South Coast Geological Society

Meetings

October Meeting

South Coast Geological Society welcomes you to join our monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 29th, at Dave & Buster’s, Orange, CA. We are delighted to host guest speaker, Amanda Godbold, MSc., Doctoral Student, University of Southern California. Ms. Godbold will present their talk “Lessons From the Past: Coral Reefs in a Changing World.”

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Speaker: Amanda Godbold, MSc., Doctoral Student, University of Southern California

Title: Lessons From the Past: Coral Reefs in a Changing World

Abstract: There are many excellent conservation efforts focused on coral reefs, but even with emerging technologies and methodologies, there remain complications that are difficult to overcome. Marine reserves, areas that are actively managed to protect against the harmful human activity, are the most popular form of spatial management for coral reefs. Although marine reserves are effective in mitigating local stress, they do not diminish the impact of thermally induced coral bleaching. In order to address this limitation, recent studies recommend that conservation efforts target reefs that are more resilient to global stress. Resilience is typically regarded as the capacity of an ecosystem to absorb disturbance without shifting to an alternative state. This begs two fundamental questions: what properties make some coral reefs more resilient to global stress and what role does resilience play in the survival of coral reefs? As the geologic past offers natural experiments that can be viewed in their entirety, I hope to address these questions using a deep-time perspective, which allows me to examine coral reef resilience over long periods of time and across various environmental fluctuations.

Speaker Information:

Amanda Godbold is a 3rd-year graduate student at the University of Southern California. She completed her undergraduate and master’s degree at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. Her current focus includes reef resilience across mass extinction events with a focus on modern applications. Ms. Goldbold’s research involves coral and/, or sponge dominated reefs spanning from the Devonian to the Early Jurassic. She is fortunate to travel to different places around the world that have allowed her to collaborate with amazing scientists and visit extortionary field sites. Currently, her field sites are located in Australia, Austria, and Canada.

Meeting Cost: Members $30; Non-members $35; Students/Professors $15

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred.

Venue: Dave & Buster’s, Orange – Function Room 2.

Address: 20 City Blvd W g1, Orange, CA 92868
Meeting Schedule:
6:00 PM – Social Hour
6:30 PM – Dinner Buffet
7:15 PM – Announcements
7:30 PM – Presentation
8:30 PM – Questions/Meeting Adjourned

November Meeting

Monday, November 4th, 2019

SCGS 25th Annual Poster Session

Join the South Coast Geological Society for an evening of original research, stimulating discussions, and student poster awards! Be a part of the conversation and share your recent work. Industry professionals, academics, and students are invited to submit abstracts. Completed, active, or proposed theses and projects are encouraged! This is a casual forum for students, academics, and professional geologists, and geology enthusiasts to share knowledge, experience, and ideas.

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*Abstract submission does not include registration for the annual meeting

Outstanding Poster Awards
We strive to encourage excellence in research by students in the geological sciences. We are awarding a total of $1,000 to exceptional student presenters.

SCGS 2019 Poster session

Meeting Agenda

6:00 PM – Meeting Begins; Social Hour; Presenters Check-In and set up

6:10 PM – Dinner Buffet open

6:30 PM – Welcome by SCGS President and Poster Session Host

7:00 PM – Judging (Group 1)

7:30 PM – Opportunity Raffle

7:45 PM – Judging (Group 2)

8:30 PM – Student Awards Announced

9:00 PM – Meeting Concludes

Call for Volunteers

Members, we need help judging student posters for the Outstanding Poster Awards. Your support is encouraged and valued! Email us to sign up as a judge. Thank you!

Details

Meeting Cost: Members $30; Non-members $35; Students/Professors $15

Time: 6 PM – 9 PM

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred.

Venue: Dave & Buster’s, Orange – Function Room 2.

Address: 20 City Blvd W g1, Orange, CA 92868

 

December Meeting: Holiday Raffle and Silent Auction

Monday, December 9th, 2019

Thank you to our sponsor: Leighton Group

Leighton Group “Solutions You Can Build On”

Join the South Coast Geological Society for a night of fun, cheer, and great company as we host our Annual Holiday Party and Benefit night this year on December 9th at Dave & Buster’s in Orange, CA (7-10 pm)! The night will feature several activities for you to part-take in, including a raffle, silent auction, and an ugly sweater contest! Proceeds from this night will go to support us and our future events. So help us make our New Year great by celebrating with SCGS! This event includes a buffet dinner, desserts, unlimited tea and soda, and one complimentary beer-wine-alcohol drink ticket, thanks to our sponsor, Leighton Group!

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Raffle and Silent Auction: We have a vast assortment of fossils, rocks, brews, and wine for our raffle and silent auction!

Merchandise and Publications SALE: Selected merchandise and publications will be 30-50% off! Shop for
the holidays and grab some stocking stuffers or a new guidebook!

Call for Donations: We welcome donations of all sorts for our raffle & silent auction. If you have any items such as minerals, rocks, fossils, maps, crafts, bottled brews, or wines you wish to donate, we will gladly accept them. We much appreciate your donations! (If you require execution of any other documentation in support of your tax-deductible donation, please let us know at the time of your remittance.)

Details

Meeting Cost: Members $30; Non-members $35; Students/Professors $15

Time: 7 PM – 10 PM

Walk-ins welcome, reservations preferred.

Venue: Dave & Buster’s, Orange – Function Room 2.

Address: 20 City Blvd W g1, Orange, CA 92868
SCGS 2019 December Meeting