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David L Meyer

Title: Professor
Office: 505 Geology-Physics Building
Tel: 513-556-4530
Email: david.meyer@uc.edu

Education

  • PhD, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1971 (Geology).
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1966 (Geology).

Research Information

Research Support

  • Ohio Board of Regents, High-resolution underwater video for teaching of coral reef geology and biology, University of Cincinnati. $4699. 2004.
  • University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. 1999.
  • Life and death of the crinoid Uintacrinus (Late Cretaceous), National Geographic Society Research Grants. $13749. 1996.
  • Ohio Board of Regents Instructional Equipment Program , University of Cincinnati. $4523. 1995.
  • With A.I. Miller and S.M. Holland, Collaborative research: High resolution event stratigraphy of the Kope - Corryville sequence in the type Cincinnatian, National Science Foundation. $155,675. 1992 to 1993.
  • With W. I. Ausich, Collaborative research: Fort Payne Formation echinoderms: systematics, paleoecology, and regional synthesis (L. Mississippian, Midcontinental U.S.), National Science Foundation. $60,000. 1989 to 1991.
  • With W. I. Ausich, Collaborative research: Carbonate buildups in the Fort Payne Formation (Lower Mississippian) of south-central Kentucky: Taphonomic and paleoecologic models, National Science Foundation. $71,500. 1985 to 1987.
  • Ecology of crinoid echinoderms at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef , National Geographic Society Research Grants. $6676. 1982.
  • Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr., The comparative feeding behavior of crinoids and ophiuroids, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Manned Undersea Science and Technology Office. 1978.
  • (PI), Evolutionary, ecological, and taxonomic interrelationships of Western Pacific crinoids (Echinodermata), National Science Foundation. $49,900. 1977 to 1979.
  • (PI), Evolutionary, ecological, and taxonomic interrelationships of Western Pacific crinoids (Echinodermata), National Science Foundation. $49,900. 1977 to 1979.
  • Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr., Ecology and functional morphology of Indo-Pacific crinoids, National Science Foundation. 1975 to 1976.
  • University Research Council, University of Cincinnati. 1975 to 1976.
  • Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr., Taxonomy, functional morphology, and zoogeography of Caribbean crinoids, National Science Foundation. 1973 to 1974.
  • Grant-In-Aid of Research, Sigma Xi. 1968 to 1969.
  • (PI), Population stability of crinoid echinoderms (feather stars) on coral reefs in the tropical Western Atlantic, National Geographic Society. (9029-11), 14684. 2011 to 2012. Status: Active.

Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • C. G. Messing, D. L. Meyer, U. E. Siebeck, L. S. Jermiin, D. L. Vaney, G. W. Rouse, 2006, A modern soft-bottom, shallow-water crinoid fauna (Echinodermata) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: Coral Reefs, no. 25, p. 164–168.
  • R. A. Krause, Jr. and D.L. Meyer, 2004, Sequence stratigraphy and depositional dynamics of carbonate buildups and Associated facies from the Lower Mississippian Fort Payne Formation of southern Kentucky, U.S.A.: Journal of Sedimentary Research, v. 74, no. 6, p. 87–100.
  • J.M. Bries, A. O. Debrot, and D. L. Meyer, 2004, Damage to the leeward reefs of Curaçao and Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles from a rare storm event: Hurricane Lenny, November, 1999: Coral Reefs, v. 23, no. 2, p. 297-307.
  • A modern soft-bottom, shallow-water crinoid fauna (Echinodermata) from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs 25:164–168. C. G. Messing, D. L. Meyer, U. E. Siebeck, L. S. Jermiin, D. L. Vaney, G. W. Rouse, 2006.
  • Escape traces associated with Rafinesquina alternata, an Upper Ordovician strophomenid brachiopod from the Cincinnati Arch region.  Palaios, 24:578-590.  Dattilo, B. F., Meyer, D. L. Dewing, K., & Gaynor, M. R., 2009.  DOI: 10.2110/palo.2008.p08-102r
  • Paleoecologic assessment of an edrioasteroid (Echinodermata)–encrusted hardground from the Upper Ordovician (Maysvillian) Bellevue Member, Maysville, Kentucky. Palaios, 26: 470–483.Shroat-Lewis, R. A., Mckinney, M. L., Brett, C. E., Meyer, D. L., & Sumrall, C. D., 2011.

Peer Reviewed Conference/Workshop Proceedings

  • Decline of crinoids on the reefs of Curaçao and Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.  11th International Coral Reef Symposium, Proceedings, 875-879, Meyer, D. L., Dame, E. A., and Lask, P. B., 2008.

Books

  • Meyer, David L., and Richard A. Davis.  A Sea Without Fish: Life in the Ordovician Sea of the Cincinnati Arch Region.  Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 2009.  

Book Chapter

  • Webber, A. J., Meyer, D. L., and Milsom, C. V.  New Observations on Taphonomy and Paleoecology of Uintacrinus socialis Grinnell (Criniodea; Upper Cretaceous).  p. 92 -113 in Ausich, W. I., and Webster, G. D. (eds.), Echinoderm Paleobiology, Indiana University Press, 2008. 
  • Implications of research on living stalked crinoids for paleobiology.  p. 31-43 in Waters, J.A., and Maples, C.G. (eds.), Geobiology of Echinoderms, The Paleontological Society Papers, 3, 1997.  Paleontological Society Short Course, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City.
  • Carbonate mud mounds in the Fort Payne Formation (lower Carboniferous), Cumberland Saddle region, Kentucky and Tennessee, USA.  Pp. 273-287, in Monty, C.L.V., Bosence, D.W.J., Bridges, P.H., and Pratt, B.R. (eds.), Carbonate Mud-Mounds: Their Origin and Evolution.  International Association of Sedimentologists Special Publication No. 23.   Blackwell Science. 1995.  With W.  Ausich, D.T. Bohl, W. A. Norris, and P.  Potter.

Other Publications

  • , 1997, Implications of research on living stalked crinoids for paleobiology: Geobiology of Echinoderms, The Paleontological Society Papers. Paleontological Society Short Course, Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America, Salt Lake City, no. 3.
  • With R.A. Krause, Jr., and W.I. Ausich, 2002, Carbonate buildups in the Fort Payne Formation (Lower Mississippian), Cumberland County, Kentucky: Guidebook for geology field trips in Kentucky and adjacent areas. Joint Meeting of the North-central and Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Lexington, Kentucky.
  • With C.G. Messing, G.A. Minnery, and L. Somers, 1984, The comparative feeding behavior of crinoids and ophiuroids: Final Report for N.O.A.A., Manned Undersea Science & Technology Program, Mission 79-3.
  • Carbonate buildups in the Fort Payne Formation (Lower Mississippian), Cumberland County, Kentucky.  Pp. 1-13. in Ettensohn, F.L., & Smath, M.L. (eds.), Guidebook for geology field trips in Kentucky and adjacent areas.  2002 Joint Meeting of the North-central and Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America, Lexington, Kentucky.  With R.A. Krause, Jr., and W.I. Ausich.
     

Popular Magazine Article

  • 2002. Journal of Paleontology. Presentation of the Harrel l L. Strimple Award to Stephen Felton, pp. 789-790.

Published Abstract

  • Dattilo, Benjamin F., David L. Meyer, Matthew R. Gaynor, and Keith Dewing, 2007, Sediment avoidance and escape trace associated with Rafinesquina alternata, an Upper Ordovician strophomenid brachiopod from the Cincinnati region, Ohio and Kentucky: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 39, no. 3, p. 9.
  • , 2006, Rings around the Rafinesquina: new evidence for life position and activity of an Ordovician strophomenid brachiopod: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, no. 3, p. 22.
  • with Brad Deline, 2005, Intraspecific morphological disparity of crinoid columnals in relation to water depth in the type Cincinnatian (Upper Ordovician, 443-453 mya): Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 460.
  • With A. J. Webber and C.V. Milsom, 2005, Population structure and orientation patterns of Uintacrinus in the Upper Cretaceous (Santonian) of the Western Interior USA: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, no. 7, p. 62.

Review

  • H. Hess, W.I. Ausich, C.E. Brett, and M.J. Simms. 2000. "Fossil Crinoids." American Paleontologist 8(2), 13-14.

Presentations & Lectures

Invited Presentations

  • (2004). International Marine Aquarium Society, Chicago.
  • (2003). Ohio State University.
  • (2003). University of Akron.
  • (2010). Department of Geology, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
  • (2011). Science & Engineering Expo, University of Cincinnati.

Experience & Service

Work Experience

  • 1971 to 1975, Research scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Post Graduate training and Education

  • 1970 to 1971, Post-doctoral Fellowship, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C..

Service

  • Executive Board, Dry Dredgers
  • Executive Board, Sigma Xi 2010

Courses Taught

  • 15-GEOL-163 PLANET EARTH:REEFS
    Level: Undergraduate
    Term: 09S