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Noted Geochemist to Speak at SUNY Plattsburgh

PLATTSBURGH, NY __  The State University of New York College at Plattsburgh will welcome noted M.I.T. geochemist Dr. Samuel Bowring as the Keynote speaker for the Cambrian Subcommission Conference to be held on campus Tuesday, July 31 through Friday, August 3.

Dr. Bowring's presentation, "Review of the Timing and Constraints on the Neoproterozoic-Cambrian Record of Metazoan Evolution," will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, in the Cardinal Lounge, Angell College Center.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

Bowring is a geochemist and the Robert R. Shrock Professor of Geology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Cambridge, MA.  Bowring uses radiogenic isotopic techniques to address a variety of geological problems ranging from the early history of the continents to biological evolution.  His isotope laboratory has been responsible for major advances in three distinct areas:  determining the duration and rate of the Cambrian explosion, the single most important evolutionary event in Earth history; the age and geological history of the oldest continental crust on Earth, the 4 billion-year-old Acasta gneisses; and the integration of high-precision geochronology, thermochronology, and isotope tracer studies in understanding the assembly and maturation of continental lithosphere.

The conference is sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Department of Earth and Environmental Science.  For more information contact Dr. David Franzi at 518-564-4033.

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