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42nd Annual Binghamton Geomorphology Symposium

Zoogeomorphology and Ecosystem Engineering
University of South Alabama, Mobile, Alabama
October 21 - 23, 2011
 

 

Tentative Conference Schedule , October 21-23, 2011

Friday, Oct 21

8:00 – 5:00      Field trip – meet at Homewood Suites
6:30 – 9:30      Icebreaker Reception/Registration – Faculty Clubhouse

Saturday, Oct 22
7:30 – 8:30      Registration, Light Continental Breakfast, Poster setup

Session I: Microbial action and the hydrosphere
8:30 – 8:45      Welcome Address by David R. Butler

8:45 – 9:45      Heather Viles (Keynote): Microbial geomorphology: A neglected link between life and landscape

9:45 – 10:15    Larissa A. Naylor, Martin A. Coombes, Heather A. Viles: Reconceptualising the role of organisms in the erosion of rock coasts: A new model

10:15 – 10:45  Coffee Break & posters

10:45 – 11:15  Peter Meadows, Azra Meadows, John M.H. Murray: Biological modifiers of marine benthic seascapes: Their role as ecosystem engineers

11:15 – 11:45  Bernhard Statzner: Geomorphological implications of engineering bed sediments by lotic animals

11:45 – 12:15  Paul DeVries: Salmonid influences on rivers: A geomorphic fish tail

12:15 – 2:00    Lunch, BGS Steering Committee Meeting, Posters

Session II: Ecosystem Engineering & Larger-animal Zoogeomorphology

2:00 – 3:00      Clive Jones (Keynote): Ecosystem engineers and geomorphological signatures in landscapes

3:00 – 3:35      Robert Beshcta, William J. Ripple: The role of large predators in maintaining riparian plant communities and river morphology

3:35 – 4:05      Coffee Break & Posters

4:05 – 4:35      Gary Haynes: Elephants (and extinct relatives) as earth-movers and ecosystem engineers

4:35 – 5:05      Al Kinlaw, M. Grasmueck: Evidence for and geomorphologic consequences of a reptilian ecosystem engineer: The burrowing cascade initiated by the Gopher Tortoise

5:05 – 5:35      Carol F. Sawyer, Donald C. Brinkman, Vincent Walker, Tyler Covington, Elizabeth A. Stienstraw: Nine-banded armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus) burrow characteristics in southern Alabama: Their possible zoogeomorphic effects

6:30 – 7:00      Reception – Faculty Clubhouse
7:00 – 9:00      Banquet – Faculty Clubhouse

Sunday, Oct 23:

8:00 – 9:00      Light Continental Breakfast & Posters

Session III: Sediment Movement & Erosion from a Variety of Sources
9:00 – 9:05      Morning remarks

9:05 – 9:35      David Eldridge, Terry B. Koen, Aaron Killgore, Niki Huang, Walter G. Whitford: Animal foraging as a mechanism for sediment movement and soil nutrient development: Evidence from the semi-arid Australian woodlands and the Chihuahuan Desert

9:35 – 10:05    Beryl Zaitlin, Masaki Hayashi: Interactions between soil biota and the effects on geomorphological features

10:05 – 10:35  Joyce Lundberg, Donald A. McFarlane: Post-speleogenetic biogenic modification of Gomantong Caves, Sabah, Borneo

10:35 – 11:00  Coffee Break & Posters

11:00 – 11:30  Joseph Hupy, Thomas Koehler: Modern warfare as a significant form of zoogeomorphic disturbance upon the landscape

11:30 – 12:00  David R. Butler: The Impact of Climate Change on Patterns of zoogeomorphological Influence: Examples from the Rocky Mountains of the Western U.S.A.

12:00               Poster take down
12:15 – 2:00    Lunch – Dining Hall, Discussion
2:00                 Adjourn

 

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Conference organizers:

David R. Butler, Texas State University-San Marcos

Carol F. Sawyer, University of South Alabama

 

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