Department of Earth & Climate Sciences

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Distinguished Speakers Series for 2016-2017

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: Leonard Sklar (

For disability-related accommodations: call (415) 338-2993 or email (

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

Fall 2016

August 30
Welcome Party! 
Short student presentations on summer field adventures

September 6
Matthew Fox, U.C. Berkeley, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science
History of mountain belts from the inversion of topography and thermochronometry

September 13
Leonard Sklar, SFSU, Dept of Earth & Climate Sciences
The Problem of Predicting the Size Distribution of Sediments Supplied by Hillslopes to Rivers

September 20
Kim Blisniuk, San Jose State University, Geology Department
A ~100,000 year geomorphic history of large earthquake displacements on the San Andreas fault in southern California

September 27
David Mustart, SFSU, Dept of Earth & Climate Sciences
Origin of Mineral Deposits with World-class Collectible Specimens of Native Gold and Native Silver

October 4
Amelia Paukert Vankeuren, Cal State Sacramento, Geology Department
Title: TBA

October 11
Fall 2016 Dawdy Lecture in Hydrologic Sciences
Scott Peckham, University of Colorado, Institute of Alpine and Arctic Research
Title: TBA

October 18
Alan Howard, University of Virginia, Dept. of Environmental Sciences
Title: TBA

October 25
Fall 2016 Distinguished Alumna Lecture
Jill Marshall, UC Berkeley, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science
Title: TBA

November 1
Clifford Riebe, University of Wyoming, Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Title: TBA

November 8
Phoebe Lam, UC Santa Cruz, Dept. of Ocean Sciences
Title: TBA

November 15
Cathy Busby, UC Santa Barbara, Dept. of Earth Science
2016 Ocean Discovery Lecturer – International Ocean Discovery Program
Title: TBA

November 22
Thanksgiving Break

November 29
Student thesis defense presentations

December 6
Student thesis defense presentations


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