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Environmental Geology & Geochemistry Seminar (EGGS) Lecture Series

Spring 2012

January 24

Chris Little, Princeton University, "Humility in a Herculean undertaking: a bottom-up approach to ice sheet-driven sea level projections."

January 26

Thomas Froelicher, GFDL, "Sensitivity of atmospheric CO2 and climate to explosive volcanic eruptions."

February 2

Jeffra Schaefer, Princeton University, "Mercury uptake and methylation by anaerobic bacteria."
February 9 Kartik Chandran, Columbia University,"Microbial ecology of engineered anammox bioreactors"
February 16
4:30 p.m.
Jessica Whiteside, Brown University, "Climatic-Biotic events on the cusp of the end-Triassic mass extinction"
February 23   
March 1
4:30 p.m.

Keith Rodgers, Princeton University, "Subtropical Cells and Global biogeochemistry and Carbon"

March 8

John Dunne, GFDL, "Global calcite cycling in the past, present and future ocean constrained by sediment preservation controls"

March 15 Philippe Tortell, UBC, "'Something stinks around here:
high concentrations and turnover rates of the climate-active gas DMS in the Southern Ocean"
March 22  Silvia Newell, Boston University, "Nitrification and Denitrification in the Gulf of Mexico"
March 29  Bethany Jenkins, The University of Rhode Island, "Iron metabolism in diatoms: what we can learn from linking genomes to biomes"
April 5  Cindy Lee, SUNY/Brookhaven, "How do composition, settling velocity, and exchange affect particle flux in the ocean?
April 12 Gabriel Vecchi, GFDL, "Attribution, Prediction and Projection of
Hurricane Activity Changes"
April 19 Oliver Baars, Princeton University, "The global marine cadmium-phosphate relation: new insights from the Southern Ocean"
April 26 Naomi Levin, Johns Hopkins University, "A tale of two rift basins: isotopic records of environmental change in East Africa"
May 3 Flip Froelich, Florida State University, "Lithium Isotope History of Cenozoic Seawater: Changes in Silicate Weathering, Reverse Weathering and Seawater Chemistry"  
May 10      

May 17

3 p.m.

Elliott Campbell, UC Merced, "Large historical growth in global gross primary production"