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Rowan Lockwood

Associate Professor

Office : McGlothlin-Street Hall 226
Email : [[rxlock]]
Office Phone : 757 221 2878

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.Sc., University of Bristol, UK
  • B.A., Yale University
Research Interests

The overall goal of my research is to understand how extinction and environmental change influence the evolution and ecology of fossil marine invertebrates. My research interests are broad and range from the influence of the K/T mass extinction on bivalve evolution, to the taphonomy and historical ecology of Holocene benthic mollusks in the Chesapeake Bay, to the effects of early Cenozoic global climate change during the early Cenozoic on venericard bivalves along the Gulf Coastal Plain.

Current Projects
  •  Effects of global warming during the PETM on evolution of venericard bivalves along the Gulf Coastal Plain. 
  •  Effects of climate change versus human disturbance on the evolution and ecology of Chesapeake Bay mollusks. 
  •  Evolutionary history and systematics of veneroid bivalves.
  •  Relationship between rarity and extinction during background intervals.
Selected Publications

* denotes undergraduate author; † denotes graduate student author; ‡ denotes post-doctoral fellow

 

†Simonson, A. L, R. Lockwood, and J. F. Wehmiller. 2013. Three approaches to radiocarbon calibration of amino acid racemization in Mulinia lateralis from the Holocene of the Chesapeake Bay, USA.Quaternary Geochronology. Download pdf Copy

Rick, T. C. and R. Lockwood. 2013. Integrating paleobiology, archaeology, and history to inform biological conservation. Conservation Biology 27: 45-54. Download pdf Copy

‡Harnik P.G., H. K. Lotze, S. C. Anderson, Z. V. Finkel, S. Finnegan, D. R. Lindberg, L. H. Liow, R. Lockwood, C. R. McClain, J. L. McGuire, A. O’Dea, J. M. Pandolfi, C. Simpson, and D. P. Tittensor. 2012. Extinctions in ancient and modern oceans. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27: 608-617. Download pdf Copy

Yacobucci, M. M. and R. Lockwood, editors. 2012. Teaching Paleontology in the 21st Century. Paleontological Society Special Publication 12. 256 pp

Poirier, R.K.*, Cronin, T.M., Briggs Jr., W.M., Lockwood, R., 2012, Central Arctic paleoceanography for the last 50kyr based on ostracode faunal assemblages. Marine Micropaleontology 88-89: 65-76. Download pdf Copy

Canuel, E. A., G. Brush, T. M. Cronin, R. Lockwood, and A. R. Zimmerman, in press, Paleoecology studies in Chesapeake Bay: A model system for understanding interactions between climate, anthropogenic activities, and the environment. In Application of Paleoenvironmental Techniques in Estuarine Studies. J. Gibson, ed. Springer-Verlag

‡Harnik, P. G. and R. Lockwood, 2011, Extinction in the marine Bivalvia. In Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology Online. Number 29. Part N, Revised, Volume 1, Chapter 24. J. Carter and R. K. Thomas, eds. University of Kansas.  Download pdf Copy

*Kolbe, S. E., R. Lockwood, and G. Hunt, 2011, Does morphological variability buffer against extinction? A test using veneroid bivalves from the Plio-Pleistocene of Florida. Paleobiology 37: 355-368. Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. 2008. Beyond the Big Five: Extinctions as experiments in the history of life. In From Evolution to Geobiology: Research Questions Driving Paleontology at the Start of a New Century. P. E. Kelley and R. A. Bambach, eds. In press.  Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. and L. A. Work* 2006. Quantifying taphonomic bias in molluscan death assemblages from the upper Chesapeake Bay: patterns of shell damage. Palaios 221:442-450. Download pdf Copy

*Shelton, J., R. Lockwood, and L. M. Bybell. 2006. The effects of the Chesapeake Bay impact on calcareous nannofossil assemblages: patterns from the Watkins School Core, Newport News, Virginia (USA). Journal of Nannoplankton Research 28: 71-80. Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. and L. R. Chastant*. 2006. Quantifying taphonomic bias of compositional fidelity, species richness, and rank abundance in molluscan death assemblages from the upper Chesapeake Bay. Palaios 21: 376-383. Download pdf Copy

Kosnik, M. A., D. Jablonski, R. Lockwood, and P. M. Novack-Gottshall. 2006. Quantifying molluscan body size in evolutionary and ecological analyses: maximizing the return on data collection efforts. Palaios 21: 588-597. Download Pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. 2005. Body size, extinction events, and the early Cenozoic record of veneroid bivalves: a new role for recoveries. Paleobiology 31: 578-590. Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. 2004. The K/T event and infaunality: morphological and ecological patterns of extinction and recovery in veneroid bivalves. Paleobiology 30: 507-521. Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R. 2003. Abundance not linked to survival across the end-Cretaceous mass extinction: patterns in North American bivalves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100: 2478-2482. Download pdf Copy

Swaddle, J. P. and R. Lockwood. 2003. Wingtip shape and flight performance in the European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris). Ibis. 145:457-464. Download pdf Copy

Lockwood, R., J. P. Swaddle, and J. M. V. Rayner. 1998. Avian wingtip shape reconsidered: morphological adaptations to migration. Journal of Avian Biology 29: 273-292. Download pdf Copy

Swaddle, J. P. and R. Lockwood. 1998. Morphological adaptations to predation risk in passerines. Journal of Avian Biology 29: 172-176. Download pdf Copy

Recent Abstracts

* denotes undergraduate author; denotes graduate student author; ‡ denotes post-doctoral fellow

 

*Kusnerik, K.M., A. N. Grant*, and R. Lockwood. 2013. Reconstructing the late Pleistocene paleoenvironment and population ecology of the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) at Holland Point, Virginia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 45: 65.

*Orzechowski, E. A., R. Lockwood, J. Byrnes‡, and S. C. Anderson†.2012.  Meta-analysis of extinction selectivity in fossil bivalves and gastropods. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs44: 17.

*Solon, C. M., R. Lockwood, G. Hunt, and T. M. Puckett. 2012. Sexual dimorphism and species selection in late Cretaceous ostracodes from the U.S. Gulf Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 44: 17.

*Byrd, C. J., A. C. Dooley Jr., and R. Lockwood. 2011. Taphonomy of Miocene cetacean vertebrae from Carmel Church Quarry, Virginia. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 89.

Lockwood, R., D. Reed*, and K. McClure*.  2011. Effects of Paleogene climate change on morphospace and morphological diversity of venericard bivalves. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 31.

*Moran, S. M., M. T. Carrano, and R. Lockwood. 2011. Investigating the formation of vertebrate microfossil bonebeds from the late Cretaceous Hell Creek Formation in Garfield County, Montana.Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 90.

*Poirier, R. K., T. M. Cronin, R. Lockwood, and W. M. Briggs Jr. 2011. Late Quaternary ostracode assemblages from the Arctic Ocean. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 88.

*Reed, D. J. and R. Lockwood. 2011. Changes in size and morphology in Venericardia (Bivalvia: Carditidae) throughout the early Cenozoic of the U.S. Coastal Plain. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 89.

*Sclafani, J. A., R. Lockwood, and L. W. Ward. 2011. A morphological and phylogenetic examination of the Miocene and Pliocene bivalve genus ChesapectenGeological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 88.

*Smith, Jansen A., Dietl, Gregory P., Kelley, Patricia H., Christie, Max*, Lockwood, R., and Layou, K.M. 2011. Confamilial predation on naticid gastropods through a pulsed extinction in the Plio-Pleistocene of the Carolinas. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 43: 615.

Courses

 

110: Earth's Environmental Systems

150W: Extinction is Forever

303: Age of Dinosaurs

310: Tropical Coral Reef Environments of the Bahamas

423: Paleontology

426: Evolution and the Fossil Record