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GSA/SEPM Annual Meeting

Update on GSA Annual Convention Technical Program, Vancouver, Canada, Oct. 19-22, 2014

Michael Grammer, OSU, JPTC Member.  michael.grammer@okstate.edu
Contact Michael if you have ideas for sessions or if you are proposing a technical session or field trip or short course and would like to get SEPM sponsorship.  SEPM is working with the Sedimentary Geology Division of GSA and other related divisions to create a great technical program for the next GSA meeting in Vancouver, Canada.
  • Deadline for Technical Session proposals was Jan 14, 2014.
  • Deadline for Short Courses was Feb 3, 2014.
  • Deadline for field trips has passed (Dec 9, 2013).
Deadline for Abstracts is July 29, 2014!

Sessions sponsored by SEPM

T41. Advances in Tsunami and Storm Research

Breanyn MacInnes, Andrew Moore
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Environmental and Engineering Geology Division

Recent geological studies of tsunamis and storms have significantly advanced our understanding of these hazards. This session welcomes abstracts relevant to modern tsunami or storm studies or advances in paleo-tsunami, coastal paleoseismology, or paleotempestology research.
T119. Organic Carbon Proxies in Terrestrial Paleoecology

James M. Fulton, William C. Hockaday, Todd L. Longbottom, Lauren A. Michel
Geochemical Society; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Coal Geology Division; Soils and Soil Processes Interdisciplinary Interest Group

This session seeks to include work covering molecular and isotopic information in organic molecules. Proxy development and/or applications to terrestrial records (in soils, sediments, tree rings, and speleothems) are of interest.
T120. Proxies for Paleoprecipitation

Neil J. Tabor, Greg A. Ludvigson
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Soils and Soil Processes Interdisciplinary Interest Group

This session will feature new research related to the distribution, amount, seasonality, and stable isotopic composition of rainfall in ancient terrestrial environments.
T130. A Shifting Balance: Microbial versus Metazoan Influences on Ecology and Sedimentation in Space and Time

Kathleen A. Ritterbush, Katherine N. Marenco, Rowan C. Martindale
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society

This session will address the interplay between microbial and metazoan communities at different spatiotemporal scales and, in particular, their differing influences on sediment production, taphonomy, ecosystem engineering, and geochemical cycling in marine environments through time.
T135. New Developments in Microbialites

Frank A. Corsetti, Victoria A. Petryshyn, Yadira Ibarra
GSA Geobiology & Geomicrobiology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society

Microbialite research is moving forward at a rapid pace, with the advent of new techniques and localities. We welcome submissions regarding any advances in the study of stromatolites, thrombolites, or other microbial structures.
T176. Microfossils in the Coastal Zone: Indicators of Coastal Change over Short- and Long-Term Timescales

Andrea D. Hawkes, Jessica Pilarczyk, Tina Dura
GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; IGCP 588 PALSEA2; Cushman Foundation for Foraminiferal Research; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Paleontological Society; American Quaternary Association

We'll explore recent advances in microfossil research/applications to the coastal zone with studies employing microfossils as indicators of coastal change over various spatial and temporal scales, such as punctuated extreme events to long-term environmental change.
T186. Natural Carbon Dioxide Accumulations as Analogs for Geologic Storage

Marc L. Buursink, Matthew D. Merrill, Martin Cassidy
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Petroleum/Energy Discipline; Geochemical Society; GSA Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Petrology, and Volcanology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division

Investigating natural accumulations of CO2 is essential to improving our understanding of geologic CO2 storage. Areas of investigation include accumulation extent, geochemistry, sedimentary environment, migration pathways, and confining history.
T195. Extreme Environmental Conditions and Biotic Responses during the Permian-Triassic Boundary Crisis and Early Triassic Recovery

Thomas J. Algeo, Hugo Bucher, Peter Roopnarine, Arne M.E. Winguth
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Geochemical Society; Paleontological Society

This session will feature new research related to the globally disturbed conditions associated with the end-Permian mass extinction and its aftermath during the early Triassic.
T198. The Ordovician Revolution: Co-Evolution of Climate and the Biosphere

Thomas J. Algeo, Pedro J. Marenco, Matthew R. Saltzman
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society; Geochemical Society

This session will feature new research related to changes in global climate, oceanographic conditions, and marine biotas during the Ordovician period.
T201. Eocene Northern North America: Biotic Change and Environmental Context

S. Bruce Archibald, Kathleen B. Pigg, David R. Greenwood, Melanie L. DeVore
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society

This session will examine progress in understanding Eocene communities and their plant and animal lineages in the context of climate and geography in the rich northern North America and Arctic terrestrial fossil record.
T237. Carbonate Reservoirs-Characterization, Geochemical Modeling, and Case Studies

Tina L. Roberts-Ashby, Lester Williams
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Hydrogeology Division; GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Geophysics Division; Energy/Petroleum Geology Discipline

This session includes reservoir characterization, geochemical modeling, and case studies for carbonate rocks utilized in the oil and gas industry, the CO2 capture and storage industry, and hydrogeologic evaluations related to fresh and brackish groundwater resources.
T238. Sedimentary Geology: The Now and the Next Generations of Scientists (Posters)

Katherine A. Giles, Marjorie Chan
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM)

This session welcomes student scientific contributions on sedimentary geology. Topics can range broadly from studies of ancient to modern sediments, sedimentary processes, and their products in the geologic record.
T241. Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction of Hominin Sites: Techniques-From the Unique and New to the Tried and True

Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce, Gail M. Ashley
GSA Sedimentary Geology Division; GSA Limnogeology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) This session will highlight research that reconstructs hominin paleoenvironments using sedimentological and geochemical techniques, including those that are popular and well known, while also encouraging submissions from groups that are developing unique, new methods/applications.
T243. Road-Testing the Placement of the GSSP Golden Spikes

Arthur D. Donovan, Lucy E. Edwards, Stanley C. Finney, Brian R. Pratt
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); Paleontological Society; International Commission on Stratigraphy; International Subcommission on Stratigraphic Classification; North American Commission on Stratigraphic Nomenclature

This session is devoted to discussing the utility of GSSP boundary placement from the end-user perspective of geoscientists doing regional mapping and correlations and utilizing outcrop and subsurface data.
T244. New Advances and Applications in Sequence Stratigraphy

G. Michael Grammer, Christopher Fielding
Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM); GSA Sedimentary Geology Division

This session will focus on the integration of multiple data sets (e.g., geochemical, geophysical, and petrophysical data) into the increasingly refined development of sequence stratigraphic models for both carbonate and siliciclastic depositional systems.