2007-2008 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule

Fall 2007

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


Spring 2008

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