The Carboniferous-Permian Transition Conference will be held at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science in Albuquerque, NM from May 20 through May 22, 2013. |
The Conference is a professional conference of scientists presenting research of global significance on the Carboniferous-Permian boundary.
Two field trips, one pre-meeting and one post-meeting, will be offered in conjunction with the Conference. The pre-meeting field trip will take place on May 19th and include a trip to Carrizo Arroyo. Please do be aware that the field trips are not wheelchair accessible.
Carrizo Arroyo is one of the most paleontologically diverse localities across the Carboniferous-Permian boundary. It exposes mixed marine and nonmarine strata of the Bursum Formation that yield everything from plants and insects to fusulinids and brachiopods. This section plays a key role in global marine/non-marine correlations because of the co-occurrence of conodonts and insect-zone species. This trip is limited to 25 attendees.
The post-meeting field trip will be from May 23 through May 25th 2012. During this trip we will visit the area around Socorro, NM. East of Socorro, marine and nonmarine sedimentary rocks of Middle Pennsylvanian-Early Permian age are exposed along the eastern margin of the Rio Grande rift. This is one of the best exposed and most studied Pennsylvanian-Permian sections in New Mexico, and recent work has brought forth diverse paleofloras, detailed conodont biostratigraphy, extensive ichnofossil assemblages, and much more. The three-day trip, headquartered in Socorro, will work through this entire section, focusing on issues of stratigraphy, sedimentation and paleontology. This trip is limited to 40 attendees.
The registration fee for the conference will be $150 prior to February 1, 2013; $200 from February 1st through April 30th 2013; and $250 from May 1st through the conference. The pre-meeting field trip to Carrizo Arroyo will be an additional $25 and the post-meeting field trip to the Socorro area will be an additional $200.
If you would like to present a poster or talk at the conference please enter that information in the space provided. Talks and posters will be selected based on their global relevance and overall impact. Fill out Questions 6-8 to submit your presentation for review before the conference. You will be contacted by March 1, 2013 via email regarding the status of your presentation.\
Conference Registration stops 24 hours prior to the conference. After that point if you wish to register you will need to do so onsite.
New Mexico Museum of Natrual History & Science (View)
1801 Mountain Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
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