Bees, Chicxulub, and REEs: Geoscientist Present Diverse Science and
Keynote Sessions in Reston, Virginia
Meeting of the Geological Society of America's Southeastern and
Northeastern Geographic Sections
Boulder, Colo., USA: On 20–22 March 2020, geoscientists from the
southeastern and northeastern geographic regions of the U.S. and beyond
will convene in Reston, Virginia, to discuss new science, expand on
existing science, and explore the unique geologic features of the region.
The meeting will host a broad diversity of technical sessions as well as
field trips and career workshops.
The Society of Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) is the sponsor of the keynote
address by. Prof. Lynn Soreghan: "Loess as an Archive and Agent of Climate
and Climate Change in Deep Time," on Friday, 20 March.
On Saturday, 21 March, Dr. David Kring will present a keynote address:
"Drilling into the Chicxulub Impact Crater and a World-Wide Calamity 66
Million Years Ago."
Selected Session Highlights:
Friday, 20 March
Pardee Keynote Symposium: Radionuclides: Biogeochemistry, Transport,
and Geological Applications
• 4-7. Jim Kaste: Bombs and The Bees: Legacy Radiation in Honey Shows
Modern Plant Cycling of A Cold War Contaminant:
Saturday, 21 March
Pardee Keynote Symposium: The Appalachians, from North to South, from
Crust to Mantle:
• Duncan Keller: The Tectonic Consequences of High-Pressure Granulite and
Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks in the Acadian/Neoacadian Central Maine Terrane:
Pardee Keynote Symposium: From the Margins to the Deep: A Tribute to
the Science and Art of A. Conrad Neumann:
Pardee Keynote Symposium: New Developments in Diversity and Inclusion
in the Geosciences:
• This symposium highlights efforts of various universities and schools to
develop programs to encourage participation and retain underrepresented
groups in the geosciences. The symposia as a whole may draw interest, but
difficult to identify a single paper.
A Tribute to USGS Drillers Eugene "Big Gene" Cobbs, Eugene "Little
Gene" Cobbs, III, and Jeff Grey, and Their Contributions to Geologic
Research East of the Mississippi River
• Jessica Moore: Rare Earth Elements in the Cretaceous of the Carolina
Coastal Plain: Depositional Sequences, Parent Rocks, and Subsurface
Distribution of Prospective Lithologies:
• Ken Miller: Eastern Regional Roots, Global Reach: Developing Global
Sea-Level History and a Record of Major Event by Drilling the Mid-Atlantic
Sunday, 22 March
Shale Production in the Eastern U.S.—E3: Environmental, Economic &
Energy System Impacts
• Timothy Carr: The Surface Impact of Electric Energy Development in the
United States of Renewables and Natural Gas:
Eastern Activities of the USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative
• Warren Day: The USGS Earth Mapping Resources Initiative (Earth MRI): A
Partnership with State Geological Surveys to Better Define the Nation's
Critical Mineral Resources:
Deciphering Active Tectonics and Seismic Hazard in Eastern North
• Martin Chapman: Results from the 2017-2018 Seismic Network Monitoring
Effort in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone:
View the complete session schedule by day or search the program by keywords
Eligibility for media registration is as follows:
• Working press representing bona fide, recognized news media with a press
card, letter, or business card from the publication.
• Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from
NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or
evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2019 or 2020.
• PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government
Present media credentials to Audrey Heun or William Cox onsite at the GSA
registration desk to obtain a badge for media access. Complimentary meeting
registration covers attendance at all technical sessions and access to the
exhibit hall. Journalists and PIOs must pay regular fees for paid luncheons
and any short courses or field trips in which they participate.
Representatives of the business side of news media, publishing houses, and
for-profit corporations must register at the main registration desk and pay
the appropriate fees.
The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society
with more than 20,000 members around the world from academia, government,
and industry. Through its meetings, publications, and programs, GSA
enhances the professional growth of its members and promotes the
geosciences in the service of humankind. Headquartered in Boulder,
Colorado, GSA encourages cooperative research among earth, life, planetary,
and social scientists, fosters public dialogue on geoscience issues, and
supports all levels of earth science education.
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