Seminars 2017-2018

Spring 2018

All seminars are at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Fridays: Norman Mayer Room 200B

January 19

A New Perspective on Mid-Ocean Ridge Volcanism and Seafloor Spreading

Maya TolstoyLamont Doherty

January 26

From Earth to Mars: Predicting Aeolian Sand Transport on the Red Planet

Christy SwanNaval research lab

February 2

The Fluctuations of Mono Lake, California During and Since the Last Ice Age

Guleed Alildeo

February 9

Fold-Thrust Belt Evolution in a Young Orogen: The Eastern Greater Caucasus

Adam Fortelsu

February 16

Seismic imaging of mantle upwellings beneath the Afro-Arabian plates

Ryan Gallachertulane university

February 23

Application of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) to monitor ecological indicators at Isle Dernieres Barrier Islands Refuge (IDBIR)

Balaji RamachandranNicholls State University

March 2

No Seminar


March 9

No Seminar


March 16

Quantifying microbial processes in marine sediments on multiple temporal and spatial scales

Marshall Bowleslumcon

March 23

Leveraging geodetic data to constrain lithospheric processes

Lucy FleschInstitution

March 30

No Seminar - Spring Break

April 6

Overwash exacerbates dune retreat on barrier beaches: insights from repeated high-resolution mapping

Chris Sherwoodusgs

April 13

The effects of basal sliding on glacial erosion

Lucas Zoetuniversity of wisconsin madison

April 20

To collect a sample: subglacial microbe hunting

Jill Mikucki UT Knoxville

April 27

A Relative Sea-Level Record from the Mississippi Delta, 7.7-10.7 ka

Elena SteponaitisTulane university

Fall 2017

All seminars are at 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Fridays, Boggs Room 243

September 1

Sea Level Rise impacts on nitrogen cycling in coastal karst aquifers of the Yucatan Peninsula

Caitlin YoungNOAA Restore Act science program

September 8

Creating a Late Quaternary Fault Map of the La. Coastal Zone

Nancye DawersTulane University

September 15

How stressed are we, really? Harnessing a community of models to characterize the crustal stress field in southern California

Karen LuttrellLSU

September 22

Applications of GPR to interpreting near surface geology and glacial histories

Seth CampbellUniversity of washington

September 29

The effects of Chinese land use policies on erosion in southwestern China

Amanda SchmidtOberlin college

October 6

Reading Climate in the landscape

Michele Koppesuniversity of british columbia

October 13

No Seminar - Fall Break

October 20

Seismology in Alaska: earthquakes, bears, and high-performance computing

Carl TapeUniversity alaska fairbanks

October 27

Why you should care about intermittent rivers

Kate CostiganULL

November 3

Preservation of distributary channels within the straigraphic record: insights from the modern Yellow River delta, China

Jeff Nittrouerrice

November 10

Seismic structure of the Gulf of California from surface wave dispersion and its implications for rift dynamics

Patricia PersaudLSU

November 17

Exploring complex late Quaternary ice-cover histories in the Arctic using dead vegetation and in situ cosmogenic 14C, 10Be, and 26A1

Nat Liftonpurdue university

November 24

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Break

December 1

Revealing Holocene Thinning of the Antarctic Ice Sheet using in situ 14C ~ Keir Nichols

Quantifying uplift rates and glacial history of the Alaska Range through cosmogenic nuclide dating ~ Rachel Sortor

December 8

Insights into fault-magma interactions in an early-stage continental rift from source mechanisms and correlated volcano-tectonic earthquakes ~ Sarah Oliva

The northern margin of the Terrebone Trough: Quatemary faulting and its implications for coastal wetland loss and subsidence hot-spots ~ Bobola Akintomide

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