Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

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Distinguished Speakers Series for 2018-2019

Tuesdays 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Thornton Hall 604 (unless otherwise noted)

Please join us for lunch and refreshments in the Geoscience conference room
at 12:30. Seminar will begin at 1PM.

Seminar Coordinator: Alexander Stine

For disability-related accommodations: call (415) 338-2061 or email (

Archive of Presentation Topics: 2008-2009; 2009-2010 ; 2010-2011; 2011-2012; 2012-2013, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

Fall 2019

September 3

Welcome Party

(1PM-2PM), TH 604

September 10
Tropical Pacific climate and El Niño strength over the past five million years.
Sarah White
Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, UC Santa Cruz

September 17
What can mid-ocean ridge sediments (MOR-SED) tell us about deep-sea volcanism?
Ryan Portner

Department of Geology, San Jose State University

September 24 2019
Groundwater recharge in tropical glaciated valleys:  insights from near-surface geophysics in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru
Robin Glass
Geology Department, Sonoma State University

October 1 2019
Pursuing predictive ecology in the Anthropocene
Leander Anderegg
University of California Berkeley

October 8 2019
Astrobleme Recognition through Remote Sensing and the Challanges to Confirmation of the Erosional Remnants
Russell McArthur

Dept of Earth & Climate Sciences, San Francisco State University

October 15 2019
From ocean research to ocean product development
Jon LaRiviere, Scoot Science

October 22 2019
Nitrate export regimes in large rivers
Margaret Zimmer
Earth & Planetary Sciences Department, UC Santa Cruz
***Semi-annual Dawdy Lecture in the Hydrologic Sciences***

October 29 2019
Where does the atmosphere care most about changes in vegetation, and what is it about the land surface that the atmosphere cares about?
Marysa Laguë, University of California Berkeley

November 5 2019
How Atmospheric Rivers Impact Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations for Lake Mendocino
David Reynolds, NOAA, University of Colorado, Boulder

November 12 2019
From sediment science to science translation
Doug George, Coastal Programs Manager, California State Parks

November 19 2019
No Speaker

November 26 2019

December 3 2019
M.S. Student Defenses

Evaluating the role of low impact development recharge for sustainable groundwater resources

Lawrence Fujiwara

December 10 2019
AGU: No Speaker




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