Paleonet: GSA PS Session: Microfossils in the Coastal Zone

John vanc at micropress.org
Wed Jul 2 19:03:25 GMT 2014


All- sorry if this went abroad.  One can never tell.

John Van Couvering

On 7/2/2014 1:54 PM, John wrote:
> 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.
>
> regards,
>
> 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 uncw.edu 
>> <mailto:hawkesa at uncw.edu>), Jessica Pilarczyk 
>> (jpilar at marine.rutgers.edu <mailto:jpilar at marine.rutgers.edu>), and 
>> Tina Dura (dura at sas.upenn.edu <mailto:dura at sas.upenn.edu>)
>>
>> 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:
>>
>> http://www.geosociety.org/meetings/2014/sessions/topical.asp
>>
>> ------------------------
>>
>> 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 uncw.edu <mailto:hawkesa at uncw.edu>
>>
>> 910-962-2350
>>
>>
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