Monday, October 26, 2020

Vote for our new GBGM Logo and get your own GBGM Merchandise

We hope you're enjoying GSA 2020.... and we have 2 exciting announcements!

Exciting news the first:

The GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division is updating our logo! We asked the community for something that captured the diversity of research in our division while maintaining a simple design, and y'all came up with six lovely possibilities (see below)! 

Vote here for your favorite logo during the week of GSA (voting closes at 11:59 November 1st)! 

The winning design will become the new logo of the GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology division. 

Exciting news the second:

The GSA Geobiology and Geomicrobiology Division is opening up a Redbubble online store for awesome (on demand) Geobiology merchandise! The store can be accessed here:

In the shop, you will find all sorts of fun things, including (but not limited to) water bottles, mugs, notebooks, T-shirts, hoodies, stickers, mousepads, scarves, and phone/tablet cases! The store currently contains swag with all 6 logo finalists as well as our Vintage (current) logo!

The winning logo will be available year-round, but the other finalists will be “limited edition” runs through the end of the year. All proceeds from the shop go towards the GSA GBGM Division (with 25% of profits going to the logo designers).

Sunday, October 11, 2020

GBGM Logo Design Contest

The Geobiology and Geomicrobiology (GBGM) division of GSA is looking for talented artists from our Geobiology community to help us redesign our logo! 

We’re looking for something that can capture the diversity of research in our division while maintaining a simple design. If you want inspiration, check out the logos for GSA’s divisions in History & Philosophy, Energy Geology, or Geochronology.

Logo design finalists will be selected by the GBGM Division Officers and then the GBGM division members will vote for their favorite design during the GSA Online 2020 meeting. The winning logo will be used in the production of new GBGM merchandise (e.g., water bottles, mugs, notebooks, T-shirts, stickers, mousepads) while select finalists will be chosen for “limited edition” runs. All finalists will receive free swag, and artists will receive 25% of any profits from merchandise using their designs.

Submissions will be accepted until October 22nd. Submissions and questions can be sent to GBGM Division Officer Dr. David Gold.
Please include “GBGM Logo Competition” in the subject line and your GSA membership number (or membership number of an affiliated society). The only requirement for the logo is that your submission is provided as a vector graphic; David Gold will work with the winner to integrate the design into the standardized logo template and make sure it meets GSA’s specifications.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing your ideas!

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Opportunities for Students: Co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition

Funded by NSF-FRES (National Science Foundation Frontier Research in Earth Sciences Program), this collaborative project (Co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition: Integrated perspectives from outcrop and drill coresoffers multiple PhD graduate research assistantships to support research on the co-evolution of Earth and life across the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition through the integration of geochemical, paleontological, stratigraphic, sedimentological, geochronological, and paleogeographical data from both outcrops and drill cores. Graduate students working on this project will have opportunities to participate in field work in NW Canada, Mongolia, Namibia, and Morocco; to analyze drill cores from South China, Brazil, and Namibia; to study stable isotope geochemistry; and to learn numerical modeling techniques. Students will also have opportunities to interact scientists from eight research groups at six institutions (see PIs list below) as well as the ICDP GRIND-ECT project (

Students who are interested in applying for these opportunities are encouraged to contact PIs listed above.