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2002-03 Colloquium Schedule  

Earth Science Colloquium at the LDEO

Fridays, 3:30 pm, Monell Auditorium

2002-2003 Schedule (Organizers: David Ho and Tom Marchitto)

Fall 2002

September 13:  Jeffery Sachs (Columbia University)
"Human Ecology and Economic Development"

September 20:  Paul Falkowski (Rutgers University)
"Iron Limitation of Biogeochemical Cycles in the Ocean"

September 27:  Paul Richards (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
"Earthquake Location Location Location"

October 4:  Micheal Bender (Princeton University)
"An Accurate Orbital Tuning Timescale for the Vostok Ice Core"

October 11:  Lonnie Thompson (Ohio State University)
"Rapid Climate Change in the Earth System: Past, Present, Future"

October 18:  Dan Schrag (Harvard University)
New Perspectives on Phanerozoic Climate Change and the Carbon Cycle

October 25:  Tom Swetnam (University of Arizona)
Tree-Ring Records of Inter-regional to Inter-hemispheric Synchrony of Forest Fires and Climate Variations” 

November 1:  Susan Lozier (Duke University)
"Pathways and Climate of the Deep North Atlantic"

November 8:  David Kohlstedt (University of Minnesota)
"Shearing Melt out of the Mantle"

November 15:  John Delaney (University of Washington)
"NEPTUNE: A Submarine Network of Interactive Laboratories at the Scale of a Tectonic Plate: A New Paradigm in Ocean and Earth Sciences"

November 22:  Deborah Kelley (University of Washington)
"The Peridotite-Hosted Lost City Field: A New Class of Submarine Hydrothermal System"

Spring 2003

January 24:  Joe Palca (National Public Radio)
Figuring Out the Truth When All You Have are the Facts: Reporting Science Stories in a Balanced Fashion

January 31:  Peter Tyack (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
"Responses of Whales to Manmade Noise"

February 7:  Jerry Dickens (Rice University)
"Extreme Climates, Frozen Methane, and Exotic Microbes: Rebuilding the Global Carbon Cycle with Gas Hydrates"

February 14:  Paul Tackley (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Isotopic Evolution of the Mantle in Numerical Models of Mantle Convection and Plate Tectonics"

February 21:  Roland Burgmann (University of California, Berkeley)
"Postseismic Relaxation: Rock Mechanics Experiments of Lithospheric Dimension"

February 28:  Sue Trumbore (University of California, Irvine)
"Time Lags in the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle"

March 7:  Dennis McGillicuddy (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
"Influence of Mesoscale Eddies on Biogeochemical Cycling in the Open Ocean"

March 14:  Ofer Bar-Yosef (Harvard University)
"The Impact of Abrupt Climate Changes on Human Cultures from the Time of the Deglaciation to the mid-Holocene"

March 28:  Roger Bilham (University of Colorado)
"Global Death and Construction: Earthquakes on an Urban Planet with Examples from India"

April 4:  Gus Shaver (Marine Biological Laboratory)
"Biodiversity Regulates Biogeochemistry in Alaskan Tundra Ecosystems"

April 18:  Lou Codispoti (University of Maryland)
"Turmoil in the Oceanic Fixed-N and Nitrous Oxide Budgets"

April 25:  Jerry McManus (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
"Heinrich Event Fluxes of Ice-Rafted Debris, Foraminifera and Deep Water"

May 2:  Kevin Peterson (Dartmouth College)
"The Origin of Bilaterians and the Cambrian Explosion: Inferences from Rocks, Hox and Molecular Clocks"

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