SEPM stimulates interaction among geoscientists working within specific subdisciplines by organizing Research Groups, which meet informally at the Society's meetings. Those informal gatherings typically include provocative presentations of current research by members of the group and lively discussions of controversial topics. Research Groups also communicate to group members through reports on their discussions, which convey timely information concerning a wide range of topics of interest. Research Groups are also a source for topics for Research Conferences and Special Publications.
Any member can propose a Research Group by contacting Howard Harper. Research Groups are considered "active" if they have met within the last two years. If they have been inactive for two years, then the council must approve the reinstatement if there is renewed interest. Several Research Groups have been continually active for decades; others have gone from active to inactive several times.
ACTIVE RESEARCH GROUPS:
- Clastic Diagenesis
- Deep Water Deposition
- Planetary Sedimentology
Past Research Groups (if you wish to reactivate any of these topics contact Howard Harper):
- Bedforms & Bedding Structures
- Coastal and Shelf Sedimentation
- Computer Technology
- Eolian Sediments & Processes
- Hydrogeology and Environmental Geology
- Stable Isotopes
- Trace Fossils
- CRER (Cretaceous Resources Events & Rhythms)
- Sequence Stratigraphy