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Seminars 2007 - 2008

Spring 2008

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January 18

Icebergs in the Climate System: A Story of Sea-level Instability, Severe Storms and Geophysical-Jazz (Just like New Orleans)

Dr. Douglas R. MacAyealUniversity of Chicago

Website: Douglas MacAyeal's Website

January 31

Germs and Geology: Emerging Issues in Waterborne Pathogen Research (GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecture Series)

Dr. Larry McKayUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville

Website: 2008 GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecture Tour

February 8

The Earth’s Turmoil during the Last Deglacial Period (The Ocean Leadership Distinguished Lecturer Series)

Dr. James KennettUCSB

February 21

The Urgent Demand for Field-trained Geologists in the Booming Minerals Exploration Industry

Dr. James MillerUniversity of Minnesota, Duluth

Website: James Miller's Website

Time: 5:00pm

February 22

The Precambrian Geology of the Lake Superior Region and the Making of Laurentia

Dr. James Miller University of Minnesota, Duluth

Website: James Miller's Website

February 29

Crocodiles in Greenland and Hippos in London: A Fossil-Fueled Tour of Past and Future Climates (AAPG Distinguished Lecture Series)

Dr. Kirk JohnsonDenver Museum of Nature and Science

March 7

Burn, Baby, Burn: Insights From Pyrolysis/Combustion Radiocarbon Chronology of Sediments

Dr. Brad RosenheimTulane University

March 14

Dissolved and Colloidal Trace Elements in Rivers: Problems and Perspectives

Dr. Alan M. ShillerUniversity of Southern Mississippi

March 21

No Seminar - Good Friday

April 4

Climate Change and Marine Plankton

Dr. Mike DaggLUMCON

April 11

Methane Emissions from Boreal & Arctic Peatlands: A Positive or Negative Feedback to Global Warming?

Dr. Sadredin C. MoosaviUniversity of Miami

April 18

New Observations and Old Problems in Subduction Zones

Dr. Tim DixonUniversity of Miami

April 25

Weathering and Igneous Differentiation in the Origin of Continental Crust

Dr. Cin-Ty LeeRice University

Fall 2007

October 5

Tectonics, Glacio-isostasy, Compaction: What Makes the Mississippi Delta Sink?

Dr. Torbjörn TörnqvistTulane University

October 19

Mississippi River Response to the Last Glacial-Interglacial Cycle and the Flexural Ups and Downs of Mississippi Delta

Dr. Mike BlumLSU

October 26

Hurricane Katrina and Gulf Coast Forest Carbon Cycling

Dr. Jeffrey Q. ChambersTulane University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

November 2

Coastal Inlet Functional Design: Anticipating Morphologic Response

Nick KrausU.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Vicksburg

November 16

Cambrian Eocrinoids from China and the Beginning of Complex Metazoans

Dr. Ronald ParsleyTulane University

November 23

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

November 30

New Perspectives on Sea level Change

Dr. Alexander S. KolkerTulane University

December 7

Carbon Cycling Associated with the Freshwater-Seawater Mixing Zone in Marine Sediments of a Coastal Lagoon

Dr. Jaye E. CableLSU, Oceanography

Website: Jaye E. Cable's Website

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