NSS 2021 Convention ~ June 28-July 2* Register

Photo: John Woods, NSS

Geology & Geography Session

The Geology and Geography Section is the oldest section in the National Speleological Society. Since 1968, it has generally functioned as a forum for the exchange of cave geoscience information and the interaction of karst geoscientists. It also serves as the NSS's link to the American Geosciences Institute.

Each year at NSS Conventions, the section hosts the geology and geography session for the presentation of new research. Both oral and poster papers are presented at the sessions, which usually cover a full day. Between the morning and afternoon sessions, we have a luncheon to conduct our annual business meeting.

This session is a great place to network with many of the country's leading karst scientists (cave biologists and other scientists outside the geosciences also often attend the meetings), and we get a lot done without the formality and stuffiness of many science groups - again, we are cavers after all!

Session Details

Session Moderator

Katie Schmid, PhD

Senior Geologic Scientist at Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

Call For Abstracts:

Opens: Monday, March 1, 2021
Closes: Saturday, May 1, 2021
Notifications of Acceptance: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Session Moderators:

Katie Schmid
Email: kschmid3@gmail.com


How to write an abstract

Online Abstract Submissions:

Link will be available here after the call for abstract submission date. Check back.

Student Scientists:

The James G. Mitchell Fund was established in 1965 and is maintained by contributions to the National Speleological Foundation. This award includes a cash award for the best scientific paper presented at the NSS Convention by a student member (or members) of the society. Eligible papers shall be judged by an interdisciplinary panel appointed by the Mitchell Award sub-committee chair. For consideration, contact sub-committee chair, Dr. Kathy Lavoie at award-mitchell@caves.org.