North American Micropaleontology Section - SEPM
NAMS

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE:

ALL ROOMS FOR TALKS, POSTER SESSIONS, LUNCHES AND ICE-BREAKERS WILL BE HELD AT THE WHITEHALL HOTEL AND CONFERENCE CENTER.  WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD AT THE WHITEHALL HOTEL AND HESS CORPORATION.

12:00 - 3:00 pm: CONFERENCE CHECK-IN  (Check in will also be open on Thursday and Friday) 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

8:00 am-11:30 am: Workshop #1: Thin-section Microscopy (Stephen Packer), held at the Whitehall Hotel

Workshop #4: Quantitative Biostratigraphy (Felix Gradstein & Anthony Gary), held at the Whitehall Hotel

 

12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch


1:15 pm:     Welcome by General Chair


1:30 pm:             Oral Session 1: High-Resolution Biostratigraphy, Cyclostratigraphy, Chronostratigraphy, and Geochronology 

(Chair: Jim Bergen)

3:30-3:35 pm: Break with Coffee

5:30 pm: End of Oral Session #1


6:00-8:00 pm:   Ice breaker and Poster Exhibition:


    POSTER TOPICS:

    1.    Paleoclimate, Paleoceanography and Ocean Chemistry Proxies 

2.     Paralic and Lacustrine Micropaleontology

3.     Microfossils and Unconventional Resources: The New Frontier

4.     Reconstructing Past Environments Using Microfossils

5.     Taxonomy, Phylogeny and Evolution

Thursday, April 6, 2017

7:30 am: Welcome by General Chair

7:45 am: Oral Session #2: Microfossils and Biofacies Analyses: Applications and Challenges (Chair: Mark Leckie)

9:45-10:00 pm: Break with Coffee

12:00 pm: End of Oral Session #1

12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch and Poster Exhibition:

1:30 pm: Oral Session #3: Integration of microfossil and sequence stratigraphic data: (Chairs: Marie-Pierre Aubry, Bill Berggren)

3:30-3:45 pm: Break with Coffee

5:30 pm: End of Thursday Oral Sessions

6:30-10:30 pm: Plenary Dinner with the Dinosaurs at the Houston Museum of Natural Science

Friday, April 7, 2017

7:30 am: Welcome by General Chair

7:30 am: Oral Session #4: Future Directions in Micropaleontology (biomarkers, environmental monitoring, Paleozoic  chronostratigraphy, etc)  (Chair: Patricia Eichler)

9:30 am: Break with Coffee

11:30 am: End of Morning Session

12:00-1:15 pm:    Lunch and Last Poster Exhibition:

Presenters should remove posters between 1:15 and 4:00 pm.

1:15-5:00 pm: Workshop #5: Quantitative Biostratigraphy and Sequence Stratigraphy (Steven Holland), held at The Whitehall Hotel 

Workshop #2: Wilcox Palynology (Guy Harrington & Rebecca Hackworth), held at The Whitehall Hotel 

Saturday, April 8, 2017

POST-MEETING WORKSHOP

8:30 am – 12:30 pm:  Workshop #3: Stratabugs Version 2.1 (John Athersuch, Paul Britton, & Rosa Townsend), held at The Whitehall Hotel


Due to lack of enrollment by planning deadlines the conference field trip: Cretaceous Stratigraphy & Paleoceanography of the Dallas Area 

has been cancelled 



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