Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils: A Volume in Honor of Garry D. Jones
The papers presented in this SEPM Special Publication are the result of the successful SEPM Research Conference of the same name held on the campus of Rice University in Houston, Texas, during the days of March 6-11, 2005. Dr. Garry D. Jones originated the idea of a problem focused microfossil conference and he was the primary driving force during the conferences early planning until his untimely passing in May of 2004. At that time a group of Garry’s colleagues carried forward his wishes for the conference through to its successful completion. More than 150 participants from 20 countries registered for the conference, and over 90 oral and poster sessions were given during the three formal days of the conference. In addition, 22 corporate and institutional sponsors donated to ensure the success of this event. After expenses, the remaining funds were passed on to SEPM, which placed the funds in the Garry Jones Memorial Grant for student research. The fund was established in Garry’s memory to honor his contributions to micropaleontology. Grants are awarded from the fund to students conducting research with a substantial micropaleontological component and it is administered by the North American Micropaleontology Section (NAMS) of SEPM.
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