The 8th Annual Southern
  California Geobiology Symposium

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Symposium Schedule - April 16, 2011

9:00am - 9:45 am Registration, Breakfast, Poster Setup  
9:45am - 10:30 am Welcome, Oral Session I  
10:30 - 10:45 am Break  
10:45am - 12:00 pm Poster Session I  
12:00pm - 1:00 pm Lunch, Sponsored by the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations  
1:00pm - 2:30 pm Poster Session II  
2:30pm - 3:15 pm Oral Session II  
3:15pm - 3:30 pm Break  
3:30pm - 4:15 pm Oral Session III  
4:15pm - 5:00 pm Informal Poster Session and Mixer  
5:00pm - 8:00 pm Dinner  


To view the abstracts for the oral presentations, click here.

Oral Session I

Rowan Martindale - Coral reefs constrain carbonate chemistry during a potential ocean acidification event, the Triassic-Jurrasic boundary

Abigail Green - Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria and Methane-Oxidizing Archaea: What nitrate usage can tell us about the bacterial role in this ancient symbiosis

Oral Session II

Chris Reinhard - Sensitivity and feedback in the oceanic molybdenum cycle

Eva M. Niedermeyer - Indonesian paleomonsoon - Insights from D/H ratios of terrestrial plant waxes

Benjamin Tully - Deep phylogenetic analysis of microbial diversity associated with ferromanganese nodules collected from the South Pacific Gyre

Oral Session III

Jonathan P. Wilson - Physiological limits of the Late Paleozoic seed plant Glossopteris and selectivity during the Permian-Triassic mass extinction

Sarah A. Bennett - Siderophore production: A shifting paradigm?

Megan Rohrssen - A lipid biomarker stratigraphic record of the response of marine microbial communitiesto environmental change during the Late Ordovician mass extinction