A new look at Neoproterozoic Earth

November 05, 2003

Boulder, Colo.- The end of the Proterozoic Eon was marked by tremendous tectonic, climatic, and biological change. In a Pardee Keynote Symposium at the Geological Society of America annual meeting in Seattle next week, scientists will explore a variety of processes underway during the Neoproterozoic, environmental changes they produced, and subsequent emergence of Ediacaran biota and the Cambrian Explosion.

Two talks address the big-picture significance of Neoproterozoic Earth:Controversy regarding the length of time that elapsed between the last major ice age and the emergence of large animals, a significant issue of Neoproterozoic geobiology, is addressed in three talks:Neoproterozoic Geobiology: Fossils, Clocks, Isotopes, and Rocks
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., WSCTC Ballroom 6B

During the GSA Annual Meeting, Nov. 2-5, contact Ann Cairns at the GSA Newsroom, Washington State Convention Center and Trade Center, Seattle, for assistance and to arrange for interviews: 206-219-4615.

Geological Society of America
115th Annual Meeting
Nov. 2-5, 2003
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
Seattle, WA, USA
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Geological Society of America
www.geosociety.org

Geological Society of America

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