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Contact: Christa Stratton
Geological Society of America

Kalamazoo center of geologic focus this May

Geological Society of America North-Central Section Meeting

Boulder, Colorado, USA - Geoscientists from the north-central U.S. and beyond will convene in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA, on 2-3 May to celebrate GSA's 125th Anniversary and discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic and historic features of the region, with a special emphasis on the Great Lakes. Events include a showing of Scott Tinker's film, Switch, and a keynote address by William F. Ruddiman titled, "When Did We Transform Earth's Surface?"

Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program

The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into 23 themed sessions plus an array of research in general discipline areas. Go to http://www.geosociety.org/Sections/nc/2013mtg/techprog.htm to learn more.


CO2 Storage and Greenhouse Gases

Charles W. Rovey II of Missouri State University, presiding, 8 a.m.–noon (session 1)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session33405.html

Applied Geology: Engineering, Environmental, Geotechnical and Hydrogeology (Posters)

Authors will be present 2:30:30 p.m. to discuss their posters (session 21).

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session33393.html


Paleontology as a Murder Mystery: How the Study of Predation and Taphonomy Reveals the Means, Motives & Opportunities of Ancient Perpetrators and Their Victims

Karen A. Koy of Missouri Western State University and Joseph E. Peterson of the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh, presiding, 8 a.m.–noon (session 27)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session32248.html

Addressing Environmental Aspects of Geology: Research, Pedagogy, and Public Policy

Michael A. Phillips of Illinois Valley Community College, presiding. 1:30-5:30 p.m. (session 31)

Abstracts: https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/Session32241.html


View the complete session schedule by day or search the program by keywords at https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2013NC/webprogram/start.html. Click on session titles for a list of presentations, and click on presentations for the individual abstracts.

Find complete meeting information at http://www.geosociety.org/Sections/nc/2013mtg/.

Find local contact information at http://www.geosociety.org/Sections/nc/2013mtg/contact.htm.


Eligibility for media registration is as follows:

Present media credentials to 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.

For additional information and assistance, contact Christa Stratton, GSA Director of Communications, at the address above.


The Geological Society of America, founded in 1888, is a scientific society with more than 25,000 members from academia, government, and industry in more than 100 countries. 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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