2014-2015 Earth Science Colloquium Schedule

   Fall 2014

September 12:

Maureen Long

Yale University


"Adventures in Anisotropy at the Base of the Mantle: Seismic Constraints on Deep Earth Dynamics"


September 19:

Joaquim Goes

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

"Shrinking Snow Caps and Rising Tides and a Sea of Change"


September 26:

Sarah Feakins

University of Southern California

"Biomarker Reconstructions of Vegetation and Hydrology"


October 3:

Gwenn Flowers

Simon Fraser University

"Climate Versus Ice Dynamics: Exploring the Drivers of Glacier Change Through Field-Based Studies in the St. Elias Mountains"


October 10:

Natalie Boelman Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

" Arctic Warming: What it Means for the Birds and the Bees"


October 17:

Michael Walter

University of Bristol

"The Deep Carbon Cycle Revealed in Superdeep Diamonds" 


October 24:

Colette Heald

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"The Climate, Air Quality and Vegetation Traffic Circle"


October 31:

James Zachos

University of California, Santa Cruz

"The Hydrologic Response to Rapid Warming in the Early Eocene"


November 7:

Michael Hedlin

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

  "Listening to the Earth's Atmosphere: Tuning Into the Sounds of Our Dynamic Planet"


November 14:

Kristine Larson

University of Colorado, Boulder 

GPS Can't Do That, Can It?


November 21:

Becky Alexander

University of Washington, Seattle

"Climate-Driven Changes in the Oxidation Capacity of the Atmosphere"


November 28:





December 5:

Edward Stolper

California Institute of Technology

"Seconds After Impact: Insights Into the Thermal History of Tektites"



      Winter/Spring 2015


January 23: Kelly Wrighton The Ohio State University

 "Who Gives a Frack? Life in the Deep Shale Biosphere"

January 30: Raffaele Ferrari Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"An Ocean Tale of Two Climates: Modern and Last Glacial Maximum"

February 6: Rob L. Evans Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

  "Water, Water, Everywhere: Some Geophysical Approaches to Mapping Water Beneath the Seafloor"

February 13:

W. S. Jardetzky Lecture

Roger G. Bilham


CIRES, University of Colorado, Boulder

  "The Southern Edge of the Eurasian Plate:  A Fatal Blend of Earthquakes and Corruption"

February 20: Richard  E. Zeebe University of Hawaii,  Manoa

  "Past and present consequences of massive carbon release for the Earth System"

February 27: Philip Skemer Washington University, St. Louis

"Deformation of the Upper Mantle: Experimental and Geologic Perspectives"

March 6: David Keith Harvard University

 "An Environmental Case for Solar Geoengineering"

March 13:

Arthur D.Storke Memorial Lecture

Jasson Bordoff

Columbia University

 "The 2014 Oil Price Crash: What Caused It and Why It Matters"

March 20: Spring Break    
March 27: Peter Zeitler Lehigh University

"Feedbacks in Orogenesis: A View From the Himalayan Syntaxes"

April 3: Scott Goetz Woods Hole Research Center

"Rapid Change in the Arctic and the Tropics: Vulnerabilities and Opportunities"

April 10: Colleen Hansel Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 "Expanding the Role of Microorganisms in the Production of Superoxide within Marine Systems: Implications for Coral Bleaching"

April 17:

Diversity Lecture  Suzanne Goldberg

Columbia University  
April 24: Claudia Benitez-Nelson University of South Carolina

"Elemental Stoichiometry and the Composition and Flux of Suspended and Sinking Material in a Coastal Marine Ecosystem"

May 1: Graduate Student First Year Colloquium Department of Earth and Envirionmental Sciences, Columbia University  
May 8: Katharine Maher Stanford University   "Hydrologic Regulation of the Geologic Carbon Cycle"