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Professor Mark A. Kleffner
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Professor Mark A. Kleffner 419-995-8208, kleffner.1@osu.edu
School of Earth Sciences, Division of Earth History-Lima Campus
4240 Campus Drive, Lima, Ohio 45804-3576

Education

1979-1988

Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in geology with an emphasis on paleontology/paleobiology and stratigraphy, The Ohio State University,  Columbus, Ohio (Walter C. Sweet, advisor)
1975-1979

Bachelor of Science in geology (cum laude) with 67 hours in geology and 20 hours in biological sciences, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (Walter C. Sweet, advisor)

Publications (* refereed paper or abstract, # presented at meeting)

Kleffner, M. A., Barrick, J. E., and Karlsson, H. R. 2011.*# Recognition of the Mulde Event and the Mulde positive carbon isotope (δ13Ccarb) excursion (Late Wenlock: Silurian) in the North American Midcontinent Basins and Arches region of southern Laurentia (Indiana, Ohio, Ontario). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 43(1): 74-75.

Cramer, B. D., Brett, C. E., Melchin, M. J., Männik, P., Kleffner, M. A., Mclaughlin, P. I., Loydell, D. K., Munnecke, A., Jeppsson, L., Corradini, C., Brunton, F. R., and Saltzman, M. R. 2011.* Revised correlation of Silurian Provincial Series of North America with global and regional chronostratigraphic units and δ13Ccarb chronostratigraphy. Lethaia, 44:185-202.

Kleffner, M.A. & Barrick, J.E., 2010:10:29.* Telychian-early Sheinwoodian (early Silurian) conodont-, graptolite-, chitinozoan- and event-based chronostratigraphy developed using the graphic correlation method. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 39, 191-210. ISSN 0810-8889.

Cramer, B.D., Kleffner, M.A., Brett, C.E., McLaughlin, P.I., Jeppsson, L., Munnecke, A., & Samtleben, C. 2010.* Paleobiogeography, high-resolution stratigraphy, and the future of Paleozoic biostratigraphy: Fine-scale diachroneity of the Wenlock (Silurian) conodont Kockelella walliseriPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 294: 232-241.

Barrick, J.E., Kleffner, M.A., Gibson, M.A., Peavey, F.N. & Karlsson, H.R., 2010.* The mid-Ludfordian Lau Event (Ludlow, Silurian) in southern Laurentia - Preliminary results. Bollettino della Società Paleontologica Italiana 49, 13-33.

Barrick, J.E., Klapper, G., Kleffner, M.A. & Karlsson, H.R., 2010.* Conodont biostratigraphy and stable isotope chemostratigraphy of the lower Henryhouse Formation (Gorstian-early Ludfordian, Ludlow, Silurian), southern Oklahoma, USA. Memoirs of the Association of Australasian Palaeontologists 39, 51-70. ISSN 0810-8889.

Cramer, B.D., Loydell, D.K., Samtleben, C., Munnecke, A., Kaljo, D., Männik, P., Martma, T., Jeppsson, L., Kleffner, M.A., Barrick, J.E., Johnson, C.A., Emsbo, P., Bickert,  T., Joachimski, M.M., & Saltzman, M.R. 2010.* Testing the limits of Paleozoic chronostratigraphic correlation via high-resolution (<500 k.y.) integrated conodont, graptolite, and carbon isotope (δ13Ccarb) biochemostratigraphy across the Llandovery-Wenlock (Silurian) boundary: Is a unified Phanerozoic timescale achievable? Geological Society of America Bulletin, 122: 1700 - 1716.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E. 2010.*# Telychian-Early Sheinwoodian (Early Silurian) conodont-, graptolite-, chitinozoa-, and event-based chronostratigraphy developed using the graphic correlation method. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(2):49.

Barrick, J. E., Gibson, M. A., and Kleffner, M. A. 2010.* Conodont biostratigraphy and stable isotope chemostratigraphy of the Brownsport Formation (Ludfordian, Ludlow, Silurian) west-central Tennessee.  Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 42(2):49.

Jacobi, D. J., Barrick, J. E., Kleffner, M. A., and Karlsson, H. K. 2009.* Stable isotope chemostratigraphy and conodont biostratigraphy across the Silurian-Devonian Boundary in southwesten Laurentia. Palaontographica Americana 63, 9-31.

Kleffner, M. A, Barrick, J. E., Ebert, J. R., Matteson, D. K., and Karlsson, H. R. 2009.*Conodont biostratigraphy, δ13C chemostratigraphy, and recognition of Silurian/Devonian boundary in the Cherry Valley, New York region of the Appalachian Basin. Paleontographica Americana 62, 57-74.

Barrick, J. E., Kleffner, M. A., and Karlsson, H. R. 2009. *Conodont faunas and stable isotopes across the Mulde Event (late Wenlock; Silurian) in southwestern Laurentia (south-central Oklahoma and subsurface West Texas).  Paleontographica Americana 62, 41-56.

Cramer, B.D., Loydell, D.K., Samtleben, C., Munnecke, A., Kaljo, D., Männik, P., Martma, T., Jeppsson, L., Kleffner, M.A., Barrick, J.E., & Saltzman, M.R., 2009. *Integrated high-resolution chronostratigraphy of the Telychian and Sheinwoodian stages: Conodonts, graptolites, isotopes, and the future of Paleozoic chronostratigraphy. Cincinnati Museum Center Scientific Contributions, n. 3, p. 188.

McLaughlin, P. I., Cramer, B. D., Brett, C. E., Kleffner, M. A. 2008.  *Silurian Stratigraphyacross the Cincinnati Arch: Recalibrating the Layer Cake. The Geological Society of America Field Guide 12, 119-180. doi: 10.1130/2008.fld012(08).

Bancroft, A. M., Kleffner, M. A., and Brunton, F. R., 2008. *Silurian conodont biostratigraphy and δ13 C stratigraphy of the Eramosa Formation, southwestern Ontario, Canada. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:

Kleffner, M. A., and Cramer, B. D. 2008. *#Revised conodont biostratigraphy and δ13 C chemostratigraphy of the Lower Silurian (Llandovery and Wenlock) of Ohio and western New York. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:

Cramer, B.D., Loydell, D.K., Munnecke, A., Kaljo, D., Männik, P., Martma, T., Jeppsson, L., Kleffner, M.A., Barrick, J.E., Johnson, C.A., Emsbo, P., & Saltzman, M.R., 2008. Bringing the Lower Paleozoic into the 21st Century: A case study of methods, objectives, pitfalls, and potential of high-resolution (<500,000yrs) integrated global chronostratigraphic correlation in the Silurian, in Kröger, B., and Servais, T. (eds.): Paleozoic Climates – Abstracts. IGCP 503 Annual Meeting, International Congress – Congrés international, Aug. 22-31, 2008 Lille, France. http://www.sarv.gi.ee/igcp503

Cramer, B.D., McLaughlin, P.I., Kleffner, M.A., & Brett, C.E., 2008. ‘Paleozoic stratigraphy has all been done before’: An opposing view from Silurian high-resolution stratigraphy across the Cincinnati Arch, in Kröger, B., and Servais, T. (eds.): Paleozoic Climates – Abstracts. IGCP 503 Annual Meeting, International Congress – Congrés international, Aug. 22-31, 2008 Lille, France. http://www.sarv.gi.ee/igcp503

Cramer, B. D., Munnecke, A., and Kleffner, M. A. 2008. *What does the term ‘biochemostratigraphy’ mean anyway? Attempting to define the methods, applications, pitfalls, and Paleozoic potential of integrated data. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40: 5.

Barrick, J. E., Kleffner, M. A., and Karlsson, H.R. 2008. *The Lau Primo-Secundo Event (Ludlow, Silurian) in southern Laurentia. Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, 40:

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E. 2007. *#Revised conodont-, graptolite-, and chitinozoa-based Silurian composite developed using graphic correlation aids new calibration of current Silurian chronostratigraphy. .[abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(3): 69.

Bergström, S. M., Kleffner, M. A., and Schmitz, B., 2007. *δ 13C chemostratigraphy of the Manitoulin Formation (Ordovician-Silurian) and underlying strata in Ontario: a new interpretation of age and depositional relationships. [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 39(3): 69.

Loydell, D. K., Kleffner, M. A., Mullins, G. L., Butcher, A., Matteson, D. K., and Ebert, J. E. 2007. *The lower Williamson Shale (Silurian) of New York: a biostratigraphical enigma. Geological Magazine, 144(2):225-234.

Kleffner, M. A. , Barrick, J. E., Ebert, J. R., and Matteson, D. K., 2006. *#Conodont biostratigraphy, δ 13C chemostratigraphy, and recognition of Silurian/Devonian in the Appalachian Basin at Cherry Valley, New York [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7): 146.

Cramer, B. D., Kleffner, M. A., and Saltzman, M. R. 2006. *Chemostratigraphic correlation of Lower Silurian deposits in eastern Iowa: placing the Llandovery-Wenlock boundary in the Mid-Continent. In day, J., Luczaj, J. and Anderson, R. (eds.), New Perspectives and Advances in the Understanding of Lower and Middle Paleozoic Epeiric Carbonate Depositional Systems of the Iowa and Illinois Basins, Iowa Geological Survey Guidebook Series No. 25, p. 103-110.

Bergström, S. M., Kleffner, M. A., and Schmitz, B., 2006. *Stratigraphic significance of δ 13C chemostratigraphy in the Upper Ordovician-Lower Silurian of the North American Midcontinent [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7): 146.

Bergström, S. M., Kleffner, M. A., and Schmitz, B., 2006. *Chronostratigraphic significance of δ13C chemostratigraphy in the Ordovician-Silurian boundary interval in the North American Midcontinent [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(4): 73.

Cramer, B.D., Saltzman, M.R., and Kleffner, M.A., Bergström, S. M., and Young, S. A. 2006. *Asking old rocks new questions: chronostratigraphic significance of carbon isotopes to Paleozoic stratigraphy [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 38(7): 114.

Cramer, B.D., Saltzman, M.R., and Kleffner, M.A., 2006. *Spatial and temporal variability in organic carbon burial during global positive carbon isotope excursions: New insight from high resolution δ 13Ccarb stratigraphy from the type area of the Niagaran Provincial Series. Stratigraphy, v. 2, n. 4, p. 327-340.

Cramer, B.D., Kleffner, M.A., and Saltzman, M.R., 2006. *The late Wenlock Mulde positive carbon isotope (δ 13Ccarb ) excursion in North America. GFF, 128(2): 85-90.
Barrick, J. E., Kleffner, M. A., Karlsson, H. R., and Kohl, M.  2006.  *Conodont faunas and stable isotope chemostratigraphy across the Homerian (Late Wenlock; Silurian) Mulde Secundo Secundo Event in West Texas and southern Oklahoma [abs.]. Programme & Abstracts, International Conodont Symposium 2006 (ICOS 2006), Leicester, p. 16.

Cramer, B.D., Saltzman, M.R., Bergström, S., Kleffner, M.A., Munnecke, A., Loydell, D.K., Brett, C.E., Jeppsson, L., Calner, M., Day, J., Witzke, B., Kershaw, S., Diaz-Martinez, E., & Young, S.A., 2006. Chronostratigraphic significance of high-resolution δ13Ccarb stratigraphy: The role of carbon isotopes and the future of Paleozoic stratigraphy, in Owen, A.W. (ed.): Changing palaeogeographic and palaeobiogeographical patterns in the Ordovician and Silurian. IGCP 503 Annual Meeting, University of Glasgow, Programme, Abstracts, and Field Excursion Guides.

Kleffner, M. A., Bergström, S. M., Schmitz, B. 2005. *Revised chronostratigraphy of the Ordovician/Silurian boundary interval in eastern Iowa and northeastern Illinois based on δ13C chemostratigraphy. Illinois Geological Survey Guidebook Series No. 24:46-49.

Kleffner, M. A., Cramer, B. D., and Saltzman, M. R. 2005. *#First documentation of Early Wenlock Ireviken positive δ13Ccarb excursion in the type area of the Niagaran Provincial Series: Irondequoit Limestone, Rochester Shale, DeCew Dolomite, Gasport Dolomite, and Goat Island Dolomite are all Sheinwoodian (Early Wenlock) in age [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 37(5):79.

Kleffner, M. A., Bergström, S. M., Schmitz, B., and Saltzman, M. R. 2005. *#First recognition of Hirnantian (Uppermost Ordovician) strata in northeastern Iowa and northeastern Illinois by means of δ13C chemostratigraphy [abs.].Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 37(5):81.

Cramer, B.D., Saltzman, M.R., and Kleffner, M.A., 2005. *The dynamic Silurian Earth, Subcommission on Silurian Stratigraphy Field Meeting 2005. M. Eriksson & M. Calner (Eds.). Sveriges Geologiska Undersokning, Rapporter och meddelanden 121, p. 65.

Cramer, B.D., Saltzman, M.R., & Kleffner, M.A., 2005. Revised Telychian-Sheinwoodian stratigraphy of North America: Chemostratigraphic correlation across the Laurentian craton. Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning, Rapporter och meddelanden, v. 121, p. 65.

Kleffner, M. A. 2004. Part I-AM-Lower Silurian Medina and Clinton Groups of the Niagara region. Geological Association of Canada-Mineralogical Association of Canada 2004, Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario-Pander Society Field Trip, p. 1-5.

Kleffner, M. A., 2004. *#Revised Conodont Biostratigraphy for Lower Silurian Surface and Subsurface Strata of the Cincinnati Platform and Appalachian Basin and Implications for Ohio’s Lower Silurian Layer-Cake Stratigraphy [abs.]. American Association of Petroleum Geologists 33rd Annual Eastern Section Meeting Program with Abstracts, p. 93-94..

Kleffner, M. A., Barrick, J. E., and Tychsen, A. 2004. *#Conodont-, graptolite-, and chitinozoa-based Silurian composite developed using graphic correlation aids new calibration of current Silurian chronostratigraphy [abs.] Geological Association of Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada 2004 Joint Annual Meeting Abstracts Volume (ISBN 0-919216-97-8), p. 96 (I was responsible for 90% of the content, 100% of the preparation, and I gave the presentation at the conference.)

Kleffner, M. A., and Larsen, G. E. 2003.*#Bass Islands Identity Crisis and a Possible Solution [abs.] The Ohio Journal of Science, 103(1):21 (I was responsible for 50% of the content, 100% of the preparation, and I gave the presentation at the conference.)

Kleffner, M. A., and Murphy, M. A. 2003. *#Lower Silurian conodonts of central Nevada and their stratigraphic significance [abs.] The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 35(2):5

Kleffner, M. A. 2002.*#Conodont events of the late Llandovery (Silurian) through earliest Devonian of the North American Midcontinent [abs.] The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 34(2):A101.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E. 2002.*#Newly revised and calibrated conodont-, graptolite-, and chitinozoa-based Silurian chronostratigraphy developed using the graphic correlation method [abs.] The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 34(2):A27.

Kleffner, M. A. 2001.*# Do Aimitation@ and Abent@ Brassfield and diachronous Dayton indicate Ohio=s Lower Silurian Alayer-cake@ stratigraphy is half-baked? [abs.] Ohio Journal of Science 101(1):A24.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E. 2001. *#A conodont-, graptolite-, and chitinozoa-based Silurian (upper Llandovery-Pridoli) chronostratigraphy [abs.] The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 33(4):A20.

Kleffner, M. A.,  and Rexroad, C. B., 2000, *#A quantitative conodont biostratigraphy for the Salamonie Dolomite and the Salina Group (Silurian) of the northern Indiana subsurface (abs.). Ohio Journal of Science, 100(1):A10-11.

Kleffner, M. A., 2000, *#Conodont biostratigraphy, sequence stratigraphy, and oceanic event record of the Noland Formation and Estill Shale (Lower Silurian) of southern Ohio (abs.). The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 32.

Kleffner, M. A., 2000, Lower Silurian (Llandovery-Wenlock) stratigraphy of west-central Ohio. Geology Field Trip for The Ohio Academy of Science 109th Annual Meeting, Ada, Ohio, March 31-April 2, 2000, 12 p.

Kleffner, M. A., and Rexroad, C. B., 1999. *#Preliminary conodont biostratigraphy of the Salina Group (Silurian) of the northern Indiana and recognition of the Wenlock/Ludlow boundary (abs.). American Association of Petroleum Geologists Eastern Section Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting Program with Abstracts, p. 33-34.

Kleffner, M. A., Norby, R. D., Kluessendorf, J., and Mikulic, D. G., 1999. *#Lower Silurian conodont biostratigraphy of southeastern Wisconsin (abs.). The Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 31(5):A28.

Kleffner, M. A., 1998, *#Wenlock conodont chronostratigraphy and sequences of the Appalachian Basin in New York, Ohio, and Tennessee [abs.], American Association of Petroleum Geologists 27th Annual Eastern Section Meeting Program with Abstracts, p. 48.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E., 1998, *#A revised Silurian chronostratigraphy: conodont and graptolite chronozonation and a calibrated Wenlock-Pridoli time scale [abs.], Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 30(2):28.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E., 1997, *#Ozarkodina sagitta and revision of a conodont‑ and graptolite‑based Silurian composite standard developed by graphic correlation [abs.], Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 29(2):17‑18. Kleffner, M. A., 1997, *#Silurian (Llandovery‑Wenlock) conodont chronostratigraphy and correlation of Cincinnati Platform and distal Appalachian Basin strata, southern Ohio [abs.]. The Ohio Journal of Science, 97(2):A21.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E., 1996, *#Development of a North American southern midcontinent Silurian (Upper Llandovery-Wenlock) composite, correlation with a global Silurian composite, and implications for Wenlock conodont zones and conodont phylogeny, [abs.]. In J. E. Repetski (ed.), Abstracts of Papers, Sixth North American Paleontological Convention, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Paleontological Society Special Publication 8:221.

Kleffner, M. A., and Barrick, J. E., 1996, *#A revised conodont- and graptolite-based Silurian chronostratigraphy developed by graphic correlation, [abs.] The James Hall Symposium: Second International Symposium on the Silurian System, Program and Abstracts, p. 64.

Kleffner, M. A. 1996. *Conodonts and sequences of the Silurian Appalachian foreland basin [abs.]. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, 28(3):73.

Norby, R. D., Mikulic, D. G., Kluessendorf, J., and Kleffner, M. A., 1996, *#Silurian conodont biostratigraphy of the Lake Michigan area, [abs.] The James Hall Symposium: Second International Symposium on the Silurian System, Program and Abstracts, p. 78.

Kleffner, M. A., 1995, *A conodont- and graptolite-based Silurian chronostratigraphy. In Mann, K. and Lane, H. R., (eds.) Graphic Correlation. SEPM Society for Sedimentary Geology Special Publication No. 53, p. 159-176. Tulsa, OK.

--------, 1995, *#Silurian chronostratigraphy and development of a Silurian time scale by graphic correlation, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 27(3):64.

Kleffner, M. A., Norby, R. D., Kluessendorf, J., and Mikulic, D. G., 1995, *#Conodont distribution and preliminary conodont chronostratigraphy of Lower Silurian strata in southeastern Wisconsin, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 27(3):65.

Kleffner, M. A., 1994, A conodont- and graptolite-based Silurian chronostratigraphy and development of a Silurian time scale by graphic correlation, SEPM Research Conference-Graphic Correlation and the Composite Standard: the Methods and Their Applications, Abstracts Volume, unpaginated.

--------, 1994, *Conodont biostratigraphy and depositional history of strata comprising the Niagaran sequence (Silurian) in the northern part of the Cincinnati Arch region, west-central Ohio, and evolution of Kockelella walliseri (Helfrich), Journal of Paleontology, 68(1):141-153.

--------, 1994, *#Conodont biostratigraphy of Ludlow boundary stratotype sections, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 26(5):23.

Kleffner, M. A., Norby, R. D., Kluessendorf, J., and Mikulic, D. G., 1994, *Conodont biostratigraphy of the Brandon Bridge and associated Silurian Waukesha lagerstatte in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 26(5):23.

Kleffner, M. A., 1993, *#Conodonts of the Salina Group (Silurian) in the North American midwestern basins and arches region, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(3):31.

--------, 1993, *#A revised conodont- and graptolite-based Silurian chronostratigraphy, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 25(2):30.

 Kleffner, M. A.1992, *#Conodonts and their implications concerning the Lockport/Salina  contact in the North American midwestern basins and arches region, [abs.] GSA   Abstracts with Programs, 24(7):319-320.

--------, 1992, *#Recognition of the Wenlock/Ludlow boundary in regions with and without graptolite-bearing strata, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 24(4):26.

--------, 1991, *#Evolution and distribution of Wenlockian (Silurian) conodonts (excluding coniforms) in North America following the early Wenlockian extinction event, [abs.] Canadian Paleontology Conference I Program and Abstracts, p.44.

--------, 1991, *#The Clinton Group (Silurian) of western New York: conodonts, correlation, and unconformities, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs, 23(3):22.

Kleffner, M. A.,, 1991, *Conodont biostratigraphy of the upper part of the Clinton Group and the Lockport Group (Silurian) in the Niagara Gorge region, New York and Ontario, Journal of Paleontology, 65(3):500-511.

Kleffner, M. A., and Riddle, S. W., 1990, *#Foerste's forgotten formation, the Lower Silurian Centerville Formation of Ohio, [abs.] The Ohio Journal of Science, 90(2):12.

Kleffner, M. A., 1990, *Wenlockian (Silurian) conodont biostratigraphy, depositional environments, and depositional history along the eastern flank of the Cincinnati Arch in southern Ohio, Journal of Paleontology 64(2):319-328.

Kleffner, M. A., 1989, *A conodont-based Silurian chronostratigraphy, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 101:904-912.

Kleffner, M. A., 1989, *#Conodonts and chronostratigraphy of the upper Clinton and Lockport Groups (Silurian) in western New York and adjacent Ontario, Canada, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 21(4):18.

Kleffner, M. A., Riddle, S. W., Bergman, C. F., Hart, C. P., and Bauer, J. A., 1989, *#Ordovician-Silurian boundary strata in the Cincinnati Arch region: microfossils and their implications for stratigraphy, eustasy, and tectonics, [abs.], GSA Abstracts with Programs 21(6).

Kleffner, M. A., 1988, *#Lilley Formation, Lilley-Peebles transition unit, and Peebles Dolomite (Silurian, southern Ohio): conodont biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy and depositional history, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with             Programs 20(5): 351.

Kleffner, M. A., and Ausich, W. I., 1988, Lower and Middle Silurian of the eastern flank of the Cincinnati Arch and the Appalachian Basin margin, Ohio, 1988 SEPM Midyear Meeting field trip guide, 25 p. (I was responsible for 60% of the content and 90% of the preparation.)

Miller, M. A., Brett, C. E., and Kleffner, M. A., 1988, *Ludlow age acritarchs and spores from the Pittsford Shale, New York, [abs.] American Association of Stratigraphic Palynologists 21st Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts, November 10-12, 1988, unpaginated.

Kleffner, M. A., 1987, *Conodonts of the Estill Shale and Bisher Formation (Silurian, southern Ohio): biostratigraphy and distribution, The Ohio Journal of Science 87(3): 78-89.

--------, Leatham, W. B., and Sweet, W. C., 1987, *Ordovician ancestors for Silurian conodonts, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 19(3): 171.

Kleffner, M. A., 1987, *#A Silurian chronostratigraphic scale based on conodont and graptolite ranges, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 19(7): 728-729.

Kleffner, M. A. 1986, *#Restudy of conodonts from Silurian strata of the Niagara Gorge, [abs.]   GSA Abstracts with Programs 18(3): 250.

--------, 1986, *Silurian (Llandovery-Ludlow) conodont biostratigraphy of west-central Ohio and its bearing on correlation, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 18(4): 313.

--------, 1985, *#Conodont biostratigraphy of the "Packer Shell" (Silurian, Ohio subsurface), [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 17(2): 98.

--------, 1985, *#The Lilley Formation (Silurian, Ohio): conodont biostratigraphy and correlation with Silurian formations of the Great Lakes Region, [abs.]  GSA Abstracts with Programs 17(5): 296.

--------, 1985, *#A conodont-based Silurian chronostratigraphy, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 17(7): 629.

Kleffner, M. A., 1985, *Conodont biostratigraphy of the Stray "Clinton" and "Packer Shell"(Silurian, Ohio subsurface) and its bearing on correlation, in Gray, J., Maslowski, A., McCullough, W., and Shafer, W. E., (eds.) The New Clinton Collection-1985, Columbus, Ohio, Ohio Geological Society, p. 219-229.

Kleffner, M. A., 1984, *#Conodonts of the Silurian Estill Shale and Bisher Formation in southern Ohio and their bearing on the Estill-Bisher contact and depositional environment, [abs.] GSA Abstracts with Programs 16(3): 150.

Rexroad, C. B. and Kleffner, M. A., 1984, The Silurian stratigraphy of east-central Kentucky and adjacent Ohio, in Rast, N. and Hay, H. B., (eds.) Field Guides for GSA Annual Meeting, Southeastern and North-Central Sections, Dept. Geol. Univ. Kentucky and Kentucky Geol. Survey, Lexington, p. 44-64.

Funded Research Projects

External Funding

Collaborative Research: Late Wenlock-Ludlow (Silurian) Oceanic Episodes and Events, Southern Laurentia, National Science Foundation grant EAR-0517929 for four years (8/15/05-7/31/10) for $286,002

Conodont biostratigraphy and correlation of Lower Silurian strata associated with the Waukesha biota, Subcontractor on National Science Foundation grant to Illinois Geological Survey (Donald Mikulic, Principal Investigator), 8/1/92-7/30/93, with a budget of $15,013 for my portion of the project.

Taxonomy and biostratigraphic significance of Wenlockian and Ludlovian (Silurian) conodonts in the Midcontinent outcrop area, North America, (The listed Principal Investigator was my advisor, Walter C. Sweet, whose name was of major importance in the project getting funded, however the project was my concept, I wrote the proposal, and I was responsible for all the work done on the research project, which was my dissertation) National Science Foundation, Award No. EAR-8307021, 7/1/84-6/30/87, $71,600

Internal Funding

Chemostratigraphy for the Late Wenlock and Ludlow of the North American Midcontinent Basins and Arches region, Southern Laurentia, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 02/10-12/10, $2500

Conodont biostratigraphy and d13C chemostratigraphy for the Late Llandovery (Telychian) & Wenlock of the North American Midcontinent Basins and Arches region (southern and western Ohio and north-central Kentucky part), The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 02/08-06/09, $2431

Conodont biostratigraphy and chemostratigraphy for the Late Silurian-Early Devonian of western New York and Wenlock (Sheinwoodian and early Homerian) of southern and western Ohio, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 2/07-6/08, $2500

d13C chemostratigraphy for the Late Ordovician-Early Silurian of the North American Midcontinent (Ohio, New York, and Ontario, Canada), The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 4/06-6/07, $1875

d13C chemostratigraphy for the Late Ordovician-Early Silurian of the North American Midcontinent (Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio), The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima campus Research Grant, 3/05-3/06, $2500

Conodont biostratigraphy and d13C chemostratigraphy for the Late Silurian-Early Devonian of western New York State, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima campus Research Grant, 3/04-6/05, $2497

Conodont biostratigraphy and d13C chemostratigraphy for the Late Ordovician-Early Silurian of the North American Midcontinent, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima campus Research Grant, 3/03-6/04, $2484

A conodont-, graptolite-, and chitinozoa-based Silurian chronostratigraphy, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 2/02-3/03, $850

Lower Silurian conodont biostratigraphy of Kentucky and Ohio, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 2/01-6/02, $2420

Silurian boundary stratotype sections, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 6/94-6/95, $2100

Conodont biostratigraphy of Silurian global boundary stratotypes, The Ohio State University at Lima, Lima Campus Research Grant, 3/93-3/94, $1649

Biostratigraphy, evolutionary history, and color and textural alteration of conodonts of the Upper Lower and Upper Silurian of the midwestern basins and arches region, North America, The Ohio State University Office of Research and Graduate Studies Seed Grant, 3/12/91-12/31/92, $15,600

Development of a heavy-liquid separation lab for conodont studies, The Ohio State University Office of Research and Graduate Studies University Small Grant, 8/22/90-12/31/91, $935

Research Awards

Outstanding Scholar Award, The Ohio State University at Lima, 2010, 1991

 

Current/Future Research

I am actively involved in seven projects: (1) a revised conodont-, graptolite-, chitinozoa-, and event-based Gorstian-Lochkovian (Silurian-earliest Devonian) chronostratigraphy (with James Barrick); (2) δ 13C chemostratigraphy of Ordovician/Silurian boundary strata of the North American Midcontinent (with Stig Bergström); (3) conodont biostratigraphy, oceanic episodes, and δ 13C chemostratigraphy of Silurian/Devonian boundary strata in New York; (4) Ireviken Event and Ireviken δ 13C excursion (with Brad Cramer and many others); (5) oceanic episodes, 13C chemostratigraphy, and updated Homerian, Gorstian, and Ludfordian (Silurian) conodont biostratigraphy of the North American Midcontinent Basins and Arches region of southern Laurentia (Master’s advisee Rob Swift is working on a research project that is a part of this research);  and (6) Silurian high-resolution stratigraphy on the Cincinnati Arch (with Brad Cramer, Pat McLaughlin, and Carlton Brett); and (7) Lower Silurian of Ohio and Kentucky. I received Lima campus research grants to help out with the projects 2-7.  I submitted a joint proposal concerning the fifth-listed project with a colleague at Texas Tech University (James Barrick) to the National Science Foundation for its January 2005 deadline, which was funded for three years (for $286,000) beginning August 15, 2005 (and extended for a fourth and fifth year, that ended on July 31, 2010).   My plans for the future include completing all of the studies briefly summarized above (particularly the NSF-supported research), as well as continuing studies of Silurian conodonts and stratigraphy.

 

Awards-Honors

• Outstanding Scholar Award, The Ohio State University at Lima, 2010

• Recognized in Ohio Magazine in their 2010 Excellence in Education recognition program, published in the December 2010 issue of Ohio Magazine

•Promoted to Full Professor in The School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University, 2009

•Top Quartile of Faculty at The Ohio State University at Lima in Teaching, Research, and Service 2010-2011, 2009-2010, (not ranked in 2008-2009 due to being on sabbatical for the year), 2007-2008, 2006-2007, 2005-2006, and either Service, Teaching, or both, 2004-2005, 2003-2004, 2002-2003, 2001-2002, 2000-2001, 1999-2000, 1998-1999, 1997-1998, and 1996-1997 as determined by the FACSAL Committee/Dean at The Ohio State University at Lima

•Special Research Assignment, The Ohio State University at Lima, Autumn Quarter 2008, Spring Quarter 1999, Spring Quarter 1993

•Chair’s Award, United Way of Greater Lima 2004, for work as Ohio State Lima Campus Coordinator on 2003 United Way Campaign

•Unity Recognition Award, The Ohio State University 2002

•Awarded tenure and promoted to Associate Professor of Geological Sciences at The Ohio State University, 1995

•Top Quartile of Faculty at The Ohio State University of Lima, 1995-1996, (not ranked 1994-1995 due to award of tenure and promotion), 1993-1994, 1992-1993, 1991-1992, and 1990-1991 as determined by the FACSAL Committee/Dean at The Ohio State University at Lima

•Outstanding Scholar Award (Lima Campus Research Award), The Ohio State University at Lima, co-recipient 1991

•Best Student Paper Award, NC Section, Geological Society of America, 1988

•E. M. Spieker Book Award (outstanding graduate student), Department of Geology and Mineralogy, The Ohio State University, 1985

•J. Ernest Carman Fellowship in geology, The Ohio State University, 1983-1984

•Captain, Ohio State University Men's intercollegiate bowling team, 1979-1981

•Estwing Award (outstanding first-year graduate student), Department of Geology and Mineralogy, The Ohio State University, 1979

•Senior Scholarship Award, Department of Geology and Mineralogy, O.S.U., 1978

•Summa Award, University College, The Ohio State University, 1978

•Peace Award, Our Lady of Peace Church, outstanding collegian in parish, 1977

 

 

 

 

 

     

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