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April 20-23(24), 2018   Zzyzx, CA

32nd annual meeting and field trip theme:

Against the Current: The Mojave River from Sink to Source

Original and previously unpublished scientific research papers relating to Mojave hydrology or any subject involving the desert are welcome. All papers submitted will be peer-reviewed for relevance to desert topics and scientific content before acceptance.

2018 Keynote Presentation will be:
The Cerutti Mastodon site: evidence for hominins in southern California 130,000 years ago.
Thomas A Deméré (San Diego Natural History Museum) and Steven R. Holen (Center for American Paleolithic Research)(Abstract PDF)

Papers for which abstracts have been submitted: (PDF)
Google Earth image of field trip stops Day 1 and Day 2 (JPG)
Topo map image of field trip stops Day 3 (Not a DS event) (PDF)

Abstract submission: January 20, 2018
Manuscript submission: February 20, 2018
Registration: April 6, 2018 No on-site registration. Register early!

Registration is open. Registration closes April 6 2018.

All early registrant checks have been deposited as of 16 March 2018.

CARPOOLING! All of us will be carpooling during some or all of the field trip. To the extent possible, please make arrangements to carpool before the meeting with people who you know will be going on the field trip.

Official Meeting Announcement: (JPG)
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Changes to the Desert Symposium: (PDF)
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topics: geology,  biology,  botany,  ecology,  archaeology,  hydrology,  paleontology,  tectonics,  climate,  history,  mining,  mineralogy,  conservation,  desert resource management

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