Gary L. Stringer
Professor of Geosciences
PhD, University of Southern Mississippi
Hanna Hall 314A
Age of Dinosaurs (GEOL 110), Historical Geology (GEOL 102), and Integrated Geosciences (SCIE 104).
Paleoichthyology; utilization of fish otoliths (earstones) in archeological studies of seasonality & paleoenvironmental reconstructions; earth science curricula.
Selected Publications & Presentations
Fierstinte, H., and Stringer, G. (2007). Specimens of billfish Xiphiorhynchus van Beneden, 1871, from the Yazoo Clay Formation (late Eocene), Louisiana. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 27, (1): 226-231.
Stringer, G. (2006). Comparison of freshwater drum size based on otoliths from the Archaic, Woodland, and Recent: differences and implications. Southeastern Archaeological Conference Bulletin, v. 49: 47-48.
Preliminary Survey for Carcharodon megalodon and other fishes from the Miocene of Panama, presentation to the 65th Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (co-presenter with J. Westgate, R. Brown, and D. Cope), Mesa, Arizona (October, 2005).
Exceptional foraminiferal and fish otolith preservation reveals environmental fluctuations in the Oligocene Byram Formation (Big Black River Locality, Mississippi), presentation at invited symposium Exceptional Biotas and Fossil Preservation in the Southeast at the 54th Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America and co-sponsored by the Paleontological Society (co-presenter Vikki Mixon), Biloxi, Mississippi (March, 2005).
Saunders, J., R. Mandel, C. Sampson, C. Allen, E. Allen, D. Bush, J. Feathers, K. Gremillion, C. Hallmark, H. Jackson, J. Johnson, R. Jones, R. Saucier, G. Stringer, and M. Vidrine (2005). Watson Brake, A Middle Archaic Mound Complex in Northeast Louisiana. American Antiquity 70(4):631-668.
Nolf, D. and G. Stringer (2003). Late Eocene (Priabonian) fish otoliths from the Yazoo Clay at Copenhagen, Louisiana. Louisiana Geological Survey Geological Pamphlet, no. 13, pp. 1-23.
Cappetta, H., and G. Stringer (2002). A new batoid genus (Neoselachii: Myliobatiformes) from the Yazoo Clay (late Eocene) of Louisiana, U.S.A. Tertiary Research, v. 21 (1-4), pp. 51-56.
Stringer, G., S.Q. Breard, and M. Kontrovitz (2001). Biostratigraphy and paleoecology of diagnostic invertebrates and vertebrates from the type locality of the Oligocene Rosefield Marl Beds, Louisiana. Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies, Volume 51, pp. 321-328.
Stringer, G. (1998). Otolith-based fishes from the Bowden shell bed (Pliocene) of Jamaica: Systematics and Palaeoecology. Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology, Volume 35 (1-4), pp. 147-160.
Saunders, J., R. Mandel, R. Saucier, E. Allen, C. Hallmark, J. Johnson, E. Jackson, C. Allen, G. Stringer, D. Frink, J. Feathers, S. Williams, K. Gremillion, M. Vidrine, and R. Jones (1997). Watson Brake: A Middle Archaic (5700-5000 B.P.) mound complex in northeast Louisiana. Science, Volume 277, pp. 1796-1799.
Stringer, G. (1992). Late Pleistocene-Early Holocene teleostean otoliths from a Mississippi River mudlump. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 12, pp. 33-41.