GSW 1450: Deep Time

GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON
Meeting Number 1450
John Wesley Powell Auditorium, Cosmos Club, 2170 Florida Ave NW, Washington, D.C.
Wednesday, March 30,  2011; Refreshments 7:30 pm; Meeting 8:00 pm

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A special meeting highlighting a major new initiative at the Smithsonian Institution: “Deep Time.”  Matt Carrano, Curator of Dinosauria, will open with an informal  communication highlighting this multi-year effort.

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Matt Carrano, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution — Dinosaur diversity and the Mesozoic fossil record.

Bill DiMichele, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution — The response of tropical vegetation to the onset of an ice age at the Pennsylvanian-Permian boundary.

Scott Wing, NMNH, Smithsonian Institution — A deep time perturbation of carbon cycle and climate with implications for the future.

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Future meetings: 2011: April 13, 27; Sept 14; Oct 5; Nov 9;
Dec 14 (Annual Meeting);   Future meetings: 2012: Jan 11.
GSW Website: <http://www.gswweb.org>
Wikipedia page <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geological_Society_of_Washington>

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