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Anthony Martin

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Dr. Anthony Martin

Honors Program Coordinator,
Professor of Practice

400 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322

geoam@emory.edu

Telephone: 404-727-6476
Fax: 404-727-4448

Honorary Research Associate, School of Geosciences, Monash University
Winship Award Winner (2005-2006)

Research Associate in Paleontology, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Emory Center for Teaching and Curriculum Award for Excellence in Teaching (2006-2007)

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Potential Student Research Projects

Books Published

Martin, A.J., 2014, Dinosaurs Without Bones: Revealing Dinosaurs Lives Through Their Trace Fossils. Pegasus Press, New York: 460 p.

Martin, A.J. 2013. Life Traces of the Georgia Coast. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana: 692 p.

Varricchio, D.J., Martin, A.J., and Katsura, Y. 2009. El Dinosaurio Que Excavó Su Madriguera [The Dinosaur That Dug Its Burrow]. ¡Fundamental! 15, Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Teruel, Spain, 72 p. (Translated into English and Spanish.)

Martin, A. J. 2006. Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs (2nd Edition). Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK: 560 p.

Martin, A.J. 2006. Trace Fossils of San Salvador. Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas: 80 p.

Martin, A.J. 2001. Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs. (1st Edition). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, U.K.: 426 p.

Papers in Press

Datillo, B., Howald, S., Bonem, R., Farlow, J.O., Martin, A.J., O’Brien, M., Blair, M., Kuban, G., Mark, L., Knox, A., Ward, B., and Joyce, T.  Stratigraphy of the Paluxy River tracksites in and around Dinosaur Valley State Park, Lower Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation, Somervell County, Texas. Accepted for publication in New Mexico Museum of Natural History Bulletin, expected publication in early 2014.

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. Caster’s plasters: Kenneth Caster’s neoichnologic experiments on limulids in the 1930s. Accepted for publication in Geological Association of Canada special volume, papers from Ichnia, International Ichnological Congress Meeting, St. Johns, Newfoundland (Canada). In press, expected publication in mid-2014.

Public-Outreach Courses (DVD)

Martin, A.J., and Hawks, J. 2010. Major Transitions in Evolution. The Teaching Company, Chantilly, Virginia: 24 lectures on DVD and course guidebook, 116 p. Co-taught with paleoanthropologist John Hawks (University of Wisconsin).

Published Papers and Abstracts (since 2003)

2014

Martin, A.J. 2014. Trace fossil of a walking fish from the Pottsville Formation (Late Carboniferous) of Alabama. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46(3): 86.

Martin, A.J., and Whitten, M.J. 2014. GIS mapping of raccoon (Procyon lotor) trails and associated invertebrate and vertebrate traces in storm-washover fans, St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 46(3): 87.

Martin, A.J., Vickers-Rich, P., and Rich, T.H. 2013. Oldest known avian footprints from Australia: Eumeralla Formation (Albian), Dinosaur Cove, Victoria. Palaeontology, 57: 7-19.

Martin, A.J., Rich, T.H., Vickers-Rich, P., Hall, M., Kool, L., and Trusler, P. 2014. The Great Cretaceous Walk: an ichnological survey of Lower Cretaceous strata in Victoria, Australia and implications for Gondwanan paleontology. North American Paleontological Convention Abstract Book, Paleontological Society Special Publications, 13: 63.

Weaver, P.G., Martin, A.J., and Tacker, R.C. 2014. Early bulldozers and imposters: a re-examination of trace fossils from the Albemarle Group, Carolina Terrane of North Carolina. 10th North American Paleontological Convention Abstract Book, The Paleontological Society Special Publications, 13: 147.

2013

Martin, A.J. 2013. Book review: Roadside Geology of Georgia. Southeastern Geology, 50: 55-57.

Martin, A.J., and Weaver, Patricia W. 2013. Ediacaran trace fossils from the Albemarle Group of the Carolina Terrane, North Carolina (USA): marks of a mobile lifestyle on a Precambrian sea bottom. In Hibbard, J., and (editors), One Arc, Two Arcs, Old Arc, New Arc: A 21st Century Perspective on the Geology of the Carolina Terrane in Central North Carolina: Carolina Geological Society, Field Trip Guidebook: 185-192.

Martin, A.J., Datillo, Blair, M., Howald, S., and Farlow, J.O. 2013. Invertebrate Burrows and Dinosaur Tracks, Destroying One Another (Or Not): Composite Ichnofabrics in the Glen Rose Formation (Albian), Texas, USA. In Demircan, H. (editor), XII International Ichnofabric Workshop Abstracts, Çannakale, Turkey: 56-57.

2012

Martin, A.J., Rich, T.H., Hall, M., Vickers-Rich, P., and Vasquez-Prokopec, G. 2012. A polar dinosaur-track assemblage from the Eumeralla Formation (Albian), Victoria, Australia. Alcheringa: An Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, 36: 171-188.

Datillo, B., Howald, S.C., Farlow, J.O., and Martin, A.J. 2012. How many track horizons are exposed at Dinosaur Valley State Park?: stratigraphy of the Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation track sites of the Paluxy River, Glen Rose, Texas. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45.

Blair, M., Datillo, B., Martin, A.J., and Farlow, J.O. 2012. Microstratigraphic analysis of burrow-reworked dinosaur track bed at Joanna’s track site, Cretaceous Glen Rose Formation, Glen Rose, Texas. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 45(7): 399.

Martin, A.J., Page, M., Vance, R.K., and Skaggs, S. 2012. Dens of the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) as traces and their predictive value for finding large archosaur burrows in the geologic record. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32 [Suppl. to No. 3]: 136.

Martin, A.J. 2012. Toward one neoichnology: the Georgia barrier islands as exemplars for integrated study of modern continental and marine traces and ichnoassemblages. The 3rd International Congress on Ichnology, Abstract Book. Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada: 61.

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. 2012. Caster’s plasters: Kenneth Caster’s neoichnologic experiments on limulids in the 1930s. Ichnia 2012, The 3rd International Congress on Ichnology, Abstract Book. Memorial University, St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada: 78.

Martin, A.J. 2012. Intersections between ichnology and invasion ecology on the Georgia barrier islands, with applications to conservation biology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 44(4): 76. 

2011

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2011. Ichnological diagnosis of ancient storm-washover fans, Yellow Banks Bluff, St. Catherines Island. In Bishop, G.A, Rollin, H.B., and Thomas, D.H. (editors), Geoarchaeology of St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History, No. 94: 114-127. PDF

Martin, A.J. 2011. Ichnology in a time of global climate change: predicted effects of rising sea level and temperatures on organismal traces of the Georgia coast. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, (43)2: 86.

Martin, A.J., and Varricchio, D.J. 2011. Paleoecological utility of insect trace fossils in dinosaur nesting sites of the Two Medicine Formation (Campanian), Choteau, Montana. Historical Biology, 23: 15-25. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2010.505285

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. 2011. Ringgold Gap, Georgia: a classic locality for Ordovician and Silurian trace fossils. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43(2): 13.

Shope J.B., and Martin, A.J. 2011. Lithology, physical sedimentary structures, and trace fossils of the Pinelog Formation, and their applications to mapping in the Blue Ridge Province of Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43(2): 68.

2010

Martin, A.J., Vazquez-Prokopec, G.M., and Page, M. First known feeding trace of the Eocene bottom-dwelling fish Notogoneus osculus and its paleontological significance. PLoS One, 5: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0010420

Tacker, R.C., Martin, A.J., Weaver, P.G., and Lawver, D.R. 2010. Trace fossils versus body fossils: Oldhamia recta revisited. Precambrian Research, 178: 43-50.
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Pienkowski, G., Martin, A.J., and Meyer, C.A. (editors). 2010. Preface. Special Issue, Second International Congress on Ichnology (Ichnia 2008). Geological Quarterly, 53: 369-371. PDF

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2010. Neoichnology of storm washover fans on the Georgia coast and its uses in paleoecology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(1): 104.

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. 2010. The bioprint of burrowing Paleozoic arthropods. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(1): 105.

Goldstein, D., McKinney, M., and Martin, A.J. 2010. Mobile predators and mobile prey: compound traces indicate active hunting behavior. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(1): 104.

 

2009

Martin, A.J. 2009. Neoichnology of an Arctic fluvial point bar, Colville River, Alaska (USA). Geological Quarterly, 53: 383-396. PDF

Varricchio, D.J., Martin, A.J., and Katsura, Y. 2009. El Dinosaurio Que Excavó Su Madriguera [The Dinosaur That Dug Its Burrow]. ¡Fundamental! 15, Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Teruel, Spain, 72 p. (Translated into English and Spanish.)

Martin, A.J. 2009. Applications of trace fossils to interpreting paleoenvironments and sequence stratigraphy. In Duncan, M.S., and Kath, R.L. (editors), Fall Line Geology of East Georgia: With a Special Emphasis on the Upper Eocene. Georgia Geological Society Guidebook, 29: 35-42. PDF

Martin, A.J., Rich, T.H., Vickers-Rich, P., Kool, L., and Trusler, P. 2009. From crayfish to dinosaurs: Early Cretaceous trace fossils of Victoria, Australia and their uses in interpreting circumpolar environments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 41(7): 162.

Martin, A.J. 2009. Dinosaur burrows in the Otway Group (Albian) of Victoria, Australia and their relation to Cretaceous polar environments. Cretaceous Research, 30: 1223-1237.  PDF

Martin, A.J. 2009. Dinosaurs down underground. Australasian Science Magazine, October 2009: 14-16.  PDF

Martin, A.J., and Varricchio, D.J. 2009. Paleoecological utility of insect trace fossils in dinosaur nesting sites of the Two Medicine Formation (Campanian), Choteau, Montana. Fourth International Symposium on Dinosaur Eggs and Babies Conference, Museum of the Rockies Occasional Paper No. 4: 25.

Martin, A.J., and Kool, L. 2009. Burrows of unusual size: enormous decapod trace fossils in fresh-water facies of Early Cretaceous polar environments, Victoria, Australia. North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) Abstracts, 9: 385.

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. 2009. Take continental ichnology to the masses. North American Paleontological Convention (NAPC) Abstracts, 9: 21.

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2009. Ichnological diagnosis of ancient storm washover fans, Yellow Banks Bluff, St. Catherines Island, Georgia (USA). Proceedings of the Caldwell Conference IV, Geoarchaeology of St. Catherines and the Georgia Bight.

2008

Martin, A. J. 2008. Neoichnology of an Arctic fluvial point bar, Colville River, Alaska (USA). Ichnia 2008, Abstracts and Program, Cracow, Poland, v. 2: in press.

Martin, A.J. 2008. Tetrapod tracks and landscapes. Ichnia 2008, Abstracts and Program, Cracow, Poland, v. 2: in press.

Martin, A.J., Rich, T.H., Poore, G.B.C., Schultz, M.B., Austin, C.M., Kool, L., and Vickers-Rich, P. 2008. Fossil evidence from Australia for oldest known freshwater crayfish in Gondwana. Gondwana Research, v. 14, p. 287-296. PDF

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2008. Ichnological signatures of storm-washover fan deposits: Yellow Banks Bluff, St. Catherines Island, Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 40, n. 4, p. 15. 

Martin, A.J., and Varricchio, D.J. 2008. Composite trace fossils in terrestrial environments and their resultant ichnofabrics. Ichnia 2008, Abstracts and Program, Cracow, Poland, v. 2: in press.

Martin, A.J., Rich, T.H., Poore, G.B.C., Schultz, M.B., Austin, C.M., Kool, L., and Vickers-Rich, P. 2008. Early Cretaceous trace and body fossils in Australia establish the oldest known Gondwanan crayfish in their probable place of origin. Geological Society of America Abstracts and Program, v. 40, in press.

Tacker, R.C., Martin, A.J., Weaver, P.G., Lawver, D., and Williams, L., 2008. Body fossil vs. ichnofossil: Oldhamia recta revisited. Geological Society of America Abstracts and Program, v. 40, in press.

2007

Varricchio, D.J., Martin, A. J., and Katsura, Y. 2007. First trace and body fossil evidence of a burrowing, denning dinosaur. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, v. 274, n. 1616, p. 1361-1368. PDF

Varricchio, D.J., Martin, A. J., and Katsura, Y. 2007. Burrowing behavior in a new ornithopod dinosaur from the mid-Cretaceous of Montana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27 [Supplment to No. 3), in press.

Martin, A. J., Vickers-Rich, P., Rich, T.H., and Kool, L. 2007. Polar dinosaur tracks in the Cretaceous of Australia: though many were cold, few were frozen. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 27 [Supplement to No. 3], in press.

Henderson, S.H., and Martin, A.J. 2007. Exploring connections: field-based geology courses in the liberal arts. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(2), 90.

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2007. Neoichnological novelties from Sapelo Island (Georgia) and their applications to the fossil record. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(2), 73.

Rindsberg, A.K., and Martin, A.J. 2007. Ichnodiversity does not equal biodiversity: bivalve trace fossils from the Pennington Formation (Upper Mississippian), Georgia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(2), 36.

2006

Martin, A. J. 2006. Introduction to the Study of Dinosaurs (2nd Edition). Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK: 560 p.

Martin, A. J. 2006. Trace Fossils of San Salvador. Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas: 80 p.

Gregory, M. G., Campbell, K. A., Zuraida, R., and Martin, A. J. 2006. Plant traces resembling Skolithos. Ichnos, 13: 205-216. PDF

Martin, A. J. 2006. Resting traces of the ghost crab Ocypode quadrata associated with respiration and hydration, Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA. Ichnos, 13: 57-67.  PDF 

Martin, A. J. 2006. A composite trace fossil of decapod and hymenopteran origin from the Rice Bay Formation (Holocene), San Salvador, Bahamas. In Gamble, D., and Davis, R. L. (editors), 12th Symposium of the Geology of the Bahamas, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas: 99-112. PDF

Martin, A. J., and Rindsberg, A. K. 2006. Arthropod tracemakers of Nereites?: Neoichnological observations of juvenile limulids and their paleoichnological applications. In William Miller, III (editor), Trace Fossils: Concepts, Problems, and Prospects, Elsevier Press, Amsterdam: 469-482.

Gregory, M.R., Hikuroa, D., Phillips, K., Campbell, K.A., and Martin, A.J. 2006 Moa trackways and footprints: three new discoveries. In Stewart, B., Wallace C., Lecointre, J., and Reyners, K. (editors), Geosciences '06: Our Planet, Our Future: Geological Society of New Zealand and New Zealand Geophysical Society, Programme and Abstracts, 122: 26.

Martin, A.J., and Rindsberg, A.K. 2006. Cubichnia revisited: When is a resting trace just a resting trace? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7): 476.

Martin, A. J., and Rindsberg, A. K. 2006. So happy together: Multiphyletic group behavior at the Union Chapel tracksite (Pennsylvanian, Alabama). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(2): 72.

  2005

Martin, A. J. 2005. Avian tracks as initiators of mudcracks: Models for similar effects of non-avian theropods? Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 25 [Supplement to No. 3]: 89A

Martin, A. J., and Pyenson, N. D. 2005. Behavioral significance of vertebrate trace fossils from the Union Chapel Mine Site. In Buta, R. J., Rindsberg, A. K., and Kapaska-Merkel, D. C. (editors), Pennsylvanian Footprints in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama, Alabama Paleontological Society, Monograph No. 1, Birmingham, Alabama: 59-73. PDF  

Buta, R. J., Kopaska-Merkel, D. C., Rindsberg, A. K., and Martin, A. J. 2005. Atlas of Union Chapel Mine invertebrate trackways and other traces. In Buta, R. J., Rindsberg, A. K., and Kapaska-Merkel, D. C. (editors), Pennsylvanian Footprints in the Black Warrior Basin of Alabama, Alabama Paleontological Society, Monograph No. 1, Birmingham, Alabama: 277-337. PDF  

Buatois, L. A., Gingras, M. K., MacEachern, J., Mángano, M. G., Zonneveld, J.-P., Pemberton, S. G., Netto, R. G., and Martin, A. J. 2005. Colonization of brackish-water systems through time: Evidence from the trace-fossil record. Palaios, 20: 321-347. PDF   

 2004

Gregory, M. G., Martin, A. J., and Campbell, K. A. 2004. Composite trace fossils formed by plant and animal behavior in the Quaternary of northern New Zealand and Sapelo Island, Georgia (USA). Fossils and Strata, 51: 88-105. PDF

Hasiotis, S. T., Wellner, R. W., Martin, A. J., and Demko, T. M. 2004. Vertebrate burrows from Triassic and Jurassic continental deposits of North America and Antarctica: Their paleoenvironmental and paleoecological significance. Ichnos, 11: 103-104. PDF

Martin, A. J. 2004. A composite trace fossil of decapod and hymenopteran origin from the Rice Bay Formation (Holocene), San Salvador, Bahamas. In Gamble, D., and Davis, R. L. (editors), 12th Symposium of the Geology of the Bahamas Abstracts and Programs, Gerace Research Center, San Salvador, Bahamas: 21-22.

Martin, A. J. 2004. Tracking as neoichnology: Contributions to the science, limitations, and future applications. In L. Buatois and M. G. Mangáno (editors), Ichnia 2004, First International Congress on Ichnology Abstract Book, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Ferluglio, Trelew, Argentina: 51-52.

Martin, A. J., and Rainforth, E. M. 2004. A theropod resting trace that is also a locomotion trace: Case study of Hitchcock’s specimen AC 1/7. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 36(2): 96.

Martin, A. J., and Rindsberg, A. K. 2004. Insights from the Union Chapel Mine, Alabama (USA) on Carboniferous vertebrate behavior. In L. Buatois and M. G. Mangáno (editors), Ichnia 2004, First International Congress on Ichnology Abstract Book, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Ferluglio, Trelew, Argentina: 52.

Rindsberg, A. K., and Martin, A. J. 2004. Invertebrate trace fossils from the Union Chapel Mine of Alabama (Early Pennsylvanian: Langsettian). In L. Buatois and M. G. Mangáno (editors), Ichnia 2004, First International Congress on Ichnology Abstract Book, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Ferluglio, Trelew, Argentina: 68-69.

Rindsberg, A. K., and Martin, A. J. 2004. One ichnology. In L. Buatois and M. G. Mangáno (editors), Ichnia 2004, First International Congress on Ichnology Abstract Book, Museo Paleontologico Egidio Ferluglio, Trelew, Argentina: 69.

Sedgwick, C. W., and Martin, A. J. 2004. Monitoring of urban beaver (Castor canadensis) through tracking methods, Atlanta, Georgia. Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference Abstracts, Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia, 1: 52.

2003

Bromley, R. G., Uchman, A., Gregory, M., and Martin, A. J. 2003. Hillichnus lobosensis igen. et isp. nov., a complex trace fossil produced by tellinacean bivalves, Paleocene, Monterey, California, U.S.A. Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Special Issue (Complex Trace Fossils), v. 191: 157-186. PDF

<![endif]> Curran, H. A., and Martin, A. J. 2003. Intertidal mounds of tropical callianassids provide substrates for complex upogebiid shrimp burrows: modern and Pleistocene examples from the Bahamas. Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Special Issue (Complex Trace Fossils), v. 191: 229-245. PDF

Gregory, M. G., Martin, A. J., and Campbell, K. A. 2003. Composite Plant and Invertebrate Ichnofabric Relationships: Examples from Northern New Zealand and Sapelo Island, Georgia, USA. In Wetzel, A. (editor), 7th International Ichnofabric Workshop, Abstracts and Program, Basel, Switzerland: 38-39.

Martin, A. J. 2003. Terrestrial vertebrate traces as biofacies indicators: Insights from neoichnology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(3): 25.

Martin, A. J. 2003. Undichna: A trace fossil bridging the gap between fish and tetrapods. In A. J. Martin (editor), Permo-Carboniferous Workshop, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: 19-20.

Martin, A. J. (editor). 2003. Permo-Carboniferous Workshop, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: 76 p.

Martin, A. J., and Henderson, S. W. 2003. When does a taphocoenose become a biocoenose? A storm-generated inland molluscan assemblage, San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(2): 64.

McGee, D. K., and Martin, A. J. 2003. Comparative analysis of fossil reefs on San Salvador Island, Bahamas: Similarities and Differences in Species and Facies. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(2): 16.

Rindsberg, A. K., and Martin, A. J. 2003. Arthrophycus and the problem of compound trace fossils. Palaeoecology, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Special Issue (Complex Trace Fossils), v. 191: 187-219. PDF

Traynham, B. N., and Martin, A. J. 2003. Comparison of Pleistocene and modern root traces on Man Head Cay, San Salvador Island, Bahamas, and implications for plant biogeography over time. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(2): 16.

Links to Authored Web Pages

Introduction to Ichnology
Dinosaur Trace Fossils