7 Geobiology and Biomineralization: From the Origins of Life to the Origins of Cities

Oral Session
Overarching Sessions
Wednesday, 8 October 2008: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
George R. Brown Convention Center, Ballroom C

H. Curtis Monger
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
8:05 AM
The Grand Unified Theory of Biomineralization: New Evidence from the Great Oxygenation Event Suggests That “Iron Is Master of Them All.”
Joseph L. Kirschvink, California Institute of Technology; Timothy D. Raub, California Institute of Technology; Robert E. Kopp, Princeton University; Cody Z. Nash, California Institute of Technology
8:30 AM
Toward a Mechanism-Based Understanding of Skeletal Formation: Toolbox for Biomineralization
Patricia M. Dove, Virginia Tech; Allison E. Stephenson, Virginia Tech; Laura Hamm, Virginia Tech; Dongbo Wang, Virginia Tech; James J. DeYoreo, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
8:55 AM
Mobilization of Silica in Terrestrial Grassland Ecosystems and the Potential Impact on the Global Silica Cycle
Eugene Kelly, Colorado State University; S.E. Melzer, Colorado State University; A.K. Knapp; S.W. Blecker; Oliver Chadwick
9:20 AM
Construction Practice in Complex Urban Systems
Ke Li; John Crittenden, Arizona State University
9:45 AM