Paleonet: GSA 2019 topical session "The Ordovician Earth: Integrated Perspectives on the Fossil and Rock Records"

Julie De Weirdt judweird.DeWeirdt at
Mon Apr 1 20:25:06 GMT 2019

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to the Annual Geological Society of America meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 22-25, 2019.

Do you work on issues relating to the Ordovician Period? If so, we encourage you to submit an abstract to GSA 2019 topical session "T116. The Ordovician Earth: Integrated Perspectives on the Fossil and Rock Records.” This session is a collaborative project between young researchers from Belgium and the USA (Matthias Sinnesael, Julie De Weirdt, Christopher T. Conwell, Joshua B. Zimmt, Y. Datu Adiatma, Teresa D. Avila).

This session will highlight recent advancements in our knowledge of the Ordovician earth system as well as cross-discipline methods that provide new insight into the regional to global fossil and rock records.

Rationale: The early Paleozoic has been recently revitalized as a new frontier for high-resolution, multi- disciplinary paleobiological and geological research. State-of-the-art integrated research that combines stratigraphy, paleobiology, and paleoclimatology has helped to generate new perspectives of major biotic events, including the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event (GOBE) and Late Ordovician mass extinction (LOME), which had lasting and pervasive effects on Earth systems. There is a growing need to communicate the latest advancements and cutting-edge techniques developed to address longstanding questions in the Ordovician Period. This session seeks to explore new findings and approaches to studying the Ordovician fossil, stratigraphic, and paleoclimate records. All submissions on (multi-disciplinary) Ordovician stratigraphy, paleoclimatology, paleontology, sedimentology, geochemistry, geochronology and more are welcomed in this session.

Registration opens early May:
More info on the topical sessions:
The abstracts deadline is 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time, 25 June 2019.

Please do not hesitate to forward this invite to all your colleagues that might be interested.

Looking forward meeting you in Phoenix!


Julie De Weirdt (Ghent University, Belgium)  Email: judweird.DeWeirdt at<mailto:judweird.DeWeirdt at>
Matthias Sinnesael (Ghent University & VUB, Belgium) Email: matthias.sinnesael at<mailto:matthias.sinnesael at>
Christopher T. Conwell (The Ohio State University, USA)  Email: conwell.30 at<mailto:conwell.30 at>
Joshua B. Zimmt (University of California Berkeley, USA) Email: josh_zimmt at<mailto:josh_zimmt at>
Y. Datu Adiatma (The Ohio State University, USA)   Email: adiatma.1 at<mailto:adiatma.1 at>
Teresa D. Avila (The Ohio State University, USA)  Email: avila.75 at<mailto:avila.75 at>
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