2020-2021 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule


This semester, all Colloquia will be given virtually through Zoom. Colloquium will begin at 3:30 p.m. EST Friday afternoons.


January  22     

Gerard Schuster,

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Semi-universal Geo- Crack Detention by Machine Learning                                                                                                                       
January  29

Asmeret Asefaw-Berhe,

University of California, Merced

What's soil got to do with climate change: let’s dig deeper
February  5

Alex Whiting, Environmental Director for  the Native Village of Kotzebue, AK

Bobby Shaeffer, Elder from the community, Kotzebue,   AK;

Chris Zappa (LDEO); Andy Mahoney (UA  Fairbanks); Revkin (EI)

Incorporating Alaskan Native Voices in Arctic Research
February  12 Emily Fischer, Colorado State University

WE-CAN Know More about Smoke: An Overview of the Summer 2018 Western Wildfire Experiment for Cloud Chemistry, Aerosol Absorption and Nitrogen (WE-CAN)


February 19

3:00  PM

Mathilde Cannat, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP)

On magma supply and spreading modes at slow and ultraslow mid-ocean ridges

February 26

1:00 PM

Helen K. Coxall, Stockholm University

Modes of overturning circulation through the Cenozoic: a tentative history for the past 50 million years
March 5

Spring Recess

March 12

Rachel E. Bernard, Amherst College

March 19

Distinguished Alumni Colloquium

Susan E. Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry;  University of California, Irvine.

Radiocarbon constraints on the land carbon cycle

March 26

Graduate Students First Year Colloquium

April 2

Christopher Jackson, Imperial College London

April 9

Lola Fatoyinbo Agueh, NASA/Goddard Flight Center

April 16

Jacques Laskar, The Paris Observatory

April 23

J. Maarten de Moor, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica      



FALL 2020

 September   18     Thaddeus Pawlowski, Columbia University Lessons from the Resilience Accelerator
 September   25      Gerd Masselink, University of Plymouth Importance of Wave Directionality on Storm Impacts

 October 2


Nanna Karlsson, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS)

Beneath the ice surface: Ice-penetrating radar for climate information on Earth and Mars

(Recording not available)

 October 9          Kirsteen Tinto, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory From sky to seafloor - Airborne observations to understand ice sheet change with Operation IceBridge and Rosetta-Ice
October 16        Víctor Manuel Cruz-Atienza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México How Stable is Unstable? Chatting between Silent and Devastating Earthquakes
October 23    Clara Desser, UCAR Understanding evolving global patterns of climate response to anthropogenic aerosols with single-forcing climate model experiments
October 30     Aradhna Tripati, University of California, Los Angeles Carbonate clumped isotope geochemistry as an applied tool in paleoceanography and paleoclimate
 November   6      Jasquelin Peña, University of California, Davis Nature’s most potent oxidants: Understanding redox processes in manganese oxides
 November   13    Xavier Le Pichon, Collège de France Pangea, absolute motion and whole mantle convection
 November   20

Diversity Seminar

Kathryn Clancy, University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign

Course corrections in addressing sexual harassment in academia
 November   27    Thanksgiving Break  
 December   4    Yemane Asmerom, University of New Mexico Inferences from paleoclimate data on the possible impact of warming on the Earth’s ‘rainfall belt’
 December   11  

J.  Marshall ShepherdUniversity of Georgia

Zombies, Sports, and Cola: The challenges of communicating complex science topics