Where and when

McGill University, March 23-24, 2012

Symposium schedule

March 23

Evening public keynote lecture by Paul F. Hoffman (Harvard University & University of Victoria)

March 24 (Redpath Museum)

9 am – 10.30 am - Talks

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell (Invited Speaker), Burgeoning evidence for the primary origin of Neoproterozoic carbon isotope excursions
Marcus Kunzmann, Zn isotope evidence for immediate resumption of primary productivity after snowball Earth
André Pellerin, Evolutionary Response of S Isotope Fractionation by Sulfate Reducing Microorganisms
William Leavitt, The sulfur isotope fractionation of dissimilatory sulfite reductase (Dsr)
10.30 am – 11.00 am - Coffee Break
11 am – 12.30 pm - Talks
Clint Scott (Invited Speaker), A Paleoproterozoic collapse in seawater sulfate and its influence
on the global methane cycle
Tom Laakso, The Stability of Low Atmospheric Oxygen in the Proterozoic
Vincent van Hinsburg, The composition of the Early Earth oceans: Constraints from element partitioning
Thi Hao Bui, Sulphur and carbon isotope records across the terrestrial Permian-Triassic (P-T) boundary

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm - Lunch Break (Lunch will be provided.)

1.30 pm – 2.30 pm - Talks

John Higgins (Invited Speaker), Authigenic carbonates in marine sediments – their global significance and isotopic composition over Earth history
Grant Cox, Geochemistry of Cryogenian Ironstones - the link to N-MORB and its implications
Emily Bamforth, Life Before Impact: Biodiversity Patterns Preceding the Cretaceous Mass Extinction (65 Ma) Evidence from the Latest Maastrichtian of Central Canada

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm - Coffee Break

3.30 pm – 4.15 pm - Talks
Phoebe Cohen (Invited Speaker), The Record of Eukaryotic Diversification in Proterozoic Seas
Thomas Maguire, A new model for a biosiliceous Neoproterozoic taphonomic bias

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