Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series


Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

All lectures will take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in E137 Howe-Russell-Kniffen unless otherwise noted. Coffee and cookies are served before lectures at 3:20 in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium.

FALL 2016 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Sep. 2 "Variability in Microbial Arctic Soil Carbon Usage: Implications for Climate Feedback" Lori Ziolkowski
University of South Carolina
Peter Doran
Sep. 16  "Formation Damage at Water Injector Wells Due to Channelization in Unconsolidated Formations" Arash Dahi Taleghani
LSU
 Juan Lorenzo
Sep. 23  "Karst Hydrology: Insights from Interpreting Responses to Transient Conditions" Carol Wicks
LSU
Huiming Bao / Peter Doran
Sep. 30 "Deep-Time Source-to-Sink Sediment Dispersal: New Geochronologic Constrains from the Cenozoic North America-Gulf of Mexico Sediment-routing System" Jacob Covault
University of Texas - Austin
Peter Clift
Oct. 21 "Ted Irving and the Paleomagnetic Test of the Continental Drift (1951-1960)" Hank Frankel
University of Missouri
Huiming Bao
Oct. 28

"The Biogeochemical Effect of Bioturbation: a Perspective from the Rock Record"

Dario Harazim
Colorado State University
Sam Bentley
Nov. 4  "The Role of Climate and Weathering on Bedrock River Incision in Hawaii" Nicole Gaspirini
Tulane
Peter Doran / Sam Bentley
Nov. 11 "Ground Penetrating Radar Imaging of Fractures for Monitoring Fluid Flow and Transport: Capabilities and Limitations"  Georgios Tsoflias
University of Kansas
Juan Lorenzo 
Nov. 18 "Chasing the Earth's Magnetic Field - with a Drill Ship" Carl Richter
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Peter Clift

 

SPRING 2017 SCHEDULE:

DATE LECTURE TOPIC SPEAKER FACULTY HOST
Jan. 13 "River Reorganization, Desert Growth, and Early Human Societies in Holocene, SW Asia" Peter Clift
LSU
Huiming Bao / Peter Doran
Jan. 20  "Fluids and Extensional Faults: Insights from Active and Time-averaged Deformation"  Cindy Ebinger
Tulane
 Peter Clift
Jan. 27 "Massive Volcanism, Evaporite Deposition, and the Chemical Evolution of the Early Cretaceous Ocean" Matt Hurtgen
Northwestern
Achim Herrmann
Feb. 3 "Water Resource Stewardship in the U.S. National Park Service" Forrest "Ed" Harvey
Water Resources Division
Carol Wicks
Feb. 10 "The Collision of Conodonts and Isotopes: Exploring Chemostratigraphy in an Ordovician Biostratigraphic and Paleoclimate Framework" Steve Leslie
James Madison University
 Achim Herrmann
Feb. 17 "Sedimentary Record of Eocene-Oligocene Elevation and Hydroclimates in the Cordilleran Orogen" Majie Fan
UT - Arlington
Guangsheng Zhuang
Feb. 24 "Building Mountains in an Icy World: Results from IODP Drilling in the Gulf of Alaska" John Jaeger
University of Florida
Peter Clift
Mar. 10 "Going, Going, Gone! Antarctica's Vanishing Ground Ice" Joe Levy
UTIG
 Peter Doran
Mar.  17  "Light Element Isotopologue Tracers for Biogeochemical Cycles" Naohiro Yoshida
Tokyo Tech
Huiming Bao
Mar. 24 "Morphodynamic Evolution of Deep-Marine Environments Using Integrated AUV and ROV Data, Offshore Southern California"   Katie Maier Coble
USGS - Santa Cruz
  Peter Clift
Mar. 31 "The Continuing Role of Biostratigraphy as a Foundational Discipline in Energy Exploration and Development" Thomas Demchuk Sophie Warny
Apr. 21 "Options for Deep Geologic Disposal of Radioactive Waste: Examples from the U.S. and
other Nations"
Peter Swift
Sandia National Laboratories
 Jianwei Wang
Apr. 26 "Theory of High Dimensional Stable Isotope Effects" Xiaobin Cao
LSU
Huiming Bao