2009-2010 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule
September 11: Jun Korenaga (Yale University) "Scaling of Plate Tectonics and Its Implication for Global Water Cycle"
September 18: Eric Sanderson (Mannahatta Project) "On Muir Webs and Mannahatta: Ecological Networks in the Service of New York City’s Historical Ecology"
September 25: Meg Urry, Diversity Lecture
October 2: Jardetzky Lecture Sallie W. Chisholm (MIT) "Too Small to See, Too Big to Ignore: What Prochlorococcus Has Taught Me About Life and the Ocean"
October 9: Ross Edwards(Desert Research Institute) "Increased Tropical Fire Emissions During the Medieval Warm Period: Evidence From a West Antarctic Ice-Core"
October 16: Eric Calais (Purdue University) "Geodetic Constraints on Rifting processes in East Africa"
October 23: Special Event - A Celebration Recognizing Bill Ryan’s Contributions to Science and Research at
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
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”
November 6: Claudia Dreifus (The New York Times) "Why Scientists Are The Greatest People In This Or Any Other Universe and Why They Should Tell People About it?"
November 13: John Delaney (University of Washington) "The Ocean Observatory Initiative: On the Threshold of Next Generation Ocean Science"
November 20: Michael Bender (Princeton University) "Links Between CO2 and Climate Throughout Earth History--A Survey"
November 27: Thanksgiving
December 4 -January 15: AGU/ Winter break
January 22: Jack Williams (University of Wisconsin-Madison) "Climatic and Herbivory Controls on the Late-Glacial No-Analog Plant Communities of the Upper Midwest"
January 29: Simon Klemperer (Stanford University) "Rupturing Continental Lithosphere in the Main Ethiopian
Rift: a hot plume meets a cold craton"
February 12: Douglas Burbank (UC Santa Barbara) "Does Rainfall Build Ranges? The Role of the Indian Monsoon in Himalaya Orogenesis"
February 19: Nadine McQuarrie (Princeton University) "Himalayan Mass Balance, A Bhutan Perspective".
February 26: Nathan Bangs (University of Texas at Ausitn) "The complex Down Dip Evolution of the Nankai Seismogenic Zone Offshore SW Japan"
March 5: Bruce Watson (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) "Zircon As A Window Into Earth's Earliest History".
March 12: Michael Follows (MIT) "Patterns of Phytoplankton Diversity in a Model Ocean"
March 19: Spring Break
March 26: Chris Bretherton (University of Washington) "Mechanisms of Subtropical Low Cloud Feedback on Climate Change"
April 2: Omar Yaghi (UCLA) "Metal-Organic Frameworks and the 'Gene' for Carbon Dioxide Capture"
April 9: Michael Evans(University of Maryland) "A Way Forward in Proxy-Based Climate Field Reconstructions"
April 16: Special event
April 23: Cin-Ty Lee (Rice University) "The Birth, Death and Legacy of Arcs on Continent Formation/Evolution"
April 30: Jeff Kiehl (NCAR) "Simulating Earth's Past Warm Eocene Climate: What Does It Tell Us about Earth's Future?"
May 14: Douglas Wiens (Washington University in St. Louis) "Antarctic Seismology: Constraints on the History and Dynamics of an Ice-Covered Continent"
June 4: Sean Solomon (Carnegie Institution of Washington) "MESSENGER Mission to Mercury"