Christine L. Button's research while affiliated with McGill University and other places

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Conference Paper
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Coupling paleobiodiversity patterns to paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental drivers is a daunting task for a paleoecologist. Although many geochemical proxies exist to determine high-resolution climate data, confidently linking these climate estimates to biodiversity patterns -particularly on fine spatial and temporal scales -can be tenuous. In thi...
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The fossil-rich deposits of the uppermost Maastrichtian (66 Ma) Frenchman Formation of southern Saskatchewan, Canada provide a detailed, continuous record of terrestrial ecosystem dynamics during the last half-million years leading up to the end-Cretaceous mass extinction. Paleoenvironmental interpretations for the Frenchman Formation are here refi...

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... It should be noted that several taxa occur from multiple rock units of different environments. For an example, Edmontosaurus annectens is known from fluvial Frenchman Formation (Bamforth et al., 2014) as well as coastal deposits such as Hell Creek and Lance formations (Connor, 1917;Ullmann et al., 2017). In fact, Saurolophus osborni from the Morrison and Tolman members of the Horseshoe Canyon Formation is the only taxon that is exclusively known from the coastal environment (paralic and estuarine deposits; Eberth and Braman, 2012). ...