Accretionary Wedge #3: an early heads up

After this month’s fiesta of epic death and destruction, Kevin Z of The Other 95% has chosen a more cuddly theme for the next geoblogging extravaganza:

I will be hosting a special edition of the geology carnival, The Accretionary Wedge on November 15. The theme is “Geology and Life” or “Between a Rock and a Squishy Face”. This is a themed carnival asking bloggers to dig deep into their souls and write about how geology affects biology or biology affects geology. I want to hear about personal experiences, current research, field work, anything that crosses these seemingly disparate but all too entwined disciplines that I hold dear to my own heart. I am planning a special post for its occasion as well.

So, not so much ‘Life on Earth’ as ‘Life and Earth’. I’m sure palaeontologists like Brian and Julia will be relishing the opportunity to tell us why they think fossils are so much more interesting than the rocks they’re found in; but hopefully some of the more squishy-thing-inclined around here will also be tempted to contribute. Check out the bottom of this post for instructions on how to contribute.

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Comments (2)

  1. Laelaps says:

    Ah, a challenge. I do find geology (or at least geology not concerned with squishy things) interesting, I’m just not terribly good at it and so I tend to keep my mouth shut about it to keep my relative ignorance to myself. Still, I think I have a good story to share as to why Barnum Brown’s two Tyrannosaurus skeletons are more interesting to me than the matrix they were found in, although I’ll be looking forward to reading the posts of those who aren’t as inclined towards fossil remains.

  2. kevin z says:

    I’m happy to see posts on past squishy things too! Anything even loosely related to the intersection of geology and biology is encouraged. But keep in mind such topics and Geobiology, Biogeochemistry, Critters that adhere to rocks, Rocks that adhere to critters (or crush them), Planetary Astrobiology/Search for Life in the Universe, Biological markers in Precambrian Rocks, Influence of Biology on Rock Melt Composition (think western Pacific Arc system subduction zones and sediment composed of falling dead squishy things), this list goes on and on!