Seminars 2015 - 2016

Spring 2016

All seminars are at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Fridays in Room 201, Hebert building.

January 15

What Caused Late Cenozoic Cooling?  Reconciling Chickens, Eggs and Other Beasts

Jane WillenbringUniversity of Pennsylvania

January 22

What role do hurricanes play in sediment delivery to subsiding river deltas?

Sam BentleyLSU

January 29

It's a Gas! Gas! Gas! A new look at the role of iron in the ancient greenhouse

Jennifer GlassGeorgia Tech

February 5

Patterns of flow and sedimentation in channels with variable tidal and fluvial influence: observations and modeling from coastal Georgia

Ioannis GeorgiouUNO

February 8-9

Mardi Gras Break

February 12

Morphodynamics of meandering rivers: from bedforms to channel cutoff

Kory KosnerLSU

February 19

Expressions of the Martian Sedimentary Rock Record - a View from 400 km to 2.1 cm

Ken EdgettMalin Space science systems

February 26

Magmatism during continental rifting and rupture: Comparing active and time-averaged deformation patterns in East Africa

Cindy EbingerUniversity of Rochester

March 4

Forecasting large and great subduction zone earthquakes and associated tsunamis

Tim DixonUniversity of South florida

March 11

Supercritical submarine channel morphodynamics in Western North America

Jake CovaultUT Austin

March 18

How and where can subduction initiate? Geologic tests

John EncarnacionSaint Louis University

March 25

No Seminar - Spring Break

April 1

Wildfire and sediment transport on steep, rocky hillslopes

Roman DiBiasePenn State

April 8

A History of Levee Underseepage in the Lower Mississippi Valley and Engineering Countermeasures


April 15

Himalayan waste management: Sea-level responses to sediment erosion and deposition in the Indus basin and Arabian Sea

Ken FerrierGeorgia Tech

April 22


Laura WasylenkiIndiana University

Fall 2015

All seminars are at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Fridays in Room 243, Boggs building.

August 28


September 4


September 11

Base level fall, knickpoints, and post-orogenic Appalachian landscape evolution

Dr. Frank Pazzaglia Lehigh University

September 18



September 25

Anthropogenic changes to the tidal channel network in southwest Bangladesh: physical and social implications

Dr. Carol WilsonLSU

October 2


October 9

Sources of Sediment Delivery to the Breton Sound Marshes and their Influence on Sediment Delivery and Vertical Accretion

Dr. Gregg Snedden USGS

October 16

No Seminar - Fall Break

October 23

Two miles of trouble: Ice sheets and sea-level rise

Dr. Richard Alley Penn State

October 23

Doing well by doing good: The full story on energy, the environment and our future

Dr. Richard Alley Penn State

Open lecture - Freeman Auditorium, 2nd Floor, Newcomb Art Bldg from 5pm - 6pm, reception follows in the Woodward Way breezeway, 1st floor

October 29

Exploring the Arctic Ocean with submarines and surface vessels-more than 20 years of work amounts to something

Dr. Bernie Coakley University of Alaska

**SELAB Complex, room 224 (Physical Geology classroom), 1pm-2pm**

October 30

Impacts of climate and land use changes on water quality: a remote sensing and hydrological modeling approach

Dr. Wasit Wulamu Saint Louis University

November 6

Projecting sea-level changes in a warming world

Dr. Glenn Milne University of Ottawa

November 13

Ecological manifestations of climate change at upper treeline in the Rocky Mountains: placing modern changes within the context of the Holocene

Dr. Grant ElliottUniversity of missouri

November 20

Interplay of erosion and vegetation during the growth of a tropical mountain

Dr. Gilles BrocardUniversity of pennsylvania

November 27

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 4


December 11


December 18


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