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Kalamazoo center of geologic focus this May
Date:4/18/2013

Boulder, Colorado, USA - Geoscientists from the north-central U.S. and beyond will convene in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, on 2-3 May to celebrate GSA's 125th Anniversary and discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic and historic features of the region, with a special emphasis on the Great Lakes. Events include a showing of Scott Tinker's film, Switch, and a keynote address by William F. Ruddiman titled, "When Did We Transform Earth's Surface?"

Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program

The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into 23 themed sessions plus an array of research in general discipline areas. Go to http://www.geosociety.org/Sections/nc/2013mtg/techprog.htm to learn more.

THURSDAY, 2 MAY

CO2 Storage and Greenhouse Gases

Charles W. Rovey II of Missouri State University, presiding, 8 a.m.noon (session 1)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session33405.html

Applied Geology: Engineering, Environmental, Geotechnical and Hydrogeology (Posters)

Authors will be present 2:30:30 p.m. to discuss their posters (session 21).

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session33393.html

FRIDAY, 3 MAY

Paleontology as a Murder Mystery: How the Study of Predation and Taphonomy Reveals the Means, Motives & Opportunities of Ancient Perpetrators and Their Victims

Karen A. Koy of Missouri Western State University and Joseph E. Peterson of the University of WisconsinOshkosh, presiding, 8 a.m.noon (session 27)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session32248.html

Addressing Environmental Aspects of Geology: Research, Pedagogy, and Public Policy

Michael A. Phillips of Illinois Valley Community College, presiding. 1:30𔃃:30 p.m. (session 31)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session32241.html

  • Paper 31-9: Water Resource Impacts Associated with the Sand-Mining Boom in Western Wisconsin: A Comparison between Agricultural Activities and Sand Processing. First author: Kent M. Syverson of the University of WisconsinEau Claire: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Paper218689.html (4:30 p.m.).


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Contact: Christa Stratton
cstratton@geosociety.org
Geological Society of America
Source:Eurekalert

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