Seminars 2017

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

Spring 2017

January 20

The Case of the Great Catahoula Land Controversy

George C. FlowersTulane University

January 27

The Power of Simple Mathematical Models in Understanding Geo-Physical Systems

Vaughan VollerUniversity of Minnesota

February 3

Climate Change and Ancient Maya Society: What Exactly Collapsed?

Marcello CanutoTulane (Anthropology)

February 10

Late Neogene and Quaternary Tectonics of the Yakima Folds in the Backarc Region of the Cascadia Subduction Zone

Harvey KelseyHumboldt State

February 17

Coastal Wetland Vulnerability to Sea-Level Rise

Donald CahoonUS Geological Survey

February 24

Petroleum Geomechanics in the Deepwater Environments

Alvin ChanShell (New Orleans)

March 3

An Examination of the Geology of the Deep Water Plays in the Gulf of Mexico

John DribusSchlumberger, New Orleans

March 10

Fjords in Flux: Sedimentary Processes in a Changing Arctic

Irina OvereemUniversity of Colorado Boulder

March 17

Predicting Coastal Deltaic Change on a Global Scale

Jaap NienhuisTulane University

March 24

Geomorphic Evidence for Co-Seismic Slip Along an Active Low-Angle Normal Fault in Panamint Valley, California

Eric KirbyOregon State University

March 31

No Speaker - Spring Break

April 7

Ingerson Lecture - A Decade of Progress in Studies of Trace Metals in the Early Oceans

Tim LyonsUC Riverside

April 14

No Speaker - Easter Break

April 21

Ultra-fast Fault Rock Deformation in the Field and Laboratory

W. Ashley GriffithUT Arlington

April 28

A Tail of Two Extremes: Transformation of Rare Storms into Geomorphically Important Floods

Matt RossiUC Boulder

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