401/501 Colloquium Series:
The Earth and Planetary Sciences Colloquium Series is supported by Alumni Donations
Spring 2017 Schedule of Talks
This weekly colloquium series is a long-standing tradition in the Department
of Earth and Planetary Sciences, and is held in both Fall and Spring semesters.
The talks present the results of current research by top geoscientists from
around the world (including New Mexico!).
Talks are always free and open to the public, and are held on Friday
afternoons at 3:00 - 4:00 PM in Northrop Hall, Room 122 (the large Lecture
Hall at the east end of the building). Refreshments are usually available before the
talks beginning at around 2:45 PM.
Note: If there are changes to the schedule, we try to keep this page updated. Please check back. (Latest Update: 17-Jan-2017)
- January 20
Cin-Ty Lee, Rice University
"The formation of deep continental roots and their impacts on the evolution of the earth's surface"
- January 27
John Jager, University of Florida
"Building mountains in an icy world: Results from IODP drilling in the Gulf of Alaska"
- February 3
Benjamin Linhoff, USGS- Albuquerque
"Hydrology, ice sheet motion, and subglacial rock weathering: a holistic investigation of the Greenland Ice Sheet"
- February 10
Tierney, University of Arizona
& climate change: Insights from the African paleoclimate record"
- February 17
Karl Karlstrom, Earth & Planetary Sciences, UNM
uplift of the Colorado Plateau-Rocky Mountain region"
- February 24
Dauphas, University of Chicago
is the Earth made of?"
- March 3
Patricia Kelly, University of North Carolina-Wilmington
arms race from a snail's perspective: Evolution of the naticid gastropod
- March 17
SPRING BREAK: NO SEMINAR
- March 10
Terry Plank, Columbia University
and Volcanic Vigor"
- March 24
Amy East, USGS- Santa Cruz
drives river evolution in Olympic National Park, Washington: climatic factors or wolf-elk interactions?"
- March 31
Ed Young, UCLA
isotopologues of Methane, Nitrogen, and Oxygen -advances
afforded by high mass resolution gas-source mass spectrometry"
- April 7
Abigail Swann, University of Washington
Drought in a Changing Climate"
- April 14
To Be Announced
- April 21
Lara Wagner, Carnegie Institute of Washington
the Water: aka. the unexpected benefits"
- April 28
- May 5: 1st Annual Northrop Lecture Series
Jonathan Payne, Stanford University
modern (6th) mass extinction: a geological perspective "