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DS2020 will be April 17-20, 2020 in Zzyzx.

Registration for the 2020 meeting is not yet open.

Congratulations 2019 student award winners!
Carolyn Mills won the Reynolds award.
Kevin Rafferty won the Adams award.

DS2019 was on April 19-22, 2019 in Zzyzx.
Theme: "Exploring Ends of Eras in the Eastern Mojave Desert" took place in and around Clark Mt. & Ivanpah Valley with an emphasis on the Pleistocene/Holocene transition period.

Abstract and paper submission: 5 February 2019
Final submission of reviewed and revised papers:  12 March 2019
Registration:  5 April 2019,  5p

Registration for the 2019 meeting is closed.

Original and previously unpublished scientific research papers relating to the eastern Mojave or any subject involving any desert are welcome.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

2019 Program

2019 Guidebook (110 MB PDF)

2019 Guidebook (15 MB PDF)

2019 Field Trip maps

Keynote presentation (Friday night)
Plant Rings in Southern California Deserts
David K. Lynch

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.

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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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