Earth Science Colloquium
The Earth Science Colloquium Series is sponsored by the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and the Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEES). This series provides a lively forum for discussing a wide variety of topics within the earth sciences and related fields.
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Special Seminar October 23, 2009
A Celebration Recognizing Bill Ryan's Contributions to Science and Research at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Jardedetzky Lecture October 2, 2009
"Too Small to See, Too Big to Ignore - What Prochlorococcus Has Taught Me About Life and the Ocean," with Sallie W. Chisholm, Lee and Geraldine Martin Professor, Departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Biology, MIT.
Special Seminar May 27, 2009
"Studying Global Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles Using Remote Sensing", Ajit Subramaniam (Lamont-Doherty)
Arthur D. Stroke Memorial Lecture May 1, 2009
"Estimating Earth's Remaining Mineral Resources: Tectonic-Diffusion and Geochemical Cycles", Stephen Kesler (University of Michigan)"
Open House 2008 Lectures
"A New Energy Strategy for the U.S." (mp3) by Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Jardedetzky Lecture May 16, 2008
"Seismological Observations of Small-Scale Convection In the Mantle from the East Pacific Rise To California," with Donald W. Forsyth, Professor of Geological Sciences, Brown University. Open to the Public.
Public Lecture Series 2008
March 30, 2008: Terry Plank, Ph.D. (LDEO) "Is the Ocean Shrinking?"
April 13, 2008: Greg Mountain, Ph.D. (Rutgers/LDEO) "The Ocean Floor: What We Know and How We Know It"
May 4, 2008: Robin Bell, Ph.D. (LDEO) "A Slippery Slope? The Water World Beneath the Chaning Ice Sheets"
May 18, 2008: Kevin Griffin, Ph.D. (LDEO) "Climate is Changing Our Forests and Plants: New Evidence from Alaska and Our Own Backyard"
Public Lecture Series 2007
March 18, 2007:
Suzanne Carbotte/John Diebold/G. Michael Purdy (LDEO), "A New Era in Ocean Exploration: Introducing Research Vessel Marcus G. Langseth "
March 21, 2007:
Dalla Abbott( (LDEO) "Cosmic Impact! Evidence from Madagascar"
April 15, 2007:
Roger Buck, "From Satellites to Camels: In East Africa Studying the Biggest Magmatic Rift Event Ever Seen"
April 22, 2007:
Meredith Kelly/Meredith Nettles, "Climate Change in Greenland: Perspectives From the Present and Past"
Jardedetzky lecture 2006
"The Earth's "HUM": Bridging the gap between Seismology and Oceanography"
Wealth Accumulation and Protection for Retirement
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* Cities and Ecosystems: What do we know? By Debra Balk (CIESIN)
* The Politics of Climate ChangeBy Jeffrey Sachs (Earth Institute)
* Draught in America By Richard Seager (LDEO)
* Hydrothermal Vent Fields By Andreas Thurnher (LDEO)
* Columbia University Undergraduate Admissions' Information Session(LDEO)
Excellence in Mentoring Award
Marc Spiegelman, Seismology, Geology, Tectonophysics
Public Lecture Series 2006
May 21, 2006: John Mutter (Earth and Environmental Sciences ), "The Katrina Disaster: A Poor World Tragedy in a Rich Country "
April 30, 2006: Lynn Sykes ( Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory), "The 100th Anniversary of the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906: What Have We Learned Since Then About the Earth-Quake Process and Prospects for Earthquake Prediction?"
April 09, 2006: Juerg Matter ( Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Climate Change Problem: A Permanent Underground Carbon Storage Solution?"
March 26, 2006: David Walker ( Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Is the Earths Core Leaking?"
Public Lecture Series 2005
A Natural History of the Palisades,
By Professor Mark Anders and Neil Pederson,Graduate Research Assistant
The Science Behind Aliens of the Deep, By Dr. Maya Tolstoy
Deep Time The History of Our Planet Reveale , By Dr. P. Jeffrey Fox
Blind-Sided: How Science Can Help the Developing World Avoid Another Tsunami Tragedy, By Dr. Art Lerner-Lam
Public Lecture Series 2004
Revealing the Deep: Science and Engineering in Deep Ocean Exploration
Dr. Fornari, a Lamont-Doherty alumnus and Chief Scien tist for Deep Submergence at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (April 18, 2004)
He will describe a broad spectrum of innovative engineering/science developments that are reshaping how we conduct research at the seafloor, and which have far-reaching implications for future seafloor observa-tories and the science they will be involved in. This talk is sponsored by the Lamont-Doherty Alumni Association
African Climate Changes and Human Evolution
Dr. Peter B deMenocal - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (May 02, 2004)
Environmental theories of African evolution suggest that important evolutionary changes in African mammalian lineages over the last five million years were mediated by changes in African climate. The deep-sea sediment record contains a rich history of these climate changes which, when linked to the fossil record of African faunal evolution (including the emergence of our own genus Homo), allows us to test African climate-evolution ideas.
The Air We Breathe: Air Pollution and New York Subways
Dr. Steven N. Chillurd - Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (May 23, 2004)
Learn how Lamont geochemists and Columbia University public health investigators used back-pack air monitors to track down the source of potentially hazardous air pollutants to the New York City subway system, and how they are currently investigating the possible health impacts from elements in steel dust in the subways.
Western Legent - Ewing Replacement Presentation
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Jardedetzky May 12, 2005
Recent Insights into the Anthropogenic Perturbation of the Global Carbon Cycle. Awardee: Nicolas Gruber, University of California, Los Angeles
A Day-Long Celebration of the Life and Science of Gerard C. Bond
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