acritarch Subcommission: International Meeting and Workshop, Univerzita Karlova, Praha.

Strother, P.K., A. R. MacRae, A. Fricker, R. Fensome & G. Williams. 1994. Phanerozoic phytoplankton Diversity is decoupled from marine invertebrate diversity. Abstracts. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 27th annual meeting, Program and Abstracts, p. 47.

Strother, P.K., S. Al-Hajri & A. Traverse. 1994. Middle Ordovician Cryptospores from Saudi Arabia: New Evidence for a Pre-Vascular Transitional Terrestrial Flora. Abstracts. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 27th annual meeting, Program and Abstracts, p. 46.

Strother, P.K. 1994. Lower Ordovician through upper Silurian sporomorph assemblages: fossil evidence for a pre-vascular transitional terrestrial flora. GSA Abstracts with Programs 26(3):75.

Strother, P.K., R. A. MacRae, A. Fricker, R. A. Fensome & G. L. Williams. 1994. Phanerozoic phytoplankton diversity is decoupled from that of marine invertebrates. GSA Abstracts with Programs 264:64-65.

Gensel, P., Strother, P.K. & A. H. Knoll. The rôle of palynomorphs in constraining aspects of early land plant evolution. Proceedings of the International Botanical Congress, Tokyo, Japan, September, 1993.

Strother, P.K. & J. Beck. 1993. Terrestrial organic remains from the Silurian Wills Creek Formation. GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs A-81.

Strother, P.K., C. T. Baldwin & J. Beck. 1993. The recognition of non-marine indicators in shallow marine lithofacies in the Silurian of the central Appalachians. GSA Annual Meeting Abstracts with Programs A-361.

Strother, P. K. 1993. Evidence of a Transitional Flora before the Origin of Vascular Tissue. AAAS Annual Meeting, Boston. (poster)

Strother, P.K. & J. Beck. 1992. Non-marine microfossils from a Silurian section in Nova Scotia. GSA Abstracts with Programs 24(7):270.

Strother, P.K. 1992 Evolutionary relationships among the cryptospores. 8th International Palynological Congress, Aix-En-Provence, Program and Abstracts: 141.

Strother, P. K. & J. Beck. 1992. Palynology of the Arisaig Group (Silurian), Nova Scotia, Canada. 8th International Palynological Congress, Aix-En-Provence, Program and Abstracts: 141.

Strother, P. K. Observations on the current status of nematophyte diversity. Organisation Internationale de Paleobotanique IVème Conference, Paris, Abstracts: 158.

Strother, P.K. 1992. A review of the fossil evidence for the existence of land plants from Silurian rocks of Pennsylvania. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 24: 79.

Strother, P.K. & J. Beck. 1992. Paleopalynology of the Arisaig Group (Silurian), Nova Scotia: Results of an initial survey. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 24: 79.

Strother, P. K. 1991. Paleoecology of Pre-Devonian palynomorphs. Abstracts . American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 24th annual meeting.

Strother, P. K. 1991. Generic concepts in non-vascular Silurian plants. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs, 23: 135.

Strother, P. K. 1990. Nematoclasts : A proposal for a new category of palynomorph. Abstracts. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 23rd annual meeting.

Strother, P. K. 1990. Phylogeny and evolutionary relationships among the cryptospores. American Journal of Botany , 77 (6): 94. Strother, P. K. 1990. A topological model for the construction of evolutionary trees. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 22: 73.

Strother, P. K. 1990. A proposed classification for the cryptospores: Understanding sporomorph diversity and phylogeny in the Silurian. Pollen and Spores: Patterns of Diversification. The Systematics Association and The Linnean Society of London.

Strother, P. K. 1990. Biogenicity criteria for the assessment of Archean microfossils and stromatolites. "Early life on earth: what the rock record tells us" [invited symposium] American Association for the Advancement of Science, February, 1990.

Strother, P. K. 1990. A artificial classification of spore-like microfossils (cryptospores) of lower Paleozoic age. Palynology 14: 218.

DeSimone, L. A. and P. K. Strother. 1989. The rôle of palynomorphs in the interpretation of the paleoecology of the lower Silurian Tuscarora Formation. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists 22nd Annual Meeting.

Strother, P. K. 1989. Examples of Nematothallus from the Bloomsburg Formation of central Pennsylvania, U. S. The Murchison Symposium, University of Keele, March, 1989.

Desimone, L. A., P .K. Strother & C. T. Baldwin. 1988. A stratigraphic analysis of the palynomorph suite of the Tuscarora Formation in central Pennsylvania and its rôle in paleoenvironmental interpretation. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs (20)1: 15.

Freile, D., C. T. Baldwin & P. K. Strother. 1988. The Tuscarora Formation at Mill Hall: An ichnologically defined depositional model. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 20 (1): 19.

Strother, P. K. 1988. Nematothallus and the origin of plants. Northeast GSA Abstracts with Programs 20 (1): 73-74.

Strother, P. K. 1987. Palynomorphs from the copper-bearing Nonesuch Formation (late Precambrian). Palynology 11: 252.

Strother, P. K. 1985. An emerging non-marine biostratigraphic zonation in the Silurian of the Northern Hemisphere. Northeast GSA, Abstracts with Programs 17(1): 65.

Johnson, N. G., P. K. Strother & A. Traverse. 1985. Indications of an algal affinity for some early Silurian plant microfossils from central Pennsylvania. American Journal of Botany 72(6): 895.

Strother, P. K. 1984. The vegetative morphology of Nematothallus. Second International Organization of Paleobotany Conference, Edmonton, Canada. Abstracts, p. 40.

Strother, P. K., N. G. Johnson & A. Traverse. 1983. Morphology and phylogeny of Silurian spore tetrads. American Journal of Botany 70(5), part 2: 79-80.

Strother, P. K. and C. Lenk. 1983. Eohostimella is not a plant. American Journal of Botany 70(5), part 2: 80.

Johnson, N. G., A. Traverse & P. K. Strother. 1983. Plant microfossils from the Lower Silurian Tuscarora Formation at Mill Hall, Pennsylvania. American Journal of Botany 70(5), part 2: 72.

Strother, P. K. 1982. Non-marine palynomorphs from Llandoverian and Wenlockian strata. Palynology 6: 292. Strother, P. K. 1981. Palynological evidence for the origin of a land flora. Botanical Society of America, Miscellaneous Series, Publication 160, p. 48.

Strother, P. K. 1981. Palynomorphs from the Nonesuch Shale (Precambrian) of Northern Michigan. Palynology 5: 223.

Strother, P. K. and A. Traverse. 1981. Early Silurian nonmarine palynoflorules from Poe Paddy, Pennsylvania. Palynology 5: 223-224.

Strother, P. K., C. Lenk, E. S. Barghoorn & C. Kaye. 1981. Petrified palynomorphs from the Cambridge Argillite, Cambridge Massachusetts. American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, 14th Annual Meeting, Abstracts, p. 28.

Strother, P. K. 1980. The evolutionary significance of lower and middle Silurian plant remains. Fifth International Palynological Conference, Cambridge, England, Abstracts, p. 376.

Strother, P. K. 1979. Paleoecosystem analysis, In: M.N. Dastoor et al. (eds.) Interaction of the Biota with the Atmosphere and Sediments. NASA: 127-128.

Strother, P. K. and A. H. Knoll. 1979. A late Precambrian microbiota from the Thule Basin, Greenland.Botanical Society of America, Miscellaneous Series, Publication 157, p. 39.

ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

"Research on early terrestrial floras in central Pennsylvania." Sixth Mid-Continent Paleobotanical Colloquium, University of Illinois, June 1988. "Scraps of ?plants? from the latest Ordovician and earliest Silurian of Pennsylvania" (with A. Traverse), Seventh Annual Northeast Paleobotanical Conference, November, 1984.

"Attempts to establish the morphology of Nematothallus pseudo-vasculosa." The Sixth Northeast Paleobotanical Conference, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, November, 1983.

"Additional notes on Silurian plants." Fourth Northeastern Paleobotanical Conference, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, November 1981.

"Non-vascular land plants--paleobotanical perspectives" The Northeast Paleobotanical Meetings, Harvard Forest, Petersham, Massachusetts, November, 1980.

INVITED LECTURES

"A review of plant evolution during Silurian time." The James Hall Symposium: Second International Symposium on the Silurian System, University of Rochester, August 4-9, 1996.

"Fossil evidence for the origin of land plants." Marine Biological Laboratories weekly seminar, Woods Hole, MA, December 12, 1990.

"Biogenicity criteria for the assessment of Archean microfossils and stromatolites. Early life on earth: what the rock record tells us." American Association for the Advancement of Science, February, 1990.

"The origin of the land flora." Department of Botany, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, departmental seminar, December, 1988. "Geological evidence for the origins of life on the Earth" International Astronomical Union, Baltimore, August, 1988.

"Palymorphs from the copper-bearing Nonesuch Formation (late Precambrian)." American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists, City University of New York, October, 1986.


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