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25th Conference on
"Geology of Long Island and Metropolitan New York"

Saturday April 14, 2018

Presentations are in the Lecture Hall (ESS 001) in the  Earth and Space Sciences Building,
Stony Brook University

The conference will begin at 9:00 AM and is FREE.

Speakers please note: All presentations will be in Power Point. 
Please bring your presentation on a flash drive. 

You may not use your laptop.

No need to register. Just show up.

Teachers and professionals may receive contact hours towards professional development.

You can attend for any number of hours.

Everyone is welcome. Especially students.

Each presentation will be 15 minutes.

Directions to Stony Brook University and the Earth and Space Sciences Building

To Long Island Geologists Web Page


Authors, Abstracts and Titles to date (04/13/2018)





9:00 AM

Introduction and
The Geoscience Workforce Gap
G.N. Hanson Stony Brook University
9:15 AM Fluoridation and county-level secondary bone cancer among cancer patients in New York State N. Crnosija
J. R. Meliker
Stony Brook University
9:30 AM Nitrogen transformation and microbial characterization in Removing Biofilters (NRBs) for onsite wastewater treatment on Long Island X. Mao
S. Waugh
R. Price
F. Russo
C. Gobler
H. Walker
Stony Brook University
9:45 AM Emerging Contaminants in Groundwater on Long Island; C. Berardi Tuohy Arcadis
10:00 AM Analysis of Emerging Contaminants in groundwater D. Corbett Arcadis
10:15 AM

Groundwater quality monitoring upgradient of the Town of Brookhaven landfill in the Upper
Glacial aquifer (1982-2016): a preliminary report


D. Tonjes
P. Nguyen
Stony Brook University
10:30 AM Groundwater cleanup progress at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton NY D. Paquette
Wm. Dorsch
R. Howe,
V Racaniello
J. Burke
Brookhaven National Laboratory
10:45 AM Short oral presentations by Poster Presenters    
11:00 AM Coffee and Snack view posters    
11:30 AM Update on the status of the NYS Professional Geologist License R. Alvey EPA
11:45 AM Shallow Water Quality of Shelter Island, NY. 
B. McCarthy
I. Fisher
K. Colella
USGS Coram
12:00 PM Why are plants thriving in woodlands on Stony Brook Campus despite acid rain and acid soil? J. Hudson
G.N. Hanson
Stony Brook University
12:15 PM Occurrence of Pebbly Loess on the North and South Forks
Research reports that describe pebbly loess on Long Island and elsewhere
K. Guercio
C. Morrill
Stony Brook University
12:30 PM Late Glacial to modern evolution of the inner continental shelf south of Long Island R.D Flood
J. Lashley
I. Dwyer
H. Bokuniewicz
Stony Brook University
12:45 PM Interpreting the Stratigraphic Record of Glacial Readvances Along the Hudson River at Manhattanville, New York City, NY
C. Moss MRCE
1:00 PM Long Island Subglacial Drainage Patterns Reveal the Direction of Glacial Flow


W. Pacholik Central Islip HS
1:15 PM Challenges of imaging burial sites in glacially-derived sediments using GPR
a comparison of GPR results in Montauk and on Shelter Island, showing the challenges of identifying older burial sites in the absence of well-stratified sediments
N. Crnosija
D. M. Davis
A. McGovern
S. Lotz
V. Kundic
Stony Brook University
1:30 PM Application of GPR and OSL in interpretation of depositional history of western part of Fire Island, NY V. Kundic
D. M. Davis
Stony Brook University
1:45 PM GPR studies in chaotic glacial terrain: the Ashley Schiff Preserve, Stony Brook
a description of the stark contrast between the well-defined glacial tectonics at other sites and the chaotic signal of hummocky terrain in the Ashley Schiff Preserve, with an interpretation of what the GPR signal can tell us even in such a complex setting
S. Lotz
D. M. Davis
N. Crnosija
V. Kundic
Stony Brook University

Mineralogical Analysis of Indian Rock, a Large Glacial Erratic in Rocky Point, NY

A. Zovich
J.B. Bennington
S.H. Calhoun HS
Hofstra University

Preliminary Survey of Glacial Deposits Exposed at Hallock State Park Preserve, Mattituck, NY

A.J. LaBarca
J.B. Bennington
Syosset HS
Hofstra University


Poster Trace Metal Concentration in Soil at Crossroads Farm in
Malverne, New York
A. Lewis
A. Hampton
D. Hsu
M. Jason
M. Maliszka
E.C. Farmer
Hofstra University
Poster Sedimentological Characterization of a Core from the Douglas Manor Marsh Using Laser Diffractometry L.Munn
J.B. Bennington
Elmont Memorial  HS
Hofstra University


 Immediately after the conference there will be tours through the following labs:

  1. Optically Stimulated Luminescence Laboratory,  room 373 ESS Building, led by Vesna Kundic

  2. Stable Isotope Geochemistry Laboratory, room 315 ESS Building,  led by Greg Henkes

  3. Isotope Geochemistry and Geochronology Laboratory, room 317 ESS Building, led by Troy Rasbury



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