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Geological Society of America Cordilleran section meets in the heart of Mexico
Date:3/19/2012

Boulder, Colorado, USA - Geology doesn't stop at borders. Mexico, the U.S., and Canada share the same tectonic plate and face similar environmental and resource problems. In an effort to promote active communication among geologists from the three countries, the Center of Geoscience and the Institute of Geology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mxico; UNAM) are hosting the 108th meeting of GSA's Cordilleran Section in Quertaro, central Mexico, on 29-31 March 2012.

Mexico is a key region for understanding the geologic evolution of North America as well as an important tectonic element that interacted with South America and the Caribbean. Quertaro lies at the crossroads of three main geologic provinces and classic fossils sites are only 25-30 miles to the north. Historic Quertaro is a safe and modern industrial city built around a beautiful colonial center about 140 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program

The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into 17 themed sessions, a symposium, and an array of general discipline of research. Go to www.geosociety.org/Sections/cord/2012mtg/techprog.htm to learn more.

Thursday, 29 March

Environmental Geochemistry I. Mario Villalobos, Universidad Nacional Autnoma de Mexico (UNAM), and colleagues Laura E. Beramendi-Orosco, Francisco Romero, Priyadarsi Roy, and Ofelia Morton, presiding. The topics considered in this session are broad and include hazardous waste management; soil, water and air pollution; environmental health risk assessment; remediation and reclamation of contaminated sites; and past climatic changes.

Abstracts: http://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012CD/finalprogram/session_30213.htm, 8:30 a.m. to
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Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America
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