Science students, faculty present at GSA annual meeting

Students and faculty from Earth and Atmospheric Science and Biology recently attended the annual meeting of the Northeast Section of the Geological Society of America in Burlington, Vermont, where they presented research and led sessions.

Jason Lobdell (GEOL 2018) and Les Hasbargen, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “Flying under the Canopy: Successes and Failures in Capturing a Retreated Waterfall with Drones and Handheld SFM Photogrammetry.”

James Ebert, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “Post-Jamesville Member (Manlius Formation, Helderberg Group) Stratigraphy and the Age of the Mosquito Point Reef, Munnsville, New York” in a technical session he co-chaired that was entitled: “Stratigraphic Studies along the Western Margin of the Appalachian Orogens.”

Kiyoko Yokota, Biology Department, also co-chaired a technical session at the NE GSA Conference. Dr. Yokota’s session was entitled “Lake Research and Monitoring Networks in the Northeast.”

P. Jay Fleisher, Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, presented “The Ephemeral Susquehanna Lake System: Short-Lived during Laurentide Retreat” at the NE GSA conference.

Student Sonja Wixom (MS Lake Management 2018) presented “Lake or Wetland; Semantics vs. Management Practices” at the NE GSA conference.

Students, alumni and faculty from Earth and Atmospheric Sciences were pleased to welcome Dr. Yokota for the department’s traditional conference dinner.