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. Use the drop-down menus to filter the list.
JoAnn M. Holloway, Kate M. Campbell, Suzette A. Morman
GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
This session explores interdisciplinary approaches to assessing environmental and human health effects of historical and projected mining activity.
Environmental Geoscience | Hydrogeology | Geochemistry |
Cole T. Edwards, Seth A. Young, Jeremy Owens, Benjamin C. Gill
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; SEPM (Society for Sedimentary Geology); Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
This session will highlight emerging research that broadens our understanding of the links between paleoenvironmental change, recorded in traditional vs. non-traditional isotopic/elemental proxies, with the paleontological record of extinction and biodiversification within the sedimentary record.
Geochemistry | Paleontology, Diversity, Extinction, Origination | Stratigraphy
Katie Walton-Day, Robert L. Runkel, Brent Lewis
GSA Geology and Society Division; GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division; GSA Hydrogeology Division; Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
This session merges scientific assessment with policy implications of historical hard-rock mining, with emphasis on the 2015 Gold King Mine event. Abstracts related to the Animas River Basin and other abandoned mine lands are encouraged.
Geoscience and Public Policy | Environmental Geoscience | Geology and Health |
Edward S. Grew, John M. Hughes, Nancy L. Ross, Daniel Hummer
Mineralogical Society of America; Deep Carbon Observatory; GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Geochemical Society
In honor of Robert M. Hazen, 2016 Roebling Medalist of the Mineralogical Society of America, this session emphasizes Earth’s rich mineralogical record through deep time as key to understanding the co-evolution of the geosphere and biosphere.
Mineralogy/Crystallography | Planetary Geology | Geomicrobiology
Miriam E. Katz, Laurel S. Collins
Cushman Foundation; Geochemical Society; Paleontological Research Institution; Paleontological Society; GSA Limnogeology Division
This session brings together marine and terrestrial microfossil proxy-based research (assemblages, geochemistry, modern analogs) to improve our understanding of evolving oceans, land, and climate through Earth history and the floral/faunal responses to those changes.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography | Paleontology, Biogeography/Biostratigraphy | Paleontology, Paleoecology/Taphonomy
Kenneth G. Miller, Miriam E. Katz
Cushman Foundation; Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society; Paleontological Research Institution; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division
This session explores new evidence for the rate and cause of the Paleocene Eocene thermal maximum and attendant carbon isotopic excursion, focusing on intriguing links between impact events and volcanism and geochemical and paleontological responses.
Paleoclimatology/Paleoceanography | Geochemistry | Volcanology
Matthew E. Brueseke, Jeff Benowitz, Jeffrey M. Trop, Paul W. Layer
GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; Geochemical Society; GSA Structural Geology and Tectonics Division
Magmatism in the northern Cordillera is the result of diverse tectonic phenomena, including subduction, strike- slip, and extensional processes along convergent and transform margins. This session highlights research in the northern Cordillera aimed at understanding links between magmatism and plate tectonic processes.
Petrology, Igneous | Tectonics/Tectonophysics | Structural Geology