Northeastern Geobiology Symposium 2014

Northeastern Geobiology Symposium 2014

The Northeastern Geobiology Symposium is an annual daylong conference organised between the Northeastern Universities to encourage interaction, strengthen existing ties and build new collaborations in the Geobiology community. In particular, this conference is an excellent opportunity for graduate students to meet collaborators as well as for undergraduate students to meet prospective graduate advisors. The topics of interest will broadly revolve around the themes of environmental geomicrobiology and the co-evolution of life and environment through geological time.

Schedule and Program

The symposium will be held on Saturday the 29th of March, 2014 by the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University. The event will begin at 9:30 am with breakfast, presentations will begin at 10 am and will continue until 8pm with breaks for coffee, lunch and dinner. 

A small reception will be held on Friday evening. Light food and beverages will be provided.

The full program and schedule is available here (Schedule and Program), it includes a full schedule and abstracts for the symposium. Please check your presentation time as we will not remind you.


                Please email the organisers ( or ) to confirm your attendance and the size of your group from your affiliated institution or lab group. There is no registration fee however we require an advance notice of attendance for catering.  Additionally, please inform us of any dietary restrictions or allergies and we will accommodate you to the best of our ability.

Presenter Information

Talks should be 15 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions. Please bring your presentation on a USB stick during breakfast on the morning of the symposium to KGL (Kline Geology Lab) room 123. We will have a Mac and PC for Powerpoint presentations but we recommend you save your presentation as a PDF in order to minimize the risk of display or formatting problems. 

Posters should be no larger than 3.5’ x 6’, tape and thumbtacks will be provided. Please set up your poster in the morning during breakfast. We will not have designated boards for each poster however please ensure that your poster is set up in the designated area for your given poster session. Posters may be left in the Kline Geology Laboratory overnight however they should be removed by Sunday at noon. 

Directions and Parking

The conference will be hosted by the Department of Geology and Geophysics in the Kline Geology Laboratory (KGL), Yale University. The physical address is; 210 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511

For directions using Google Maps (

Click here for the Campus Map (

Parking is available and free starting at 5:30 pm on Friday and through the weekend in the large parking lot facing the front of the Kline Geology Laboratory (KGL). The entrance to the parking lot is on the corner of Witney Avenue and Humphrey Street.

To KGL from I-91

Take exit 4 for State Street

Turn Right onto Humphrey St

Continue straight and enter parking lot

LGL will be on your left

To KGL from I-95

Follow signs for I-91

Take exit 3 for Trumbull St

Turn right onto Whitney Ave

Turn left on Humphrey St and enter parking lot

KGL will be on your left


For any question or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Eric Bellefroid – PhD Student                                Ross Anderson – PhD Student

Geology & Geophysics, Yale University                  Geology & Geophysics, Yale University

210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511               210 Whitney Ave, New Haven, CT 06511

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We thank the Agouron Institute, the Yale Institute of Biospheric Sciences and the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University for supporting the 2014 Northeastern Geobiology Symposium.