Atlantic Geoscience Society Abstracts: 47th Annual Colloquium and General Meeting, February 5 and 6, 2021
Due to current Pandemic circumstances, the 2021 Colloquium & Annual General Meeting was held for the first time using a virtual venue (Zoom) on February 5th and 6th. Although not ideal from the networking and social point of view, not travelling in the unpredictable winter weather of Atlantic Canada was a bonus. On behalf of the society, we thank Colloquium organizers Donnelly Archibald, Rob Raeside, and Chris White, as well the numerous session chairs and judges, for facilitating an excellent meeting with about 200 registrants. AGS acknowledges support from the corporate sponsors and partners for the meeting: Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Mines (Geological Survey and Petroleum Resources), New Brunswick Department Natural Resources and Energy Development, Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada, and Acadia University (Department of Earth and Environmental Science).
In the following pages, we are pleased to publish the abstracts of oral and poster presentations from the meeting on a variety of topics. Best undergraduate and graduate student presentations are recognized and indicated by an asterisk in the authorship. The meeting included five special sessions: (1) Defining the controls on onshore and offshore Pliocene-Quaternary processes; (2) Sedimentological and paleontological investigations from the onshore and offshore realms; (3) Developments in geoscience education; (4) Developments in mineral resources research in the northern Appalachians; (5) Karst research in AtlanticCanada; and a general session on mineralogy, igneous and metamorphic geology, and structural geology.
Also included with the conference was a day-long, short course on “Applications of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) to Earth Science” delivered by Robin Adair (University of New Brunswick). In addition, a Workshop was held on “Looking to the Future; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as a way of being in our discipline” chaired by Anne-Marie Ryan (Dalhousie University) and Deanne van Rooyen (Cape Breton University). The traditional Saturday evening banquet and social were replaced by a virtual Awards Banquet at which society awards were announced, as well as student prizes for best poster and oral presentation. The student award winners are noted at the end of the appropriate abstract.
Although the abstracts have been edited as necessary for clarity and to conform to Atlantic Geology format and standards, the journal editors do not take responsibility for their content or quality.
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