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Geo/PEI Faculty Seminar Series

Spring 2019

February 5
PEI Seminar

David Wilcove, Princeton University Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Public Affairs and the Princeton Environmental Institute, "Homeless and Hunted"

February 12

Sasha Turchyn, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Cener for Climate Sciences, "Can a record of Ocean Chemistry be preserved in Oceanic Crust?"

February 19

Sasha Turchyn, University of Cambridge, Cambridge Cener for Climate Sciences, "The microbially-driven formation of sedimentary carbonate minerals"

February 26

Martin Jonikas, Princeton University, Molecular Biology, "Structure and Biogenesis of the Eukaryotic CO2-Concentrating Organelle, the Pyrenoid"

February 27

March 5
PEI Seminar

James Smith, Princeton University Civil & Environmental Engineering, "Strange Floods: The Upper Tail of Flood Peaks in the U.S."

March 8 Shaily Rahman, University of Florida,

"Reverse weathering reactions and the marine silica cycle."

March 12

Alyssa Anderson, Arizona State University, "Mineral Chronometers: Radiation Damage, Anisotropy, and Helium Diffusivity"

March 19

Spring Break

March 25
Monday
4 p.m.

Curtis Deutsch, University of Washington, "Ocean ecosystems in a changing climate: from physics and physiology to biogeography and extinction"

March 26

Katharine Huntington, University of Washington, "Paleotemperature, paleoclimate and plateau uplift from clumped isotopes"

March 29
12:10 p.m.
Weiyi Tang, Duke University

“New insights into marine nitrogen fixation via statistical models and high-resolution observations"

April 2
PEI Seminar

Bess Ward, Princeton University Geosciences & Princeton Environmental Institute, "Ocean Nitrous Oxide - No Laughing Matter"

April 8
Monday
4 p.m.

Zhan Su, Caltech, "Ocean small eddies as a key component of the global heat budget"

April 9

Sarah Slotznick, University of California Berkeley, "Elucidating redox conditions in ancient environments using iron mineralogy"

April 11
Thursday
4:30 p.m.

Chenguang Sun, Rice University, “Earth's deep carbon cycle and cratonic evolution”

April 16

Megan Holycross, Smithsonian Institution, "Tracing the oxygen evolution of the solid Earth with vanadium"

April 18
Thursday
4:30 p.m.

Stephen Turner, Washington University, "Subduction through the lens of arc geochemistry"

April 23

Maryjo Brounce, University of California Riverside, “The oxidation state of sulfur in lunar, terrestrial, and Martian apatite"

April 25
Thursday
4:30 p.m.

Benjamin Black, CUNY, "Petrology meets paleoclimate and the puzzle of Large Igneous Province carbon"

April 30

Elizabeth Niespolo, University of California Berkeley, "Timing, tempo, and paleoenvironments of Quaternary hominid evolution, adaptation, and 

geographic range expansion"

May 7
PEI Seminar

Fazal Sheikh, Lewis Center for the Arts & Princeton Environmental Institute, "Exposure: The Intersection Between People and Place"

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