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T1. Assessing Groundwater Availability and Sustainability
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Kevin F. Dennehy, William M. Alley
Having an adequate supply of water to meet human and ecological needs is essential. Approaches and methodologies to quantify, forecast, and secure groundwater resources at large scales for short- and long-term availability warrant examination.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
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T1. Part II
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
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T1. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
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T2. Impacts of Land Use and Climate Change on Water Resources Sustainability
GSA Hydrogeology Division
David A. Stonestrom, Bridget R. Scanlon
This session focuses on impacts of climatic and land-use change on groundwater and surface-water resources. Past and projected impacts from natural and anthropogenic forcings will be examined by field studies, satellites, speleothems, modeling, etc.
Hydrogeology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T2. Part II
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T2. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T3. The Hydrogeological Effects of Urbanization
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; U.S. National Chapter of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists
John M. Sharp, Barry J. Hibbs
This session examines how urbanization affects groundwater systems, including recharge rates, flow patterns, stream and spring flows, water quality, climatic effects, geotechnical design, and urban planning.
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Environmental Geoscience
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T3. Part II
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; U.S. National Chapter of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Environmental Geoscience
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T3. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; U.S. National Chapter of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Environmental Geoscience
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T4. Advances in Understanding Aquifer Heterogeneity and Multi-Scale Flow and Transport in Porous and Fractured Media
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Ramya Ramanathan, Gary S. Weissmann
This session focuses on the advances in understanding aquifer heterogeneity and its effect on flow and transport processes. Approaches of interest include field characterization, flow and transport modeling, upscaling, inverse modeling, and designing remediation systems.
Hydrogeology; Sediments, Clastic
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T4. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Sediments, Clastic
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T5. Mountain Hydrogeology, Faults, Fractures, Fluid Flow, and Sustainability of Natural Resources: In Memory of the Contributions of Craig Burton Forster
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Jonathan Saul Caine, Shemin Ge, Andrew H. Manning, Jessica Thompson
Focused on multidisciplinary natural resources science and its use in public policy; fundamental to applied research contributions are sought to highlight fieldwork, new approaches, modeling, sustainability, and (or) how laypersons use and perceive scientific information.
Hydrogeology; Structural Geology; Public Policy
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T5. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Hydrogeology; Structural Geology; Public Policy
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T7. Contaminant Hydrogeology of Karst — Characterization, Modeling, and Remediation
GSA Hydrogeology Division
David S. Lipson, Keith A. White
This session will bring together academic and professional scientists, engineers, and regulators faced with solving contaminated karst problems to discuss issues related specifically to characterization, modeling, and remediation of karst groundwater.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Sediments, Carbonates
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T8. Flow in Fractured and Karstic Aquifers: Models and Methods
GSA Hydrogeology Division; U.S. National Chapter of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists; Karst Waters Institute
Carol Wicks, Todd Halihan
Fractured and karstic aquifers remain difficult to characterize, but significant advances have been made in field methods and modeling of flow and transport through these systems. This session will examine these advances.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology
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T8. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division; U.S. National Chapter of the International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists; Karst Waters Institute
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology
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T9. Sources of Acid Rock Drainage to Draining Mine Tunnels and in Complex Geologic Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Katie Walton-Day, Mike Wireman, Bruce Stover
This session seeks a range of geochemical, geologic, geophysical, hydrogeologic, and engineering studies that present research and techniques used to understand sources of acid rock drainage for draining mine tunnels and complex geologic systems.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T10. The Hydrogeologic and Regulatory Environments of Phosphate Mining and Processing
International Assoc. of Hydrogeologists/USNC; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division
Gerry V. Winter, Neil Coleman
The session will discuss the hydrogeologic and regulatory environments related to mining and processing of phosphate ore and the impact of both on the economics of mining.
Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience; Economic Geology
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T12. Arsenic in Geologic Systems
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; International Society for Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD); GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Prosun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Mukherjee, Alan E. Fryar, David A. Polya
Global occurrence of arsenic in geologic systems, groundwater, soil, and the food chain has raised serious environmental concern. This session will deal with the occurrence, mobility, biogeochemical cycling, epidemiological, socio-economic effects, and sustainable mitigation of arsenic.
Hydrogeology; Geology and Health; Environmental Geoscience
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T12. Part II
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; International Society for Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD); GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Hydrogeology; Geology and Health; Environmental Geoscience
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T12. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; International Society for Groundwater for Sustainable Development (ISGSD); GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Hydrogeology; Geology and Health; Environmental Geoscience
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T13. CO2 Sequestration in Deep Saline Aquifers: Leakage Pathways, Risk Assessment, and Impact on Overlying Aquifers
GSA Hydrogeology Division
John E. McCray, Alexis K. Navarre-Sitchler, Assaf Wunsch
As CO2 sequestration in deep aquifers increasingly becomes an attractive solution for reduction of CO2 release to the atmosphere, studies are underway to assess possible leakage risks to overlying aquifers.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T13. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T14. Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS): Sustainable, Carbon-Free Energy
GSA Geophysics Division
Warren W. Wood, Wolfgang W. Bauer
Session will highlight complete life cycle costs and benefits in developing this sustainable, environmental benign, carbon-free resource. Uncertainty in capital, planning, permitting, and hazard management costs, earthquake hazards, and hydro and geologic characterization are addressed.
Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T16. Geochemical and Isotopic Evolution of Sedimentary and Crystalline Formation Brines
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Orfan Shouakar-Stash, Randy L. Stotler
Although formation brines have been extensively investigated, evolutionary pathways are still disputed. This session will explore new findings and evaluate different evolutionary pathways for brines based on geochemical and isotopic evidence.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry
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T17. Geologic Maps, Digital Geologic Maps, and Derivatives from Geologic and Geophysical Maps (Posters)
GSA Engineering Geology Division; Association of American State Geologists; U.S. Geological Survey; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Richard C. Berg, Ralph F. Crawford, Michael W. Higgins, Linda Jacobsen, E. Donald McKay, David R. Soller, L. Harvey Thorleifson
This poster session will highlight new geologic maps, mapping programs, and innovations in geological mapping, including data management, web accessibility, 3-D, and applications in water and land management.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Hydrogeology; Engineering Geology
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T18. Reaching New Peaks in Geoscience: Geoscience in the Service of a Sustainable Future
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; Association of American State Geologists
D. Craig Cooper, Jonathan H. Goodwin
This session will explore ways that geoscience research and effective communication of its results contribute to sustainability. Topics include overcoming hazards and climate change, supplying water resources, energy and minerals, using geologic maps, and geomorphology.
Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T18. Posters
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Public Policy Committee; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; Association of American State Geologists
Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T20. National and International Geological Licensure, The ASBOG Fundamentals of Geology and Practice of Geology Examinations, Accreditation, and Assessment of Academic Degree Programs
GSA Geology and Society Division; National Association of State Boards of Geology
Richard K. Spruill
Geological licensure in the U.S. and Canada is based in part on successful completion of national examinations. Results of these examinations are now available to geoscience departments for use in assessment and accreditation.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication; None of the above
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T21. Ocean Acidification and Other Societally Relevant Environmental Changes: Using the Past to Infer Our Future (Cushman Session)
GSA Geology and Society Division; Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research
Joan M. Bernhard, Michael Martínez-Colón
This session will highlight geobiological, paleontological, and biogeochemical research on fossil or modern organisms to address time-sensitive issues, such as ocean acidification and other types of environmental change, including global warming and sea-level rise.
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T21. Posters
GSA Geology and Society Division; Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T22. Exposing Myths and Misrepresentations of Climate Change and Evolution Science: Strategies and Case Studies for Geoscientists, Educators, Policy Makers, and the Press
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; American Quaternary Association (AMQUA); GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; International Union for Quaternary Research (INQUA); National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Paleontological Society
George T. Stone, Michael E. Mann, Andrew M. Buddington
Public mistrust of evidence-based knowledge compels clear explanation of science and exposure of myths and misrepresentations. This session presents strategies and case studies in climate-change and evolution science to help meet this imperative.
Quaternary Geology; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Geoscience Education
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T23. Reconstructing Interactions between Humans and the Natural Environment during the Holocene
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Michelle F. Goman
The Holocene is unique in experiencing significant human impacts to the natural environment and conversely the impact of natural hazards on civilizations. This session seeks papers that reconstruct and examine these impacts.
Archaeological Geology; Limnogeology; Quaternary Geology
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T23. Posters
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Archaeological Geology; Limnogeology; Quaternary Geology
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T25. The Geoenvironmental Context of Human Migrations
GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; American Quaternary Association (AMQUA)
E. Arthur Bettis, Jonathan Winn
This session examines the geological and environmental context of human migrations by exploring constraints and opportunities for human migrations in the light of interactions among landscapes and the flora, fauna, and humans inhabiting them.
Archaeological Geology; Quaternary Geology; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T26. Advances in Clean Coal Technology, Carbon Sequestration, and Enhanced Resource Recovery
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Jack C. Pashin, Stephen F. Greb
This session examines advances in clean coal technology, including geologic carbon sequestration and enhanced oil and gas recovery. The environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon capture and storage programs are considered.
Coal Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
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T26. Posters
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Coal Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy
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T27. Frontiers in Coal Science: Basic Research to Applied Technology
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Sharon M. Swanson, Ronald H. Affolter
This session highlights recent advances in coal science. Topics include environmental effects of coal utilization, characterization of coal combustion products, coal gasification/liquefaction, coal bed methane, economics of coal use, carbon sequestration, coal petrology, and sedimentology.
Coal Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Sediments, Clastic
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T27. Posters
GSA Coal Geology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Coal Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Sediments, Clastic
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T29. Landslides, Debris Flow, and Rock Fall: Reaching New Peaks in Research and Monitoring
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; U.S. Geological Survey
Rex L. Baum, Brian D. Collins
This session will explore new insights about landslide processes and hazards. Contributions that address field, instrumental, or modeling studies about any type of landslides are especially welcome.
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology; Public Policy
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T29. Posters
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; U.S. Geological Survey
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology; Public Policy
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T30. Motion of Landslides, Debris Flows, and Avalanches
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Association of Environmental & Engineering Geologists
William H. Schulz, Jeffrey A. Coe, Mark E. Reid
This session seeks presentations describing factors that control motion in all types of landslides, ranging from creeping slides to rapid debris flows and rock avalanches. Contributions describing recent research advances and case studies are encouraged.
Engineering Geology; Geomorphology
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T32. Seeing the True Shape of Earth's Surface: Applications of Airborne and Terrestrial LiDAR in the Geosciences
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Ian P. Madin, Kurt L. Frankel
High-resolution LiDAR data are now becoming available over large areas. This session will examine how these highly detailed images of the land surface provide unprecedented opportunities for qualitative and quantitative analysis of earth processes.
Engineering Geology; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Quaternary Geology
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T32. Posters
GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Engineering Geology; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Quaternary Geology
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T33. Debris Flows: From Hazard Mitigation to Landscape Evolution
; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Scott W. McCoy, Jason W. Kean, Leslie Hsu
We encourage field, laboratory, and modeling contributions on all aspects and types of debris flows, their controls on steepland morphology, and their impact on downstream fluvial systems.
Geomorphology; Engineering Geology; Hydrogeology
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T34. Vapors, Brines, Sulfides, and Mines: Understanding Metal Mobility in Magma-Hydrothermal Systems and Their Supergene Successors
Society of Economic Geologists; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Jacob B. Lowenstern, Adam Simon, Charles Alpers
This session explores the processes and phases that control metal partitioning in Earth's crust, ranging from magmas to their related hydrothermal systems, into mineral deposits, and finally during erosion and oxidation near the surface.
Economic Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry
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T34. Posters
Society of Economic Geologists; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Economic Geology; Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry
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T35. Critical Metals (REE, In, Te, Nb, Ta, Ga, Li, etc.) for the New Energy Future
Society of Economic Geologists; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Yasushi Watanabe, Murray W. Hitzman
The session aims to discuss geneses of the critical metal-bearing deposits, as well as the present and potential supply sources for the critical metals that are indispensable for the productions of high-technology materials.
Economic Geology; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Petrology, Igneous
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T36. Metal-Fertile versus Barren Magmatic Systems at the Arc- to Individual Pluton-Scale: Applying an Improved Understanding of Volatile and Trace-Element Behavior and Experimental Constraints to Petrogenetic Studies
Society of Economic Geologists; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
James D. Webster, Kéiko H. Hattori
Why are some intrusions in subduction zones associated with metallic mineralization and others are not? Coupling petrogenetic studies with improved understanding of fractionation behavior in magmatic systems and experimental constraints may provide answers.
Economic Geology; Geochemistry; Tectonics
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T37. Environmental Geochemistry for Modern Mining
Society of Economic Geologists
Robert R. Seal, LeeAnn Munk
This session encourages contributions on baseline characterization, geochemical characteristics of mine wastes, ecological and human health effects associated with mine waste and drainage, pit lake geochemistry, and case studies.
Economic Geology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T38. International Research Experiences for Undergraduates (Posters)
Council on Undergraduate Research; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Edward Hansen, Jeff Marshall
This session will highlight examples of international research involving undergraduate students. Emphasis will be on the process of setting up and carrying out these projects, including benefits and drawbacks, what works and what doesn't.
Geoscience Education
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T40. Clickers in the Classroom: Fun and Games, Learning Tool, or Both?
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division
David Steer, Jeffrey R. Knott, Karen Kortz
This session explores how and why faculty use clickers and provides evidence that such systems impact teaching and learning. Presentations describe best practices, evidence-based learning, student satisfaction, and comparisons of response patterns to summative assessments.
Geoscience Education
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T41. Learning Outside the Geoscience Classroom: Engaging Students Beyond the Lecture and Laboratory Setting (Posters)
Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Kelsey S. Bitting
The number of field trips incorporated into geoscience curriculums has declined in recent years due to a variety of reasons. This section will showcase innovative activities that engage students in experiences outside of the traditional classroom.
Geoscience Education
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T42. Participation of Undergraduates and K-12 Students in Environmental and Geoscience-Related Research: A Critical Tool for Experiential Learning Technique (Posters)
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Nazrul I. Khandaker, Stanley Schleifer
Undergraduates and K-12 students interested in earth-system science and current environmental hot topics are highly encouraged to share their research experience and benefit from interacting with fellow geoscientists, academicians, and concerned citizens.
Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T43. Research on Diversity in the Geosciences and S&E Workforce: Data and Successful Strategies
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division
Michael G. Loudin, Marilyn J. Suiter, Jill Karsten, Roman Czujko
Many programs addressing increased diversity in the geosciences have been instituted but the scholarly compilation of data and strategies of successful methods seems lacking. This session will provide data on geoscience diversity development and outcomes.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy
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T44. Geoscience Programs at Community Colleges: Models for Success and Innovation
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eric M.D. Baer, R. Heather Macdonald
Community college geoscience programs are diverse and multifaceted and succeed in a variety of roles. This session will highlight programs and how they achieve their goals.
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T44. Part II
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T44. Posters
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T45. Energy Education in the Geoscience Classroom: Preparing Future Citizens, Scientists, and Policy Makers
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
James D. Myers, Karin B. Kirk, Fred Loxsom, Devin N. Castendyk, Glenn A. Richard
Issues associated with supply, production, and use of energy pose a great challenge for both science and society. This session will showcase proven educational strategies for addressing energy themes in the geoscience classroom.
Geoscience Education; Public Policy; Environmental Geoscience
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T46. Using Real- and near–Real-Time Data in the Classroom(Posters)
GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geology and Society Division
Michael P. Poland, Rachel Teasdale, Katrien J. Kraft
This session will focus on the innovative use of earth-science data, particularly that which is provided online in real- and near–real-time, in academic settings (both formal and informal).
Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T48. Teacher Research and Instruction Abroad: A Pathway to Improved Geoscience Education
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; Council on Undergraduate Research; GSA Geoscience Education Division
Jacquelyn E. Hams, Janis D. Treworgy, Kate S. Pound
Have you participated in travel abroad experiences as a geoscience educator? This session will highlight teacher-research experiences, learning communities, and other travel abroad programs. Come share your experiences, activities, and lesson plans that you have developed.
Geoscience Education
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T50. Undergraduate Student Research with Solitary Geoscience Faculty
National Association of Geoscience Teachers; GSA Geoscience Education Division; Council on Undergraduate Research
Janis D. Treworgy, Laura A. Guertin, Suzanne M. Smaglik
Have you, as a solitary geoscience faculty member, figured out how to involve your students in research? Come share both your successes and perceived failures to help others develop their own research programs.
Geoscience Education
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T51. Neutral Mine Drainage: Release, Transport, and Attenuation of Metals and Trace Elements in Circumneutral Mining Environments
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); Geochemical Society
Matthew B.J. Lindsay, David W. Blowes, D. Kirk Nordstrom
This session will center on the geochemistry, mineralogy and microbiology of metals and trace elements in mining-impacted environments characterized by circumneutral-pH conditions. Topics may range from mine waste characterization to down-gradient transport and attenuation processes.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Hydrogeology
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T52. Karst Environments: Problems, Management, Human Impact, and Environmental Sustainability (Posters)
GSA Hydrogeology Division; National Cave and Karst Research Institute; Karst Waters Institute; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Robert Brinkmann, Mario Parise
Karst systems are among the most fragile and vulnerable environments in the world. This session will explore current research on how humans are interacting with karst with a focus on management and sustainability.
Environmental Geoscience; Public Policy; Engineering Geology
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T54. Pyrogenic Black Carbon, or Biochar, in Soils and Sediments, Its Characterization and Fate — Its Effects On the Carbon Cycle and Carbon Sequestration, and Its Effects on Soil Properties
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Colleen E. Rostad, David W. Rutherford
This session addresses pyrogenic carbon in soils and sediments. The presence of this material can have profound effects on the nature of soil and may have an increasing role to play in carbon sequestration.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry, Organic
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T55. Environmental Geology of Oil Shale and Tar Sands
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Jeremy Boak, Justin E. Birdwell
This session seeks contributions focused on the impacts of nontraditional hydrocarbon resource development on environmental quality, with emphasis on water use, greenhouse gases and hazardous residues.
Environmental Geoscience; Geology and Health; Public Policy
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T56. Sigma Gamma Epsilon Undergraduate Research (Posters)
Sigma Gamma Epsilon
Richard L. Ford, James C. Walters
The goal of this session is to highlight recent and on-going undergraduate research in a student-friendly forum. The session is open to students and faculty co-authors working in any area of the geosciences.
Environmental Geoscience; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Hydrogeology
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T57. Frontiers in Experimental Petrology: In Honor of Robert C. Newton
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Craig E. Manning, John M. Ferry, David Jenkins
Experiments are central to igneous and metamorphic petrology. They constrain properties of minerals, melts and fluids. This session honors contributions of Robert C. Newton to this discipline. Contributions in all current and emerging topics welcomed.
Petrology, Experimental; Petrology, Metamorphic; Petrology, Igneous
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T57. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Petrology, Experimental; Petrology, Metamorphic; Petrology, Igneous
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T58. Frontiers in Metamorphic Petrology: Integrating Mass Transport, Heat Transport, Reaction Kinetics, and Tectonics with Mineral Equilibria
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
William D. Carlson, John M. Ferry, Thomas Müller
Advances in metamorphic petrology increasingly integrate mineral equilibria with heat and mass transport, tectonics, and reaction kinetics. The session encompasses all of these components of metamorphic systems, with a focus on how to link them.
Petrology, Metamorphic; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Tectonics
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T58. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Petrology, Metamorphic; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Tectonics
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T59. High-Pressure and High-Temperature Metamorphism: P-T-t Paths and Tectonics
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Michael Brown, Fraukje Brouwer, Nigel Kelly
Advances in reliability of pressure-temperature-time information retrieved from orogens and in sophistication of numerical modeling studies make this session timely for those who integrate multiple techniques to understand orogenesis at extreme pressure or temperature.
Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
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T59. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
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T60. Volcanic and Landscape Evolution of the Jemez Mountains Volcanic Field
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Fraser Goff, Shari A. Kelley
Presentations in this session will highlight new interpretations of geochronology, geochemical, and stratigraphic data gathered during recent 1:24,000 scale surface mapping in the Jemez Mountains and environmental drilling at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
Volcanology; Tectonics; Geomorphology
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T60. Posters
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Volcanology; Tectonics; Geomorphology
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T61. Tectonic Controls on Volcanism: Geologic Perspectives
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Cathy J. Busby, Luca Ferrari
Tectonic-structural controls on volcanism will be examined, mainly focusing on geologic and geophysical aspects. Submissions should relate local or regional-scale structures and tectonic processes to volcano types or volcanic styles or architecture of volcanic successions.
Volcanology; Tectonics; Structural Geology
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T61. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Volcanology; Tectonics; Structural Geology
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T63. Sources, Transport, and Fate of Trace and Toxic Elements in the Environment
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
LeeAnn Munk, David T. Long, W. Berry Lyons
Relevant research dealing with trace and potentially toxic elements in the environment. Basic and applied research topics on trace elements in water, sediment, and rocks that relate to sources, transport and fate are encouraged.
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T63. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T64. Geochemistry of Geologic Sequestration of CO2: Understanding Gas-Water-Mineral Interactions over Wide Temporal and Spatial Ranges
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Hydrogeology Division
Yousif K. Kharaka, David R. Cole
Successful geologic sequestration of anthropogenic CO2 to mitigate global warming requires accurate predictions of CO2-brine-mineral interactions from pore space to basin scale. These geochemical interactions determine CO2 long-term storage security, reservoir performance and environmental impacts.
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience; Hydrogeology
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T64. Part II
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Hydrogeology Division
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience; Hydrogeology
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T64. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry (IAGC); GSA Hydrogeology Division
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience; Hydrogeology
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T65. Advances in the Geology, Geochemistry, Geochronology, Isotope Geochemistry, Geophysics, Structural Geology, and Tectonics of Central Colorado
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; U.S. Geological Survey; Colorado Geological Survey; GSA Geophysics Division
Terry Klein, Karl Kellogg, Cal Ruleman
Focused on multidisciplinary geoscience investigations and their use interpreting the Proterozoic to Neogene geologic history of the eastern Rocky Mountains in central Colorado
Geochemistry; Structural Geology; Tectonics
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T66. Geochronology of the American West: In Honor of the Careers of Bill Cobban and John Obradovich and the Roots of EARTHTIME
Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society
S.A. Bowring, Kirk R. Johnson, Brad S. Singer
John Obradovichand Bill Cobban recognized the power of an integrating stratigraphy, geochronology, and biostratigraphy to understand the chronostratigraphy of the Cretaceous. We seek papers that build on the pioneering work of these geologists.
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geochemistry; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T67. Frontiers in Geochemistry: Kinetics and Thermodynamics of Chemical Reactions in Earth Environments through Integrated Field, Experimental, and Theoretical Studies: In Honor of J. Donald Rimstidt
Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Patricia M. Dove, John Chermak
This session honors J. Donald Rimstidt and his many contributions to geochemistry as a professor at Virginia Tech. We seek presentations on forward-looking topics that reflect the breadth of his interactions with students and colleagues.
Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience; Sediments, Carbonates
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T68. EARTHTIME: In Honor of the Contributions of James Mattinson to High-Precision U-Pb Geochronology.
Geochemical Society
Samuel A. Bowring, Daniel Condon, Matthew Rioux
Jim Mattinson has been a major force in the development of high-precision U-Pb geochronology for over 30 years. We seek contributions that reflect Jim's influence, from U-Pb systematics to Cordilleran tectonics.
Geochemistry; Tectonics
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T68. Posters
Geochemical Society
Geochemistry; Tectonics
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T69. Innovative Techniques and Applications for Detrital Thermo- and Geochronologic Data
Geochemical Society; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Todd LaMaskin, Jeff D. Vervoort
This session will focus on detrital-mineral geochronology, thermochronology and isotope geochemistry. We encourage papers presenting new analytical tools and approaches to detrital-mineral investigations as well as application of these data to diverse geological problems.
Geochemistry; Structural Geology; Tectonics
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T69. Posters
Geochemical Society; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Geochemistry; Structural Geology; Tectonics
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T70. Geochemistry and Mineralogy of Fossils
Geochemical Society; Mineralogical Society of America; Paleontological Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Matthew J. Kohn, Dennis O. Terry, David Grandstaff
We encourage submissions on processes of fossilization and application of trace element geochemistry in vertebrate fossils to further interests in such fields as paleoecology, sedimentology, histology, geochronology, paleoclimatology, and rates, conditions and mechanisms of fossilization.
Geochemistry; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T71. Mineral Behavior and Molecular-Scale Processes in the Environment
Geochemical Society
Aaron Celestian, Andrew H. Wulff
This session will focus on model and real-world systems for understanding inorganic and biologically mediated mineral growth, dissolution, and transformation resulting from interaction with the environment.
Mineralogy/Crystallography; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T72. Noble and Trace Gas Geochemistry: Practical Applications and Current Research
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Geochemical Society
Andrew G. Hunt, L. Niel Plummer, Andrew H. Manning
This session will provide a forum to present studies, applied and theoretical, involving noble and trace gases in practical applications relating to groundwater studies as well as geothermal and natural gas investigations.
Geochemistry; Hydrogeology; Environmental Geoscience
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T73. Reducing the Environmental Impact of Uranium In Situ Recovery
Geochemical Society
Ardyth M. Simmons, Malcolm D. Siegel
This session will explore the current technical approaches to reducing the environmental effects of uranium ISR in comparison to the historical environmental impact of uranium mining to demonstrate advances in this controversial subject.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Hydrogeology
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T74. Integrated Approaches to Modeling Geochemical, Hydrological, and Ecological Processes in Watersheds
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geochemical Society; Geomorphology Division;
Kathleen S. Smith, Jill S. Baron, JoAnn M. Holloway, Andrew H. Manning
This session will focus on integrated watershed modeling methodologies for understanding the interface between hydrological, geologic, geochemical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes, and the utility of numerical, empirical, and GIS modeling to evaluate perturbations in watersheds.
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T74. Part II
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geochemical Society; Geomorphology Division;
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T74. Posters
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geochemical Society; Geomorphology Division;
Hydrogeology; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T75. Marine Redox Evolution: Controls and Consequences
Geochemical Society
Bradley B. Sageman, Matthew T. Hurtgen, Richard Barclay, Derek D. Adams, Jennifer C. McElwain
This session will gather a diverse set of Earth Scientists to discuss the causes and consequences of oxygen-depleted periods in the geologic record, integrating modern and ancient records from all temporal and spatial scales.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T75. Part II
Geochemical Society
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T75. Posters
Geochemical Society
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
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T76. Understanding High-Amplitude Stable Isotope Variations in Proterozoic Strata
Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Louis A. Derry, Timothy Lyons
Wide variations in δ13C, δ18O and δ34S in Proterozoic sediments pose challenges to our understanding. Do they represent major changes in the C, S and water cycles, dominance of particular biogeochemical pathways, and/or diagenesis?
Geochemistry
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T76. Posters
Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Geochemistry
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T77. Common Approaches to Investigating Patterns and Processes of Bioerosion across Substrates
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; Paleontological Society
Nicola McLoughlin, Leif Tapanila
This session will address bioerosion in carbonates, silicate minerals, volcanic glass and biominerals. We will share concepts and tools to investigate mechanisms of bioerosion, the resulting fossil-record and implications for the evolution of biogeochemical cycles.
Geomicrobiology; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Sediments, Carbonates
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T78. Geomicrobiology of Arsenic Transformation and Mobilization in Arsenic-Enriched Alluvial Aquifers and Subsequent Impact on Ecosystem as Well as Human Health
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Jiin-Shuh Jean, Jochen Bundschuh, Chen-Wuing Liu, Jui-Sheng Chen
This session serves as a platform for scientific exchange to improve the understanding of geochemical characterization including microbial transformation and mobilization of arsenic in alluvial aquifers, and bioaccumulation of arsenic in ecosystem and health effects.
Hydrogeology; Geomicrobiology; Geology and Health
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T79. Geoscience Information Services: "Peak" Performances
Geoscience Information Society; GSA Geoinformatics Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Janet E. Dombrowski
Geoscience information providers apply their expertise to add value to information and deliver exceptional services for library users in complex and diverse roles, such as consultation, contract negotiation, metadata description, instruction, and website development.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoscience Education; Geoinformatics
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T80. Earth System Science in Museums: Tapping the Potential to Engage the General Public in the Complexity of the Earth
GSA Geoscience Education Division; Denver Museum of Nature and Science; American Association of Museums
Ian M. Miller, Kirk R. Johnson, James W. Hagadorn
Museums play a key role in informal science education. This session is designed to discuss the potential of and challenges involved in delivering effective earth system science exhibits and programming.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Geoscience Education
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T81. Geology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, Education, and Outreach
GSA Geoscience Education Division
Bruce Heise, Tim Connors
This session addresses the role of geoscience in the National Parks. Presentations are encouraged on geologic research, mapping, paleontology, glacier studies, education and outreach, and resource management in National Parks, Monuments, Seashores, and Historic Sites.
Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Education
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T81. Part II
GSA Geoscience Education Division
Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Education
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T81. Posters
GSA Geoscience Education Division
Geoscience Information/Communication; Environmental Geoscience; Geoscience Education
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T82. Geology in the National Forests and Grasslands — Stewardship, Education, and Research
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; USDA Forest Service
Christopher P. Carlson, Joseph T. Gurrieri, J. Courtney Cloyd, Michael A. Crump
This session will explore aspects of the geological sciences conducted on the National Forests and Grasslands. Topics include paleontology, geomorphology, hydrogeology, geoecology, natural-hazard mitigation, cave and karst, engineering, and interpretive and recreational geology, and more.
Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology; Public Policy
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T82. Posters
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; USDA Forest Service
Environmental Geoscience; Engineering Geology; Public Policy
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T84. Combining Geophysics and Geology: The George P. Woollard Award Session
GSA Geophysics Division
Kevin Mickus, Audrey Huerta
This session honors the recipient of the George P. Wollard recipient for their outstanding contribution of geophysics to advance our understanding of geology. Contributions of combining geophysics and geology to solve geologic problems are welcome.
Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Tectonics
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T85. Recent Advances in Paleoseismology and Neotectonics of Eastern and Central North America and Northern Caribbean
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Randel Tom Cox, Martitia Tuttle, Phyllis Steckel, Robert Williams
This session focuses on evidence of strong earthquake shaking and crustal deformation during the Quaternary. Presentations are solicited on earthquake-induced liquefaction, landslides, and tsunamis, as well as surface and subsurface deformation related to active faulting.
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Tectonics; Quaternary Geology
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T85. Part II
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Tectonics; Quaternary Geology
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T85. Posters
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Tectonics; Quaternary Geology
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T86. Transformative Science in the Himalaya and Tibet: Insight from Geophysical, Geochemical, and Geologic Studies
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Aaron J. Martin, Delores M. Robinson
This session highlights recent advances in our knowledge of the tectonics of Tibet and the Himalaya. We encourage interdisciplinary submissions that integrate multiple data types to transform our understanding of tectonic processes in collisional orogens.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Geochemistry
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T86. Posters
GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Geochemistry
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T88. Minerals, Microbes, and Health
GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; Mineralogical Society of America; International Medical Geology Association
Robert B. Finkelman
Shielding humans from infection via local or global pathogens requires interdisciplinary actions. The crossover of geological, biological and medical scientists melds research on minerals and microbes that can have profound impacts on human health.
Geology and Health; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Geochemistry
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T89. Geochemistry of Atmospheric Particulates: From Sources to Impacts on the Environment and Health
Jean M. Morrison, Suzette A. Morman, Geoffrey S. Plumlee
This session highlights the impact of dusts and other atmospheric particulates from geogenic sources (rocks, soils, volcanic eruptions, wildfires, etc.) on the environment and health.
Geology and Health; Geochemistry; Environmental Geoscience
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T91. Successes and Societal Benefits of Data Preservation
GSA Geoinformatics Division; U.S. Geological Survey; Association of American State Geologists; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Frances W. Pierce, John C. Steinmetz
Preservation of geological, biological, and cultural data is important to the Nation's well-being. This session will provide examples of data preservation and the societal benefits of preservation and access to these data.
Geoinformatics; Geoscience Information/Communication; Public Policy
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T92. Technology-Enabled Field Geologic Research: Challenges, Successes, and Requirements for Future Systems
Dean B. Eppler
This session will review the utility of portable computational and analytical tools for field geologic research. Issues limiting adopting electronic mapping and in-situ analytical tools and requirements for next-generation technologies will be presented.
Geoinformatics; Planetary Geology; Geoscience Education
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T93. Community Remote Sensing: A New Approach for Geoscience Applications
GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; Secure World Foundation
Suzanne T. Metlay, William Gail
Community remote sensing encourages citizen-scientists worldwide to contribute remotely sensed data about immediate surroundings using easily downloadable apps for their mobile phones. Consider CRS uses, and how to apply and share data across professional disciplines.
Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Education
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T94. The Colorado Scientific Society and 150 Years of Geologic Research in Colorado: Early Colorado Geology and Important Scientific Contributions by the Founders and Members of the Rocky Mountain Region's Oldest Scientific Society, Founded in 1882
GSA History of Geology Division; Colorado Scientific Society; Colorado Geological Survey
Lisa Rae Fisher, Libby Prueher, Scott A. Minor, Thomas R. Fisher
Join us for the 1859 Gold Rush, the Great Surveys, Arthur Lakes' dinosaur quarries, the establishment of the CSS, and important contributions and advances by its founders and members, along with fascinating related new research. This session is presented in conjunction with a field trip (see pre-meeting trip #413 or post-meeting trip #418).
History of Geology; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Stratigraphy
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T94. Part II
GSA History of Geology Division; Colorado Scientific Society; Colorado Geological Survey
History of Geology; Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Stratigraphy
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T95. High Country of the Geological Mind: Philosophy of Geohistory
GSA History of Geology Division
Victor R. Baker, Gary Rosenberg
This session encourages contributions from philosophers, historians and geologists on the nature of geology as a historical science and on the related implications of geology's historical nature for the betterment of humankind.
History of Geology; None of the above
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T97. Temporal Trends in Anthropogenic Contaminants from Lacustrine, Coastal, and Marine Sediment Cores: The Good, the Bad, and the Future
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Michael R. Rosen
Lacustrine, coastal, and marine cores can provide archival changes in contaminant inputs from anthropogenic sources on catchment-wide to global scale. This session explores how contaminant profiles can explain changes in inputs and degradation of contaminants.
Limnogeology; Sediments, Clastic; Geology and Health
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T98. African Lakes and Paleolakes: Processes, Paleoenvironments, and Paleoclimate
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA International Section; Paleontological
Daniel Deocampo
This session will examine the limnogeology of both modern and ancient lakes across Africa, especially interdisciplinary approaches involving modern processes, limnology, paleolimnology, paleoenvironmental reconstructions, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, and geoarchaeology.
Limnogeology; Quaternary Geology; Sediments, Clastic
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T99. Limnogeology: Interdisciplinary Studies of Lakes and Paleolakes (Posters)
GSA Limnogeology Division
Daniel Deocampo
Posters presenting advances in all aspects of the study of lakes are encouraged. Topics include those of complementary oral sessions co-sponsored by the Limnogeology Division, but contributions are seeked from all areas of limnogeology.
Limnogeology
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T100. Of Isotopes and Lakes: A Tribute to Mike Talbot
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
David B. Finkelstein, Thomas C. Johnson
This session explores stable, radiogenic and clumped isotopes in paleoclimate, geomicrobiology and geochemical studies of modern and ancient lake environments and sediments. Topics will include geochemical and isotopic signatures of waters, microbes, and mineral facies.
Limnogeology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry
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T100. Posters
GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Limnogeology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry
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T101. Near Field Geochemical Conditions of Geological Repositories for Nuclear Waste: New Experimental Work and Computer Modeling
Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Yongliang Xiong, Larry Brush
Studies on chemical species present in waste packages and waste inventories are encouraged. Contributions related to interactions of chemical species in natural solutions with chemical species in waste packages and waste inventories are also encouraged.
Geochemistry; Geochemistry, Organic; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T102. Structure, Properties, and Geochemistry of Nanoparticles, Nanoclusters, and Nanocomposites in Biogeochemical Systems: In Honor of Benjamin Gilbert, Recipient of the 2010 MSA Award
Mineralogical Society of America
Glenn Waychunas, Jill F. Banfield
Nanoparticle formation, structure and properties; nanoparticle geochemistry, environmental chemistry, and reactivity; nanocomposite materials including carbonate skeletons; nanoclusters found in aqueous solutions; related simulations, spectroscopy; microbial biomineralization.
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T102. Part II
Mineralogical Society of America
Environmental Geoscience; Geochemistry; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T103. Accessory Minerals as Monitors of Magmatic Processes: New Ideas, Applications, and Pitfalls
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Lily L. Claiborne, Calvin F. Miller, Jonathan S. Miller
This session focuses on the explosive growth in applications of accessory mineral studies to understanding evolution of magmatic environments. It will consider opportunities as well as problems and pitfalls presented by new methods.
Petrology, Igneous; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Volcanology
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T103. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Petrology, Igneous; Mineralogy/Crystallography; Volcanology
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T104. Garnet and Its Use in Unraveling Metamorphic and Tectonic Processes
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Ethan F. Baxter, Mark Caddick, Jay J. Ague
Garnets uniquely preserve an integrated record of metamorphic and tectonic processes. This session will highlight innovations in geochronology, microanalysis, diffusion studies, thermodynamic modeling, and experimentation which create unique opportunities to exploit the garnet record.
Geochemistry; Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
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T104. Posters
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Geochemistry; Petrology, Metamorphic; Tectonics
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T105. Impact Cratering: From the Lab to the Field; from the Earth to the Planets
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP); Geological Society of America Bulletin
Christian Koeberl, Jared Morrow
This session welcomes contributions on any aspect of the study of terrestrial impact craters, from their formation to structure, from ejecta to shock deformation, from geological to biological effects, including comparative planetology, and recent controversies.
Planetary Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T105. Posters
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP); Geological Society of America Bulletin
Planetary Geology; Petrology, Metamorphic; Mineralogy/Crystallography
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T106. Explosive Volcanism across the Solar System: Insights From Qualitative, Quantitative, and Geochemical Approaches
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Nicholas P. Lang, James R. Zimbelman
This is a broad session meant to outline our current knowledge of explosive volcanism on any planetary body as gained through qualitative, quantitative, and geochemical approaches in order to highlight outstanding questions regarding this process.
Planetary Geology; Volcanology; Petrology, Igneous
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T107. Field Geology on Other Planets: An Emerging Science
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Larry S. Crumpler, W. Brent Garry
This session will report some of the accomplishments in the study of geologic relationships on other planets through human and robotic use of field geologic methods at outcrops on the surface and from near orbit.
Planetary Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Stratigraphy
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T107. Posters
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Planetary Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System; Stratigraphy
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T108. Planetary Exploration through Remote Compositional Analysis — The G.K. Gilbert Award Session
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Jayne C. Aubele, James W. Head
This session on remote compositional analysis, including planetary surfaces, laboratory spectroscopy, and theoretical models, honors the winner of the Planetary Geology Division's G.K. Gilbert Award for Outstanding Achievement. The recipient will give a keynote talk.
Planetary Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
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T108. Posters
GSA Planetary Geology Division
Planetary Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
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T109. Online Citizen Science: Engaging the Public to Solve Real Science Challenges in Planetary Geology and Terrestrial Geoscience
GSA Planetary Geology Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geology and Society Division
Cassie Bowman, Jayne C. Aubele, Eric J. Pyle
Present projects that engage the public in planetary or terrestrial geoscience research by collecting, processing, or analyzing data in large datasets, including online databases or data collected at distributed sites and uploaded to central repositories.
Planetary Geology; Geoscience Education; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T111. Teaching Paleontology in the Twenty-First Century: Resources for Teaching Paleontology at the Undergraduate Level
Paleontological Society; Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Paleontological Research Institution; On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; National Earth Science Teachers Association
Margaret M. Yacobucci, Rowan Lockwood, Warren D. Allmon, Bruce J. MacFadden
This session will explore topics related to teaching paleontology effectively at the undergraduate level, including course content and design, digital resources, approaches to teaching evolution, and exemplary classroom, laboratory, museum, and field activities.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
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T111. Posters
Paleontological Society; Society of Vertebrate Paleontology; Paleontological Research Institution; On the Cutting Edge: Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty; GSA Geoscience Education Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; National Earth Science Teachers Association
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Phylogenetic/Morphological Patterns
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T112. Paleontology, Paleobiogeography, and Stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous North American Seas: A Tribute to Bill Cobban
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Richard A. MacKenzie, Corinne Myers
This session is dedicated to the extensive work of W.A. Cobban, and encourages papers relating to the Cretaceous Seaways of North America. This includes, but is not limited to, paleontology, paleobiogeography, stratigraphy, and biostratigraphy.
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Stratigraphy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
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T112. Posters
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Stratigraphy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
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T113. Geological and Paleobiological Collections: Best Practices for Preservation, Access, and Use in a Changing World
Paleontological Society; Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geoinformatics Division
Ann Molineux, Tim White, Christopher Michael Holl
Efficient access to well-archived geological specimens and effective ways to retrieve their related data are critical elements for research and education in the geosciences. We examine and share innovative methods to achieve these goals.
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T113. Part II
Paleontological Society; Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geoinformatics Division
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T113. Posters
Paleontological Society; Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geoinformatics Division
Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geoinformatics; Geoscience Information/Communication
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T115. The Precambrian-Cambrian Ecosphere (R)evolution: Insights from Chinese Microcontinents
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society
Christoph E. Heubeck, Maoyan Zhu, Shaoyong Jiang
This interdisciplinary session will highlight recent stratigraphic, paleontological, and geochemical studies from the three Chinese cratons which significantly changed our understanding of causes and effects in ecosphere evolution during this dramatic period in Earth history.
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry
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T115. Posters
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry
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T116. Links between Mesozoic Climate and Biodiversity
Paleontological Society
Gregory D. Price, Richard J. Twitchett, Peter J. Harries
This session examines linkages between biotic crises within the Mesozoic and episodes of global warming and cooling and associated oceanographic changes, via biotic, geochemical and/or isotopic data
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T116. Posters
Paleontological Society
Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T117. Lagerstätten through Time: An Examination of Exceptional Preservational Pathways from the Terminal Proterozoic through Today
Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
James D. Schiffbauer, Marc Laflamme
“Lagerstätten through time” brings together current research on the varying modes of exceptional preservation from the Neoproterozoic through Cenozoic, in an effort to further our knowledge on paleoenvironmental, biogeochemical, and sedimentological aspects of fossil Lagerstätten.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
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T117. Part II
Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
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T117. Posters
Paleontological Society; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination
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T118. Filling the Hole: Sedimentary Geology and Paleontology of Caves and Karst
Paleontological Society; Karst Waters Institute; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Roy Plotnick, Ira D. Sasowsky
The spaces produced by karstification can protect portions of the surface fossil and stratigraphic record otherwise removed by subsequent erosion. This session will include talks on the sediments and fossils preserved in these environments.
Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy; Sediments, Clastic; Hydrogeology
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T119. Holocene Paleoclimate Records from Western North America: Exploring Pacific Influences
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division
Lesleigh Anderson, John A. Barron
This session seeks presentations of multi-proxy marine and terrestrial paleoclimatic records from geological archives to explore climate links with past Pacific ocean-atmosphere dynamics, including ENSO and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Quaternary Geology; Limnogeology
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T120. New Developments in Permian-Triassic Paleoceanography
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Thomas J. Algeo, Margaret Fraiser
New developments in research on environmental changes within the Tethys and Panthalassic oceans during the Late Permian to Early Triassic and their link to the largest mass extinction event of the Phanerozoic Eon.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geochemistry
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T120. Posters
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Geochemistry
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T122. Cenozoic Terrestrial Environmental Change in North America: From Paleosols to Paleobotany
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Nathan D. Sheldon, Selena Y. Smith, Caroline A.E. Stromberg
This session will bring together a broad, interdisciplinary community of scientists interested in understanding Cenozoic environmental, biological, and paleoclimatic changes on land in North America as analogs for the impacts of future global climate change.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
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T122. Posters
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy
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T123. Deciphering Paleozoic Paleoenvironmental Changes Using Stable and Radiogenic Isotope Proxies
Maya Elrick, James R. Wheeley
This interdisciplinary session will highlight new research using stable and radiogenic isotopes to understand Paleozoic climatic, oceanographic, biologic, and environmental changes.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Sediments, Carbonates
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T123. Posters
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Geochemistry; Sediments, Carbonates
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T124. Proterozoic Crustal Evolution of Southern Laurentia: Tectonic Settings, Petrology, Geochemistry, and Geochronology
Precambrian [At Large]; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Paul Mueller, J.L. Wooden, M.E. Bickford
This session will explore controversies regarding Proterozoic evolution of southern Laurentia. Topics include Paleoproterozoic arc-accretion versus rift-related reactivation and assembly and the nature of ca. 1.45-1.0 Ga Mesoproterzoic activity. These questions will involve supercontinent assembly.
Precambrian Geology; Tectonics; Geochemistry
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T124. Part II
Precambrian [At Large]; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Precambrian Geology; Tectonics; Geochemistry
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T124. Posters
Precambrian [At Large]; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Mineralogical Society of America
Precambrian Geology; Tectonics; Geochemistry
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T125. Terrrestrial Laser Scanning: Applications in Geology and Geomorphology
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Engineering Geology Division
Dennis Staley, Thad.A. Wasklewicz
Terrestrial laser scanning permits the development and analysis of digital terrain data at unprecedented spatial and temporal resolutions. Contributions describing the applications of this technology in the study of geologic and geomorphic processes are encouraged.
Geomorphology; Engineering Geology; Remote Sensing/Geographic Info System
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T126. Exploring Spatial and Temporal Variability of Latest Pleistocene and Holocene Alpine Glacier Fluctuations
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
P. Thompson Davis, Shaun A. Marcott, Douglas H. Clark
We solicit contributions about alpine glacier activity from new sites, new or refined methods to develop glacier chronologies, or the climatic events that were responsible for glacier advances over the last 13,000 cal years.
Quaternary Geology; Geomorphology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T127. Timing of Pleistocene Glaciation in the North American Cordillera
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Brent C. Ward, Jason P. Briner, Duane G. Froese
The North American Cordillera supported numerous episodes of ice sheet and mountain glacier growth. This session will highlight new glacial chronologies that span the Pleistocene and innovative methods for improving chronologic and paleogeographic reconstructions.
Quaternary Geology; Geomorphology; Stratigraphy
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T127. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Quaternary Geology; Geomorphology; Stratigraphy
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T129. OIS 4 and 3 Were Bigger Than You Think — Geomorphic Evidence from Glacial, Fluvial, Lacustrine, and Eolian Records
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Tammy M. Rittenour, Glenn D. Thackray
While global ice volume was greatest in OIS 2, geomorphic response during OIS 4 and 3 was greater in many geomorphic systems. Includes research on alluvial fans, loess, pluvial lakes, river terraces and glacial chronologies.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T130. Dunes, Loess, and Dust: Paleo- and Modern Perspectives on Activation, Stratigraphy, and Processes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
William C. Johnson, Marith Reheis, Daniel R. Muhs
With the advent of OSL dating, sophisticated satellite sensors, new generations of AGCMs and other technological advances, eolian research is coming to the forefront as a major geomorphic and climatological area of inquiry.
Geomorphology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Quaternary Geology
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T130. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Geomorphology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Quaternary Geology
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T130. Part II
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Geomorphology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography; Quaternary Geology
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T131. Cenozoic Landscape Evolution of the Rocky Mountain–Colorado Plateau Region: The Colorado River System from the Rockies through Grand Canyon to the Gulf of California
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Karl Karlstrom, Andres Aslan, Kyle House, R.A. Young
Papers are solicited on tectonic, geomorphic, and climatic controls on landscape evolution of the Colorado Plateau-Rocky Mountain region, including all reaches of the Colorado River system, uplift studies, and modeling studies using this field laboratory.
Tectonics; Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology
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T133. Pre-Industrial Fluvial Discontinuity
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Denise Burchsted, Ellen Wohl
Fluvial discontinuities are generated by bedrock variability, colluvium, glacial processes, woody debris, beavers, and others. They fragment river corridors and maintain connections. We will explore these with field, modeling, and conceptual talks, and restoration implications.
Geomorphology; Environmental Geoscience; Hydrogeology
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T134. Historical Range of Variability in Landscapes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Ellen Wohl, Sara L. Rathburn
This session will explore what geomorphologists and Quaternary geologists can contribute to restoration and management of landscapes based on their ability to infer the historical range of variability in specific processes and forms.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology
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T134. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology
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T135. Hydrogeomorphic Processes in Hillslopes, Rivers, and Landscapes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Anne J. Jefferson, Benjamin T. Crosby, Christopher Tennant
This session focuses on linkages between geomorphic and hydrologic processes at varying temporal and spatial scales, highlighting connections between flow regimes, flowpaths and earth surface processes ranging from event initiation to landscape evolution.
Geomorphology; Hydrogeology
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T135. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division
Geomorphology; Hydrogeology
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T136. Soil Geomorphology: Deciphering Landscapes, Surficial Processes, and Quaternary History through Pedology-Based Geomorphic Study: In Honor of Pete Birkeland
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division
Vance T. Holliday, Martha C. Eppes, Leslie D. McFadden, R.M. Burke
To honor Pete Birkeland's profound research and teaching contributions to soil-geomorphology, papers are encouraged which deal with active research and historical perspectives on spatial and/or temporal variability of soils, surfaces, and/or paleoenvironments.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Archaeological Geology
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T136. Part II
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Archaeological Geology
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T136. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Archaeological Geology Division
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Archaeological Geology
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T137. Developing Chronologies for Tectonic Geomorphic Studies
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Edward J. Rhodes, A. Yin, Lewis A. Owen
We encourage presentations of chronological methods applied to inform studies within tectonic geomorphology, both novel applications and new developments, including assessment of rates, patterns and feedbacks.
Geomorphology; Tectonics; Quaternary Geology
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T138. Applications of Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) Dating in Studies of the Mode, Timing, and Rate of Geomorphological Processes
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Kenneth Lepper, Shannon A. Mahan
Presentations of results from studies utilizing optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating to constrain the timing and rates of geomorphological processes in all types of sediment transport and depositional systems are welcomed.
Geomorphology; Quaternary Geology; Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography
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T139. The Barrier Island System: Evolution in Response to Changing Sea Levels
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Christopher J. Hein, Zoe J. Hughes
Evolution of barrier islands as integrated systems, from the foreshore to backbarrier marshes and tidal flats. Examples will derive from the geologic record, modern analogues, and forecasts for evolution during accelerated sea-level rise.
Marine/Coastal Science
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T142. Stratigraphic, Structural, Geomorphic, and Tectonic Evolution of the Lake Mead Region, Southwestern United States, from the Oligocene to the Present
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Andrew D. Hanson, Amy Brock
This session will focus on new studies related to the stratigraphic, structural, geomorphic, and tectonic evolution of the Lake Mead Region from the Oligocene to the Recent
Stratigraphy; Structural Geology; Geomorphology
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T142. Posters
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Stratigraphy; Structural Geology; Geomorphology
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T143. Stratigraphic Standards: Where Have They Gone, What Should They Do, Where Should They Go?
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature (NACSN); International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification (ISSC); Association of Earth Science Editors (AESE); Paleontological Society
Arthur Donovan, Brian R. Pratt, L.E. Edwards
Stratigraphic Nomenclature is the fundamental way geoscientists communicate the spatial, temporal, and physical characteristics of the rocks we study. This session provides a forum to discuss topical issues associated with current and future stratigraphic standards.
Stratigraphy; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; History of Geology
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T144. Coupling of Deformation and Chemical Processes in Earth
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Stacia Gordon, Ethan F. Baxter, Holger Stünitz, Donna L. Whitney, Michael L. Williams, Eric Goergen, Mark Jessell
Deformation and chemical reactions are intimately coupled, and both processes drive Earth's geodynamic evolution through heat/mass transfer and strain localization. We encourage abstracts that describe the interaction between deformation and chemical processes throughout the lithosphere.
Tectonics; Geochemistry; Petrology, Metamorphic
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T144. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Tectonics; Geochemistry; Petrology, Metamorphic
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T145. Virtual Tectonics
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geoscience Education Division; GSA Geoinformatics Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Declan G. De Paor, S.J Whitmeyer
Application of virtual reality to tectonics: virtual field trips, LiDAR, Gigapans, Google Earth, Second Life, virtual specimens, animations, simulations of tectonic and neotectonic processes, interactive maps, lunar and planetary VR, and the geology of exoplanets.
Structural Geology; Geoscience Education; Geoinformatics
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T146. Applications of Structural Geology in Meeting the Natural Resource and Energy Needs of Society: Challenges and Innovations for the Twenty-First Century
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Bob Krantz, Christopher J. Potter, Rasoul Sorkhabi, Byron R. Berger
Modern structural geology methods address subsurface geometry, kinematics, permeability, fluid flow and geo-mechanics to address critical issues regarding the occurrence, availability, economics, and long term impacts of the production of energy and mineral resources.
Structural Geology; Economic Geology
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T146. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Structural Geology; Economic Geology
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T147. Where Does Earthquake Physics Meet Earthquake Geology?
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geophysics Division
Christie D. Rowe, Heather M. Savage, Jean-Philippe Avouac, W. Ashley Griffith, Zoe K. Shipton
Seismology, rock mechanics, field geology, remote sensing, geodesy, geomorphology and neotectonics all provide insights into earthquake physics. Understanding is advanced by integration and comparison of observations with theoretical predictions and numerical simulation of seismic rupture.
Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Tectonics
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T147. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Mineralogical Society of America; GSA Geophysics Division
Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Tectonics
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T148. Orogeny: Relating Rigid Plates to Diffuse Lithospheric Deformation
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Craig H. Jones, David M. Whipp, Basil Tikoff, Gregory A. Houseman, Ian W.D. Dalziel
This session addresses progress in understanding orogenesis in the wake of plate tectonics through advances in field observations, geochronology, geophysics, and geodynamics, focusing on connections between plate tectonics and diffuse deformation from mantle to surface.
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T148. Part II
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T148. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T149. Successes, Failures, and the Future of Area-Volume Balancing and Structural Restoration: A Critical Evaluation Honoring the Centennial of R.T. Chamberlin's Groundbreaking Paper On Depth-to-Detachment Calculation
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Richard H. Groshong Jr, Bob Ratliff, Alan D. Gibbs
Area balance and kinematic restoration techniques are established methods for structural interpretation, prediction and validation, yet remain controversial and underutilized. Why? This session will address the problems, pitfalls, controversies, current applications and future directions
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T149. Part II
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Structural Geology; Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T150. New Insights on the Tectonic, Paleobiogeographic, and Metallogenic Evolution of Terranes in the North American Cordillera
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Luke P. Beranek, Anjana K. Shah, Andrew H. Caruthers, Tyler William Ruks, Dwight C. Bradley, Marti L. Miller
This session focuses on recent advancements and future challenges on the origin and evolution of terranes in the North American Cordillera.
Tectonics; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Economic Geology
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T150. Part II
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Anjana K. Shah, Luke P. Beranek, Andrew H. Caruthers, Tyler William Ruks, Dwight C. Bradley, Marti L. Miller
Tectonics; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Economic Geology
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T150. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Tectonics; Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy; Economic Geology
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T151. Distributed Continental Shear: Styles, Rates, and Variations in the Characteristics of Dextral Deformation along the Walker Lane and Eastern California Shear Zone
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Ryan D. Gold, Richard W. Briggs
This session explores geologic, geodetic, and geophysical constraints on the spatial and temporal characteristics of net dextral shear east of the Sierra Nevada, primarily along the Walker Lane and Eastern California Shear Zone.
Tectonics; Neotectonics/Paleoseismology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T153. Initiation and Termination of Subduction: Rock Record, Geodynamic Models, Modern Plate Boundaries
GSA International Section; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
John Wakabayashi, John W. Shervais, Yildirim Dilek
We encourage researchers of orogenic belts and modern plate margins, and geodynamic modelers to present research bearing on processes of subduction initiation and termination.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T153. Part II
GSA International Section; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T153. Posters
GSA International Section; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T154. Tortoise to Hare Tectonics: Steady and Transient Deformation
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division
Jason B. Barnes, Rebecca Bendick, Rebecca Flowers, Eric Hetland, Yvette D. Kuiper
This session will explore new constraints on deformation rates (steady or transient) and timescales (short- or long-term) using a variety of approaches in a range of tectonic settings.
Tectonics; Structural Geology; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology
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T155. Cryptic Uplift of the Interior of the U.S. Cordilleran Orogen
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Rebecca Flowers, Craig H. Jones, Ian M. Miller, Katharine Huntington
The history and causes of the >1.5 km elevation of Mesozoic marine strata from Colorado Plateau through the Rockies and Rio Grande Rift to the High Plains anchor this session.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Structural Geology
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T155. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Structural Geology
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T156. Controls and Consequences of Continental Rifting: From Heat Flow, Stress, and Strain to Magmatism, Landscape-Basin Evolution, and Development of Natural Resources
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA International Section
Yilderim Dilek, Benjamin J. Drenth, Ren A. Thompson, Harald Fernes, Jonathan Saul Caine
Broad-ranging, multidisciplinary studies are sought to discuss continental rift-related topics such as lithospheric breakup; mantle response/melt evolution; magma localization; influence of preexisting structures; stress fields/kinematics; surface uplift/sedimentation; basin segmentation/evolution; natural hazards/resources; and climate change.
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Volcanology
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T156. Posters
GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; GSA Geophysics Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA International Section
Tectonics; Geophysics/Tectonophysics/Seismology; Volcanology
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