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Dr. Carole Gee

Dr. Carole Gee 

Contact information

Nußallee 8
Paläontologie Raum 0.003
Telefon: +49 (0)228 73-3063
Fax.:++49 (0)228 73-3509
E-Mail: cgee [at] uni-bonn.de

Major academic positions

At present

Teaching and Research Faculty, University of Bonn, Germany

2013-2014


Visiting Scientist at the Huntington Botanical Gardens and at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, Los Angeles, California, USA

2010-2012


Interim Head of the Goldfuss Museum and paleontological collections, University of Bonn, Germany

2009 – present

Teaching Faculty, University of Bonn, Germany Paleontology (Steinmann Institute) Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology (OEP Biology)

1990 – present

Research Faculty, Paleontology, University of Bonn, Germany


1987 – 1990


Postdoctoral Scientist in Paleopalynology, Swiss Federal Institute of
Technology (ETH-Zürich)

1987

Ph.D. in Botany, Specialization in Paleobotany

1985 - 1986

Fulbright Scholar to Sweden

1981
B.A. in Biology, Concentration in Botany, Pomona College, California, USA

Research interest

Approach: Fossil plants as living organisms in Deep Time — morphology, anatomy, biological affinity, ecology

  • Mesozoic paleobotany
  • The conifer Araucaria, past and present
  • Conifer seed cone architecture
  • Jurassic and Tertiary woods
  • Eocene Nypa mangroves
  • Tertiary fruits and seeds of the Lower Rhine Embayment, Germany
  • Fossil water lilies
  • Actuopaleobotany of recent carpological deposits

Selected publications (since 2008)

Edited books and special issues

  • Gee, C. T., and L. Kunzmann (eds.).  2012.  Special issue on plant taphonomy commenorating the 20th anniversary of the International Workshop on Plant Taphonomy.  Palaios, 27 (11): 753-841.
  • Klein, N., K. Remes, C. T. Gee, and P. M. Sander (eds.).  2011.  Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants.  Indiana University Press, Bloomington.  331 pp.
  • Wappler, T., and C. T. Gee (eds.).  2010.  Plant-Insect Interactions in Deep Time. Special issue in Palaeontographica Abt. B, 283: 99-182.
  • C. T. Gee (ed.).  2010.  Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems (Ted Delevoryas festschrift). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, 373 pp.

Peer-reviewed research papers

  • Gee, C. T., D. A., Sprinkel, M. B., Bennis-Bottomley, and D. A. Gray.  In preparation.  Silicified logs from Rainbow Draw, near Vernal, Utah.
  • Hellawell, J., C. Ballhaus, C. T. Gee, G. E. Mustoe, T. J. Nagel, R. Wirth, J. Rethemeyer, F. Tomaschek, T. Geisler, K. Greef, and T. Mansfeldt.  2015.  Silicification of recent conifer wood at a Yellowstone hot spring.  Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 149: 79-87.  Published online in Nov. 2014, available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2014.10.018.
  • Taylor, D. W., and C. T. Gee.  2014.  Phylogenetic analysis of fossil water lilies based on leaf architecture and vegetative characters: Testing phylogenetic hypotheses of molecular studies.  Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University, 55: 89-110.
  • Gee, C. T., R. D. Dayvault, R. A. Stockey, and W. D. Tidwell.  2014.  Greater paleobiodiversity in conifer seed cones in the Upper Jurassic Morrison Formation of Utah, USA.  Palaeobiodiversity and Palaeoenvironments, 94: 363-365.  doi: 10.1007/s12549-014-0160-1.
  • Gee, C. T.  2013.  Applying micro CT and 3D visualization to Jurassic silicified conifer seed cones: a virtual advantage over thin-sectioning.  Applications in Plant Sciences, 1: 1300039. doi:10.3732/apps.1300039.
  • Läbe, S., C. T. Gee, C. Ballhaus, and T. Nagel.  2012.  Experimental silicification of the tree fern Dicksonia antarctica at high temperature with silica-enriched H₂O vapor.  Palaios, 27: 835-841. doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-064r.
  • Ballhaus, C., C. T. Gee, C. Bockrath, K. Greef, T. Mansfeldt, and D. Rhede.  2012.  The silicification of trees in volcanic ash: an experimental study. Geochimica et Cosmoschimica Acta, 84: 62-74. doi: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-064r.
  • Gee, C. T.  2011.  Dietary options for the sauropod dinosaurs from an integrated botanical and paleobotanical perspective.  In: N. Klein, K. Remes, C. T. Gee, and P. M. Sander (eds.), Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: Understanding the Life of Giants.  Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 34-56.
  • Sander, P. M., A. Christian, M. Clauss, R. Fechner, C. T. Gee, E.-M. Griebeler, H.-C. Gunga, J. Hummel, H. Mallison, S. F. Perry, H. Preuschoft, O. W. M. Rauhut, K. Remes, T. Tütken, O. Wings, and U. Witzel.  2011.  Biology of the Sauropod Dinosaurs: The Evolution of Gigantism.  Biological Reviews, 86: 117–155.  Published online in April 2010.  doi: 10.1111/j.1469-185X.2010.00137.x.
  • Wappler, T., and C. T. Gee.  2010.  Plant-insect interactions in Deep Time: Contributions from the 8th International Organisation of Palaeobotany Conference in Bonn, Germany, August 30-September 5, 2008.  Palaeontographica Abt. B, 283: 99-101.
  • Sussex, I., N. Kerk, and C. T. Gee. 2010. Architectural innovation and developmental controls in some Mesozoic gymnosperms, Or why do the leaf crowns in Mesozoic forests look tufted? In: C.T. Gee (ed.), Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems (Ted Delevoryas festschrift). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 5-12.
  • Gee, C. T., and W. D. Tidwell.  2010.  A mosaic of characters in a new whole-plant Araucaria, A. delevoryasii Gee sp. nov., from the Late Jurassic Morrison Formation of Wyoming, U.S.A. In: C. T. Gee (ed.), Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems (Ted Delevoryas festschrift). Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 67-94. 
  • Sander, P. M., C. T. Gee, J. Hummel, and M. Clauss.  2010.  Mesozoic plants and dinosaur herbivory. In: C. T. Gee (ed.), Plants in Mesozoic Time: Morphological Innovations, Phylogeny, Ecosystems (Ted Delevoryas festschrift).  Indiana University Press, Bloomington, pp. 331-359.
  • Sander, P. M., A. Christian, and C. T. Gee. 2009. Response to: Sauropods kept their heads down. Science 323: 1671-1672.
  • Hummel, J., C. T. Gee, K.-H. Südekum, P. M. Sander, G. Nogge, and M. Clauss.  2008.  In vitro digestibility of fern and gymnosperm foliage: implications for sauropod feeding ecology and diet selection.  Proceedings of the Royal Society, Series B, 275: 1015-1021.

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