UMass Geosciences is at NEGSA this week!

Snowy Vermont mountains with spruce trees in foreground.

We're proud to be presenting over 20 talks and posters this week at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Section of the Geological Society of America in Burlington, VT. Here's a list of of who's presenting and when:


Sunday 3/18/2018


8:05 AM
5-1 WHAT DRIVES FAULT SYSTEM REORGANIZATION?
Michele Cooke

9:00 AM
6-4 CRUSTAL STRUCTURE AND LATE PALEOZOIC SUPERVOLCANO-SCALE ERUPTIONS IN MAINE, USA
Sheila Seaman, Sumaya Hamdi

9:05
2-4 PHASE PARTITIONING AND MOBILITY OF MANGANESE ACROSS SIX CRITICAL ZONE OBSERVATORIES: COMPARING PLANT AND BEDROCK CONTROLS
Justin Richardson

10:40 AM
3-8 A HIGHLY-RESOLVED, 900-YEAR NEW ENGLAND PALEOTEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTION
Daniel Miller, Helen Habicht, Benjamin Keisling, Isla Castaneda, Ray Bradley

11:00 AM
3-9 A LATE HOLOCENE DECADAL-RESOLUTION TEMPERATURE RECORD FROM SOUTH GREENLAND: A CASE STUDY IN THE APPLICATION OF BRGDGTS TO ARCTIC LAKES
Boyang Zhao, Isla Castaneda, Ray Bradley, Jeff Salacup

11:20 AM
3-10 ARCTIC HYDROCLIMATE AND VEGETATION VARIABILITY FROM 0-200 KA: STABLE ISOTOPE AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL RECORDS FROM LAKE EL'GYGYTGYN, NE RUSSIA
Helen Habicht, Isla Castaneda, Julie Brigham-Grette, Elizabeth Thomas, Jeffrey Salacup

11:40 AM
3-11 LACUSTRINE BIOMARKER RECONSTRUCTION OF ARCTIC CLIMATE BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER THE MID-PLIOCENE WARM PERIOD
William Daniels, Isla Castaneda, Jeff Salacup, Julie Brigham-Grette

1:30 PM
14-1 LINK THE CRUSTAL STRUCTURE WITH SEISMICITY AND TECTONIC TERRANES IN THE NORTHERN APPALACHIANS
Xiaotao Yang, Haiying Gao

1:30 PM
20-7 BRANCHED GDGT DISTRIBUTIONS IN SEBAGO LAKE, ME: DISENTANGLING SOIL AND LACUSTRINE INPUTS TO THE SEDIMENTARY RECORD
Thivanka Ariyarathna, Isla Castaneda, Daniel Miller, Jeff Salacup

1:30 PM
20-8 THE ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF SEBAGO LAKE SEDIMENTS
Isla Castaneda, Daniel Miller, Thivanka Ariyarathna, Jeff Salacup

2:50 PM
15-5 FRACTURE-CONTROLLED LINEAMENT DOMAINS OF THE APPALACHIANS: GEOLOGIC CORRELATIONS AND REPRODUCIBILITY TESTS
Donald Wise, Lois Grady



Monday 3/19/2018

8:00 AM
31-1 MODELING FRACTURE COALESCENCE USING GROWTH BY OPTIMIZATION OF WORK (GROW)
Laura Fattaruso, Michele Cooke

9:45 AM
28-6 CONSTRAINING THE TIMING AND CHARACTER OF EXTREME CRUSTAL MELTING IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS USING MULTISCALE COMPOSITIONAL MAPPING AND IN-SITU GEOCHRONOLOGY
Mike Williams, Mike Jercinovic, Claire Pless, Kaitlyn Suarez

3:45 PM
41-6 GARNET GEOCHRONOLOGY AND PETROLOGY OF THE OSGOOD SCHIST: IMPLICATIONS FOR GRAPHITIZATION
Justin Mistikawy



Tuesday 3/20/2018

8:00 AM
53-3 EVALUATING THE IMPACT OF TRIBUTARY DAM REMOVALS ON TIDAL WETLANDS WITHIN THE HUDSON RIVER ESTUARY
Brian Yellen, Jon Woodruff

8:00 AM
55-5 AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE CORRELATION BETWEEN NA-METASOMATISM AND ECONOMIC DEPOSTIS IN THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS, NY
Kaitlyn Suarez, Mike Williams, Claire Pless

8:20 AM
49-2 INDONESIAN THROUGHFLOW VARIABILITY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON THE CONTINENTAL CLIMATE HISTORY OF NW AUSTRALIA DURING THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE
Rebecca Smith, Isla Castaneda, Jeff Salacup

8:45 AM
52-3 SEISMIC EVIDENCE OF ASTHENOSPHERE UPWELLING DRIVING THE UPLIFT OF THE ADIRONDACK MOUNTAINS
Xiaotao Yang

9:05 AM
52-4 CORRELATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL VARIATIONS OF SEISMIC MOHO WITH TECTONIC TERRANES IN THE NORTHERN APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
Cong Li, Haiying Gao, Mike Williams

10:35 AM
47-8 RIVER RESTORATION ON THE CHICKLEY RIVER, PREDICTIONS OF CHANNEL CHANGE, AND THE ROLE OF A MAJOR FLOOD AS A NATURAL AGENT OF RIVER RESTORATION
John Gartner, Christine Hatch, Isaac Larsen

10:40 AM
52-8 APPALACHIAN GREAT GRAVITY GRADIENT: GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE FOR ITS AGE AND ORIGIN
Don Wise

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