Geosciences Colloquium Series 2017-2018

Geosciences Colloquium Series 2017-2018

Thursdays 4:00 - 5:00 PM, Haury Building, Room 129 (Please note new room for spring 2018)
Schedule is subject to change.

Organized by Andy Cohen and Chris Harig

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

Date Speaker Title Host
August 31 Alfred McEwen, University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Present-Day Geologic Activity on Mars: Implications for Habitability and Future Exploration Bennett
September 7      
September 14 Scott McCoy, University of Nevada Reno Drainage Basin Dynamics of Old and Young Orogens McGuire
September 21 Andrew Zaffos, Arizona Geological Survey Rethinking our expectations for global biodiversity and biogeographic processes Flessa
September 28 Asish Basu, University of Texas, Arlington From mantle transition zone to the Indus Ophiolite and selective entrainment of mantle reservoirs DeCelles
October 5 Aaron Putnam, University of Maine

The Last Great Global Warming

October 12 Pedro DiNezio, University of Texas, Austin Glacial lessons on tropical climate change Tierney
October 19 Laura Meredith, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment Microbe-mediated trace gas fluxes: linking ecosystem genomics to atmospheric composition  
October 26 No colloquium - GSA meeting    
November 2 Anne Trehu, Oregon State University Forearc crustal structure and slip during subduction zone earthquakes: results from recent experiments offshore Chile Beck
November 9 Colton Lynner, University of Arizona

Crustal and mantle flow: insights into subduction dynamics and overthickened crustal behavior

November 16 Tripti Bhattacharya, University of Arizona

Ice Ages and the North American Monsoon: perspectives from proxies and models

November 23 No colloquium - Thanksgiving    
November 30 Andrew Cohen, University of Arizona

The Hominin Sites and Paleolakes Drilling Project: Uncovering the environmental context of human origins through scientific drilling


Spring 2018

Haury Building Room 129  
January 11 Tim Lowenstein, Binghamton University

Closed Basin Paleoenvironmental Records: Bandwagon Bias and Dastardly Dates

January 16
James Rae, University of St. Andrews    NOTE TUESDAY DATE


pH and CO2 reconstruction from the Jurassic to the last deglaciation  
January 25 Grant Ferguson, University of Saskatchewan. (Joint Geosciences/Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences Talk.)

Are deep groundwater systems really isolated?

February 1 Robbie, Gries, Priority Oil & Gas LLC

Pioneering Women in Petroleum Geology—Celebrating 100 years!

February 8 Susanna Werth, Arizona State University

Monitoring a dynamic planet Earth: Geodetic signatures of changing water resources

February 15      
February 22 Charlotte Pearson, UA Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research

Re-thinking Thera: Could annual tree-ring 14C resolve volcanic controversy in the second millennium BC?

March 1 Arend Meijer, University of Arizona

Origin of Laramide Copper Porphyries in SEAZ: An Analysis of Radiogenic Isotope and Inherited Zircon Age Data

March 8 No colloquium - Spring Break    
March 12 Katherine Allen, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Maine.  Note Monday date. Note location: Gould-Simpson 203. Note time: 3:00 pm Rapid changes in Pacific Ocean carbon storage during the last glacial termination


March 15 Birger Schmitz, Lund University. Extraterrestrial spinels and the astronomical perspective on Earth's geological record and evolution of life - What can 50 tons of rock and 100,000 litres of hydrochloric acid tell us? Reiners
March 20 Clara Blättler, Princeton University.  Reinterpreting the rock records of carbonates and evaporites  
March 22 Elizabeth Sibert, Harvard University.                              
 Evolution of the Open Ocean Ecosystem: Microfossils, Fish, Mass Extinction, and Global Change  
March 29  


April 2 Kaustubh Thirumalai, Brown University. Location: Saguaro 202

Picking Extremes: Single-forams and models reveal new features of tropical climate variability

April 4 Noah Planavsky, Yale University. Location: Saguaro 202

Tracking the History of Earth's Oxygenation

April 12 No colloquium - GeoDaze    
April 10 Sarah Aarons, University of Chicago.                           
Note Location: ENR2 – Room S107

A tale of two transitions: Geochemical evidence for WAIS collapse during the last interglacial

April 16 Alyssa Atwood, University of California, Berkeley. Location: Saguaro 202

Tropical Pacific climate over the last 7,000 years - a coral ensemble approach

April 19 Diane Thompson, Boston University. Haury 129

Tropical climate change & coral-reef ecosystems: learning from the past and promoting future resilience

April 24 Adina Paytan, University of California, Santa Cruz. ENR2 S107

Corals on Acid - Impacts of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reefs

April 26 Tom Guilderson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Haury 129  

A window opens from the mesopelagic: A proteinaceous deep-sea coral’s view of biogeochemistry and ecosystem change above

Thursdays, 4:00—5:00 PM, Haury Building, Room 129
(unless noted otherwise)