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To:            Our fellow Desert Aficionados:
Subject:    Call for Papers - 2021 Desert Symposium and Field Trip

Hello Colleagues,

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have a venue for the fall 2021 meeting and a wonderful field trip planned.

Meeting location: Copper Mountain College, Twentynine Palms, CA

Dates: October 22-23, 2021


two full days of talks,
catered meals,
Friday evening speaker (Jim Cornett)
field excursion to nearby uplifted deposits along the Pinto Mountain Fault (Stephanie Dudash)

Please join us at this new venue! Plan on camping in nearby locations or using one of the many local motels. We will leave the area Saturday night, Oct 23, to camp at a suitable location to start our field trip the morning of the 24th.

We continue to solicit papers and presentations for the Symposium. The theme for our field trip this year is Volcanoes in the Mojave, and we are inviting papers and presentations on this topic, as well as any other topic that involves desert studies. To allow time for review, editing, and compilation the deadline for this yearÕs submission is August 8, 2021. As usual, please inform Dave Miller (dmiller@usgs.gov) of your planned submittals ahead of time for planning purposes.

Information on registration will be coming as soon as we get the details sorted out. Stay tuned to this website. Book mark it!

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Desert Symposium, we have 50 copies of the Field Guide and Proceedings available for purchase. The price of obtaining a copy of the field guide is $25.00. It includes postage and as a bonus one of the final papers submitted by Robert (Bob) E. Reynolds before his passing. Please send payment to: Desert Symposium Inc., C/O Bruce W Bridenbecker, 7528 Lucerne Vista Ave, Yucca Valley, CA 92284

The 2021 Desert Symposium: October 22-23 2021.

Theme: Volcanoes in the Mojave
Cima volcanic field    Pisgah_Crater    Lavic_Lake_volcanic_field    Amboy Crater

Eruptions of basalt lava at Cima as recently as 10,000 years ago highlight the ongoing and widespread young volcanic fields of Quaternary and Pliocene age in the Mojave Desert. We plan to visit Cima volcanic field and several others across the desert. Be ready for lava tubes, cinder cones, and maybe even a lucky find of a xenolith from EarthÕs mantle!

SHARE YOUR RESEARCH: Original and previously unpublished scientific research papers relating to the Mojave Desert or any subject involving any desert are welcome.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.

topics: geology,  biology,  botany,  ecology,  archaeology,  hydrology,  paleontology,  tectonics,  climate,  history,  mining,  mineralogy,  conservation,  desert resource management

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.

Winner of the 2020 Robert E. Reynolds Desert Symposium Student Research Award
Cali Trammell (CSUN)
"Basin Analysis of the Eocene Goler Formation, Mojave Desert, California"

Download the 2020 Desert Symposium Field Guide and Proceedings (Changing Facies) from our Publications page.

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