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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.
Following is the current  Seminar Series schedule:

January 9th 20203:30pm"Soil Carbon: A passive recorder and active driver of global climate change"

Dr. Tim Gallagher
Postdoctoral Fellow
Jackson School of Geosciences
University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX

January 16th 20203:30pm“Coral Calcification in a Changing Ocean”

Dr. Weifu Guo
Associate Scientist
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods hole, MA
January 23rd 20203:30pm"Preindustrial greenhouse gas emissions have warmed the tropics for thousands of years"

Dr. Samantha Bova
EOAS Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
January 28th 20203:30pm“Can evidence of past sea-level change inform Antarctic mass loss and future sea-level rise?”

Dr. Daniel Gilford
Postdoctoral Associate
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ
January 30th 20203:30pmNo Seminar
February 13th 2020
Reitz Union RM. 3320
3:30pm“Trust me, I’m a Scientist!: The Science of Science Communication”

Dr. Wendy Bohon
Geologist & Science Communication Specialist
IRIS: Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology
Washington, DC

February 20th 20203:30pm“Integrative molecular biogeochemistry of soil organic matter with global environmental change”

Dr. Myrna Simpson
Professor & Associate Director of the Environmental NMR Centre
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
February 27th 20203:30pm“Generation of Enriched Mantle Sources: Evidence from Volatiles and Light Stable Isotopes”

Dr. Jackie Dixon
Professor of Geological Oceanography
University of South Florida
St. Petersburg, FL
March 5th 20203:30pmSpring Break No Seminar
March 12th 20203:30pmPhytoplankton-bacterial interactions that mediate ocean carbon, sulfur and energy flux"

Dr. Bryndan Durham
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

March 19th 20203:30pmCancelled
March 26th 20203:30pm“Lacustrine Records of Indian Summer Monsoon Variability and Links to Human Activity From China”

Dr. Aubrey Hillman
Assistant Professor
School of Geosciences
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA
March 31st3:30pm"Glacial Ocean Dynamics: Insight into the ocean's role in climate through a simplified physical model and deep-sea coral measurements"

Dr. Sophia K.V. Hines
Lamont Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University
Palisades, NY
April 2nd 20203:30pmCancelled
April 9th 2020
Williamson Hall Rm 265
12 PMCancelled
April 9th 20203:30pmCancelled
April 16th 20203:30pmHigh Latitude Hydrology:

Water in a changing World

Dr. Jonathan Martin

Birdsall-Dreiss Distinguished Lecturer

Professor, Associate Chair

Department of Geological Sciences

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL