Dr. David M. Work

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Chief Scientist & Curator of Geology

Maine State Museum
83 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0083

Phone: (207) 287–6635
Fax: (207) 287–6633
e-mail: david.work@maine.gov

Education:

Ph.D., Geology, University of Iowa
M.S., Geology, Ohio University
B.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Missouri at Rolla

Recent Professional Activities:

Voting Member, International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) Subcommission on Carboniferous Stratigraphy (SCCS), 2000–present; Secretary, SCCS, 2000–2008.

Editor, Newsletter on Carboniferous Stratigraphy [annual publication of SCCS], 2001–2008 (http://www.nigpas.ac.cn/carboniferous/web/submission.asp).

Member, SCCS Task Group to establish Global Boundary Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) defining the base of the global Kasimovian Stage [Middle/Upper Pennsylvanian Series boundary] and the base of the global Gzhelian Stage, 2000–present. (See Heckel et al., 2007, 2008; Villa et al., 2009; Work and Mapes, 2009.)

Associate Editor, Journal of Paleontology, 2002–present.

Exhibits:

Tourmaline and the Rich Legacy of Mining at Mount Mica, MSM (2011–present)
Pertica quadrifaria, Maine's State Fossil, MSM (2010–present)
The Maine Tourmaline Necklace, MSM (co-curator; 2007)
Cabinet of Curiosities: the Museum, Science Collections and You, MSM (co-curator; 2007–present)
Back to Nature, reinterpretation of Maine Gems exhibit, MSM (2004–present)

Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications:

Work, D. M., C. E. Mason, and D. R. Boardman. In press. Pennsylvanian (Atokan) ammonoids from the Magoffin Member of the Four Corners Formation, eastern Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology.

Work, D. M., and R. H. Mapes. 2009. New occurrences of the Pennsylvanian index ammonoid Dunbarites from the North American Midcontinent. Journal of Paleontology 83(3):405-413.

Villa, E., and 20 others including D. M. Work. 2009. Selection of the conodont Idiognathodus simulator (Ellison) as the event marker for the base of the global Gzhelian Stage (Upper Pennsylvanian, Carboniferous). Palaeoworld 18:114-119.

Work, D. M., and C. E. Mason. 2009. The Mississippian ammonoid succession in the central Appalachian Basin, eastern Kentucky. Pp. 65-70 in S. F. Greb and D. R. Chesnut, eds. Carboniferous Geology and Biostratigraphy of the Appalachian Basin. Kentucky Geological Survey Special Publication 10.

Work, D. M., C. E. Mason, and R. H. Mapes. 2009. The Pennsylvanian ammonoid succession in the Appalachian Basin. Pp. 71-77 in S. F. Greb and D. R. Chesnut, eds. Carboniferous Geology and Biostratigraphy of the Appalachian Basin. Kentucky Geological Survey Special Publication 10.

Heckel, P. H., A. S. Alekseev, J. E. Barrick, D. R. Boardman, N. V. Goreva, T. N. Isakova, T. I. Nemyrovska, K. Ueno, E. Villa, and D. M. Work. 2008. Choice of conodont Idiognathodus simulator [sensu stricto] as the event marker for the base of the global Gzhelian Stage (Upper Pennsylvanian Series, Carboniferous System). Episodes 31(3):319-325.

Saunders, W. B., E. Greenfest-Allen, D. M. Work, and S. V. Nikolaeva. 2008. Morphologic and taxonomic diversity of Paleozoic ammonoids in time and morphospace. Paleobiology 34(1):128-154.

Work, D. M., C. E. Mason, and G. Klapper. 2007. The Middle Devonian (Givetian) ammonoid Pharciceras from the New Albany Shale, Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology 81(6):1510-1515.

Heckel, P. H., A. S. Alekseev, J. E. Barrick, D. R. Boardman, N. V. Goreva, T. I. Nemyrovska, K. Ueno, E. Villa, and D. M. Work. 2007. Cyclothem ("digital") correlation and biostratigraphy across global Moscovian–Kasimovian–Gzhelian Stage boundary interval (Middle–Upper Pennsylvanian Series) in North America and eastern Europe. Geology 35(7):607-610.

Work, D. M., D. R. Boardman, and R. H. Mapes. 2007. The Upper Pennsylvanian (Missourian) ammonoid Pennoceras from the North American Midcontinent. Journal of Paleontology 81(3):591-596.

Menning, M., and 18 others including D. M. Work. 2006. Global time scale and regional stratigraphic reference scales of Central and West Europe, East Europe, Tethys, South China, and North America as used in the Devonian–Carboniferous–Permian Correlation Chart 2003 (DCP 2003). Pp. 318-372 in W. Buggisch, ed. Evolution of the System Earth in the Late Palaeozoic: Clues from Sedimentary Geochemistry. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 240.

Work, D. M., and C. E. Mason. 2005. Mississippian (early Osagean) Cave Run Lake ammonoid fauna, Borden Formation, northeastern Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology 79(4):719-725.

Work, D. M., and C. E. Mason. 2004. Mississippian (late Osagean) ammonoids from the New Providence Shale Member of the Borden Formation, north-central Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology 78(6):1128-1137.

Saunders, W. B., D. M. Work, and S. V. Nikolaeva. 2004. The evolutionary history of shell geometry in Paleozoic ammonoids. Paleobiology 30(1):19-43.

Work, D. M., and D. R. Boardman. 2003. Mapesites, a new Upper Pennsylvanian (lower Virgilian) ammonoid genus from Kansas. Journal of Paleontology 77(6):1195-1197.

Work, D. M., and C. E. Mason. 2003. Mississippian (middle Osagean) ammonoids from the Nada Member of the Borden Formation, Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology 77(3):593-596.

Work, D. M., and R. H. Mapes. 2002. Morphological and taxonomic clarification of the Lower Mississippian (Kinderhookian) ammonoid genus Eoprodromites. Journal of Paleontology 76(5):906-908.

Work, D. M., and W. L. Manger. 2002. Masonoceras, a new karagandoceratid ammonoid from the Lower Mississippian (lower Osagean) of Kentucky. Journal of Paleontology 76(3):574-577.

Work, D. M. 2002. The Lower Mississippian (Kinderhookian) ammonoid Goniocyclus from the Hannibal Shale, Missouri. Journal of Paleontology 76(1):187-189.

Work, D. M., W. W. Nassichuk, and B. C. Richards. 2000. Lower Visťan ammonoids from the lower Mount Head Formation, east-central British Columbia. Geological Survey of Canada Bulletin 541, 71 pp.

Saunders, W. B., D. M. Work, and S. V. Nikolaeva. 1999. Evolution of complexity in Paleozoic ammonoid sutures. Science 286:760-763.