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  

No colloquium

March 19  

Distinguished Alumni Colloquium

Susan E. Trumbore, Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry


Radiocarbon constraints on the land carbon cycle

March 26  


April 2  


April 9  


April 16  

Jacques Laskar, The Paris Observatory

  The AstroGeo project: Bringing the long term astronomical solutions to a next level
April 23  

J. Maarten de Moor, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica      

   Observations of a Breathing Subduction Zone


May 3

  Graduate Students First Year Colloquium    


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