Garrison Monterey Research Conferece

2018 Garrison Monterey Research Conference

Four decades of research on the Monterey Formation and Neogene marine units

Meeting avenue:

Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

8272 Moss Landing Rd.

Moss Landing, CA 95039

May 8th to 10th 2018 (field trip dates TBD)

2018 marks 35 years since the keystone SEPM Special Volume " The Monterey Formation and related siliceous rocks of California, Volume 15, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Pacific Section, Special Publication." Robert Garrison was one of the editors and main authors. The volume included ground-breaking papers written by some of the most influential geologists of the time like Bob, Jim Ingle, Steve Graham an others. Their work is the basis for a modern 'paleoceanographic' approach to understanding the Monterey Formation and similar biosiliceous deposits, Miocene climate and the significance of biosiliceous upwelling sediments and phosphorites.

We also want to honor Bob Garrison because his life and career are an example for the science community of a combination of science at its highest-quality, altruism, and humanity. Bob has nurtured the careers of many US and European scientists as well as young scientists across the globe.

Other sessions include:

1) Neogene Paleoceanography;

2) Biogeochemistry and hydrocarbons;

3) Stratigraphy-sedimentology.

The meeting will include 1 or 2 days of field trips to the Monterey Formation.

Technical Program Committee Leaders

Ivano Aiello, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories; Christina Ravelo, UC Santa Cruz

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