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2016-2017 Seminar Series

Fall 2016 Seminars

September 30 - Sloss Graduate Research Symposium

October 7 - Randy Keller, University of Oklahoma
Cratons and crustal blocks: Global tectonic analogies

October 14 - Barbara Sherwood-Lollar, University of Toronto
Exploration Frontiers for Deep Fluids and Deep Life in the World’s Oldest Rocks

October 21 - Craig Bina, Northwestern University
Subduction dynamics in the mantle transition zone: Petrology, rheology, slab buckling, and trench migration

October 28 - Jennifer Glass, Georgia Institute of Technology
It's a Gas! Gas! Gas! A New Look at the Role of Iron in the Ancient Greenhouse

November 4 - Hersh Gilbert, Purdue University
Seismicity in the midcontinent of North America, Is weak mantle to blame?

November 11 - Seth Stein, Northwestern University
Insights into the Evolution of Passive Continental Margins and Continental Rifts from the Failed Midcontinent Rift

November 18 - Peter Makovicky, The Field Museum
Real Paleo Diets: Understanding dietary evolution in dinosaurs

December 2 - Charles Kerans, The University of Texas at Austin
The changing face of stratigraphy: blending predictive patterns and events

Winter 2017 Seminars

January 9 - Michael White, Nature

February 10 - Jonathan Buzan, Purdue University
Quantifying Global Heat Stress Changes Due to Climate Change

February 17 - Andrea Dutton, University of Florida
Polar ice sheet retreat during past warm periods: An update from the Seychelles    

February 24 - Ashish Sharma, University of Notre Dame
Climate modeling at scales people and ecosystems live

Spring 2017 seminars

March 31 - Steve Holland, University of Georgia
The stratigraphy of mass extinction

April 7 - Mainak Mookherjee, Florida State University
Volatiles in the Solid Earth- insights from Mineral Physics

April 14 - Tracey Holloway, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Energy Options for Cleaner Air 

April 21 - Shaun Marcott, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Abrupt Changes in the Global Carbon Cycle Over the Past 70ka

April 28 - Steve Shirey, Carnegie Institution of Washington
Superdeep diamonds: sampling minerals from the mantle transition zone

May 5 - Scott King, Virginia Tech
Slow Diffusion in Majoritic Garnet and The Dynamics of Subduction

May 12 - Kaiyu Guan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monitoring and modeling the US crop production under climate change

May 19 - Sierra Petersen, University of Michigan
From equator to pole in a cool greenhouse: A new look at Late Cretaceous climate​