Abstracts of Oral and Poster Presentations

76. Frank T, Johnsen S, Bracken-Grissom H, Messing C, Widder E (2016) Vision and Bioluminescence in the Deep-sea Benthos. Ocean Sciences/AGU/ASLO Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 21-26 Feb 2016.

75. Veitch MA, Messing C, Baumiller TK (2015) Contractile Connective Tissue (CCT) in the stalk of the ourgueticrinid crinoid, Democrinus: Functional, Ecological, and Evolutionary Implications. Geological Society of America Annual Meeting & Exposition Program, Baltimore MD, page 307.

74. Baumiller TK, Messing CG, Syverson VJP, Stanley K (2015) Arm regeneration and rates of arm loss in the crinoids Endoxocrinus carolinae and Holopus mikihe: insights into functional morphology, behavior, and ecology. 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2015. (#83)

73. Messing CG, Reed JK, Dodge RE et al (2015) Macrofaunal assemblages on the Miami Terrace: results of multiple ROV surveys. 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2015. (#28)

72. Henry L-A, Ross SW, Messing CG, Roberts JM (2015) Understanding extinction risk in the deep sea: Hydrozoan prospects. 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2015. (#160)

71. Messing CG, Syverson VJ, Stanley K, Baumiller TK (2015) Time-series observations of crinoid assemblages on a deep tropical island slope, Isla Roatán, Honduras. 14th Deep Sea Biology Symposium. Aveiro, Portugal, 31 Aug-4 Sep 2015. (#361)

70. Messing CG (2015) Whither articulate crinoid morphology? (Invited plenary speaker). 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 25-29 May 2015.

69. Taylor K, Messing C, Rouse G (2015) A molecular and morphological investigation into the phylogeny of superfamily Himerometroidea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea) with proposed revisions on the specific and generic levels. 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 25-29 May 2015.

68. Hays B, Rouse G, Thomas J, Messing C (2015) Can morphology support new molecular phylogenies of Antedonidae (Crinoidea: Comatulida). 15th International Echinoderm Conference, Playa del Carmen, Mexico, 25-29 May 2015.

67. Syerson VJ, Messing CG, Baumiller TK (2014) First insights into growth and population dynamics in the extant cyrtocrinid Holopus rangii (Crinoidea). 7th North American Echinoderm Conference, University of West Florida, Pensacola FL, 1-6 June 2014. Abstract #19, p. 32.

66. Taylor K, Messing CG, Rouse GW (2014) A preliminary analysis of the phylogeny of Superfamily Mariametroidea (Echinodermata: Crinoidea): revising the genera Himerometra, Lamprometra and Liparometra. 7th North American Echinoderm Conference, University of West Florida, Pensacola FL, 1-6 June 2014. Abstract #18, p. 31.

65. Syverson VJ, Messing CG, Baumiller TK (2014) First insights into growth and population dynamics in the extant cyrtocrinid Holopus rangii  (Crinoidea). Sixth North American Echinoderm Conference, Pensacola FL, 1-6 June 2014.

64. Messing CG, Summers M, Taylor K, Rouse GW (2014) Reconciling Molecular Phylogeny with Morphological Taxonomy in living Crinoidea (Echinodermata). Sixth North American Echinoderm Conference, Pensacola FL, 1-6 June 2014.

63. Rouse GW, Messing CG (2014) Further insights into extant crinoid phylogeny from DNA sequencing. Sixth North American Echinoderm Conference, Pensacola FL, 1-6 June 2014.

62. Messing CG, Summers M, Taylor K, Rouse GW (2014) Reconciling Molecular Phylogeny with Morphological Taxonomy in an Under-Appreciated Taxon: Living Crinoidea (Echinodermata). American Geophysical Union/Ocean Sciences Meeting, 23-28 Feb 2014, Honolulu HI.

61. Messing CG. 2012. A history of extant crinoid taxonomy and the wellsprings of crinoid diversification. 14th International Echinoderm Conference, 20-24 Aug 2012, Brussels, Belgium.

60. Romanowsky AR and Messing CG. 2012. A revision of the genera of the family Charitometridae (Crinoidea Echinodermata) with abruptly expanded genital pinnules. 14th International Echinoderm Conference, 20-24 Aug 2012, Brussels, Belgium (poster).

59. Reed JK, Messing CG, Walker BK, Farrington S, Brooke S, Correa TBS and Brouwer M. 2012. Distribution and characterization of deep-sea coral ecosystem habitats off Southeastern United States. 5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, 2-6 Apr 2012, Amsterdam. Program & Abstracts p. 127.

58. Messing CG, David AW, Farrington S and Reed JK. 2012. Coral-dominated assemblages and associated fishes on the Pourtalès Terrace, Florida Keys, USA. 5th International Symposium on Deep-Sea Corals, 2-6 Apr 2012, Amsterdam. Program & Abstracts p. 167.

57. Reed JK, Farrington S, Messing C, Walker B, Brooke S, Brouwer M, Correa T, Udouj T.  2011.  Distribution and habitat characterization of deep-sea coral ecosystem habitat off Florida, southeastern United States. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 2011 International Aquatic Sciences Meeting (13-18 Feb 2011) San Juan, Puerto Rico.  Abstract and poster.

56. Reed JK, Messing C, Walker B, Brooke S, Brouwer M, Correa T, and Farrington S.  2010.  Distribution and characterization of deep-water reef and hard-bottom habitats off eastern Florida.  Renewable Ocean Energy and the Marine Environment: Responsible Stewardship for a Sustainable Future, Nov. 2010, Florida Atlantic University. Abstract, p. 42. 

55. Messing CG, Diaz MC, Kohler KE, Reed JK, Ruetzler K, van Soest RWM, Wulff J, Zea S. 2010. South Florida Sponges: an online guide to identification. Eighth World Sponge Conference, Girona, Spain (20-24 Sep 2010). Program abstracts p. 268.

54. Peddycoart M, Gilliam D, Messing C. 2010. Variations in composition, abundance, diversity and cover of reef tract sponges in Broward County, Florida, 2002-2006. Eighth World Sponge Conference, Girona, Spain (20-24 Sep 2010). Program abstracts p. 286.

53. Messing CG, Reed J, Brooke S, Richardson S. 2010. A possible role for agglutinated foraminiferans in the development of deep-water coral mounds. 12th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Reykjavik, Iceland, 7-12 June 2010. Program with Abstracts. p. 55.

52. Robinson JL, Thomas JD & Messing CG. 2009. A Comparison of Mesobenthic Amphipod Diversity on 3-Dimensional Artificial Substrates versus Natural Substrates in a Shallow Coral Reef Environment. Benthic Ecology Meeting, Corpus Cristi, Tx. March 2009.

51. Messing CG, Brooke SD, Reed JK, Richardson SL. 2008. A Possible Role for Agglutinated Foraminiferans in the Growth of Deep-Water Coral Bioherms. 4th International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Univ. Victoria, Wellington, NZ, 1-5 Dec 2008.

50. Shirur K, Brooke SD, Messing CG, Reed JK. 2008. Quantitative habitat characterization and benthic assemblage structure of deep-water scleractinian reefs off eastern Florida.  Fourth International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, New Zealand, Dec. 1-5, 2008, p. 161.

49. Reed JK, Messing CG, Brooke SD, Correa T. 2008. Distribution and Aerial extent of Deep-water Coral Reefs off Florida, U.S.A. 4th International Deep-Sea Coral Symposium, Univ. Victoria, Wellington, NZ, 1-5 Dec 2008.

48. Shirur K, Messing CG, Rodriguez C, Feingold J, Reed JK and Brooke SD. 2008. Quantitative Habitat Characterization and Benthic Assemblage Structure of Deep-water Scleractinian Reefs off Eastern Florida. 11th Intl. Coral Reef Sympos., Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

47. Messing CG. 2008. A Revision of the Atelecrinidae, a family of unusual unstalked deep-water crinoids. Abstracts of the Fifth North American Echinoderm Conference, Melbourne, Florida, 20-25 July. Gulf of Mexico Science  26(2):157.

46. Messing CG, Brooke SD, Reed JK, Gilmore RG. 2008. A possible role for agglutinating foraminiferans in the growth of deep-water coral bioherms. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL 27-30 May.

45. Reed JK, Pomponi SA, Messing CG & Brooke SD. 2008. Habitat, Fauna, and Conservation of Florida’s Deep-Water Coral Reefs. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, FL 27-30 May.

44. Messing CG, Brooke SD, Reed JK, Gilmore RG. 2008. A possible role for agglutinating foraminiferans in the growth of deep-water coral bioherms. Joint Ocean Sciences Meeting, 2-7 March, Orlando, FL.

43. Brooke SD, Messing CG, Reed JK & Gilmore RG. 2006. Exploration of deep-sea coral ecosystems along the east coast of Florida. 11th International Deep-Sea Biology Symposium, Southampton, UK, 10-14 July, Abstracts pp 35-36.

42. Rouse G, Jermiin L & Messing CG. 2006. Phylogeny of extant Crinoidea based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. 12th Intl. Echinoderm Conf., Durham NH, 7-11 Aug 2006, Abstracts, p. 54-55.

41. Owen CL, Messing CG, Rouse, GW & Shivji MS. 2006. Delimiting Species of Crinoids: Comparing New mtDNA Phylogenies with Current Species Designations and Reevaluating Overlapping Morphological Characters. 12th Intl. Echinoderm Conf., Durham NH, 7-11 Aug

40. Neumann AC & Messing CG. 2006. The geological and biological characteristics of lithoherms. Soc. Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) short course no. 19, Quaternary Reefs and Platforms: Bridging the Gap between the Ancient and the Modern, 13-14 Apr, 2006 AAPG Annual Convention, Houston.

39. Messing CG, Moyer RP, Walker BK, Dodge RE & Shaul R. 2005. Distribution of Deep-Water Corals on the Western Margin of Little Bahama Bank, Bahama Islands. Third International Deep-Sea Corals Symposium, 28 Nov-2 Dec, Miami.

38. Messing CG. 2005. Ancient gardens of the deep: crinoids in the history of deep-sea biology. 2nd Echinoderm Symposium, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 5-7 Sep., “Ecology and Evolution in Echinoderms.”

37. Messing CG. 2005. Biozonation on deep-water carbonate mounds and associated hardgrounds along the western margin of Little Bahama Bank, with notes on other deep-Bahamian Bank margin assemblages. 2nd Echinoderm Symposium, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 5-7 Sep., “Ecology and Evolution in Echinoderms.”

36. Messing CG. 2005. The crinoid fauna of Palau. 2nd Echinoderm Symposium, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 5-7 Sep., “Ecology and Evolution in Echinoderms.”

35. Messing CG. 2005. Growth and ecology of stalked crinoids: summary of a decade of in situ experiments. 2nd Echinoderm Symposium, Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, 5-7 Sep., “Ecology and Evolution in Echinoderms.”

34. Baumiller TK & Messing CG. 2005. Crawling in stalked crinoids: observations, functional morphology, and implications for Paleozoic taxa (Paper no. 25-11) Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Oct. 16-19, Salt Lake City, UT.

33. Messing CG, Moyer, R.P., Shaul, R., Walker, B.K. & Dodge, R.E. 2004. Distribution of deep-water corals on the southwestern margin of Little Bahama Bank, Bahama Islands. International Coral Reef Symposium, Okinawa.

 32. Messing CG, Moyer, R.P., Walker, B.K., Dodge, R.E. & Shaul, R. 2004. Distribution and biozonation of Anthozoa along the southwestern margin of Little Bahama Bank. American Geophysical Union Ocean Sciences Meeting, Portland, OR, 26-30 Jan.

31. Wolcott, R. & Messing CG. 2004. Larval and seed culture techniques for the edible sea urchin. Pp. 329-330 in Lawrence, JM. & Guzmán, O. (eds.) Sea Urchins Fisheries and Ecology. DEStech Publ., Inc., Lancaster, PA.

30. Messing CG, Wirshing, H., Shivji, M. & Rouse, G.W. 2004. Recognition of species in living crinoids. Pp. 596-7 in Heinzeller, T. & Nebelsick, JH. (eds.) Echinoderms: München. Balkema, Rotterdam.

29. Messing CG, Meyer, DL Siebeck, U.E., Jermiin, L.S., Vaney, D. I. & Rouse, G.W. 2004. A modern, soft-bottom, shallow-water tropical crinoid fauna, with a comparison between living Comatula rotalaria and fossil Uintacrinus socialis (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Pp. 596 in Heinzeller, T. & Nebelsick, JH. (eds.) Echinoderms: München. Balkema, Rotterdam.

28. Messing CG. 2003. Biozonation on deep-water carbonate mounds and associated hardgrounds along the western margin of Little Bahama Bank, with notes on other deep Bahamian bank-margin assemblages. 10th Deep-Sea Biology Conference, Coos Bay, OR, 25-29 Aug

27. Messing CG. 2003. Stalk growth rates of Isocrinidae: a summary of a decade of in situ experiments. 10th Deep-Sea Biology Conference, Coos Bay, OR, 25-29 Aug (poster)

26. Messing CG, Rouse, G & Meyer, DL 2002. A modern, soft-bottom, shallow-water tropical crinoid fauna, with a comparison between living Comatula rotalaria and fossil Uintacrinus socialis (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). Geol. Soc. Amer. Abstr. With Programs  34(6):168.

25. Messing CG. 2001. Just what is Atelecrinus?: Unique morphology in a living bathyal feather star (Echinodermata: Crinoidea). p. 123 In: Barker, M. (ed.) Echinoderms 2000; Proc. 10th International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, N.Z., 2000. Balkema, Rotterdam. (oral)

24. Messing CG, David, J, Baumiller T. K., Roux M. & Ameziane, N. 2001. Stalk growth rates of Isocrinidae: a summary of a decade of in situ experiments. p. 125 In: Barker, M. (ed.) Echinoderms 2000; Proc. 10th Internatl. Echinoderm Conf., Dunedin, N.Z., 2000. Balkema, Rotterdam. (oral)

23. Baumiller TK, Mooi, R. & Messing CG. 2001. Cidaroid-crinoid interactions as observed from a submersible. p. 3 In: Barker, M. (ed.) Echinoderms 2000; Proc. 10th International Echinoderm Conference, Dunedin, N.Z., 2000. Balkema, Rotterdam. (oral)

22. Messing CG, Baumiller T. K. & David, J 1999. Morphological differentiation in the living isocrinid Endoxocrinus (Echinodermata: Crinoidea): a response to differences in habitat? Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 31(7):A171.

21. Baumiller T. K., Mooi, R. & Messing CG. 1999. Predator-prey interactions between cidaroids and crinoids and their ecological and evolutionary implications. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 31(7):A172.

20. Messing CG and Rankin DL. 1998. Initial assessment of environmental control of stalk growth and sediment production in two species of living stalked crinoids (Echinodermata). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 30(7):A383.

19. David, J Roux M, Ameziane, N., Messing CG and Baumiller T. K. 1998. Discontinuités taxinomiques ou gradients écologiques et ontogénetiques dans l'évaluation de la diversification. L'exemple des pentacrines. Réunion annuelle des Sciences de la Terre, Brest, 31 March-4 April 1998. Résumés. P. 98-99.

18. Baumiller TK, Holterhoff PF, Messing CG and Lohmann KC. 1998. Stable isotopes of carbon and oxygen as a tool for crinoid biology and paleobiology. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs 30(7):A41.

17. Featherstone CM & Messing CG and McClintock, J B. 1998. Seasonal variations in the biochemical and energetic composition of two bathyal stalked crinoids: Neocrinus decorus and Endoxocrinus parrae (Echinodermata: Crinoidea: Isocrinidae)(Abstract). p.161. IN: Mooi, R. & Telford, M. (eds.) Echinoderms: San Francisco. Balkema, Rotterdam.

16. Messing CG. 1997. Biozonation on deep-water carbonate mounds and associated hardgrounds in the northeastern Straits of Florida. Geological Society of America (Southeast Section) Abstracts with Programs 29(3):A58.

15. David J, Messing CG et Roux M. 1997. Modélisation de la production de sables crinoïdiques à partir d'expériences in situ sur le talus bathyal des Bahamas. Conséquences sur l'interprétation des calcaires à entroques jurassiques. 6 éme Congrès Français de Sédimentologie - Livre des résumés, Montpellier, 1997, Publ. ASF Paris, no.27:71.

14. David J et Messing CG. 1996. Mesure de la vitesse de croissance chez une pentacrine actuelle des Bahamas. Application au calcul de la production bioclastique. 2nd Congrès National de Paléontologie, Paris, resume et poster.

13. Messing CG & Rankin D. 1995. Local variations in skeletal contribution to sediment by a modern stalked crinoid (Chladocrinus decorus)(Echinodermata) relative to distribution of a living population. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 27(6): A136.

12. Messing CG. 1994. Crinoid Meadows of the West Indies: distribution, responses to flow, disarticulation, sediment production and taphonomy. p. 245 IN:  David, B, Guille, A., Feral, J-P. & Roux M. (eds.). Echinoderms Through Time. Balkema, Rotterdam.

11. Messing CG. 1994. In situ stalk growth and sediment production rates in a living stalked crinoid (Chladocrinus decorus) (Echinodermata). Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 26(7):A428.

10. Messing CG & Llewellyn G. 1994. Variations in posture, morphology and distribution relative to current flow and topography in an assemblage of living stalked crinoids. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography/Phycological Society of America Joint Meeting, Miami, June. (Poster)

9. Messing CG. 1993. Depth, current flow and morphological variations among living crinoids. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 25(6):A104.

8. Baumiller TK, Llewellyn G, Messing CG & Ausich WI. 1993. Autotomy and taphonomy of isocrinid stalks. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 25(6):A105.

7. Messing CG and Llewellyn G. 1992. Variations in post-mortem disarticulation and sediment production in two species of Recent stalked crinoids. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 24(7):A344.

6. Messing CG. 1992. Diversity and ecology of comatulid crinoids (Echinodermata) at Madang, Papua New Guinea. p. 736 IN: Richmond, R. H. (ed.). Proc. 7th International Coral Reef Symposium, Guam, 22-26 June. Univ. Guam Marine Laboratory.

5. Messing CG and Llewellyn G. 1991. Variations in posture, morphology and distribution relative to current flow and topography in an assemblage of living stalked crinoids Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 23(5):A343-344.

4. Llewellyn G and Messing CG. 1991.Variations in modern crinoid-rich carbonate bank- margin sediments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 23(5):A344.

3. Meyer, DL, Meyer, KB and Messing CG. 1984. Biostratinomy of recent crinoids in coral reef and car­bonate bank margin environments. Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs. 16(3):180.

2. Messing CG. 1982. Paedomorphosis, convergence, and the systematics of some extant crinoids. p. 153 In Lawrence, J W. (ed), Proceedings 4th International Echinoderm Conference, Tampa Bay. Balkema, Rotterdam.

1. Messing CG. 1978. Distribution of comatulid crinoids in the Straits of Florida. Third International Echinoderm Conference, Sydney, Australia.