Dana A. Cope

Noteworthy Publications and Presentations:

         Cope.,D, England, B., Brown, R.B., Westgate, J. and J. Pittman  2003.  A Late Cretaceous (Campanian) marine vertebrate microfauna from the Aguja Formation of Chihuahua, Mexico. .  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 17, 2003.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 23(3):42A. 2003.

        Westgate, J.W., Pittman, J., Brown, R.B. and D.A. Cope  2002.  Continued excavation of the first dinosaur community from Chihuahua, Mexico. .  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Norman, OK, Oct. 11, 2002.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 22(3)118A. Norman, OK, Oct. 11. 2002.

         Westgate, J.W., Brown, R.B., Cope D.A. and J. Pittman  2002.  Discovery of dinosaur remains in coastal deposits near Ojinaga, Mexico.  Meetings of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Norman, OK, Oct. 11. 2002.  Abstract:  Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 22(3)118A-119A.

       Plavcan J.M. and D.A. Cope  2001.  Metric Variation and Species recognition in the fossil record. Evolutionary Anthropology, 10:204-222.

        D.A. Cope, J.M Plavcan and M.G. Lacy.  2001.  Nonhuman primates as models of variation in human evolution.   Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropology.  March 29, 2001. Invited Symposium: "Read our Lips, no new Taxa."  Abstract:  American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 32, pp 53-54.

       Brown, R. B.,  D.A. Cope, J. Pittman and J. W. Westgate  2001.  Back to Chihuahua: Latest dinosaur discoveries.  Texas Academy of Sciences, San Marcos, TX March 11, 2001.

     Westgate, J. W., R. B. Brown, D. Cope and J. Pittman. 2000. A Late Cretaceous dinosaur-bearing community from coastal deposits
in Chihuahua, Mexico. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, v. 20(3)78A.

      Preliminary survey of a Late Cretaceous dinosaur-bearing community from coastal deposits in Chuihuahua Mexico. R.B. Brown, Dana Cope, Jeffery Pittman and James Westgate. 103rd Annual Meeting of the Texas Academy of Sciences, Kingsville, TX, March 10, 2000.

      Reinvestigating the number of hominid species in Sterkfontein Member 4.  J.M. Calcagno, D.A. Cope, M.G. Lacy, J. Moggi-Checchi and P.V. Tobias. American Association of Physical Anthropologists, May 1, 1999. Columbus, Ohio.  Abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 26, pp 66-67, 1999.

    Dana A. Cope and R. B. Brown,  1998.  Localidades paleontologicas en el noreste de Chihuahua encontradas en le recorrido realizado del 5 al 12 de diciembre de 1997.  10 de marzo de 1998.  Instituto Nacional DE Antropologia e Historia, Centro, Chihuahua,  Chihuahua 31000.

     Paleocene and Eocene primates and other fossil mammals from the Great Divide Basin, SW Wyoming. R.L. Anemone, B.A. Nachman and D.A. Cope, American Association of Physical Anthropologists, April 4, 1997. St. Louis, Missouri. Abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 24, pp 66-67, 1997.

     Paleocene and Eocene mammals from the Great Divide Basin, SouthwesternWyoming. R.L. Anemone, D.J. Over and D.A. Cope,  Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York, October 18, 1996.  Abstract: Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Volume 16, Supplement to Number 3, p 20A, 1996.

     Geology and vertebrate paleontology across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary in the Great Divide Basin, Southwestern Wyoming. R.L. Anemone, D.J. Over and D.A. Cope American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Durham, NC,  April 12, 1996. Abstract: American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Supplement 22:61, 1996.

     Dana A. Cope and Michael G. Lacy, 1995.  Comparative application of the CV and range-based statistics for assessing the taxonomic compostion of fossil samples.  The Journal of Human Evolution. 29:549-576.

     Dana A. Cope and Michael G. Lacy, 1994. Uniformitarianism and fossil species: a reply to Dr. Julius Kieser. TheAmerican Journal of Physical Anthropology. 95:98-102.

     Dana A. Cope, 1993.  Measures of dental variation as indicators of multiple taxa in samples of sympatric Cercopithecus  species.  In:  Species, Species Concepts and Primate Evolution.  W.H.  Kimbel  and L.B. Martin (Eds.), Plenum Press.  pp. 211-237.

     Dana A. Cope and Michael G. Lacy, 1992.  Falsification of a single species hypothesis using the coefficient of variation:  a  simulation approach.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 89:359-378.
 
 


Student Projects/Presentations

     Allison Cleveland and Dana A. Cope  1998.  Hyracotherium species from the Great Divide Basin, Wyoming: Implications for biostratigraphy.  College of Charleston Undergraduate Science Symposium, April. 1997.

     Ronald R. Paciorek, Robert Dillon and Dana A. Cope,  1996. Multivariate comparison of dental and cranial morphology between two isolated Cercopithecus mona populations.  College of Charleston Undergraduate Science Symposium, April. 1996.

     Amy Borys,  1997.  An analysis of skeletal material from Francis Marion National Forest. South Carolina Undergraduate Social Sciences Symposium.  April 1997.

Other students have done various projects/presentations/publications resulting from participation in overseas field schools. Some have also done so through collaboration with myself and other colleagues before or after graduation, resulting from participation in fieldwork as undergraduates at the College of Charleston.  Some of this work is still in progress.
 
 

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