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Monday Lecture Series

Department of Geosciences

Spring 2010

February 2 Robin Canup, Southwest Research Institute, "Satellite Formation" Host: Maloof
February 9
Sridhar Anandakrishnan, Penn State University, "Slip Slidin' Away, Glaciers in a Warming World," Host: Bender

February 16

Abby Kavner, UCLA, ""Isotope signatures of natural redox processes," Host:  Duffy

February 23 Peter Reiners, University of Arizona, "Shock & thaw, scorch & freeze, and spasmodic thermochronologies," Host: Sean Long

March 2

David Mohrig, University of Texas, "Building Landscapes: Comparing the Transport of Solids by Channels on the Coastal Plain, the Deep Ocean, and Other Planets," Host:  Maloof

March 9

Lars Stixrude, University College London, "Molten Earth: Silicate liquids in the deep mantle," Host: Duffy

March 23

Linda Elkins-Tanton, MIT,  " The Siberian flood basalts and the end-Permian extinction: Coincidence and Causality?" Host: Schoene (abstract)
March 30

John Vidale, University of Washington, "Episodic Tremor and Slip, the curious third wheel of fault motion," Host: Rubin

April 5 Justin Payne, Adelaide University, Australia, "Crustal Anatexis and Orogenesis: Redefining the setting of a large 'anorogenic' felsic magmatic event," Host: Blair Schoene

April 6

 Victoria Orphan, Caltech, "Single-cell analysis of nitrogen utilization by syntrophic consortia in deep sea methane seeps," Host: Morel

April 13

Ian Joint, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, "Microbial responses to higher temperature and lower pH in the ocean," Host: Ward

April 20

Ana Christina Ravelo, UCSC, "Regional and global climate change in the early Pliocene warm period," Host: Sigman

April 27

Nicholas Swanson-Hysell, "Failed rifting and fast drifting: North America’s dash to the equator at the end of the Mesoproterozoic." (Abstract)
May 11 Tom Delworth, GFDL, "The Atlantic Ocean and the global climate system: decadal variability, predictability, and change"

*Unless noted, all seminars are held on Monday at 4:00 p.m. in Guyot 220.