Chattanooga 2015

GSA Southeastern Section

64th Annual Meeting

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Our logo features the Market Street Bridge morphed into folded and faulted carbonate stratigraphy, the distinctive roofline of the Tennessee Aquarium, and the profile of Lookout Mountain.

Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
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The Southeastern Section of the Geological Society of America convened for its 64thAnnual Meeting March 19-20, 2015 in Chattanooga, TN. During which the Geosciences Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research co-sponsored Undergraduate Research Poster Sessions, including 74 amazing presentations.

While many are deserving of recognition, one was selected for Best Undergraduate Poster and three for Honorable Mention. (Undergraduates indicated in bold.)

Best Undergraduate Poster:
TEMPORAL VARIABILITY OF BIOGENIC GASES IN PEAT SOILS FROM THE EVERGLADES USING CAPACITANCE MOISTURE PROBES
Student: Alexander D. GARCIA in the Geology Program at Florida Atlantic University
Mentor: Dr. Xavier Comas
Honorable Mention (alphabetically):
VARIATION IN PHYTOSAUR (DIAPSIDA:ARCHOSAURIFORMES) TOOTH ENAMEL MICROSTRUCTURE AND POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS FOR PHYTOSAUR ECOLOGY
Devin K. HOFFMAN1, MILLER-CAMP, Jessica A.2, and HECKERT, Andrew B.1, (1) Dept. of Geology, Appalachian State University, (2) Dept. of Geoscience, University of Iowa
Mentor: Dr. Andy Heckert
IS POST-DAM REMOVAL STREAM CHANNEL ADJUSTMENT A SCALE INDEPENDENT PROCESS?
Timothy Warren LAND, East Tennessee State University
Mentors: Drs. Arpita Nandi and Ingrid Luffman
GEOMORPHIC AND CLIMATIC IMPLICATIONS FROM SUB-ALPINE TREE CORES IN DEVIL'S CANYON, IDAHO
Audra N. REAGAN1, JOHNSON, Bradley G.1, STACHOWIAK, Lauren A.2, and GRISSINO-MAYER, Henri2, (1) Environmental Studies, Davidson College, (2) Geography, University of Tennessee
Mentors: Drs. Bradly Johnson and Henri Grissino-Mayer

LOCATION

Widely known as “The Scenic City,” Chattanooga owes this distinction to its geologic setting. The city lies along the Tennessee River, among the valleys and ridges of the southern Appalachian fold-and-thrust belt, and within view of the Cumberland Plateau and Blue Ridge. Its name derives from “cató,” the Muskogean word for “rock,” giving due emphasis to the geology of the area and the ideal setting it provides for this meeting. While the geologic setting of Chattanooga is outstanding, the Chattanooga story is equally impressive.

From its beginnings as Ross’s Landing to its early history as a rail town, to its role in the Civil War, and the industrial city it was during 1900s, Chattanooga has transformed into a progressive community that now boasts the fastest Internet in America and thrives on tourism. If you have not been to Chattanooga lately, now is your chance to experience our beautiful city.

Meeting Sponsors

Martin Marietta  Tennessee Geological Survey

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