Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

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Distinguished Speakers Series for 2014-2015

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 graduate student coordinator: Claudia Corona (ccorona1@mail.sfsu.edu)
Seminar Coordinator: Petra Dekens(dekens@sfsu.edu)

For disability-related accommodations: call (415) 338-2993 or email (geosci@sfsu.edu)

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


Spring 2016

February 2nd  
Post-Late-Pliocene kinematic evolution of the eastern California shear zone in the southern Death Valley region
Prof. John Caskey
Department of Earth & Climate Sciences
San Francisco State University

February 9th
Impact of river runoff in the coastal ocean: A glider perspective
Piero Luigi F. Mazzini
Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Candidate for Position in Coastal and Estuarine Processes

February 16th
Modeling Cross-Shelf Exchange: Effect of Stokes Drift, Transient Rip Currents and Stratification
Nirnimesh Kumar
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Candidate for Position in Coastal and Estuarine Processes

February 17th
TBA
Karl Lang
Department of Geosciences, University of Tübingen
Candidate for position in Sedimentology

February 23rd
TBA
Yadira Ibarra
Department of Earth System Science, Stanford University
Candidate for position in Sedimentology

March 1st
TBA
Timu Gallien
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Candidate for Position in Coastal and Estuarine Processes

March 2nd 
TBA
Brandon McElroy
Department of Geology & Geophysics, University of Wyoming
Candidate for position in Sedimentology

March 8th
TBA
Lissa MacVean
University of California Berkeley, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Candidate for Position in Coastal and Estuarine Processes

March 9th
TBA
Ethan Hyland
University of California Berkeley, Civil & Environmental Engineering
Candidate for position in Sedimentology

March 15th
TBA
TBA

Candidate for position in Sedimentology

March 22nd
No Speaker Series – Spring Recess

March 29th
TBA
TBA

April 5th
TBA
TBA

April 12th
Fire, earth & rain: emergency response for wildfire-induced landslide hazards
Jerome DeGraff
Richard H. Jahns Distinguished Lecturer for 2015-2016

April 19th  – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA

April 26th – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA

May 3rd  – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA

May 10th  – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA

May 17th  – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA

May 24th  – Student Presentations
TBA
TBA



Fall 2015

September 1st
Welcome to the new academic year party

September 8th  
Low-temperature thermochronometric constraints on Cenozoic intraplate deformation in the central Basin and Range
Tandsi Bidgoli
University of Kansas-Kansas Geological Survey
***Semi-annual Earth & Climate Science Alumni Lecture***

September 15th
Holocene marine productivity records from western North America: examples from California and Alaska
Dr. Jason Addison
USGS, Research Geologist

September 22nd 
California’s persistent droughts of the medieval climatic anomaly: Where lay the storm track?

Dr. Scott Stine

September 29th 
Student Research Short Presentations

October 6th
To See the World in a Grain of Sand: Utilizing Detrital Heavy Minerals to Reconstruct Earth History
Dr. Owen Anfinson
Assistant Professor, Sonoma State University

October 13th
History-in-the-Making: The State’s Role in Implementing the 2014 Sustainable Groundwater Management Act
Mark Nordberg, Senior Engineering Geologist
California Department of Water Resources

October 20th
A, B, Careful! Consequences of scale-invariance in power-law models of streamflow recessions for interpreting hydrological data
Dr. Sally Thompson, Assistant Professor
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
***Dawdy Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences***

October 27th
Hydrodynamics of carbon storage in coal and shale
Vikram Vishal
Fullbright visiting scholar, Stanford University

November 3rd 
No speaker series – GSA meeting

November 10th
Land-based Pollution of Coral Reefs in Hawaii
Dr. John Stock
USGS

November 17th  *Student Presentations*

Influence of light availability on tree-ring reconstructed temperature, Sonora Pass, CA
Lan Ma
MS thesis proposal

November 24th
No Speaker Series – Fall Recess

December 1st 
What can foraminifera tell us about past sea level change? An analysis from the Canterbury Basin of New Zealand
Dr. Matthieu Richaud
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
California State University - Fresno

December 8th 
Figuring out the earth from the inside out-Geodynamic Modeling
Dr. Kanani Lee

Department of Geology and Geophysics

Yale University

December 15th 
No Speaker Series – Finals week/AGU WEEK

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