Paleonet: GSA 2019 topical session and Pardee Keynote Symposium "Understanding the Neoproterozoic Earth-life System"
qingt at vt.edu
Sun Apr 21 16:29:20 GMT 2019
If you are going to attend the *Geological Society of America annual
meeting* this year in Phoenix, Arizona, on September 22-25, 2019, please
consider submitting your abstract to the topical session “*T108.
Understanding the Neoproterozoic Earth-life System*”.
This session will highlight recent advances in our knowledge of the
Neoproterozoic Earth-life system as well as cross-discipline methods that
foster new insight into the fossil and rock records in the Neoproterozoic.
Dramatic climatic and environmental changes and important evolutionary
innovations occurred during the Neoproterozoic Era. A better understanding
of those geological and biological events and their causal relationship is
central to understanding the evolution of the Earth as a planet capable of
hosting complex life and to searching for habitable environments and life
on other worlds. This session aims to boost discussion and
interdisciplinary collaboration by bringing together a trans-disciplinary
group of innovative thinkers to present advances on biological,
geochemical, sedimentologic, and climatic evolution in the Neoproterozoic
in order to better understand the Neoproterozoic Earth-life system.
In addition to the topical session, we are pleased to announce that there
will be a *Pardee Keynote Symposium* of the same subject happening on
September 25, 2019 from 8 am to 12 pm. There are 12 extremely interesting
talks prepared in the symposium. *Invited speakers for the Pardee Keynote
Symposium include: *
· *Alan Jay Kaufman (University of Maryland)*
· *Alan Rooney (Yale University)*
· *Carol Dehler (Utah State University)*
· *Douglas Erwin (Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History)*
· *Francis Macdonald (University of California, Santa Barbara)*
· *Gangqing Jiang (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)*
· *Graham Shields (University College London)*
· *Roger Summons (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)*
· *Susanna Porter (University of California, Santa Barbara)*
· *Shuhai Xiao (Virginia Tech)*
· *Timothy Lyons (University of California, Riverside)*
· *Zheng-Xiang Li (Curtin University)*
You are more than welcome to attend this special event and communicate with
GSA 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 information to your colleagues that
might be interested. We are looking forward to meeting you in Phoenix!
Qing Tang (Virginia Tech), email: qingt at vt.edu
Huan Cui (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), email: huan.cui at vub.be
Feifei Zhang (University of Copenhagen), email: feifei.zhang at yale.edu
Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech;
4044 Derring Hall (0420), Blacksburg, VA 24061;
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