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Budd, Ann F.

Works: 31 works in 53 publications in 2 languages and 1,216 library holdings
Genres: History  Church history  Academic theses  Classification 
Roles: Thesis advisor, Author, Editor
Classifications: QE720, 560.45098
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Most widely held works by Ann F Budd
Evolutionary stasis and change in the Dominican Republic Neogene by Ross H Nehm( )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, a diverse group of geologists and paleobiologists collectively focus their attention on the richly fossiliferous Neogene stratigraphic sections of the Dominican Republic which serves as one of only a few geological research systems in the world where morphological stasis and punctuated speciation have been investigated in multiple lineages. This research system offers unprecedented opportunities for comparative studies of evolutionary stasis and change and their environmental and ecological contexts. The authors here provide an updated geological framework and a series of novel studies of evolutionary stasis and change among different lineages and associated ecological communities."--Jacket
Evolution & environment in tropical America( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How were the tropical Americas formed? This ambitious volume draws on extensive, multidisciplinary research to develop new views of the geological formation of the isthmus linking North and South America and of the major environmental changes that reshaped the Neotropics to create its present-day-marine and terrestrial ecosystems
Domestic and international environmental policy in Mexico : compounding issues for the marine environment by Blake R Rupe( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mexico is home to almost 2.9 million square kilometers of land and water surface area that is affected by water pollution and environmental degradation. While geographically more prevalent to pollution threats as well as one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, it is important to coordinate the management and regulation of coastal zones effectively to safeguard these ecosystem from degradation. However, because of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, nations view the problem of living resources and their management as a national priority instead of an international cooperation initiative. Mexico's fragmented, overlapping, and sometimes corrupt domestic institutions for environmental policy yield ineffective and inadequate pollution control, a result of which is a high level of marine debris presence on the coasts, as evidenced by a recent study in Veracruz, Veracruz. This marine debris, the most abundant of which is composed of plastics, is detrimental to marine life, leading to death, starvation, debilitation, reduced quality of life and lowered reproductive performance. While several avenues are being explored to mitigate marine debris in the environment, such as decreasing knowledge gaps, increasing pollution prevention measures, and education, degradation issues have compounded globally, revealing a clear picture of inadequate international regulation and convention. A stricter Mexican national regulatory system that incorporates private and public waste management organizations to incentivize and facilitate waste cleanup is needed to improve the health of the global ocean
Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic by Ann F Budd( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seventeen species and seven genera of the family Faviidae that bud intramurally are described in collections from the Neogene sequence in the Cibao Valley of the northern Dominican Republic. The material consists of 220 colonies from 85 localities along five river sections that range in age from Late Oligocene to Early Pliocene. Most of the specimens were collected along two river sections (39 localities in Río Gurabo, 37 localities in Río Cana) that explose an exceptionally continuous sequence extending from Late Miocene to Early Pliocene time. Species are distinguished by sorting specimens into four qualitative groups based on colony form. Species within the phaceloid group (two specimens) are recognized by a principal component analysis including both primary types for all known Neogene and Quaternary Caribbean species of intramurally budding phaceloid faviids, and morphologically similar specimens collected in Plio-Pleistocene deposits near Limón, Costa Rica. Species within the plocoid group (five specimens) are determined by qualititative comparisons with type and non-type specimens of all known Neogene and Quaternary Caribbean species. Species within the flabelloid group that have bidirectional budding (154 specimens) are distinguished by principal component and average linkage cluster analyses; flabelloid species that have unidierectional budding (eight specimens) are recognized by adding specimens to the final cluster analysis for bidirectional flabelloid forms. Species within the meandroid group that have wide valleys (13 specimens) are determined by qualitative comparisons with specimens of all known Neogene and Quaternary Caribbean species. Meandroid species that have narrow valleys (31 specimens) are distinguished by canonical discriminant analyses comparing two qualitative groups of specimens with collections of three Recent Caribbean species
Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene by Ross H Nehm( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic by Ann F Budd( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multivariate statistical analyses are used to distinguish species in the genera Montastraea and Solenastrea through a continuous Neogene sequence (five Ma time interval) in the Cibao Valley of the northern Dominican Republic. Some older (by approximately 10 Ma) material from the same region also is included in the analyses. The material consists of approximately 280 colonies of Montrastraea (74 of which are measured) from a total of 59 localities, and 66 colonies of Solenastrea (15 of which are measured) from a total of 37 localities. Twelve additional colonies of Montastraea from the Vokes' collections of the same localities are also measured, and added to the data set. The material is first sorted into two genera on the basis of qualitative examination of septal structure, the structure of the columella and associated paliform lobes, and the texture of the coenosteum. Sixteen characters consisting of linear distances and counts are measured in transverse thin-sections of ten corallites per colony in Montastraea; ten similar characters are measured on the upper surface of ten calices per colony in Solenastrea. The data are analyzed using cluster and canonical discriminant analysis to group the colonies into clusters representing species. Seven species are so defined in Montastraea and two in Solenastrea. These groupings are then used statistically to reclassify type specimens for 12 of the 17 defined species of Montastraea and four of the seven described species of Solenastrea
The genera Caulastrae, Favia, Diploria, Thysanus, Hadrophyllia, Manicina, and Colpophyllia by Ann F Budd( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ellerslie Presbyterian Church : commemorative booklet to mark the 75th anniversary of the opening of the first church in 1881( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Morphology and evolution of the Late Cenozoic marine biota of tropical America( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oligocene coral evolution in Puerto Rico and Antigua : morphometric analysis of Agathiphyllia, Antiguastrea, and Montastraea by Tracy Ann Neil Champagne( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The University of Iowa Paleontology Repository maintains an extensive collection of Caribbean coral specimens. This study includes 285 specimens, of which approximately 75 are thin-sections of three previously identified Oligocene genera including: Montastraea Blainville, 1830 (=Orbicella Dana 1846), Antiguastrea Vaughan, 1919, and Agathiphyllia Reuss, 1864 (=Cyathomorpha Reuss, 1868). This study includes: photography of colony surfaces and thin-sections of representative specimens of each species, and the identification of the three Oligocene genera Montastraea, Antiguastrea, and Agathiphyllia to the species level. This study compared the collections with the agathiphyllid stratigraphic ranges in the Paleobiology Database, curated these specimens, and then entered the information into the database, Specify TM . These continued efforts aid in better understanding diagnostic morphologic characters of three genera: Antiguastrea, Agathiphyllia, and Montastraea. Two of the genera, Antiguastrea and Agathiphyllia, are extinct. Because the differences in morphology are subtle and not very well understood, previous biodiversity studies using the colony surface for correct species identification have been difficult and often inaccurate. Montastraea is further complicated by recent research that suggests it is polyphyletic and contains multiple species complexes, based on the combined use and creation of more morphological characters and on molecular phylogenetics. Additionally, this study assists with the understanding of the biodiversity of these Oligocene coral genera in the Caribbean region prior to the Plio-Pleistocene extinction event, and the evolutionary history of coral diversity in this region. Though there was an extinction event across the Caribbean, the locality species richness, using Fisher's [alpha] and Shannon's H, showed no significant differences between the Late Oligocene formations and the Early Miocene formations

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neogene paleontology in the northern Dominican Republic. Part II. The genera Caulastraea, Favia, Diploria, Thysanus, Hadrophyllia, Manicina, and Colpophyllia by Ann F Budd( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Carribbean reef development was independent of coral diversity over 28 million years by Kenneth G Johnson( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Taxonomic classification of the reef coral families Merulinidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia)( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract Modern coral taxonomy has begun to resolve many long-standing problems in traditional systematics stemming from its reliance on skeletal macromorphology. By integrating examinations of colony, corallite, and subcorallite morphology with the molecular sequence data that have proliferated in the last decade, many taxa spread across the scleractinian tree of life have been incorporated into a rigorous classification underpinned by greater phylogenetic understanding. This monograph focuses on one of the most challenging clades recovered to date - its disarray epitomized by the informal name 'Bigmessidae'. This group of predominantly Indo-Pacific species previously comprised families Merulinidae, Faviidae, Pectiniidae, and Trachyphylliidae, but in a recent study these have been incorporated within Merulinidae. We studied 84 living merulinid species by examining morphological traits at three different scales of coral skeletal structure − macromorphology, micromorphology, and microstructure − to construct a morphological matrix comprising 44 characters. Data were analysed via maximum parsimony and also transformed onto a robust molecular phylogeny under the parsimony and maximum likelihood criteria. Comparisons amongst morphological character types suggest that although many characters at every scale are homoplastic, some to a greater extent than others, several can aid in distinguishing genus-level clades. Our resulting trees and character analyses form the basis of a revised classification that spans a total of 139 species contained within 24 genera. The tree topologies necessitate the synonymization of Barabattoia as Dipsastraea, and Phymastrea as Favites. Furthermore, Astrea and Coelastrea are resurrected, and one new genus, Paramontastraea Huang & Budd gen. nov., is described. All the genera in Merulinidae, along with the monotypic Montastraeidae and Diploastraeidae, are diagnosed based on the characters examined. The integrative classification system proposed here will form the framework for more accurate biodiversity estimates and guide the taxonomic placement of extinct species. © 2014 The Linnean Society of London
Patterns of variation within the Montastraea "annularis" species complex : results from 2-D and 3-D geometric morphometrics by Jason Anthony Cassara( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Goodall's F-test was used to detect significant morphological differences among species and colony positions. All of the data used in these analyses are available in the supplementary file that accompanies this thesis (see Appendix C for a description of the contents of this file). Measurement error analyses show significant differences among variances associated with replicate measurements of 2-D and 3-D landmarks. In many cases the variance is asymmetrical, and for 2D data especially, this asymmetry coincides with orientation of anatomical features. Significant shape differences between corallites from tops and edges of colonies of M. annularis and M. faveolata are found when 3-D data are used. These intracolonial differences are due in large part to height and shape of the septal margin. As a result, 2-D data are unable to find significant differences within colonies. Both datasets find significant interspecific differences, but different anatomical features are found to be responsible. Important interspecific differences for 2-D data are relative thickness of the corallite wall and lengths of septa and costae. When 3-D data are used, results are most influenced by height of primary and secondary septa above the calical surface, as well as length of septa from the corallite wall toward the columella. Patterns of relative morphological similarity among species also differ between datasets. 2-D data show closest similarity between M. annularis and M. faveolata, while M. faveolata and M. franksi are most similar when 3-D data are used. The former result is consistent with previous 2-D analyses, while the latter conclusion is without precedent. Neither is consistent with relationships inferred using molecular data
Scleractinia soft tissue systematics : use of histological characters in coral taxonomy and phylogenetic reconstruction by David Russell Cordie( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world and provide economic value as well as biodiversity stability. Yet, these ecosystems are threatened from human degradation and climate change. Phylogenetic reconstructions can help identify which species have a potential to undergo greater amounts of change in the near future and also aids in determining evolutionary distinctiveness, which are critical components of conservation management. However, traditional Scleractinia morphological characters have been shown to have limited taxonomic use. Therefore, this study attempts to discover soft tissue characters to produce more robust phylogenies. Eight coral species from the Indo-Pacific families Merulinidae and Lobophylliidae were mail ordered and prepared for histological analysis under light microscopy. A character matrix was analyzed and the results were compared to phylogenies based on skeletal and molecular data. A total of seven MPTs of length 35, C.I. 0.60 and R.I. 0.58 were found. In addition, a detailed description of the histology is included. The topology of MPTs was inconsistent, but several were broadly similar to previous phylogenies based on molecular and skeletal data. Still, using only a small number of characters, the results do promise that histological characters in conjunction with skeletal characters could better delineate species and their evolutionary history. Future results could aid in making conservation decisions based on improved phylogenies
The effects of decling environmental pH on coral microstructure and morphology by Matthew A Tibbits( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Coral reefs are faced and will be faced with many challenges this century. One danger is the rapid decline of oceanic pH due to anthropogenic sources. The more acidic the environment becomes, the harder reefs and coral (order: scleractinia) in particular will be hit. Experiments to measure the effect on scleractinian coral were performed to glean a better understanding of the processes that will be affected by our acidifying oceans. Additionally, the search for and analysis of coral microstructure and micromorpholgy were carried out in an attempt to understand homology within an environmentally responsive taxa
Taxonomic classification of the reef coral family Lobophylliidae (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Scleractinia)( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Abstract : Lobophylliidae is a family-level clade of corals within the 'robust' lineage of Scleractinia. It comprises species traditionally classified as Indo-Pacific 'mussids', 'faviids', and 'pectiniids'. Following detailed revisions of the closely related families Merulinidae, Mussidae, Montastraeidae, and Diploastraeidae, this monograph focuses on the taxonomy of Lobophylliidae. Specifically, we studied 44 of a total of 54 living lobophylliid species from all 11 genera based on an integrative analysis of colony, corallite, and subcorallite morphology with molecular sequence data. By examining coral skeletal features at three distinct levels - macromorphology, micromorphology, and microstructure - we built a morphological matrix comprising 46 characters. Data were analysed via maximum parsimony and transformed onto a robust molecular phylogeny inferred using two nuclear (histone H3 and internal transcribed spacers) and one mitochondrial (cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) DNA loci. The results suggest that micromorphological characters exhibit the lowest level of homoplasy within Lobophylliidae. Molecular and morphological trees show that Symphyllia, Parascolymia, and Australomussa should be considered junior synonyms of Lobophyllia, whereas Lobophyllia pachysepta needs to be transferred to Acanthastrea . Our analyses also lend strong support to recent revisions of Acanthastrea, which has been reorganized into five separate genera (Lobophyllia, Acanthastrea, Homophyllia, Sclerophyllia, and Micromussa), and to the establishment of Australophyllia . Cynarina and the monotypic Moseleya remain unchanged, and there are insufficient data to redefine Oxypora, Echinophyllia, and Echinomorpha . Finally, all lobophylliid genera are diagnosed under the phylogenetic classification system proposed here, which will facilitate the placement of extinct taxa on the scleractinian tree of life
Scleractinian micromorphology : taxonomic value vs. phenotypic plasticity by Matthew Alan Tibbits( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reef-building corals (Order: Scleractinia) are undergoing rapid taxonomic revision after molecular systematics disputed the relationships at all taxonomic levels within traditional classification. New morphological characters are being used to produce evolutionary relationships supported by molecular phylogenetics. While these characters are providing more congruent taxonomic relationships, their variation has not been fully explored. Additionally, phenotypic plasticity (changes in morphology resulting from environmental factors influencing the expressed phenotype despite a shared genotype) is prevalent amongst Scleractinia. In order to better understand the nature of these characters and explore their variation, I created a series of aquaria-based experiments designed to test the stability of these new morphological characters in response to differing environmental conditions. Light intensity and temperature were chosen as the environmental factors varied in these experiments on the basis of being a known trigger for environmentally-driven plasticity and their importance in calcification rate. In addition to aquaria-based phenotypic plasticity experiments I also examined a group (Family: Euphylliidae) within Scleractinia that had been divided by molecular phylogeny into two disparate groups. My research focused on morphological features viewed at magnifications observable by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) called micromorphology. Although variation in the skeletal micromorphology is observable, the new morphological characters that are used in taxonomy display only small amounts of variation caused by changing environmental conditions and were found to be stable for use in taxonomic studies. Additionally, I found a few micromorphological features distinguishing the two groups previously assigned to Euphylliidae including the shape of the septal margins and the fine-scale skeletal texture
The family Faviidae (Anthozoa: Scleractinia)( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Budd, A. F.

Budd, A. F. (Ann F.)