Seminar Series

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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 2017 Seminar Series schedule:

 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
Seeing Level with Sea Level: Archaeological Proxies for Climate Change on the Northern Gulf Coast of Florida
presented by Dr. Kenneth E. Sassaman, Hyatt and Cici Brown Professor of Florida Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida

this seminar has been postponed because of hurricane Irma:
Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Loose Ends in Explaining Florida’s Geologic History”
presented by Dr. Albert C. Hine, Professor Emeritus, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

this seminar has been postponed because of the impact of hurricane Irma:
Thursday, September 14, 2017, 9:00 A.M. in the JWReitz Union Rion Ballroom
“Carbon Remineralization and Burial in the Coastal Martin: Linkages in the Anthropocene”
presented by Dr. Thomas S. Bianchi, Jon L. and Beverly A. Thompson Endowed Chair of Geological Sciences, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida
co-sponsored by the uf water institute and the uf department of soil and water science

note the time and location change for the following special seminar:
Thursday, September 21, 2017, 6:00 P.M. at First Magnitude (1220 S.E. Veitch Street, Gainesville, Florida)
Chasing Coral” a film screening and panel discussion
Panel Discussion participants: Dr. Donald C. Behringer (Associate Professor, Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences), Dr. Andrea L. Dutton (Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences), Dr. Tom Frazer (Professor and Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment), and Dr. Julie L. Meyer (Research Assistant Professor, Department of Soil and Water Sciences). University of Florida faculty

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Climate Change Effects on Florida’s Coastal Ecosystems: A Biogeochemical Perspective”
presented by Dr. Todd Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience, University of Florida, St. Augustine, Florida

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Small Mountainous Rivers and High-standing Islands: Their Roles in Global Biogeochemistry”
presented by Dr. W. Berry Lyons, Director of the School of Earth Sciences, Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, October 12, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
The Legacy of the Deepwater Horizon Disaster: New Science, New Paradigms and New Policy for a New Breed of Oil-Spills“
presented by Dr. David J. Hollander, Associate Professor of Chemical Oceanography, College of Marine Science, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

this seminar has been postponed:
Thursday, October 19, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
Rivers Above and Below Ground: Secret Passages of the Earth and the Greatness of Cities”
presented by Dr. James W. Jawitz, Professor of Landscape Hydrology, Department of Soil and Water Sciences, University of Florida

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Resilience and Restoration of Salt Marshes in a Changing Climate”
presented by Dr. Christine Angelini, Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment (ESSIE), University of Florida

Tuesday, October 31, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Hydrology and Aquatic Geochemistry of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica”
presented by Dr. W. Berry Lyons, Director of the School of Earth Sciences, Research Scientist, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
sponsored by the uf water institute

Thursday, November 2, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
Is the Moon Made of Cheese? An Interdisciplinary Approach for Developing a Reference Moon Model”
presented by Dr. Paul M. Bremner, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida

Thursday, November 9, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Environmental and Biogeographical Implications of Permineralized Fossil Plants Spanning the K-Pg Boundary in the Deccan Intertrappean Beds of Central India”
presented by Dr. Steven R. Manchester, Curator of Paleobotany, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

Tuesday, November 14, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Subsurface Deformation in the Crust and Lithosphere from Seismology and Rock Properties”
presented by Dr. Vera Schulte-Pelkum, Research Associate, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
“Sedimentary Analyses from Karst Environments: Their Utility for Paleoclimate Reconstruction”
presented by Dr. Philip van Beynen, Associate Professor, Departments of Geography and Environmental Science and Policy, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, Florida

Thursday, November 23, 2017: Thanksgiving Day – no seminar

Thursday, November 30, 2017, 3:30 P.M.
Reconstructing the Temporal Evolution of Sea Level during the Last Interglacial”
presented by Karen L. Vyverberg, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida