Earth Science Colloquium - Spring 2010
February 12: Douglas Burbank (UC Santa Barbara) "Does Rainfall Build Ranges? The Role of the Indian Monsoon in Himalaya Orogenesis"
February 5: Vince Matthews (Colorado Geological Survey) "The Global Scramble for Natural Resources—Its Potential Impact on America " - Click here for speaker bio.
January 22: Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Climatic and Herbivory Controls on the Late-Glacial No-Analog Plant Communities of the Upper Midwest"
Earth Science Colloquium - Fall 2009
November 20: Michael Bender (Princeton University) "Links Between CO2 and Climate Throughout Earth History--A Survey"
October 30: Dan Penny (University of Sidney) “Assessing Resilience of Past Societies to Climatic Change: The Case of Angkor’s 15th Century Collapse and Reorganization”
October 16: Eric Calais (Purdue University) "Geodetic Constraints on Rifting processes in East Africa"
October 9: Ross Edwards(Desert Research Institute) "Increased Tropical Fire Emissions During the Medieval Warm Period: Evidence From a West Antarctic Ice-Core"
September 25: Meg Urry, Diversity Lecture, "Women in Science"
September 18: Eric Sanderson (Mannahatta Project) "On Muir Webs and Mannahatta: Ecological Networks in the Service of New York City’s Historical Ecology"
Earth Science Colloquium - Spring 2009
March 27: Rebecca Morss (University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - UCAR) "Improving Communication of Weather and Climate Information to the Public"
March 13: Amy Clement (Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami) "Low-Level Clouds and Climate Change"
March 6: William F. Ruddiman (University of Virginia) "The Greenhouse Gas Increases in Recent Millennia Were NOT Natural"
February 27: Paula Apsell (NOVA, PBS) "The Art of Science Television"
February 20: Chunmiao Zheng (University of Alabama) "Understanding Solute Transport in Extremely Heterogeneous Porous Media: Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Research at the MADE Site"
February 13: Cynthia Rozensweig (GISS) "Attributing Physical and Biological Impacts to Anthropogenic Climate Change"
February 6: John Wettlaufer (Yale University) "Snap, Buckle, Crack: The Collisional Patterns of Elastica"
January 30: Heather Stoll (Univ. of Mass., Amherst/Univ. of Oviedo, Spain) "Precipitation Change, Climate-Weathering Feedbacks and Marine Productivity"."
January 23: Dave Goldberg (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "Carbon Sequestration in Deep-Sea Basalt"
Earth Science Colloquium - Fall 2008
November 14: Dan Fornari (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) "Constructional Volcanic Processes in the Western Galápagos: Growth of an Archipelago"
Earth Science Colloquium - Spring 2008
May 9: Director's Series on the Science of Diversity - Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard University) "Gender, Math, and Science"
April 25: Peter van Keken (University of Michigan) "An Anisotropic View of Subduction Zones"
April 18: Antonio Busalacchi (University of Maryland) "Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture"
April 11: Julie Brigham-Grette (University of Massachusetts Amherst) "The Thrill to Drill in the Chill: Arctic Climate History from Crater Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Russia"
April 4: Barbara John (University of Wyoming) "What is an Oceanic Core Complex?"
March 28: Bette Otto-Bliesner (National Center for Atmospheric Research) "A Paleoclimatic Perspective on Polar Warmth, Ice Sheet Stability, and Sea Level Rise"
March 21: Ed Garnero (Arizona State University) "Deciphering Earth's Dynamic Interior Using Seismology"
March 14: Karen Von Damm (University of New Hampshire) "Temporal Evolution of the Hydrothermal System at 9-10N, East Pacific Rise"
March 7: Donna Whitney (University of Minnesota) "Crustal Flow and Continental Tectonics"
February 22: Michael Watkins (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) "Climate and Polar Science from GRACE: Recent Results and Future Developments"
February 15: Peter Doran (University of Illinois, Chicago) "Extreme Ecosystems and Climate Change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica"
February 8: Jeffrey Karson (Syracuse University) "Faults, fluids and fauna at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field: From Mantle to Microbes"
February 1: Cecilie Mauritzen (Norwegian Meteorological Institute) "Global Warming, Arctic Change and the International Polar Year"
January 25: Mark Leckie (University of Massachusetts Amherst) "Closure of the Indonesian Seaway during the middle to late Miocene: Early history of the Western Pacific Warm Pool"
Earth Science Colloquium - Fall 2007
October 12: Bridget Scanlon (University of Texas at Austin) "Impacts of Changing Land Use on Subsurface Water Resources in Semiarid Regions"
October 19: Directors Series on the Science of Diversity - Daniel Ames (Columbia University) "Interpersonal Assertiveness and Constructive Conflict"
November 2: Andreas Teske (University of North Carolina) "Unlocking the Secrets of the Deep Subsurface Biosphere"
November 9: David Evans (Yale University) "Deep-Time Geophysics and Paleoclimate, Sprinkled with Ice and Salt"
October 5: Heidi Cullen (The Weather Channel) "The Science of Television"
September 28: Katharina Billups (University of Delaware) "Millennial-Scale Climate Variability During the Mid Pleistocene"
September 21: Cindy Ebinger (University of Rochester) "Snap, Crackle, Pop: The 2005-6 Dabbahu, Afar Dike Intrusion Episode"
September 14: William Schlesinger (Institute of Ecosystem Studies) "Trees and the Carbon Cycle: An Update of Results from the Duke Forest CO2 Enrichment (FACE) Experiment"
September 7: Director's Award Lecture - Richard Seager (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory) "North American Drought: From Medieval Megadroughts to the Imminent Transition to a More Arid Climate"
Earth Science Colloquium - Spring 2007
April 20: Gavin A. Schmidt (NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies) "What Good are Climate Models? "
April 13: James C. Zachos (University of California Santa Cruz) "The Magnitude of Ocean Acidification and Global Warming Across the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary"
April 06: Christopher R. German (WHOI) "Hydrothermal Activity on Earth's Slowest Ridges - Physical, Chemical, Geological and Biological Implications"
March 30: Douglas G. Capone (University of Southern California) "New Developments in the Marine N Cycle and the Role of Nitrogen Fixation"
March 23: Satish C. Singh (Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris) "Seismic Reflection and Seafloor Images of the Sumatra Andaman Great Earthquake Rupture: Source to Surface"
March 2: Cinzia G. Farnetani (Institut de Physique du Globe, Paris) "Dynamics and Internal Structure of Mantle Plumes"
February 23: Maria T. Zuber (MIT) "Inside Mars"
February 16: Goran Ekström (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University) " Global Seismicity and Unusual Earthquakes"
February 9: Peter U. Clark (Oregon State University) "Mechanisms for a ~ 7-kyr Climate Oscillation During Marine Isotope Stage 3: Lowblows, Seesaws, Tunnels, Bridges, and Flushes"
February 2: Daniel P. Schrag (Harvard University) "Microbes, Methane, and their Role in Planetary Geochemistry"
January 26: Kenneth H. Nealson (University of Southern California) "Breathing Metal Oxides for a Living: The Kinetics of Geobiology?"
January 19: Marcia K. McNutt (MBARI) The Whys and Hows of Ocean Observatories>
Earth Science Colloquium - Fall 2006
December 1: W. Rockwell Geyer (WHOI) "How Does Fresh Water Become Salt Water? An Assessment of Estuarine and Coastal Mixing Processes"
November 17: Roger G. Barry (WDC/NSIDC) "Arctic Coastal Climates"
November 10: Directors Series on the Science of Diversity Elke U. Weber (Columbia University) "Overconfidence and Bias in Decision-Making"
November 3: Maureen E. Raymo (Boston University) "Plio-Pleistocene Ice Volume, Antarctic Climate, and the Global d18O Record"
October 27: Terry A. Plank (Boston University) Water in Arc Magmas
October 20: Peter G. Hess (National Center for Atmospheric Research) Atmospheric Chemistry in a Changing World
October 6, 2006: Natalie Mahowald (National Center for Atmospheric Research) "The Role of Humans in Perturbing Atmospheric Iron Deposition"
September 29, 2006: Linda A. Hinnov (Johns Hopkins University) "Assembling an Astronomical-Calibrated Time Scale for Earth History"
September 15, 2006:: Linda A. Hinnov (Johns Hopkins University) "Assembling an Astronomical-Calibrated Time Scale for Earth History"
Earth Science Colloquium - Spring 2006
April 21, 2006
April 14, 2006
April 7, 2006
March 31, 2006
March 24, 2006
February 24, 2006: Suzanne Baldwin (Syracuse University),"How is Rifting Exhuming the Youngest HP/UHP Rocks on Earth?"
February 17, 2006: Paul Fitzgerald (Syracuse University), "Tracking the West Antarctic Rift Flank"
February 10, 2006
February 3, 2006
January 27, 2006
January 20, 2006
Earth Science Colloquium - Fall 2005
November 18, 2005: Andy Revkin (The New York Times), "The Daily Planet -- A Journalist's Search for Sustainability, from the Amazon to the Arctic"
November 11, 2005: Ann Mulligan (WHOI), "Groundwater at the coast: spatial and temporal controls on submarine groundwater discharge"
November 4, 2005: Everett Shock (Arizona State University): The Biotic Fringe, "Exploring Hydrothermal Ecosystems at Yellowstone "
October 28, 2005: Kip Solomon (University of Utah), "Inert gas tracers in ground water"
October 14, 2005: Greg Asner (Carnegie Institution, Stanford University), "Finding Invasive Species and Illegal Logging in Tropical Forests".
October 07, 2005: Kate Moran (University of Rhode Island), "The Arctic Coring Expedition: A North Pole Discovery".