ISGC 2021 Cancelled

Rescheduled to 2024 | Flagstaff, AZ

In the interest of the health and safety of all concerned parties and due to the continued restrictions on travel by universities, companies and governments, SEPM Council is sadly announcing that the ISGC scheduled for April 11-14, 2021 in Flagstaff, AZ, USA is cancelled. Read the official announcement and learn more online. 

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Emphasizing the Impact of Life on Earth’s History

PALAIOS is a monthly journal, founded in 1986, dedicated to emphasizing the impact of life on Earth's history as recorded in the paleontological and sedimentological records. It disseminates information to an international spectrum of geologists and biologists interested in a broad range of topics, including, but not limited to, biogeochemistry, ichnology, paleoclimatology, paleoecology, paleoceanography, sedimentology, stratigraphy, geomicrobiology, paleobiogeochemistry, and astrobiology. PALAIOS publishes original papers that emphasize using paleontology to answer important geological and biological questions that further our understanding of Earth’s history.

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New Council Members

Welcome to our newest SEPM Council Members! 

Your Fall Ballot helped elect new council members for the 2021 year, including: Elizabeth Hajek – President-Elect, Elisabeth Steel – Early Career, Annette George - International, Jean Hsieh – Special Pubs and Judith Totman Parrish - Foundation President.

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The Journal of Sedimentary Research

Read, Write and Submit

First published in 1931, The Journal of Sedimentary Geology (JSR) is the oldest earth science journal dedicated to the field of sedimentology. The journal is broad and international in scope and welcomes contributions that further the fundamental understanding of sedimentary processes, the origin of sedimentary deposits, the workings of sedimentary systems and the records of earth history contained within sedimentary rocks. Check out our latest pubs, the best ways to submit and recent issues.

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Diversity + Inclusion at SEPM

We support anti-racism in geosciences

The Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) recognizes and affirms that systemic and institutional racism occurs throughout our communities. We must recognize that conscious and unconscious bias exists throughout our broader society, and that preferential violence against, and killing of, Black citizens must stop. As one of the posters in a recent Washington DC protest stated, “the system is not broken, it was built this way”. In other words, we must recognize that systemic and institutional racism is not a bug, it’s a feature, one that is deeply rooted in our collective culture, history and institutions. SEPM should therefore stand firmly against systemic and institutional racism and violence against Black citizens and any other minority, and with and for the principals embodied in the Black Lives Matter movement. The SEPM Council, with input from the membership, has developed an ad hoc committee to investigate aspects of DEI issues.

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The Sedimentary Record

The Sedimentary Record is published quarterly in online and paper formats by SEPM. It contains peer-reviewed science articles on topics of broad and current interest to the membership of SEPM, as well as shorter, editor-reviewed articles addressing a variety of topics, including Society business and media reviews.

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