[Coral-List] Upcoming Reef Research Conference - second (final) notice

Precht, Bill Bprecht at pbsj.com
Wed Mar 1 21:33:08 EST 2006

The Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) Announces the following Coral
Reef Meeting.

Course #19 (SEPM)

AND MODERN <http://www.aapg.org/houston/courses19.cfm> 

-  Thursday-Friday,  April 13-14
-  Houston, Texas, 2006

An SEPM 2-Day Research Conference (Short Course) held directly after the
AAPG/SEPM Annual Meeting in Houston.  Registration is through the normal
AAPG meeting process.  You can attend the conference/course without
registering for the meeting.

Registration is Open

Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM): Course 19 

Quaternary Reefs and Platforms: Bridging the Gap between the Ancient and
the Modern

NOTE: This course has a limited number of sponsorships available to
students on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please contact Kim Van
Delft at 1 888 945 2274, ext. 617 (U.S. and Canada only) or 1 918 560

*	Date: Thursday-Friday, April 13-14 
*	Time: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
*	Organizers: 
	William F. Precht (PBS&J, Miami, FL); 
	Paul M. (Mitch) Harris (Chevron, San Ramon, CA); 
*	Fee: $340 (includes course notes and refreshments) 
*	Limit: 50 persons 
*	Content: 16 PDH, 1.6 CEU 

Who should attend?

This two-day short course (designed in the traditional SEPM Research
Conference format) is for participants from academia and industry with
interest to examine the broad implications of studying Quaternary reefs.

Course description:

The first-day session will highlight the advances of studying Quaternary
reefs from the perspective of their geologic record (the Quaternary as a
key to the past), while the second day will highlight the predictive
nature of these systems (the Quaternary as a key to the future). A SEPM
Special Publication will be based on the conference. The general course
format will be:

Thursday, April 13
Plenary Lecture - Modern reefs: templates for understanding ancient reef
systems and reservoirs
Mitch Harris* and Brigitte Vlaswinkel*

Diagenesis of Quaternary carbonate rocks and sediments
John Humphrey

Coral reef and carbonate platform response to rapid fluctuations in sea
level during Pleistocene Marine Isotope Stage 5e
William Precht*, Richard Aronson and Conrad Neumann

Keynote Luncheon Speaker - Subsurface investigation of Quaternary reefs
-- geological insights
Ian Macintyre

Uppermost Pleistocene deglacial establishment of relict barrier reefs on
Last Glacial Maximum shelf edge siliciclastic coastal deposits (Gulf of
Papua): Clues to explain the origin of modern barrier reefs
Andre Droxler*, Beaufort, Mallarino, Francis, Opdyke, Bentley, Dickens,
and Peterson

Coral growth and environment versus reef accretion and facies: impacts
of time, taphonomy and changing sea level
Dennis Hubbard

Development, decline, and transition of a Holocene fringing coral reef
complex, Dominican Republic: Implications for understanding reef
response to environmental change
Al Curran* and Lisa Greer

Factors controlling Holocene reef development in Hawaii
Eric Grossman

Friday, April 14
Plenary Lecture - Causality of drowned and incipiently-drowned reefs of
the southern shelf lagoon, Belize, C.A.
William Precht*, Rich Aronson and Ian Macintyre

Coral reef evolution on rapidly subsiding margins: a unique record of
drowning and backstepping
Jody Webster

Reefs below the photic zone: The mudmound-lithoherm story
Conrad Neumann* and Charles Messing

Controls on Holocene-to-Recent reef development in the Florida Keys
Barbara Lidz* and Eugene Shinn

Corals and sclerosponges as geochemical recorders of past climate change
Andrea Grottoli

Changing environmental gradients and coral reef development along the
northwestern margin of the Pacific
J.E.N. "Charlie" Veron

Global change and the future of coral reefs
Peter Glynn

Possible consequences of increasing atmospheric CO2 on coral reef
Chris Langdon

For additional Information contact:

William F. Precht

bprecht at pbsj.com

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