Tour an Island Paradise with Dr. John Mylroie
Dr. John Mylroie!
It's easy to envy a colleague who has made a career out of lounging around tropical beaches.
Dr. John Mylroie
has done just that--specializing in karst systems and fresh-water lens on carbonate islands.
has published widely on such topics as Hydrodynamic behavior of caves formed in the fresh- water lens of carbonate islands; Geology of the Bahamas; and Water-rock interaction ... Geomorphic perspective and island karst.
Dr. John Mylroie, Island Karstrunner and infamous racontuer.
Many conference attendees have struggled for years to convince the uninitiated that karst is different.
Now we learn that karst developed on young, near-coastal limestones is even different from traditional karst.
As Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mylroie
will review recent advances in our understanding of karst developed in young carbonates, and he
will explain its practical implications ranging from the nature of contaminant transport to the origin of land collapse hazards.
Following the banquet, he
will share less formal anecdotes and reflections on his
numerous exploits in his
own inimitable style.
Dr. John Mylroie is currently Professor of Geology at Mississippi State University.
He has also taught for several years in the University in the Park series at Mammoth Cave National Park; served as Program Chairman for the Fourth Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas, and was the co-leader for the 28th International Geological Congress field trip to those islands.
He was instrumental in founding, and served for five years as the president of, the Karst Waters Institute.
Dr. John Mylroie
will be the banquet speaker.
The banquet is included in the conference registration.