The Geological Society of America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2016 GSA James B. Thompson, Jr. Distinguished International Lecturer Award. GSA seeks to be a leader in the global geoscience community in fulfillment of our mission and goals.
The GSA International committee selected Terry Plank (Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory) as the outgoing speaker and Christopher Jackson (Imperial College) as the incoming speaker based on their clear qualifications as scientists as well as their dynamic and clear public speaking.
The 2016 lecture tours are made possible through a gift to the GSA Foundation by James B. Thompson, Jr., whose bequest contributed to the endowment of two lecture tours by distinguished geologists, one a non-North American scientist to tour academic and related institutions within North America, and the other a North American scientist to tour foreign universities and geological institutions. Both tours are arranged under the guidance of GSA International.