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List of Speakers

2011 Geodynamics Seminar Series:
Rivers: The Cascading Limb of the Geologic Cycle

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Carriage House, Quissett Campus

Speaker Schedule

Date Seminar Speaker Topic/Title
February 1 Ray Schmitt
Senior Scientist
Physical Oceanography, WHOI
The role of the oceans in the global water cycle
February 8
Clark 507
James Syvitski
Professor of Geological Sciences; Director and Fellow of INSTAAR
Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
Rivers as land-to-sea transport arteries
February 15 Taylor Perron
Dept. Of Earth, Atmosphere & Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Coupling of River Networks and Hill Slopes in Landscape Evolution
February 22 Josh West
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Southern California
Floods, Earthquakes, and Rivers: The Effects of Rare Large Events on Weathering, Erosion, and the Transport of Carbon
March 1 Suzanne Prestrud-Anderson
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research
Univ. of Colorado
Glacier- Rivers of ice in surficial Earth systems
March 8 Rudy Slingerland
Professor of Geosciences
Penn State University
 Landscape Evolution and Sediment Fluxes to the Ocean
March 15 Arjun Heimsath
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Quantifying Hillslope Processes: Holes, Isotopes, and Exploration
March 22 Spring Break
 no presentation
March 29 Heather L. Buss
U.S. Geological Survey
Water Resources Discipline
Critical Zone Processes and their Influence on Watershed Exports
April 5 Robert Spencer
Assistant Scientist
Woods Hole Research Center

Floodplains as biogoechemical reactors

April 12 Peter Raymond
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
The role of rivers in the global carbon budget
April 19 John Day
Coastal Ecology Institute
Louisiana State University
Ecology, Sediment Transport and Energy Issues
April 26 Rocky Geyer
Senior Scientist
Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, WHOI
The influence of estuaries on the transport of sediment and solutes from rivers to the ocean
May 3
Clark 507
Robert Aller
School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
Stony Brook University
Deltaic systems as global biogeochemical reactors: C cycling, diagenetic pathways, and reverse weathering
May 10 Derek Vance
Dept. of Earth Sciences
University of Bristol, UK
Marine geochemical budgets, chemical weathering and the carbon cycle in the ice-house world of the Quaternary