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Department Lecture Series

Lecture Series

Spring 2016

February 2

Bronwen Konecky, University of Colorado, Boulder/Oregon State University, "Water isotope tracers of tropical climate change: A modern take on past dynamics"

February 9
Sponsored by PEI                                 

Janet Currie, Princeton University, Department of Economics, "Lead Exposure and the Black-White Test Score Gap"

February 10

Jacqueline Austermann, Harvard University, "Imprints of geodynamic processes on the paleoclimate record"

February 16

Mathis Hain, University of Southampton, "The ocean’s carbon and nutrient biogeochemistry: From greenhouse world into the ice ages" abstract 

February 23 Daniel Stolper, Princeton University, "New insights into the formation of methane at both low and high temperatures using stable isotopes"
February 25
Sponsored by PEI & Geo

Laure Resplandy, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, "What we are still learning about the ocean and land carbon sinks" 

March 1
Sponsored by PEI & Geo

Xinning Zhang, Princeton University, "The importance of  N2  fixation by alternative metalloenzymes in the past and present nitrogen cycle" 

March 8
Sponsored by PEI

John Haldon, Princeton University, Department of History, "Goldilocks in Byzantium - Did More Rain Help a Struggling Empire Survive the Arab-Islamic conquest?"

March 9

Stacy Carolin, University of Oxford, "From the tropical Indo-Pacific to the semi-arid Near East: stalagmites open the door into climate of the past”

March 22 Gabriel Vecchi, Princeton University, "Past and Future Hurricane Activity"


March 24
Thursday-Guyot 10
4:20 p.m.
Kevin Uno, LDEO-Columbia University, "How has climate shaped mammalian evolution? Evidence from marine and terrestrial sedimentary archives"

March 29

Lorenzo Polvani, Columbia University, "Stratospheric ozone and Southern Hemisphere climate change"

April 5
Sponsored by PEI

John Groves, Princeton University, Department of Chemistry, "The bonds we make and the bonds we break. A chemist’s view of how metals drive biology"

April 6
4:30 p.m.
Room 220

Musa Manzi, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, "Seismic exploration of the world's deepest gold and platinum orebodies in South Africa – Overview of the past, present and a look into the future"

April 12 David Romps, University of California Berkeley, "Exploring water's dominion over storm intensity and its secret plans for the future"
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May 3
Sponsored by PEI

Daniel Sigman, Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, "How Will the Deep Ocean Respond to Global Warming? Seeking Answers From the Ice Ages"

May 10 Adam Sobel, Columbia University

Seminars are in Guyot 10 at 12:20 on Tuesdays unless otherwise noted.  Seminars sponsored by PEI are noted.