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These sessions are topically focused with a mix of invited and volunteered papers. Sessions are designed to promote the exchange of interdisciplinary, state-of-the-art information. Papers can be submitted to a specific topical session, and you may choose up to three scientific categories. After each topical description below, the categories are identified as they appear on the abstract form. PLEASE SUBMIT ONLY IN THE MODE (oral or poster) AND CATEGORIES INDICATED in the description. An abstract submitted in the incorrect mode will be transferred automatically to a discipline session.

Please use the online abstract form. An abstract submission fee will be charged. The fee is $18 for students; $30 for all others. If you cannot submit your abstract electronically, contact Nancy Carlson, (303) 357-1061.

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T1 The Future of Hydrogeology
T2 Upcoming Revolutions in Observing Systems: Implications for Hydrogeology
T3 History of Hydrogeology in the United States: Celebrating the Contributions of O.E. Meinzer, Stan Lohman, and John Ferris
T4 Over 40 Years of Influence in Environmental Hydrogeology: In Honor of Dick Parizek
T5 Groundwater Depletion and Overexploitation in the Denver Basin Bedrock Aquifers
T6 Hydrologic Impacts of Urbanization and Suburbanization on Water Resources
T7 The Occurrence, Storage, and Flow of Groundwater in Mountainous Terrain
T8 Mountain Watershed Pollutant Transport and Water Quality Issues, Including Groundwater Surface-Water Interplay in Pollutant Transfer
T9 Sustainable Management of Water Resources
T10 Comprehensive Monitoring Approaches at Regional and Statewide Levels-Advantages and Limitations
T11 Hydraulic and Geochemical Behavior of Man-Made Aquifers
T12 Fluid Flow and Solute Transport in Fractured Rocks
T13 Modeling Flow and Transport in Chemically and Physically Heterogeneous Media
T14 Applications of Geophysics to Groundwater Resource Management
T15 How Effectively Are We Using Advanced Groundwater Modeling Tools in Practice?
T16 Linking Groundwater Models and Watershed Models
T17 Aquitard Studies: Understanding Geologic Constraints on Flow and Transport in Groundwater Flow Systems
T18 Characterization, Attenuation, and Remediation of Contaminants in Runoff
T19 Innovative Tracer Applications in Hydrogeology: New Techniques, Design and Interpretation Methods, and Case Studies
T20 Dissolved Gases as Indicators of Geochemical and Hydrogeologic Processes GSA Hydrogeology Division
T21 Vadose Zone Nitrogen: Sources, Fate and Transport
T22 Assessing the Importance of Colloids in Natural Waters
T23 Sources, Transport, Fate, and Toxicology of Trace Elements in the Environment
T24 Organic Compounds in Near-Surface Environments as Drivers on the Redox-Reaction Highway: A Tribute to the Career of Mary Jo Baedecker
T25 Stable Isotope Tracers of Water Balance and Biogeochemical Cycling in Large River Basins
T26 Seasonal and Long-Term Groundwater Quality Changes in Alluvial Aquifer Systems
T27 Characterization and Representation of Flow through Karst Aquifers
T28 New Perspectives in Karst Geomicrobiology and Redox Geochemistry
T29 From Subterranean Crawlways to Scientific Hallways: Research on Our Public Cave and Karst Lands
T30 New and Multidisciplinary Approaches to Dating Cave Deposits
T31 Impacts of Water Storage and Consumption on Watershed Processes
T32 Geological Mapping: Providing for Successful Water and Land Resource Planning (Posters)
T33 Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Rising to the Challenge of Regulatory Requirements and Environmental Protection at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico, and the Yucca Mountain Site, Southern Nevada
T34 Monitoring to Confirm Performance Assessment of Nuclear Waste and Decommissioning Sites: Geoscience Input to Monitoring System Design through Identification and Measurement of Critical Features, Events, and Processes
T35 Assessment and Characterization of Geologic Formations for Long-Term CO2 Storage (Sequestration)
T36 Geophysical Solutions for Characterizing and Locating Geological Sites for Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
T37 GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing in Geologic Hazard Assessment
T38 Rural Source Water Protection-Stakeholder Needs, Public Policy, and Hydrogeologic Realities for Small Systems
T39 Current Perspectives in Environmental Biogeochemistry
T40 Hydrogeomorphology, Chemistry, Archaeology, and Evolution of Coastal Plain Depressions and Related Features
T41 The Gulf of Mexico-Past, Present, and Future: Relating Ecology to Geology
T42 Authigenic Minerals in Modern and Ancient Terrestrial Aquatic Environments
T43 Hydrologic and Paleoclimatic Significance of Nonmarine Microbial Carbonates (Tufas, Microbialites, Stromatolites and Thrombolites)
T44 Lacustrine Records of Landscape Evolution
T45 Alkaline Evaporative Lakes and Playas: Insights into Microbial Physiology and Mineral Facies in Semiarid Settings
T46 Biomineralization in Terrestrial Hot Springs: The Preservation of Thermophiles in Past and Present-Day Systems
T47 Ocean Chemistry through the Precambrian and Paleozoic
T48 Unraveling the History of Ocean Crust Production: Evidence For and Against Changes in Seafloor Spreading Rates Since the Mesozoic
T49 Stable Isotopes in Fossils and Paleosols: Records of Late Cenozoic Environmental Change
T50 Marine Hard Substrates: Colonization and Evolution
T51 Protistan Paleobiodiversity: Understanding Evolutionary Patterns Cushman Foundation
T52 The Hunters and the Hunted: Predation On and By Gastropods
T53 Critical Events in the Evolution of Terrestrial Arthropods
T54 The Evolution and Expansion of C4 Plants
T55 Anatomy of an Anachronistic Period: The Early Triassic Environment and Its Effect on the History of Life
T56 Paleontology and Stratigraphy of the Late Eocene Florissant Formation, Colorado
T57 The Concept of Layer-Cake Stratigraphy-Then and Now
T58 Sedimentary and Stratigraphic Principles and Concepts Applied to the Study of Metamorphic Terranes and Igneous Provinces
T59 Resolving the Late Paleozoic Gondwanan Ice Age in Time and Space: Comparison of Southern and Northern Hemisphere Records
T60 Sedimentary Geology and Earth History: Retrospective and Prospective: In Honor of the Career and Contributions of Robert H. Dott Jr.
T61 Frontier in Understanding the Geologic Record of Climate Change: A Session in Honor of William W. Hay
T62 Wild Coal Fires: Burning Questions with Global Consequences?
T63 Raton Basin: From Coal to Coalbed Methane
T64 Genetic Links among Syngenetic Metal Accumulations in Sedimentary Basins: Giant Sediment-Hosted Metal Deposits to Metalliferous Black Shales
T65 Stable Isotopes of Ore-forming Metals: Analysis and Applications
T66 Widespread Importance of Immiscible H2O-CO2 Fluids for Petrologic and Geochemical Processes in Low to Moderate Temperature Crustal Environments
T67 Advanced Characterization of the Structures and Behaviors of Minerals
T68 Nano-Geochemistry and Nano-Structures in Earth Systems
T69 Looking Forward to the Past: A Session in Honor of Paul Ribbe and the Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry
T70 Modeling Grain-Scale Processes in Metamorphic Rocks
T71 Granitic Pegmatites: Recent Advances in Mineralogy, Petrology, and Understanding
T72 Impact Geology
T73 Early Paleoproterozoic (2.5-2.0 Ga) Events and Rates: Bridging Field Studies and Models
T74 1500 to 2500 Ma: A Period of Changing Mantle Regimes in Earth History?
T75 A Xenolith Perspective on the Physical and Chemical Evolution of Continental Lithosphere
T76 Pre-EarthScope Synthesis of the Rocky Mountains I: Framing the Key Geological, Geophysical, and Geodynamic Controversies
T77 Pre-EarthScope Synthesis of the Rocky Mountains II: Surface Processes, Geodynamics, and the Roles of Neotectonics and Climate in Development of Modern Topography
T78 Pre-EarthScope Synthesis of the Rocky Mountains III: New Advances in Laramide Deformation and Tectonics of Rocky Mountain Basement-Involved Structures: In Honor of Donald L. Blackstone Jr.
T79 Pre-EarthScope Synthesis of the Rocky Mountains IV: New Ideas on Late Paleozoic Intraplate Orogenesis: The Greater Ancestral Rocky Mountains
T80 Pre-EarthScope Synthesis of the Rocky Mountains V: New Insights in Basement Tectonics, Deep Crustal Structure and Precambrian Tectonic Evolution
T81 Regional Geology of the Northern Rockies: A Session Honoring Betty Skipp
T82 Bill Braddock's Backyard-Proterozoic to Recent Geology of the Northern Colorado Front Range
T83 Cordilleran Arc Magmatism, BATHOLITHS and Continental Crustal Genesis
T84 Terrane Translation, Orogenesis, and Plate Interactions in the Late Mesozoic to Early Cenozoic North American Cordillera, and Implications for Paleogeographic Reconstructions
T85 Whence the Mountains? New Developments in the Tectonic Evolution of Orogenic Belts: Celebrating the Dynamic Career of Raymond A. Price at the 50Year Mark
T86 Ribbon Continents: Their Origin, Development, and Role in Rifting and Orogenesis
T87 Recent Advances in Himalayan Geology
T88 Thrust Belts and Plateaus: The Anatomy of Convergent Systems
T89 Tectonic Evolution of the Arctic Basin and its Margins
T90 Low-angle Normal Faults and Faulting: Field Studies, Fault Rocks, Mechanics, and Weakening Mechanisms
T91 Paleomagnetism and Rock Magnetism Perspective of Shear Zone Kinematics
T92 Neotectonics and Earthquake Potential of the Eastern Mediterranean Region
T93 Crustal Seismic Anisotropy as a Measure of Regional Tectonic Deformation (Posters)
T94 Geoinformatics and Geological Sciences: The Next Step (Posters)
T95 Differentiating Climatic from Tectonic Controls on Landscape Evolution (Posters)
T96 Records of Late Quaternary Climatic Change from the Americas: Interhemispheric Synchroneity or Not
T97 Geologic History and Processes of the Colorado River
T98 Evolution of the Great Plains Landscape
T99 The Midwest from Deglaciation to Settlement
T100 Glacial Outburst Floods: Causes and Consequences
T101 The Red River Raft of Louisiana
T102 Quaternary Paleoenvironments of the Middle East: Proxy Records, Human Prehistory, and Regional Cross-Correlation
T103 Documenting the Geomorphic and Ecosystem Evolution of National Park Landscapes Using Repeat Photography
T104 Unveiling the Hidden Components in Archaeological Landscapes-The Role of Geoscience Techniques in Archaeological Site Analysis
T105 Archaeological Geology of Stratigraphically Complex Localities
T106 Geological Context of Early Humans from Ethiopian Rift Basins
T107 Toward Effective Interdisciplinary Education in Archaeological Geology: Progress and Prospects
T108 Geoarchaeology, Geoconservation, and Georesources: Integrated Approaches to Investigating, Conserving, and Managing Past and Present Landscapes
T109 Geology, Decisionmakers, and the Public: Challenges in Communication
T110 Information Technology Initiatives in the Geosciences: Policy, Strategy, and Management Issues
T111 Geoscience Information and Librarianship in a Global Context
T112 Geologic Time and CHRONOS: Databases, Tools, Outreach, Education, and the Geoinformatics Revolution
T113 Geology in the National Forests-Stewardship, Education, and Research
T114 Geology in the National Parks: Research, Mapping, and Resource Management
T115 The Keys to Opportunities with the National Park Service
T116 Geology for the Masses: Engaging the Public through Informal Geoscience Education in Parks, Monuments, Open Spaces, and Public Lands
T117 Innovative Approaches to Teaching "Geology of National Parks": Tales from the Classroom, Field, Page, Web, and Beyond
T118 The Science of Sustainability: How Can We Most Effectively Educate Students, the Public, and Policymakers?
T119 Sigma Gamma Epsilon Student Research (Posters)
T120 Integrative Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research in the Earth Sciences (Posters)
T121 Involvement of Undergraduates in Geological Research: Critical Tools for Background Enrichment (Posters)
T122 Inspiring First-rate Research through Undergraduate Teaching: A Special Session in Honor of John B. Reid Jr.
T123 Teaching Structural Geology in the 21st Century GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division; National Association of Geoscience Teachers; On the Cutting Edge
T124 Using Field Observations and Field Experiences to Teach Geoscience: An Illustrated Community Discussion (Posters)
T125 Using Digital Geological Maps to Build Deeper Understanding of Earth Science Relationships (Posters)
T126 Teaching Geology and Human Health: Expanding the Curriculum
T127 STEMS: Science Teaching Enhanced with Museums and Surveys
T128 Integration of Geoscience into Programs of Integrated Science and Math
T129 Innovative and Unique Advanced Geology/Geoscience Courses at the K-12 Level
T130 Authentic Research Collaborations: Bringing Scientific Researchers, K-12 Schools, and Other Community Groups Together in the Scientific Endeavor
T131 Online Geoscience Education at Two-Year Colleges: Hybrid or Strictly Distance Learning Instruction for Nontraditional Students
T132 Why Earth Science Curriculum: National Science Foundation-Funded Projects for Improving Earth Science Education
T133 Current Research on Situated Teaching and Learning in Geoscience: Field-Based, Case-Based, Problem-Based, Place-Based
T134 We Can Do Better: Alternatives to the Same Old Lab-Lecture Format in the College Classroom
T135 Improving Delivery in Geoscience Education (IDIG): A Session Celebrating Dorothy LaLonde Stout
T136 Electronic Student Response Technology in the Geoscience Classroom: Is it a Valuable Teaching and Learning Tool?
T137 Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities in the Geosciences: Continuing Issues and Innovative Solutions
T138 New Methods and Technologies in Teaching Geology to Nontraditional and Disabled Students-The Aspects of Change to Incorporate Technology and Hands-On Methods
T139 Geoscience Education Strategies and Methods that Encourage ALL Students (Especially Students with Disabilities) to Participate in the Geosciences
T140 Beyond Video Games-Promoting Active Learning for All Students
T141 Building a Digital Library that Supports Diversity: Goals, Lessons Learned, and Future Directions
T142 Building Strong Geoscience Departments: Opportunities, Successes, and Challenges
T143 Pre-Mesozoic Impacts: Their Effect on Ocean Geochemistry, Magnetic Polarity, Climate Change, and Organic Evolution (Posters)
T144 Mars Mineralogy: The View from MER

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