Technical Program

Technical Program

Technical sessions are scheduled for oral and poster presentations beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, 18 May, and concluding at 1 p.m. Friday, 20 May. All oral and poster sessions are in the Riverwoods Conference Center.

Session chairs are requested to strictly adhere to the schedule and to limit speakers to the allotted times. Each speaker is allotted 20 minutes which includes ~17 minutes for the presentation and 3 minutes for questions. Authors of posters are asked to have their posters in place by 8:30 a.m. and should be present at their posters from 4-6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Friday. Posters should remain in place until 6 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and until 1 p.m. on Friday. Poster presenters will have one 4’ by 8’ horizontal (landscape) display board (allow one inch on all sides for metal frame of display board). Electrical hookups will not be available for poster boards.

Speaker Ready Room Schedule
Tuesday, 17 May  3–5 p.m.
Wednesday, 18 May   7 a.m.–noon; 1–5 p.m.
Thursday, 19 May  7 a.m.–noon; 1–5 p.m.
Friday, 20 May  7 a.m.–noon

Speaker Ready Room. The speaker ready room is located in the Cherry Room. Ask at the registration desk for directions. Student volunteers are staffing the speaker ready room and providing assistance for uploading presentations. Each speaker should bring his/her PowerPoint presentation to the speaker ready room on either a CD-ROM disk or on a USB compatible flash drive (a.k.a. thumb drive, memory stick) according to the schedule listed below.

Schedule for Uploading Presentations:
Wednesday, 18 May morning presentations must be uploaded by 5 p.m. on Tuesday
Wednesday, 18 May afternoon presentations must be uploaded bynoon on Wednesday
Thursday, 19 May morning presentations must be uploaded 5 p.m. on Wednesday
Thursday, 19 May afternoon presentations must be uploaded by noon on Thursday
Friday, 20 May morning presentations must be uploaded by 5 p.m. on Thursday
Wellsville Mountains
Wellsville Mountains

Technical Sessions

  1. From Contraction to Extension: The Mesozoic to Cenozoic Tectonic Evolution of the Northern Great Basin.
    Joseph P. Colgan, USGS; Chris Henry, Univ. of Nevada–Reno; Victoria E. Langenheim; Allen J. McGrew; David M. Miller.
  2. Interactions of Climate, Tectonics, and Sedimentation in Cenozoic Basins of the Basin and Range.
    Thomas Hickson and Melissa Lamb, Univ. of St. Thomas; Paul Umhoefer, Northern Arizona Univ.
  3. Deep Crustal Perspectives on Cordilleran Orogenesis.
    Chris G. Mattinson, Central Washington Univ.; Thomas D. Hoisch, Northern Arizona Univ..
  4. Neoproterozoic–Early Paleozoic Tectonic and Climatic Evolution of the Cordilleran Margin.
    Carol Dehler, Utah State Univ.; Paul Link, Idaho State Univ.; Adolph Yonkee, Weber State Univ.
  5. Assembling North America: Precambrian Basement Tectonic and Geochemical Evolution of Laurentia.
    David A. Foster, Univ. of Florida; Darrell J. Henry; David W. Mogk; Paul A. Mueller.
  6. Geology and Hydraulic Properties of Reservoir-Seal Systems with Implications for CO2 Sequestration and Hydrogeology.
    Alvar Braathen, UNIS, Norway, Utah State Univ.; Jim Evans, Utah State Univ.; Elizabeth Petrie, Utah State Univ.
  7. Petrologic and Geodynamic Perspectives on Non-Arc Volcanism in the Western United States.
    John Shervais, Utah State Univ.; Tony Lowry, Utah State Univ..
  8. Geochemistry of Igneous Rocks: From Small Scales to Big Pictures.
    Adam Kent, Oregon State Univ..
  9. The Mammalian Fossil Record of Utah.
    Beth Townsend, Midwestern Univ.; Paul Murphey, South Dakota Natural History Museum; Anthony Friscia, Univ. of California–Los Angeles.
  10. Lake Bonneville and Beyond: Glacial-Pluvial Records of the Great Basin.
    Paul W. Jewell, Univ. of Utah; Benjamin J.C. Laabs, SUNY Geneseo; Jeffrey S. Munroe, Middlebury College; Jack Oviatt, Kansas State Univ..
  11. Geomorphic Evolution of Western U.S. Landscapes: Processes and Controls.
    Lisa Ely, Central Washington Univ.; P. Kyle House, USGS; Joel Pederson, Utah State Univ.; Cooper Brossy, Fugro WLA; Duane Champion, USGS.
  12. Reading Landscapes and Dirt: Understanding Past Environmental Change.
    Tammy Rittenour, USU Luminescence Lab; Shannon Mahan, USGS.
  1. Water Resources of the Densely Populated Alluvial Valleys of the Western States—Processes.
    Erick R. Burns, USGS Oregon Water Science Center; Victor M. Heilweil, USGS Utah Water Science Center.
  2. Water Resources of the Densely Populated Alluvial Valleys of the Western States—Water Budgets and Water Management.
    Sue C. Kahle, USGS Washington Water Science Center; Erick R. Burns, USGS Oregon Water Science Center.
  1. New Geologic Maps for a Changing World—Research, Methods, Products, and Interpretations (Posters).
    Grant Willis, Utah Geological Survey; Bob Biek, Utah Geological Survey.
  2. Undergraduate Research (Posters).
    Kathleen Surpless, Trinity Univ.; K. Hannula, Fort Lewis College.


Wed., 18 May, 7–9:30 p.m., Riverwoods Conference Center
All are invited to participate in this informal evening session — no abstract needed!
Bring your in-progress geologic map and post it for comments and discussion.
Maps should fit on poster boards (8 ft × 4 ft). Cash bar provided.


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