The theme for Expo 2017 will be the
Carlton E. Brett Bio:
Professor Carlton E. Brett, PhD, earned his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1978, and that year accepted
a faculty position in Geology at the University of Rochester. He joined the University of Cincinnati Geology faculty in 1998 and in 2014 was awarded
the title of University Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Brett's research lies at the interface between paleontology and sedimentary geology.
He is pursuing studies relating regional and global changes climate, sea level, and the carbon cycle to episodes of biotic change (bioevents) and
extinction, as well as unusual sedimentary deposits, primarily in the middle Paleozoic.
Carl also maintains active research interests in taphonomy (fossil preservation), paleoecology, especially the
evolution of organism interactions such as predation, paleobiology of invertebrate animals, especially crinoids and trilobites, and cyclic stratigraphy.
Carl is author or co-author of more than 250 scientific papers, 80 guidebooks, and five books. He was honored in 2010 with the University of Cincinnati's Rieveschl Award for research and has received numerous other honors, including an Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize in 2006, the 2008 Digby McClaren Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Stratigraphic Paleontology, the 2012 Raymond C. Moore Medal (Outstanding Paleontologist) from the Society of Sedimentary Geology, and the 2013 American Association of Petroleum Geologists Outstanding Educator Award.
The MAPS EXPO Show will be held March 31 - April 2, 2017, at the Sharpless Auction facility just north of I-80 at Exit 249.
The Hotel Pre-Show is scheduled to occupy the Clarion Hotel north of I-80 at Exit 246 on North Dodge Street about 3 mi from Sharpless Auctions. Both venues are located in
Iowa City, Iowa.