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Department Lecture Series

Spring 2017

Geosciences/PEI Faculty Seminar Series

February 7
PEI Seminar

Jorge Sarmiento, Atmospheric & Ocean Sciences,
"The Outsized Role of the Southern Ocean in the
Regulation of Carbon, Heat, and Biological Productivity"                                                                                                                                    

February 14                                   

Timothy Creyts, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
"Subglacial Hydrology of the Terrestrial Ice Sheets,"
Host: Allan Rubin

February 21

Paul Santi, Colorado School of Mines, "Practical and
Scientific Questions Addressed by Landslide Analysis:
Examples from Colorado and Wyoming," Host: Blair Schoene,

February 28

Sarah Kapnick, NOAA, "Why don't we have water?
Towards western U.S. snowpack prediction,"
Host: John Higgins

March 7
PEI Seminar

Robert Nixon, Princeton Environmental Institute,
"Environmental Martyrdom and Defenders of the Forest"
March 14

Philippe Lognonné, Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris,
"Planetary seismology: from Moon Apollo reprocessing
to Mars," (abstract) Host: Jeroen Tromp                       

March 28 Jess Adkins, Caltech, Host: Daniel Sigman


April 4
PEI Seminar

Simon Levin, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
"Mathematical Ecology: A Century of Progress, and Challenges
for the Next Century"
April 11 Carly Howett, Southwest Research Institute, "Exploring
the Pluto System with New Horizons," Host: Frederik Simons
April 18 Whitney Behr, University of Texas at Austin, "Metamorphic
heterogeneity and transient rheology of the deep
subduction interface," Hosts: Allan Rubin & Blair Schoene
April 25  

May 2
PEI Seminar

Robert Keohane, Woodrow Wilson School
"The Complex Politics of International Climate Policy"
May 9 Miriam Kastner, University of California, San Diego, Host: John Higgins

Seminars are in Guyot 10 at 12:30 on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted.  Seminars sponsored by PEI are noted.