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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 Fall 2020 Seminar Series, we will have them via zoom.

Following is the current  Seminar Series schedule:

September 3rd 20203:30pm“New gas from old carbon: using radiocarbon and clumped isotopes to understand methane emissions from permafrost thaw ponds”

Dr. Peter Douglas
Assistant Professor
Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec
September 10th 20203:30pm“Extraterrestrial seismology: 1 (Martian) year of InSight on Mars and plans for Dragonfly on Titan”
Dr. Mark Panning
Research Scientist,
Jet Propulsion Lab/California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
September 17th 20203:30pm“A brief introduction to machine learning and the need for trans-disciplinary machine learning research”
Dr. Alina Zare
Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
September 24th 20203:30pm“The Importance of Geoethics in an Uncertain World”

Dr. David Mogk
Senior Research Scientist
Department of Earth Sciences
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana
October 1st 20203:30pm“Coupled trace element and stable isotope proxies in stalagmites reveal both abrupt arid events and periods of past wetter climate in the Middle East region”

Dr. Stacy Carolin
Research Associate
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom
October 8th 20203:30pm“Extinction at the end-Cretaceous set the origin of modern Neotropical rainforests”
Dr. Carlos Jaramillo
Staff Scientist, Endowed Chair in Paleobiology
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Balboa, Ancón
Panamá, República de Panama
October 15th 20203:30pm“Broader Impacts 3.0: TESI, SEFS & Beyond”

Dr. Bruce MacFadden
Distinguished Professor, Florida Museum of Natural History
Director, UF Thompson Earth Systems Institute
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
October 22nd 20203:30pm"Multiproxy records of the end-Devonian Hangenberg Crisis in the Appalachian Basin, USA"

Dr. Aaron Martinez
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
University of California – Riverside
Riverside, CA
October 29th 20203:30pmNeodymium isotopes as a tracer for ocean circulation across the last glacial cycle
Dr. Tom Williams
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL
November 5th 20203:30pm"The Geologic History of Florida—Three Unresolved Issues Amongst Many”

Dr. Albert C. Hine
Retired-Emeritus, Professor
College of Marine Science
University of South Florida (USF)
St. Petersburg, FL
November 12th 2020

Dr. Lisa White
Director of Education and Outreach
Museum of Paleontology
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA
November 17th 2020
Co-Sponsored with the UF Water Institute)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
3:30pm“Insights from Geocognition research about how to effectively engage public audiences with climate change related information”

Dr. Karen McNeal
Molette Endowed Professor, Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences,
Auburn University
Auburn, AL
November 19th 20203:30pmTBA
Dr. Robyn Dahl
Assistant Professor
Department of Geology
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA
November 26th 20203:30Thanksgiving
December 3rd 20203:30 pmTBA
Dr. Ryan Paerl
Assistant Professor
Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences
NC State University
Raleigh, NC