John W. Snedden, The University of Texas at Austin, JPTC Member.
The technical program for the Geological Society of America (GSA) Annual Convention, in Charlotte, NC has been finalized. Over 3500 abstracts were submitted, supporting a strong agenda of special sessions, topical sessions, and general discipline sessions. SEPM played a significant role on the joint technical program committee this year, partnering with the GSA Sedimentary Geology Division to deliver a rich sedimentary science program in areas ranging from marine/coastal science, Quaternary geology, limnology, geomorphology, paleontology, siliciclastics, carbonates, and stratigraphy. SEPM and GSA Sedimentary Geology Division jointly sponsored many sessions, along with The Paleontological Society, The Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research; The Micropalaeontological Society; The Gryzbowski Foundation, the GSA Quaternary Geology Division, the GSA Limnology Division, the GSA International Section and the Eastern Section of SEPM.
The full list of topical sessions will provided on the SEPM website and the GSA Charlotte Program site. Among the notable SEPM sponsored or jointly sponsored sessions:
Recent Advances in Carbonate Sedimentology and Stratigraphy - A Session in Memory of Gerald M. Friedman, Chaired by Paul Washington (Pitt) and Jim Ebert (Oneonta)
Oral: Tuesday 1:30–5:30 P.M. Room 203B Charlotte Convention Center
T-116: Constructing deltaic depositional systems: integrating field examples and theory Chaired by Janok Bhattacharya (U. Houston)
Oral: Monday 8 A.M.–NOON Room 203B, Charlotte Convention Center
T-165: Preservation of environmental signals in deep-water depositional systems Chaired by Jake Covault (Chevron) and John Snedden (UT-Austin)
Oral: Tuesday 1:30–5:30 P.M. Room 203A, Charlotte Convention Center
T-163, Geologic Timescale – current status, future enhancement and applications Chaired by James G Ogg (Purdue), Mark Schmidt (Boise St.), Linda Hinnov (JHU)
Oral: Monday 1:30–5:30 P.M. Room 203A, Charlotte Convention Center
Posters: Wednesday 9 A.M.–6 P.M. HALL B
T-134, T-135 Advances in (Cenozoic) Foraminiferal Biostratigraphy, Chemostratigraphy, and Paleoecology
Chaired by Thomas W. Dignes (Chevron)
Oral: Monday, 8 A.M.–NOON 217BC, Charlotte Convention Center
Oral: Monday, 1:30–5:30 p.m. 217BC, Charlotte Convention Center
T182. The Next Generation—Sedimentary Geology Student Poster Session
Chaired by Marjorie Chan (U. Utah)
Posters: Sunday, 9 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Hall B
T162. Integrative Studies of Sedimentary Marine and Fluvial Cretaceous Deposits along the Western Margin of the North Atlantic Basin:
Chaired by Mike Pope (Texas A&M) and Rob Rainbird (NRCAN).
Posters: Tuesday 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Hall B
The technical program also features general discipline sessions on siliciclastics, carbonates, and stratigraphy. SEPM is also a sponsor of a short course:
RECONSTRUCTING EARTH’S DEEP-TIME CLIMATE – THE STATE OF THE ART IN 2012, which will be held Saturday November 3, at the GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte NC, and is led by Linda Ivany (Syracuse University) and Brian Huber (Smithsonian Institution).
Many thanks go to the overall program technical chair, Dick Berg (U. Illinois), Nancy Wright (GSA), and of course, Tracy Frank (U. Nebraska), and Lauren Girdenfeld (U. Utah) with the GSA Sedimentary Geology Division.