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GSA Northeastern Section Meeting: Portland, Maine, USA

Geological Society of America

Boulder, Colo., USA: On 17-19 March, geoscientists from the northeastern U.S. and beyond will convene in Portland, Maine, to discuss new science, expand on existing science, and explore the unique geologic features of the region. The technical program covers a diverse set of geologic topics and processes, including applied geology; education; northeastern tectonics; Quaternary geology and climate; coastal, groundwater, and river processes; geological hazards; mineral resources; and the formation and evolution of Iceland.

Selected Highlights of the Scientific Program

The scientific program is composed of oral and poster presentations organized into symposia and themed and discipline sessions covering an array of research in the geosciences.

Sunday, March 17

Session 3: New Perspectives on Mineral Resources of the Northeast
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46251
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
3-3 Simmons et al.: Pegmatite lithium prospect
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328523
3-4 Webber et al.: Gem-bearing pegmatites
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328608
3-5 Falster et al.: Uranium and rare earth element mineralization https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328498

Session 4, Current Research in Coastal and Marine Processes
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46257
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
4-2 Slovinsky et al.: Offshore mapping and beach resiliency
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328380

Session 5, Lake Sediments as Archives of Environmental Change
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46260
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
5-7 Spigel: Environmental change at Acadia National Park
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328460

Session 15, Geoarchaeaology: Investigations and Techniques
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46270
01:30 PM-05:30 PM
15-6 Hamilton: High-resolution mapping to monitor sea-level rise
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328611
15-8 Kelley et al.: Climate change and shell middens https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328436

Monday, March 18

Session 23, The Formation and Evolution of Iceland: Magmatic, Tectonic, and Geomorphological Processes
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46247
8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Session 24, Private Wells--Current Challenges and Opportunities
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46253
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
24-3 Ging: PFAS in groundwater
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328548
24-9 Carlisle et al.: Groundwater and public health: A novel shallow well technology https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328066

Session 25, River Corridor Processes and Related Decision Making I
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46259
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
25-4 Newcomb and Smith: Humans, dams, and flow regimes
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328365

Session 36, River Corridor Processes and Related Decision Making II
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46966
01:30 PM-05:30 PM
36-4 Evans et al.: Dam removal
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328603
36-5 Rossi et al.: Dam removal
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328614

Session 34, Groundwater and Surface Water Hydrology in the Northeastern United States
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46252
01:30 PM-05:30 PM
34-4 Hopeck and Holden: Assessing groundwater vulnerability https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328492 34-5 Kim et al.: Fate and transport of PFOA
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328058
34-7 Nielsen: 25-year average annual groundwater recharge rates
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/327903

Session 37, Reconstructing Past Climate from the Geologic Record of Ice Sheets and Mountain Glaciers
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46261
01:30 PM-05:30 PM

Tuesday, March 19
Session 44, Beyond Sustainability: The Anthropocene as a Paradigm for Thinking about Earth across Disciplines
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46248
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
44-4 Siegel: The future of American geoscience https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/325995

Session 45, Floods: Past, Present, and Future
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Session/46258
8:00 AM-12:00 PM
45-3 Cook et al.: Erosional impacts of timber harvest
https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/328554
45-9 Collins: Flood seasonality in the northeast https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/Paper/327952

View the complete session schedule by day or search the program by keywords at https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2019NE/meetingapp.cgi/TechnicalPrograms/0

Meeting website: http://www.geosociety.org/GSA/Events/Section_Meetings/GSA/Sections/ne/2019mtg/home.aspx

MEDIA REGISTRATION

Eligibility for media registration is as follows:

  • Working press representing bona fide, recognized news media with a press card, letter, or business card from the publication.

  • Freelance science writers, presenting a current membership card from NASW, ISWA, regional affiliates of NASW, ISWA, CSWA, ACS, ABSW, EUSJA, or evidence of work pertaining to science published in 2017 or 2018.

  • PIOs of scientific societies, educational institutions, and government agencies.

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.

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