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Webinar: Ethics for Geoscientists (60 mins.)

  • January 12, 2023
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Webinar
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Ethics for Geoscientists

Presenter

Russell Losco, P.G., C.P.S.S.

Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc.


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Level: General

Who should attend: Project managers, geologists, engineers, earth science professionals. Any professional in the geosciences.

Webinar Overview:  Ethical conduct is paramount to any profession. In an increasingly complex world, geologists are being called upon to provide interpretations to land developers, property owners, regulators, and policymakers who are trying to solve difficult problems that have serious economic, environment and public health impacts. Conflicting motivations may cause some stakeholders to pressure the geologist to conclusions that could benefit one party over another. We will look at a number of case studies where a geologist is dealing with these uncertain boundaries and try to navigate the “gray areas” that we face.

About our presenter:  Russell Losco is a Professional Geologist in PA and DE and a Certified Professional Soil Scientist, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology/archaeology from Indiana University of PA and a master’s degree from West Chester University in geosciences with over 35 years in the earth sciences. He is the co-owner of Lanchester Soil Consultants, Inc. and an adjunct professor of Earth Science at West Chester Univ. and Delaware County Community College. His consulting work and research has stretched from Alaska to Puerto Rico, Costa Rica and Peru. His research includes soil genesis in volcanic settings in Central America, anthropogenic influences on soil development, urban soils and periglacial features. He has spoken on ethics to the Soil Science Society of America and the Minnesota Assn. of Professional Soil Scientists. He is the producer and host of PCPG’s podcast series and author of the book The Traveler’s Guide to the Geology of Costa Rica.


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