Seminar Series


The University of Florida Department of Geological Sciences Seminar Series
is a weekly event during the fall and spring semesters that take place in
room 100 Williamson Hall (Bless Auditorium) unless otherwise noted.
Following is the current Fall 2016 Seminar Series schedule:

Thursday, September 1, 2016, 3:00 P.M.:
“Sea-level Rise: A Challenge for Coastal Communities”
presented by Dr. Xuan Yu, Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Building Mountains in an Icy World: Results from IODP Drilling in the Gulf of Alaska”
presented by Dr. John M. Jaeger, Associate Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

Tuesday, September 13, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Natural and Anthropogenic Evolution of Salt Marshes in the North Atlantic”
presented by Dr. Ane Garcia Artola, Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Marine and Coastal Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Thursday, September 15, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
Anatomy of a Killer: A Mantle Dynamic Reconstruction of the Réunion Plume During the Cenozoic”
presented by Dr. Alessandro M. Forte, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

Thursday, September 22, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Using Models to Explore How Terrestrial Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles Respond to a Changing World”
presented by Dr. Stefan Gerber, Associate Professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, University of Florida

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Drivers of Holocene Sea-level Change in the Caribbean Region”
presented by Dr. Nicole Khan, Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey (USGS), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, St. Petersburg, Florida

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Impact of Climate Change on Mangrove Forests: Sink, Swim, or Get Out of the Way?”
presented by Dr. Joseph M. “Donny” Smoak, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Geography, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

Tuesday, October 11, 2016, 3:30P.M.:
“Big Forams, Big Questions: Cenozoic Larger Benthic Foraminifera and Climate Interactions”
presented by Dr. Laura J. Cotton, Research Fellow, School of Biological Sciences and Institute of Marine Science, University of Hong Kong

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Superpiles, Superplumes or Something Else? The Hidden Structure of the Lowermost Mantle”
presented by Dr. Andy Nowacki, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom

Thursday, October 20, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Himalayan Waste Management: Sea Level Responses to Sediment Erosion and Deposition in the Indus Basin and Arabian Sea”
presented by Dr. Ken Ferrier, Assistant Professor, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, October 27, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Silenced Springs – What They Are Telling Us”
presented by Dr. Robert Knight, Director, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute, Gainesville, Florida

Thursday, November 3, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
Anatomy of a Long-lived Oceanic Arc: Synthesis of Three IODP Expeditions in the Izu-Bonin-Marianas Arc”
presented by Dr. Cathy Busby, Professor, Earth Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Deglacial Tropical Atlantic Subsurface Warming Links Ocean Circulation Variability to the West African Monsoon”
presented by Dr. Matthew Schmidt, Associate Professor, Department of Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia

Thursday, November 17, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Suspended Particulate Matter from Moselle River (Lorraine, France): Mineral, Organic Characterization and Reactivity Towards Contaminants”
presented by Dr. Mathieu Le Meur, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

Thursday, November 24, 2016: Thanksgiving Day – no seminar

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 3:30 P.M.:
“Molecular Signatures and Bioreactivity of Permafrost and Glacier Dissolved Organic Carbon”
presented by Dr. Aron Stubbins, Associate Professor, The University of Georgia Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, Savannah, Georgia