Geological Society of America (GSA) Cordilleran Section 108-th Annual Meeting

Start Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2012
End Date: 
Saturday, March 31, 2012

Location: Hotel Misión Juriquilla, Querétaro, Mexico


Includes the following sessions:

T.10. The Caribbean Plate and its geologic connections with North and South America

Convenors: Luigi Solari (, Uwe Martens (

Geological correlations and the geodynamic evolution of southern Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean region, and the northern Andes continue to be topics of widespread and active research, multidisciplinary interest, and ongoing controversy. Geologic investigations of these areas are critical for refining reconstructions of Pangea, understanding the origin of the Caribbean plate, and evaluating tectonic models that account for the opening of the Gulf of Mexico, the separation of the Americas, and the relative migration history of the Caribbean. We welcome contributions in all fields of Earth Sciences that yield constraints on the geologic evolution of these areas, especially those that allow regional and continental correlations and constrain the geodynamic evolution.

Querétaro, Mexico