GSA Interdisciplinary Interest Groups (IIGs)

GSA has been approached by members interested in forming “Interdisciplinary Interest Groups” that focus on scientific fields that cut across several GSA specialty science Divisions. Interdisciplinary Interest Groups will have an informal structure and will assist members in organizing topical science groups under the auspices of GSA and provide a discussion forum for scientific interests not currently well-served through the existing GSA Division structure.

Goals:

  • Build interdisciplinary interactions across specific disciplines;
  • Sponsor topical or special sessions at GSA meetings (Section or Annual);
  • Develop opportunities for interdisciplinary and specialized meetings;
  • Submit interdisciplinary publications

For more information, contact GSA.

Join Continental Scientific Drilling IIG

New Interdisciplinary Interest Group as of June 2017. Continental scientific drilling and coring is an interdisciplinary research tool used in many GSA Divisions and fields. This IIG promotes collaborative research using continental scientific drilling and coring across communities, presentations on scientific drilling projects to the wider scientific community, and opportunities for students and early career scientists in continental scientific drilling projects.

Designated Chair
before elections
James Russell
Brown University

Read welcome letter.

Join International IIG

International Interdisciplinary Interest Group

Chair Gregory D. Hoke
Syracuse University
Student Liaison/
Representative
Chelsea Mackaman-Lofland
University of Texas-Austin
Membership 196 as of 30 Dec. 2016
Meetings:
The annual business meeting of the IIG is held during the GSA Annual Meeting.
2016 JTPC
Representative
TBD
2017 JTPC
Representative
TBD

Join Soils & Soil Processes IIG

This is the first Interdisciplinary Interest Group (IIG) created at the Geological Society of America (GSA). This IIG will link together multiple Divisions at GSA, including Hydrogeology, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology (QG&G), Sedimentary Geology, Engineering Geology, and Planetary Geology. Soils and soil processes are the connecting links for these existing geological disciplines.

Chair Neil J. Tabor
Southern Methodist University
Chair-Elect Zsuzsanna Balogh-Brunstad
Hartwick College
Past-Chairs Steven Driese
Baylor University
Michael Howard Young
University of Texas-Austin
Membership 120 as of 30 Dec. 2016
Meetings:
The annual business meeting of the IIG is held during the GSA Annual Meeting.
2016 JTPC
Representative
Steven G. Driese
Baylor University
2017 JTPC
Representative
Neil J. Tabor
Southern Methodist University