Seminar Series Spring 2011

All seminars take place in 202 Williamson Hall unless otherwise stated.

January 6
No seminar this week

JanuarY 14 . THURSDAY: 4PM
“Shaken or Stirred: How Well Mixed Is the Earth’s Mantle?”
Dr. Vincent J. Salters, Professor of Geochemistry and
Scientific Staff, National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Florida State University

January 20 . THURSDAY: 4PM
The Chicxulub Impact Cratering Event and Implications for the Evolution of Life on Earth”
Dr. David A. Kring, Staff Scientist
Center for Lunar Science and Exploration
Universities Space Research Association -- Lunar and Planetary Institute
Houston, Texas

January 27 . THURSDAY: 4PM
Oases in the Dark -- Hidden Ecosystems in the Straits of Florida”
Dr. Gregor Eberli, Director, Comparative Sedimentology Laboratory, and
Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami

February 3 . THURSDAY: 4PM
Mapping in the Dark: Deciphering the Volcanic Record at Mid-Ocean Ridges”
Dr. Scott M. White, Associate Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
University of South Carolina

February 10 . THURSDAY: 4PM
Three-dimensional Imaging with the USArray: New Constraints on the Geometry of the Juan de Fuca/Farallon Slab”
Dr. Gary Pavlis, Professor of Geophysics, Seismology and Tectonics
Department of Geological Sciences
Indiana University – Bloomington

NOTE LOCATION CHANGE FOR THIS SEMINAR:
February 17 . THURSDAY: 4PM . 260 FLG (Florida Gymnasium)
Petroleum Geology of Northern South America
Dr. Paul Mann, Senior Research Scientist
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin

February 24 . THURSDAY: 4PM
"Influence of Partial Confinement on Circulation and Dissolution
in the Florida Carbonate Platform"

Dr. Jason Gulley, Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Texas at Austin

March 3 . THURSDAY: 4PM
The Biogeochemistry of Arsenic in Ground Water Flow Systems
Dr. Karen Johannesson, Professor
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Tulane University
New Orleans, Louisiana

March 10
No Seminar -- Spring Break

March 17 . THURSDAY: 4PM
"Are the Oceans Shrinking? The Subduction Zone Water Cycle”
Dr. Terry A. Plank, Professor of Geochemistry
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Palisades, New York

NOTE DAY CHANGE FOR THIS SEMINAR:
March 22 . TUESDAY: 4PM
"Carbon and Water Cycle Feedbacks During the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum"
Dr. Gabriel Bowen, Associate Professor
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
College of Science
Purdue University
West Lafayette, Indiana

NOTE DAY CHANGE FOR THIS SEMINAR:
March 29 . TUESDAY: 4PM
"Application of the Stable Isotopes of H,C,N, and O to Environmental Issues in Florida"
Dr. Peter Swart, Professor and Chair
Division of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami

April 7 . THURSDAY: 4PM
TBA

April 14 . THURSDAY: 4PM
TBA