Topical Sessions

Topical Sessions

Pardee Keynote Symposia

Special Sessions

Discipline Sessions

These sessions are topically focused, with a mix of invited and volunteered papers. They are sorted by primary discipline, but most sessions are designed to be interdisciplinary. Related disciplines are listed with each session.


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Sessions where Discipline Category = Geology and Health

T44. Environmental Arsenic: The Nexus of Natural Occurrences and Human Health
GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; International Society of Groundwater for Sustainable Development; GSA International Section; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology
Prosun Bhattacharya, Abhijit Mukherjee, Saugata Datta, Karen Johannesson, Mohammad Alauddin
Geogenic arsenic contaminates drinking water resources, soils, and crops, and a comprehensive approach for risk assessment is necessary for sustainable mitigation.
Hydrogeology | Geology and Health | Environmental Geoscience
T79. Geochemical Mapping at Regional to Continental Scales
Geochemical Society; International Association of GeoChemistry
David B. Smith, Laurel G. Woodruff
This session will focus on results from regional- to continental-scale geochemical mapping studies conducted for either mineral exploration or environmental management. The emphasis will be on broad-scale studies, but we also welcome presentations from more local- or site-specific investigations.
Environmental Geoscience | Geochemistry | Geology and Health
T82. Geosciences and International Development
Geoscientist Without Borders; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Geology and Health Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; Association of Geoscientists for International Development; Affiliation of Christian Geologists
Jeffrey Greenberg, J.E. Fryxell, Gary T. LaVanchy
This session offers presentations describing the application of geological principles for the improvement and solution of problems involving natural resource availability, environmental health, and land-use practices.
Environmental Geoscience | Hydrogeology | Geology and Health
T166. Sources, Transport, Fate, and Toxicology of Trace Elements and Organics in the Environment
International Association of GeoChemistry; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division
David T. Long, LeeAnn Munk, W. Berry Lyons
Basic and applied research on trace elements and organics in the environment are encouraged. Topics include those that relate to understanding and modeling sources; transport and fate; human and ecosystem health; and environmental assessment and remediation.
Geochemistry | Environmental Geoscience | Geology and Health
T168. Urban Geochemistry
GSA Hydrogeology Division; International Association of GeoChemistry; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
W. Berry Lyons, David T. Long
This session encourages presentations that qualify and quantify the geochemical and biogeochemical impacts of urbanization and urban activities on soil, water, and air resources, as well as human and ecosystem health.
Geochemistry | Environmental Geoscience | Geology and Health