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 (
Seminar Coordinator: Petra Dekens(

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

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
Dr. Jason Addison
USGS, Research Geologist

September 22nd 
Dr. Scott Stine

September 29th 

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
Carl Lamborg
Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

November 3rd 
No speaker series – GSA meeting

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

November 17th  *Student Presentations*
Lan Ma
MS thesis proposal

Ryan Gunder
BS Thesis defense

November 24th
No Speaker Series – Fall Recess

December 1st 
Dr. Matthieu Richaud

December 8th 
Dr. Kanani Lee

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

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