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Seminars 2008 - 2009

All seminars are at 12:00 PM (Noon) on Fridays in Room 224 Science & Engineering Labs building unless otherwise noted.

Spring 2009

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January 16

Freshwater Outburst, Rapid Sea-Level Rise and Abrupt Climate Change, 8,200 Years Ago

Dr. Yongxiang (Frank) LiDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University

February 6

Sr2+/Ca2+ and 44Ca/40Ca Fractionation During Inorganic Calcite Formation - Experimental Study

Dr. Jianwu TangDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University

February 13

Alternate Explanations for Synchronous Variations in the Carbon Isotopic Composition of Platform Derived Sediments

Dr. Peter SwartDepartment of Marine Geology and Geophysics, University of Miami

February 20

Searching for Eustasy in Deglacial Sea-Level Histories

Dr. Glenn MilneCanada Research Chair in Earth System Dynamics, University of Ottawa

February 27

Neoproterozoic Tillites and Carbonates, Odd Couple of the Otavi Platform, Namibia

Dr. Eugene DomackJ. W. Johnson Family Professorship of Environmental Studies, Hamilton College, New York

March 6

Flushing of Bays and Lakes in Louisiana Coastal Region: Modeling and Observations

Dr. Chunyan LiLouisiana State University

March 13

Visualization and Interpretation of LIDAR Data of the Surface of the Prairie Complex Near Lafayette, Louisiana in an Interactive, 'Immersive,' 3D Environment

Dr. Gary Kinsland and Dr. Christoph BorstUniversity of Louisiana, Lafayette

March 20

Using Virtual Learning Environments to Teach Geology

Dr. Iris TottenDepartment of Geology, Kansas State University

March 27

No Seminar - Spring Break

April 3

Paleo Tsunami and Storm Deposits - Implications for Extreme-Wave Hazard Assessments

Dr. Bob MortonUSGS

April 10

No Seminar - Easter Break

April 17

Towards Developing a Paleo-Hydrological Record of the Last Glacial Cycle in the Mono Basin, CA

Dr. Sidney HemmingLamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

April 24

Backwater Control on Sediment Transport and Channel Morphology in the Lowermost Mississippi River

Mr. Jeffrey NittrouerJackson School of Geoscience, University of Texas at Austin

April 30

Paleoclimate Proxy Perspective on Multidecadal Variability in the Caribbean Since 1751 A.D.

Dr. Kelly KilbourneDepartment of Environmental Policy and Science, McDaniel College

May 1

Multiple Approaches to Characterizing Metal Sorption on the Surface of the Marine Macroalga Ulva Lactuca

Dr. Johan SchijfUniversity of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Fall 2008

September 19

Profiling Beach Erosion at Grand Isle, LA - The Gustav Effect

Dr. Sadredin MoosaviDepartment of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University

View Abstract: Profiling Beach Erosion at Grand Isle

September 26

Coastal Evolution and Sediment Dynamics along Mississippi River Delta Plain Barrier Shorelines

Dr. Michael D. MinerResearch Geologist, Pontchartrain Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of New Orleans

October 3

Ecosystem Metabolism and Nutrient Cycling Along the Aquatic Continuum from Headwater Streams to the Ocean

Dr. Brian J. RobertsAssistant Professor, Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON)

October 10

The Geology of the Katrina Disaster in New Orleans

Dr. Stephen A NelsonChair and Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Tulane University

View Abstract: The Geology of the Katrina Disaster in New Orleans

October 17

No Seminar

October 24

Export and Burial of Organic Carbon in the Himalayan System: A New Look at the Long-Term C Cycle

Dr. Valier GalyPostdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, MA

October 31

Tourmaline: Can It Record Geologic Information Like a DVD?

Dr. Darrell HenryProfessor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana Sate University

View Abstract: Tourmaline: Can it Record Geologic Information Like a DVD?

November 7

Carbonate Dissolution in Shallow Water Sediments: Local, Regional and (Possible) Global Impacts

Dr. David BurdigeProfessor of Chemical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA

View Abstract: Carbonate Dissolution in Shallow Water Sediments

November 14

Great Earthquakes, Rock Uplift and Seismic Coupling above the Hellenic Subduction Zone – Crete, Greece

Dr. Karl W. WegmannAssistant Professor, Dept. of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University

View Abstract: Great Earthquakes, Rock Uplift and Seismic Coupling

November 21

Sand Dune Erosion and Revegetation on South Padre Island, Texas

Dr. Elizabeth HeiseAssistant Professor of Geology and Oceanography and Frances Rusteberg Fellow, Department of Chemistry and Environmental Sciences, University of Texas at Brownsville

November 28

No Seminar - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 5

Quaternary Sea-Level, Climate Changes, Holocene Barrier Island and Mississippi Delta Development, Northeastern Gulf of Mexico Coastal Plain. Tectonics-Based Contrasts with the Western Gulf?

Dr. Ervin OtvosProfessor Emeritus, Department of Coastal Sciences, USM, Ocean Springs, MS

View Abstract: Quaternary Sea-Level Climate Changes

Download Expanded Abstract: Quaternary Sea-Level Climate Changes

Website: Ervin Otvos' Website

December 12

The 8.2 ka Event in Climate Model Simulations: Sensitivity to Various Perturbation Scenarios and the Global Impact

Dr. Hans RenssenFree University, Department of Paleoclimatology and Geomorphology, Amsterdam

View Abstract: The 8.2 ka Event in Climate Model Simulations

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