2007-2008 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule
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"
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 21: Cindy Ebinger (University of Rochester)
"Snap, Crackle, Pop: The 2005-6 Dabbahu, Afar Dike Intrusion Episode"
September 28: Katharina Billups (University of Delaware)
"Millennial-Scale Climate Variability During the Mid Pleistocene"
October 5: Heidi Cullen (The Weather Channel)
"The Science of Television"
October 12: Bridget Scanlon (University of Texas at Austin)
"Impacts of Changing Land Use on Subsurface Water Resources in Semiarid Regions"
October 19: Director’s Series on the Science of Diversity - Daniel Ames (Columbia University)
"Interpersonal Assertiveness and Constructive Conflict"
October 26: Larry Edwards (University of Minnesota)
"How to Terminate a Glacial Period: Constraints from Cave Climate Records"
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"
November 16: Greg Beroza (Stanford University)
"Slow Earthquakes and the Mechanism of Deep Tremor"
November 23: Thanksgiving Break
November 30: Opening Ceremony for the Geochemistry Building
December 7 - January 18: AGU/Winter Break
January 25: R. 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"
February 1: Cecilie Mauritzen (Norwegian Meteorological Institute)
"Global Warming, Arctic Change and the International Polar Year"
February 8: Jeffrey Karson (Syracuse University)
"Faults, Fluids and Fauna at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field: From Mantle to Microbes"
February 15: Peter Doran (University of Illinois, Chicago)
"Extreme Ecosystems and Climate Change in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica"
February 22: Michael Watkins (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)
"Climate and Polar Science from GRACE: Recent Results and Future Developments"
February 29: Brian Fagan (University of California, Santa Barbara)
"Peasantry, Pre-Columbian Lords, and the Flail of God: An Archaeologist Looks at the Medieval Warm Period (or Climatic Anomaly) and the Little Ice Age"
March 7: Donna Whitney (University of Minnesota)
"Crustal Flow and Continental Tectonics"
March 14: Karen Von Damm (University of New Hampshire)
"Temporal Evolution of the Hydrothermal System at 9-10N, East Pacific Rise"
March 21: Ed Garnero (Arizona State University)
"Deciphering Earth's Dynamic Interior Using Seismology"
March 28: Bette Otto-Bliesner (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
"A Paleoclimatic Perspective on Polar Warmth, Ice Sheet Stability, and Sea Level Rise"
April 4: Barbara John (University of Wyoming)
"What is an Oceanic Core Complex?"
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 18: Antonio Busalacchi (University of Maryland)
"Impact of Climate Change on Global Viticulture"
April 25: Peter van Keken (University of Michigan)
"An Anisotropic View of Subduction Zones"
May 2: Deborah Bronk (Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences)
"The Emerging Role of Dissolved Organic Nitrogen to Open Ocean and Coastal Systems in a Changing World"
May 9: Director's Series on the Science of Diversity - Elizabeth Spelke (Harvard University)
"Gender, Math, and Science"
Last updated: January 8, 2008