Iuliana Lazar

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Modern and Cenozoic deep-sea hydrothermal-vent and methane-seep communities are dominated by large tubeworms, bivalves and gastropods. In contrast, many Early Cretaceous seep communities were dominated by the largest Mesozoic rhynchonellid brachiopod, the dimerelloid Peregrinella, the paleoecologic and evolutionary traits of which are still poorly(More)
A previously undescribed fauna of primitive brachyurans of the family Prosopidae is reported from sponge bioherms in eastern Romania. One new species, Cycloprosopon dobrogea, and several other forms, constitute the brachyuran fauna. The sponge bioherms, which attain a height of 30 meters, have yielded an abundant, but not overly diverse, array of benthic(More)
Examination of Jurassic decapod crustaceans associated with microbialite-siliceous sponge biostromes in Gura Dobrogei, eastern Romania, has yielded a unique association of these organisms. Goniodromites aliquantulus new species appears to have inhabited layered sponge biostrome settings only, whereas Cycloprosopon dobrogea and Goniodromites spp. appear to(More)
Children from low-income minority families participated in early childhood education programs conducted in the 1960s and 1970s by members of the Consortium for Longitudinal Studies. Data on program impact from early childhood to young adulthood revealed direct, positive effects on standardized tests, school competence, attitudes toward achievement, high(More)