September 11 : Jun Korenaga (Yale University) "Scaling of Plate Tectonics and Its Implication for Global Water Cycle"
September 18: Eric Sanderson (
"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
"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"
"Geodetic Constraints on Rifting processes in East Africa"
- 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?"
(University of Washington)
"The Ocean Observatory Initiative: On the Threshold of Next Generation Ocean Science"
"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"
(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"
(University of Maryland)
"A Way Forward in Proxy-Based Climate Field Reconstructions"
April 16: Special event
(Rice University) "The Birth, Death and Legacy of Arcs on Continent Formation/Evolution"
"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"