Johnny A. Waters Ph.D.

Dr. Johnny Waters served as Chair of the Department from 2004-2012 before stepping down to return to teaching and research. A paleontologist by training, Waters has conducted extensive fieldwork in Mongolia, Timor, Ireland, Britain, Japan and China. His research interests include rebound from mass extinctions, Paleozoic community evolution, and the taxonomy, functional morphology, ontogeny and paleoecology of paleozoic echinoderms, especially blastoids. He is a co-leader of the UNESCO-funded International Geoscience Programme (IGCP) 596 (Climate Change and Biodiversity Patterns in the Mid-Palaeozoic

There are 9 included publications by Johnny A. Waters Ph.D.:

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Climate instability and tipping points in the Late Devonian: Detection of the Hangenberg Event in an open oceanic island arc in the Central Asian Orogenic Belt 2015 2427 Sedimentary petrology and trace element geochemistry indicate that the Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous Heishantou Formation near Boulongour Reservoir (NW Xinjiang, China) was deposited on a steep slope, mid-latitude accreting island arc complex ...
Fourier Analysis of the Ostracode Margin 1972 1018 Abstract: Fourier analysis can be used as an objectivedescriptor of the ostracode margin. Results of the three examples suggest that the method explained may give information of interest to systematist. Use of Fourier analysis issuggested both for re...
A Misissippian Echinoderm Site in Alabame 1972 1186 ABsTRACT-Abundancdea ta tabulated for different taxa at individual fossil sites may beuseful in future studies of taxonomic diversity in space and time. An echinoderm site,98 feet below the contact of the Upper Mississippian Monteagle Limestone and t...
New Pennsylvanian (Moscovian) echinoderms from Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, western China 2009 1168 Abstract:The few Pennsylvanian echinoderm faunas reported from the Paleotethys are from China,Japan, and Australia. The Japanese and Chinese faunascontain camerates that are rare in Pennsylvanianfaunas worldwide.Genera of one monobathrid camerate, tw...
New Ridged, Conical, Fissiculate Blastoid from the Permian of Timor 2013 1018 Abstract: Permian rocks from the Indonesian island ofTimor contain an abundant and diverse pelatozoanechinoderm fauna that was extensively monographed inthe first half of the twentieth century. Recent collectionshave produced specimens of Corrugatoba...
A new species of Tiaracrinus from the latest Emsian of Morocco and its Phylogeny 2012 1018 Abstract: We describe a new species of the unusual crinoid Tiaracrinus, T. jeanlemenni sp. nov. from the latest Emsian of the famous mudmound locality Hamar Laghdad,Morocco. It differs from the previously known species inthe higher number of ribs and...
Redescription of two Genera of blastoids from China 2011 1018 Abstract : In this paper we redescribe and reassign two genera of Chineseblastoids previously described by Mu (1955) and Chi (1943) based on our ownnew collections and those of other Chinese geologists. Mesoblastus tushanensisis reassigned to the Sch...
Stratigraphy and facies development of the marine Late Devonian near the Boulongour Reservoir, northwest Xinjiang China 2014 1186 Late Devonian to Early Carboniferous stratigraphic units within the ‘Zhulumute’ Formation, HonggulelengFormation (stratotype), ‘Hebukehe’ Formation and the Heishantou Formation near the BoulongourReservoir in northwestern Xinjiang are fossil-rich. Th...
Universal Elemental Homology in Glyptocystitoids, Hemicosmitoids, Coronoids and Blastoids: Steps Toward Echinoderm Phylogenetic Reconstruction in Derived Blastozoa 2012 1168 Abstract- Universal elemental homology (UEH) is used to establish homology of thecal plates and elements of the ambulacral system among clades of stemmed echinoderms by placing these structures into a testable hypothesis of homology. Here UEH is used...