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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.

For the Spring 2021 Seminar Series, we will have them via zoom.

Following is the current  Seminar Series schedule:

January 14th 20213:30pm "The changing nature of fluvial erosion on early Mars"
Dr. Alex Morgan
Research geologist,
National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Washington, District of Columbia
January 21st 20213:30pm"Dynamos in Rocky Planets: A Tour of the Solar System and Beyond."

Dr. Joseph O’Rourke
Assistant Professor
School of Earth and Space Exploration
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
January 28th 20213:30pm“Integrating virtual fieldwork, paleontology collections, and visualization tools to enhance geoscience instruction for diverse audiences”

Dr. Lisa White
Director of Education and Outreach, Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
February 3rd 2021
UF Water Institute Lightning Talk
12-1PM“Environmental Justice and Water”

Dr. Kevin Ash (UF Geography)
Dr. Simone Athayde (FIU Department of Global & Sociocultural Studies)
Dr. Joel Correia (UF Center for Latin American Studies)
Dr. Jason von Meding (UF ME Rinker, Sr. School of Construction Management, Florida Institute for Built Environment Resilience (FIBER))
February 4th, 20213:30pm“Life Detection in the 2020s: (Re)Designing Instruments to Search for Molecular Signs of Life Beyond Earth”

Dr. Mary Beth Wilhelm,
Research Scientist
Space Science & Astrobiology Division
NASA Ames Research Center
Moffett Field, CA
February 11th 2021

Dr. Ann Ojeda
Assistant Professor
Department of Geosciences
Auburn University
Auburn, Alabama 36849

February 18th 20213:30pm“Development of modern ocean circulation during the Cenozoic”

Dr. Jim Wright
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences,
Rutgers University (Ocean Discovery Lecture Series)
New Brunswick, NJ
February 23rd 2021
UF Water Institute Distinguished Faculty Fellow

Dr. Nancy Denslow
Professor And Director Of Aquatic Toxicology
Department of Physiological Sciences, Veterinary Medicine
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida

February 25th, 20213:30PM“Oxygen and evolution during the middle earth”

Dr. Don E. Canfield
Institute of Biology
University of Southern Denmark
Odense M, Denmark
March 4th 20213:30pmTBA
March 11th 20213:30pmTBA
March 18th 20213:30pmTBA
March 25th 20213:30pmTBA
March 31st, 2021
UF Water Institute Early Career Faculty Fellow
Dr. Alexander J. (A.J.) Reisinger
Assistant Professor
Soil and Water Sciences Department
University of Florida,
Gainesville, Florida
April 1st 20213:30pmTBA

Dr. Julia Diaz
Assistant Professor
Geosciences Research Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

April 8th 2021

Dr. Jessica Barnes
Assistant Professor
Department of Planetary Sciences
Lunar and Planetary Laboratory
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
April 15th 20213:30pmTBA

Dr. Adam Holt
Assistant Professor
Department of Marine Geosciences
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science
University of Miami
Miami, Florida