David Meyer

David L Meyer , Ph.D.

Professor

Geology-Physics Building

505

Education

PhD: Yale University New Haven, CT, 1971 (Geology)

B.S.: University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 1966 (Geology)

Positions and Work Experience

1971 -1975 Research scientist, Ecological monitoring of shallow-water tropical marine environments and coral reefs, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama

Research Support

2004 University of Cincinnati Ohio Board of Regents, High-resolution underwater video for teaching of coral reef geology and biology $4699 Type:Grant

1999 University Research Council, University of Cincinnati Type:Grant

1996 National Geographic Society Research Grants Life and death of the crinoid Uintacrinus (Late Cretaceous) $13749

1995 University of Cincinnati Ohio Board of Regents Instructional Equipment Program $4523 Type:Grant

Investigators:With A.I. Miller and S.M. Holland 1992 -1993 National Science Foundation Collaborative research: High resolution event stratigraphy of the Kope - Corryville sequence in the type Cincinnatian $155,675 Type:Grant

Investigators:With W. I. Ausich 1989 -1991 National Science Foundation Collaborative research: Fort Payne Formation echinoderms: systematics, paleoecology, and regional synthesis (L. Mississippian, Midcontinental U.S.) $60,000 Type:Grant

Investigators:With W. I. Ausich 1985 -1987 National Science Foundation Collaborative research: Carbonate buildups in the Fort Payne Formation (Lower Mississippian) of south-central Kentucky: Taphonomic and paleoecologic models $71,500 Type:Grant

1982 National Geographic Society Research Grants Ecology of crinoid echinoderms at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef $6676

Investigators:Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr. 1978 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Manned Undersea Science and Technology Office The comparative feeding behavior of crinoids and ophiuroids Type:Grant

1977 -1979 National Science Foundation Evolutionary, ecological, and taxonomic interrelationships of Western Pacific crinoids (Echinodermata) Role:PI $49,900 Type:Grant

Investigators:Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr. 1975 -1976 National Science Foundation Ecology and functional morphology of Indo-Pacific crinoids Type:Grant

1975 -1976 University Research Council, University of Cincinnati Type:Grant

Investigators:Associate Investigator with D.B. Macurda, Jr. 1973 -1974 National Science Foundation Taxonomy, functional morphology, and zoogeography of Caribbean crinoids Type:Grant

1968 -1969 Sigma Xi Grant-In-Aid of Research

Grant: #9029-11 2011 -2012 National Geographic Society Population stability of crinoid echinoderms (feather stars) on coral reefs in the tropical Western Atlantic Role:PI 14684 Active Type:Grant

Abbreviated Publications

Other Publication

, 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.
 

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.

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.

Book

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.  

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.

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.

Presentations

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.

Service

Dry Dredgers Executive Board Type:Public Level:Local

Sigma Xi Executive Board Type:Service to Professional Associations Level:University 2010

Post Graduate Training and Education

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

Courses Taught

15-GEOL-163 PLANET EARTH:REEFS Level:Undergraduate