Other Short Courses
Registration and information can be obtained from the contact person listed.
- Sequence Stratigraphy for Graduate Students
Fri.–Sat., 14–15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Free short course for graduate students. Cosponsored by ExxonMobil and British Petroleum.
- This free, two-day short course is designed to teach graduate students the principles, concepts, and methods of sequence stratigraphy. Sequence stratigraphy is an informal chronostratigraphic methodology that uses stratal surfaces to subdivide the stratigraphic record. This methodology allows the identification of coeval facies, documents the time-transgressive nature of classic lithostratigraphic units, and provides geoscientists with an additional way to analyze and subdivide the stratigraphic record. Using exercises that utilize outcrop, core, well-log, and seismic data, the course provides a hands-on experience for learning sequence stratigraphy. The exercises include classic case studies from which many sequence stratigraphic concepts were originally developed.
- Instructors: Art Donovan (BP) and Kirt Campion (ExxonMobil).
- Limit: 40. No fee. Preregistration required. For information and registration: Kirt Campion, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fri.–Sat., 14–15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Snowbird Resort, Snowbird, Utah. Sponsored by Mineralogical Society of America.
- Applications of thermochronology include dating of weathering, shock metamorphism, wildfires, and extended time-temperature histories from single crystals. The results tell us about timing and development of topography, architecture and dynamics of orogenic wedges, and relationships among erosion, uplift, and climate. This short course focuses on measuring and interpretation techniques and case studies integrating multiple low-temperature thermochronometers for experienced practition-ers as well as earth scientists seeking to use thermochronologic constraints in their research.
- Organizers: Peter W. Reiners, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, +1-203-432-3761; Todd A. Ehlers, Dept. of Geological Sciences, University of Michigan, +1-734-763-5112.
- Max.: 100. Fees: Professional: US$400 MSA/GSA member, US$450 nonmembers; Students: US$40 MSA/GSA member, US$60 nonmembers (fees applicable if registration is received before 15 Aug. 2005).
- For information and registration, contact the MSA Business Office, 1015 18th St. NW, Ste. 601, Washington, DC 20036-5212, +1-202-775-4344, fax +1-202-775-0018, or visit and register on the MSA home page, www.minsocam.org.
- Paleobiogeography: Generating New Insights into the Coevolution of the Earth and Its Biota
Sat., 15 Oct., 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Sponsored by Paleontological Society.
- Paleobiogeography is a scientific discipline that has established important causal links between geological and climatic changes and the evolution of life. It has a rich scientific heritage that extends back to before the publication of Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, and currently serves as a discipline bridging evolutionary biology and geology. This free short course will consider foci of biogeographic research with relevance to paleontology, geology, and evolutionary biology.
- Faculty: Bruce Lieberman and Alycia Stigall Rode. No fee or registration required. Information: Bruce Lieberman, Dept. of Geology, 323 Lindley Hall, University of Kansas, 1475 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, KS 66045-7613, +1-785-864-2741, fax +1-785-864-5276; Alycia Stigall Rode, Dept. of Geological Sciences, Ohio University, Clippinger Laboratory 316, Athens, OH 45701-2979, +1-740-593-0393.