Mesabi Range Geologic Society
University of Missouri, Columbia
University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
University of St. Thomas
Lunar and Planetary Institute, NASA, Houston
Carleton College, Minnesota
Oberlin College, Ohio
University of Minnesota, Duluth
Sonoma State University, California
Shapiro, R. S. and Awramik, S. M., 2004, Favosamaceria cooperi new group new form: a widely dispersed, time-restricted thrombolite: Journal of Paleontology (accepted)
Shapiro, R. S., 2004, Recognition of fossil prokaryotes in Cretaceous methane seep carbonates: relevance to astrobiology: Astrobiology. v. 4, p. 438-449 PDF
Shapiro, R. S., 2004, Neoproterozoic-Cambrian microbialite record, in Lipps, J. and Waggoner, B., eds., Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Biological Revolutions: The Paleontological Society Papers, v. 10, p. 5-15. PDF
Shapiro, R. S. and Rigby, J. K., 2004, First occurrence of an in situ anthaspidellid sponge in a dendrolite mound (Upper Cambrian of the Great Basin, U.S.A.): Journal of Paleontology, v. 78, 645-650.
Shapiro, R. S., 2002, Are Proterozoic cap carbonates and isotopic excursions a record of gas hydrate destabilization following Earths coldest intervals? Comment: Geology, v. 30, p. 761-762.
Rowland, S. M. and R. S. Shapiro, 2002, Reef patterns and environmental influences in the Cambrian and earliest Ordovician, in Kiessling, W. and Flügel, E., eds., Phanerozoic Reef Patterns: SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology) Special Publication 72, Tulsa, Oklahoma. p. 95-128.
Shapiro, R. and Fricke, H., 2002, Tepee Buttes: fossilized methane-seep ecosystems: Field Trip Guidebook, Geological Society of America, Boulder, Colorado, p. 94-101. PDF
Shapiro, R. S., 2000, A comment on the systematic confusion of thrombolites: PALAIOS, v. 15, p. 166-169. PDF
Shapiro, R. S. and Awramik, S. M., 2000, Microbialite morphostratigraphy as a tool for correlating Late Cambrian-early Ordovician sequences: Journal of Geology, v. 108, p. 171-180. PDF
Awramik, S. M., Corsetti, F. A., and Shapiro, R. S., 2000. Stromatolites and the pre-Phanerozoic to Cambrian history of the area southeast of Death Valley. San Bernardino County Museum Association Quarterly, v. 47, n. 2, p. 64-74.
Shapiro, R. S. and West, R. R., 1999, Late Paleozoic stromatolite morphologies: new insights from the Lower Permian of Kansas, U.S.A.: Lethaia, v. 32, p. 131-139.
Completed Student Research Projects:
Nathan Suurymeyer: Sedimentology of Flat-Pebble Conglomerates (2004)
Joseph Beer: Age and Depositional Setting of the Blue Earth Siltstone, Minnesota River Valley (2003)
Melissa Hicks: Development of a Sequence Stratigraphic Framework for the Upper Nopah Formation (Upper Cambrian, Eastern California and Western Nevada) (2002)
Robyn Howley: Carbonate Depositional History Refined by Gamma Radiation Analysis: Middle to Lower Upper Cambrian Highland Peak Formation, Eastern Nevada (2002)
Treasure Bailey: Using Dendrolite Morphology to Correlate Upper Cambrian Formations in the Delamar and Spring Mountains, Southern Nevada (2002)
Christopher Gale: A Petrographic and Scanning Electron Microscopic Investigation of Fossil Bacteria in the Late Campanian Aged Tepee Buttes of Pueblo County, Colorado (2001)
Peter Taylor: "SEM and Petrogaphic Investigation of Stromatolites Associated with Coal Seams, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia" (2000)
Jennifer Slepian: "Paleoecology of Silurian Corals, Eastport, Maine" (2000)
Rosie Myers: "Growth History of a Pleistocene Reef, Exuma Islands, Bahamas" (2000)