2017-2018 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule

FALL 2017

September 8

New Students Welcome Party, DEES, Columbia University

September 15 Kevin Griffin, Columbia University   The inhibition of plant respiration by sunlight and its effect on leaf, plant and ecosystem carbon cycling:  Evidence from oxygen isotopes to eddy co-variance  
September 22 John W. Valley, University of Wisconsin, Madison   Hadean Zircons are not from Hell: Evidence from Atom Probe Tomography and SIMS  
September 29 Elfatih A. B. Eltahir, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Projections of Future Regional Climate  Change: Examples from Africa and Asia  
October 6 Marine A. Denolle, Harvard University   Deciphering earthquake dynamics from broadband seismic radiation  
October 13 Randall Martin, Dalhousie University   Global Fine Particulate Matter: Sources, Concentrations, Trends, and Health  
October 20 Deborah Steinberg, College of William and Mary   Zooplankton and export around the world  
October 27 Pincelli M. Hull, Yale University   Disentangling the signal of biology and environment in records of Cenozoic oceans  
November 3 Twila Moon, University of Colorado, Boulder   Ice sheet to ocean: ice motion, ice loss, and icebergs  
November 10 Laure Zanna, University of Oxford   Ocean Heat Uptake and Dynamical Sea Level Rise: Past and Future Uncertainty  
November 17 Louisa Bradtmiller, Macalester College   Reconstructing wind-driven upwelling during abrupt North Atlantic cooling events  
November 24 Holiday      
December 1 Raymond S. Bradley, University of Massachusetts   Reconstructing wind-driven upwelling during abrupt North Atlantic cooling events  
December 8 Eric M. Dunham, Stanford University   New Developments in Earthquake Simulations  


January 19 Victor Tsai, California Institute of Technology   Quantifying Natural Hazards: From Sea Level Rise to Earthquake Damage  
January 26 Katharine Huntington, Univesity of Washington  

From plateaus and paleoclimate to fluids on faults: 

Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics

February 2 Kari M. Cooper, University of California, Davis  

A world In A Grain of Sand…" What Crystal Records Reveal About Magma Reservoirs

February 9 Meredith Nettles, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory   Glacier Earthquakes and Glacier Dynamics in Greenland  
February 16

Arthur D. Storke Lecture

Sally M. Benson, Stanford University


Recent Advances in CO2 Sequestration Science

February 23 Abigail Swann, University of Washington   Quantifying the role that terrestrial ecosystems play in Earth's climate  
March 2

Diversity Lecture

Michael Kimmel

  Engaging Men in Gender Equality  
March 9 Michael Manga   Earthquakes and water (and why the Lusi eruption was not caused by an earthquake)  
March 16 Spring Break      
March 23 Charles Stock, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, Princeton University   Reconciling Fisheries Yields and Ocean Productivity in a Changing Climate  
March 30 Stephanie Dutkiewicz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology   Phytoplankton in a Changing World  
April 6 Shanan Peters, University of Wisconsin, Madison   Earth’s long-term biogeochemical evolution: the view from the upper crust  
April 13 DEES 1st-Year and Transfer Student Symposium      
April 20 Peter Kelemen, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University   Carbon mineralization in peridotite: Natural processes, global fluxes, the origin of life & closing the human carbon cycle  
April 27 Rachel Ignotofsky, Rachel Ignotofsky Design   Illustration as a Tool for Education: Inspiring Girls to Embrace STEM  
May 4 Jacquelyn Gill, University of Maine  

The Past is Not Dead: Climate change and extinction in the Quaternary fossil record.

May 11 David Biello, Science Curator, TED   The Real News in an Unnatural World