"Secular variations in seawater chemistry: fluid inclusions, causes and influence on marine life" & "Long term survival of microorganisms and DNA preservation in fluid inclusions - Jurassic Park?"
Dr. Tim Lowenstein Binghamton University, New York
Schedule of Speakers & Events
Thursday, April 4th
9:30AM Yannick Bussweiler; A Solution to the Olivine Macrocryst Problem
9:50AM Katie Nichols, Thomas Stachel, Richard Stern; Diamond Sources beneath the Hall Peninsula, Nunavut: A Preliminary Assessment Based on Micro-Diamonds
10:10AM Laura Brin, Graham Pearson, Amy Riches; The age and origin of lithospheric mantle beneath central Victoria Island and Parry Peninsula
10:50AM Jamie Robbins, Kurt Konhauser; Zn in Banded Iron Formations: Implications for Eukaryotic and Marine Evolution
11:10AM Cheryl Hodgson, Murray Gingras and JP Zonneveld; Intertidal Animal-Sediment Interactions in the Middle to Outer Estuary of Netarts Bay, Oregon, USA
11:30AM Kristina Barclay, Lindsey Leighton, Chris Schneider; Sclerobiont and brachiopod host relationships: more data mean more questions
Lunch Break - Keynote #1
1:50PM Andrew Lawfield, Murray Gingras, George Pemberton; The Ichnology, Taphonomy and Epibiota of Unionid Bivalves
2:10PM Ben Collins, Lindsey R. Leighton; Functional morphology of passive suspension feeding in Composita sp. (Brachiopoda, Athyridida)
2:30PM Sandra M. Durán, G. Arturo Sánchez-Azofeifa; Tree diversity and aboveground carbon storage in secondary tropical dry forests.
2:50PM Christopher Wong, John Gamon; Seasonal adjustment in evergreen conifer leaves: what happens to pine needles in the winter?
3:30PM Gabrielle Gascon, Martin Sharp, David Burgess, Peter Bezeau; Three-dimensional changes of the stratigraphy of the accumulation area of the Devon Ice Cap, Nunavut, Canada, during a period of climate warming
3:50PM Craig Thompson, Carl Mendoza, and Kevin Devito; Groundwater-Surface Water Interactions in the Western Boreal Plain of Alberta
4:10PM Gabriela Gonzalez, Karlis Muehlenbachs; Deuterium isotopic exchangeability of resin and amber under hydrous conditions at 50 °C and 90 °C. Amber as a reliable inland paleoclimatic indicator.
4:30PM Giselle Norville, Karlis Muehlenbachs; Characterization of shale gas in the Horn River Basin using carbon isotope geochemistry
Friday, April 5th
Morgan Snyder, John Waldron; Origin of Soft-sediment deformation structures in Nova Scotia
9:50AM Rong Li, Brian Jones; Diagenetic patterns of the Pleistocene Ironshore Formation, Grand Cayman, British West Indies
10:10AM Emma Jones, Alexander P. Wolfe; Inferring Holocene fire history using environmental spectroscopy: an example from Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA
10:50AM Qiqi Wang, Theresa Garvin, Candace Nykiforuk; The lived experience and sense of place among urban and suburban elderly Chinese immigrants in Edmonton
11:10AM Fujie Rao, Robert Summers; Factors Influencing the Management of Retail Development:A Multi Case Study of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada and Portland, Oregon, USA
11:30AM Léanne Labossière, Tara McGee; Taking it into their own hands: innovative wildfire mitigation techniques at the local government level
12:50PM Yesuf H. Abdela, Theresa Garvin; The lived experience and sense of belonging among Somali youth and adult immigrants/refugees in Edmonton, Alberta
1:10PM Morgan Tymko, Damian Collins; When You Smoke, They Smoke: Children’s Rights and Opinions about Vehicular Smoking Bans
1:30PM Daniel A. Petrash, Kurt O. Konhauser ; Investigating the significance of transition metal geochemistry in multigenic dolomite
2:10PM Shaunaugh Whelan, Sarah Gleeson, Stern, R.A., and Buchanan, C.; Au Mineralization at 3Ace, South-East Yukon
2:30PM Nelson, F. Bernal, Sarah A. Gleeson, Abbie S. Dean, Xiao-Ming Liu and Paul Hoskin; The Source of Halogens in Geothermal Fluids from the Taupo Volcanic Zone, North Island, New Zealand.