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Jesse Carlucci, Ph.D

Midwestern State University

Department of Chemistry, Geosciences and Physics

(940) 397-4448 (office)

jesse.carlucci@mwsu.edu

 


 

Sedimentology, Stratigraphy, and Paleobiology Research at Midwestern State University

Research Interests

-Quantitative paleoecology of marine invertebrates

-Ordovician biodiversification, stratigraphy and extinction

-Trilobite systematics and alpha taxonomy

-Integration of sequence stratigraphic and paleontologic data

-Carbonate sedimentology and bioherm development

-Basin and facies analysis, sedimentary petrology

Broadly speaking, my research incorporates techniques from multiple fields (systematics, paleoecology, sequence stratigraphy) to develop a model of how extinct organisms partition themselves in paleo-environments, and how they responded to sea level and other environmental change. I prefer an integrated approach to paleontology, where the study of evolution and animal morphology are done within a framework that includes analysis of the sedimentary rocks, their properties and depositional environments.

More specifically, I've published research on trilobite and graptolite cladistics and alpha taxonomy, biofacies and paleoecology, and am currently working on a sequence stratigraphy and depositional history evaluation of the Bromide Formation in the Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma.

Current Research Projects

-Sequence stratigraphy and depositional history of the Bromide Formation, Oklahoma. Learn more.

-Integration of trilobite biofacies and sequence stratigraphic cycles in the Bromide Formation, Oklahoma. Learn more.

-Geometric morphometrics of the phacopid trilobite Calyptaulax. Learn more.

-Sandstone petrology of the Ponotoc Member of the Bromide Formation (Funded by the Society of Well Log Analysts and Petrophysists). Learn more.

Education Background

InstitutionDegree   Graduation Date
Binghamton UniversityB.A Geology2005
University at BuffaloM.S. Geology2008
University at BuffaloAdvanced Certificate Evolution, Ecology & Animal Behavior2008
University of OklahomaPh.D2012


M.S. Title: Phylogenetic analysis, systematics, and evolution of early Ordovician graptolites. (Please e-mail for PDF)

Ph.D Title: Trilobite biofacies, systematics, and faunal turnover in a sequence stratigraphic framework during the Upper Ordovician of Oklahoma and Virginia. (Please e-mail for PDF)

Professional History

InstitutionPositionStart Date /End Date
 U.S. Energy Development Petroleum Geology Intern 2007 2007
 University at Buffalo Teaching Assistant 2007 2008
 University of Oklahoma Teaching Assistant 2008 2009
 Sam Noble Museum of Natural History Research Assistant 2009 2011
 University of Oklahoma Teaching Assistant 2011 2012
 Sam Noble Museum of Natural History Research Associate 2013 Present
 Midwestern State University Assistant Professor of Geosciences 2012 Present

 

Courses Taught

Historical Geology

Invertebrate Paleobiology

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy

Oceanography

Member Organizations

Geological Society of America

Sigma Gamma Epsilon (Earth Sciences Honor Society, Faculty Advisor)

The Paleontological Society

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

American Association of Petroleum Geologists

North Texas Geological Society

International Geoscience Programme Project 591: The Early to Middle Paleozoic  Revolution.

Peer-Reviewed Publications 

Carlucci, Jesse, R., Stephen R. Westrop, 2014.Trilobite Paleoecology and Sequence Stratigraphy: An Example from the Upper Ordovician of Oklahoma. In review.

Carlucci, Jesse, R., Stephen R. Westrop, Carlton E. Brett, and Roger Burkhalter,  2014. Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of the upper Ordovician Bromide Formation (Oklahoma): A new perspective on a mixed carbonate-siliciclastic ramp. In review.

 Carlucci, Jesse, R., Stephen R. Westrop, Lisa Amati, Jonathan M. Adrain, and Robert E. Swisher, 2012. A Systematic revision of the Upper Ordovician trilobite genus Bumastoides (Trilobita: Illaenidae) with new species from Oklahoma, Virginia, and Missouri. Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, vol 10 (4). (Please e-mail for PDF)

 Carlucci, Jesse, R., and Stephen R. Westrop, 2012. Trilobite biofacies along an Ordovician (Sandbian) carbonate buildup to basin gradient, southwestern Virginia. PALAIOS, vol 27 (1). PDF Link

 Carlucci, Jesse, R., Stephen R. Westrop, and Lisa Amati, 2010. Tetralichine trilobites from the Upper Ordovician of Oklahoma and Virginia, and phylogenetic systematics of the Tetralichini. Journal of Paleontology, vol 84 (6). (Please e-mail for PDF)

 Maletz, Jorg, Jesse Carlucci, and Charles E. Mitchell, 2009. Graptoloid cladistics, taxonomy, and phylogeny. Bulletin of Geosciences, vol 84 (1). PDF Link

 Conference Proceedings

 Carlucci, R. Jesse., and Stephen R. Westrop, 2013. Integration of sequence stratigraphy and trilobite paleoecological patterns: An example from the Upper Ordovician of Oklahoma. GSA Abstracts with Programs 45, GSA Denver.

Carlucci, R. Jesse., and Jennifer McDaniel, 2013. Geometric Morphometric Ontogeny of the trilobite Calyptaulax:  Shape change during the meraspid-holaspid transition. GSA Abstracts with Programs 45, GSA Denver.

 Stephen R. Westrop, Lisa Amati, Jesse R. Carlucci, and Carlton E. Brett, 2013. Foreland basin formation, environmental change and trilobite paleoecology, Late Ordovician of eastern Laurentia. Geological Association of Canada Winnepeg.

 Stephen R. Westrop, Lisa Amati, Carlton E. Brett, Robert E. Swisher, and Jesse R. Carlucci, 2012. When approaches collide: reconciling sequence stratigraphy, chemostratigraphy and biostratigraphy in the correlation of the Katian (Upper Ordovician) reference section, central Oklahoma. GSA Abstracts with Programs 44, GSA Charlotte.

 Carlucci, R. Jesse., Stephen R. Westrop and Carlton E. Brett, 2012. Cyclicity and depositional sequences in a mixed siliciclastic-carbonate unit: Implications for intrabasinal correlation and subaqueous erosion in the Ordovician of Oklahoma. GSA Abstracts with Programs 44, GSA Charlotte.

 Trigg, Cody., Matthew R. Saltzman, Jesse R. Carlucci, Stephen R. Westrop, Stephen A. Leslie, Seth A. Young, Stig M. Bergstrom, Alexa R.C Sedlacek, and Cole T. Edwards, 2012. Positive D13C shift in the Middle to Upper Ordovician: A link with sea level? GSA Abstracts with Programs 44, GSA Charlotte.

 Carlucci, Jesse., Robert E. Swisher, Stephen R. Westrop, Carlton E. Brett, Lisa Amati, and David Moss, 2012. New perspectives on the Sandbian-Katian sequence stratigraphy of the mid-continental successions, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee. International Geoscience Programme 591 2nd Annual Meeting, Cincinnati Ohio.

   Carlu     Carlucci, Jesse., Stephen R. Westrop, Lisa Amati, Carlton E. Brett, and Matthew Saltzman, 2011. Late Ordovician trilobite biofacies of eastern Laurentia: Paleoecological patterns during foreland basin development. GSA Abstracts with Programs 43, GSA Minneapolis.

 Carlucci, Jesse., and Stephen R. Westrop, 2010. Trilobite biofacies along a carbonate mud-mound to basin gradient in southwestern Virginia (Ordovician; Sandbian). GSA Abstracts with Programs 42, GSA Denver.

 Westrop, Stephen., R., Lisa Amati, Jesse Carlucci, Carlton E. Brett, and Matthew Saltzman, 2010. Late Ordovician trilobite biofacies of eastern Laurentia: Paleoecological patterns in the wake of the Ordovician radiation. IPC 3, London.

 Carlucci, Jesse., and Stephen R. Westrop, 2009. Sequence stratigraphy and facies architecture of the Bromide Formation (Upper Ordovician; Sandbian) of Oklahoma. GSA Abstracts with Programs 41, GSA Portland.

 Carlucci, Jesse., Chuck E. Mitchell, and Jorg Maletz, 2008. Comparing stratigraphic occurrence with cladistic hypotheses: A case study using Ordovician graptolites NEGSA Abstracts with Programs, NEGSA Buffalo.

 Carlucci, Jesse., and Jorg Maletz, 2007. Phylogeny, character evolution, and updated taxonomy of early Ordovician graptolites. GSA  Abstracts with Programs 39, GSA Denver.

 Carlucci, Jesse., and Jorg Maletz, 2007. Phylogenetic classification and early evolution of the Dichograptacea. GSA Abstracts with Programs 39, NEGSA, Durham.