Geosciences Colloquium Series

Geosciences Colloquium Series 2016-2017

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Koffler Building, Room 216
Schedule is subject to change.

Organized by Eric Kiser and Luke McGuire

Refreshments served at 3:30 in the Gould-Simpson lobby.

Date Speaker Title Host
August 30 Adam Martiny, University of California, Irvine Note Tuesday date and room: ENR2 Building, Agnes Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, S107, 4-5 pm Redfield revisited: The role of microbial diversity on ocean nutrient cycles Julia Cole, Joellen Russell
September 8 Steven Lingrey, University of Arizona. Validating 2D Section Balance Eric Kiser and Luke McGuire
September 15 Josef Dufek, Georgia Institute of Technology Multiscale approaches to Geophysical Flows: Deciphering emergent order in high energy volcanic eruptions Mihai Ducea
September 22 Eileen Evans, USGS Menlo Park Imaging active deformation in the western United States Amanda Hughes and Eric Kiser
September 29 No Colloquium - GSA Meeting    
October 6 Robert Krantz, ConocoPhillips - 2016 Geosciences Distinguished Alumnus Spatial Thinking and Structural Interpretation: How Geoscientists See 3D George Davis
October 13 Victor Baker, University of Arizona The Supreme Scientific Importance of Geological Thinking Luke McGuire
October 20 Solange Duhamel, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory Marine microbes: Strategies for optimizing growth in the face of nutrient limitation Julia Cole
October 27 Daniel Rutte, University of California Berkeley Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal Stacking, Extensional Collapse, and Lateral Extrusion in the Central Pamir James Worthington
November 3 Jon Pelletier, University of Arizona Climate variability and the Late Cenozoic increase in erosion rates Eric Kiser and Luke McGuire
November 10 Kurt Constenius, Snowslip Corporation Mongolia - Extensional Tectonics and Petroleum Systems Peter DeCelles
November 17 Stanley Hart, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. The Great Mantle Plume Debate - A Geochemical View Peter Reiners
November 24 No Colloquium - Thanksgiving    
December 1 Ken Ridgway, Purdue University Mesozoic and Cenozoic tectonic development of the northern Cordillera: an Alaska perspective Peter DeCelles
January 12 Henry Lamb, University of Aberystwyth, U.K. Last interglacial climate of northeast Africa may have favored early dispersal of modern humans – the record from Lake Tana, Ethiopia Andrew Cohen
January 19 Steve Semken, Arizona State University Place-Based Geoscience Education: Research and Practice Randy Richardson
January 26  Mona Stockhecke, University of Minnesota Duluth Eastern Mediterranean climate variability, volcanic activity and paleoseismicity: a 600 kyr-old high-resolution sedimentary sequence from Lake Van (Turkey) Andy Cohen
February 2 Jennifer McIntosh, University of Arizona Isotopic tracers of environmental impacts of hydraulic fracturing and shale gas production  
February 9 Eric Steig, University of Washington Antarctic climate change, ice sheets, and sea level Jonathan Overpeck
February 16 Josh Roering, University of Oregon Sediment flux, landscape evolution, and the critical zone: Modern and paleo perspectives on the role of climate Barbara Carrapa
February 23 David Blake, NASA Ames Mineralogical Results from the CheMin X-ray Diffractometer on the Mars Science Laboratory Rover Curiosity Robert Downs and Cherie Achilles
March 2 Jon Spencer, Arizona Geological Survey Critical-taper theory in extensional tectonics  
March 9 Murray W. Hitzman, U. S. Geological Survey    
March 16 No Colloquium - Spring Break    
March 23 Arjun Heimsath, ASU   Luke McGuire
March 30 No Colloquium - GeoDaze    
April 6 Kathleen Benison, West Virginia University Fluid inclusions in acid lake halite and gypsum on Earth and Mars

Pilar Lecumberri Sanchez and
Matt Steele-MacInnis

April 13 Simone Alin, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory    
April 20 Alfred McEwen HiRISE results after 10+ years orbiting Mars  
April 27 Ted Cooke and Marie Pearthree, Central Arizona Project
Note location:  ENR2 Building, Agnes Nelms Haury Lecture Hall, S107, 4-5 pm
Managing the Colorado River in Interesting Times: Overallocation, Drought and Climate Change  
Thursdays, 4:00—5:00 PM, Koffler Building, Room 216
(unless noted otherwise)