Paleonet: GSA PS Session: Microfossils in the Coastal Zone

John vanc at
Wed Jul 2 17:54:30 GMT 2014

Christy - this is sponsored by PS, so presumably they will be interested 
in publishing the results, but in case that's up in the air please think 
of Micropaleontology theme issue for selected papers.

We'll be in Paleo Alley as usual.


John Van Couvering
Editor in Chief

On 7/1/2014 8:43 AM, Christy Visaggi wrote:
> Please see below for a session of interest with PS sponsorship at GSA 
> 2014 in Vancouver.Abstracts are due 29 July 2014.  Thanks!
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> T176.Microfossils in the Coastal Zone:Indicators of Coastal Change 
> over Short- and Long-Term Timescales
> Conveners: Andrea Hawkes (hawkesa at <mailto:hawkesa at>), 
> Jessica Pilarczyk (jpilar at 
> <mailto:jpilar at>), and Tina Dura (dura at 
> <mailto:dura at>)
> More than half of the world's population resides within 60 km of the 
> coast.Coastal change presents a hazard to these intense concentrations 
> of population, economic production, and static infrastructure. 
> Understanding how land-use change (e.g., pollution, sediment 
> transport, geoarcheaology), extreme events (e.g., earthquakes, storms, 
> tsunamis) and sea-level change have altered coastal systems in the 
> past will improve our ability to forecast how these systems will 
> respond to future changes.Microfossils are an effective tool for 
> monitoring and reconstructing coastal change because species occupy 
> diverse ecological niches spanning the entire environmental gradient 
> presented by the coastal zone from marine to freshwater conditions.We 
> explore recent interdisciplinary advances in microfossil research and 
> their application to the coastal zone.We welcome a broad range of 
> studies that employ microfossils as indicators of coastal change over 
> various spatial and temporal scales such as punctuated extreme events 
> to long-term environmental change.We encourage a breadth of studies 
> (e.g., pollution indicators, sediment transport, tsunamis, storms, sea 
> level), particularly those that use microfossils to reconstruct 
> records of past earthquakes, storms, tsunamis, and sea-level.
> Abstracts for this topical session (T176) can be submitted at:
> ------------------------
> Dr. Andrea D. Hawkes
> Department of Geography and Geology
> Center for Marine Science
> University of North Carolina Wilmington
> 5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane
> Wilmington, NC 28409
> hawkesa at <mailto:hawkesa at>
> 910-962-2350
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