UNC College of Arts & Sciences

Geological Sciences

Fall 2016 Colloquium Series

Thursdays in Mitchell 005

Refreshments at 3:30 pm    Talk at 4 pm


August 25    Jose Rafeal Garcia,  Catholic University of Valencia

    Is gaping activity of marine bivalves an indicator of local environmental   variation 


September 8  JOINT with CEE: Katherine Renken, University of South Carolina

    Coupled feedback between vegetation and geomorphology in coastal   dunes


September 15  Judson Harvey, USGS

  Jenner Speaker Series -Curriculum for Environment and Ecology



September 22  Thijs Vandenbroucke, Ghent University

Ice, death, bugs and metals in the Palaeozoic


October 6    Fangzhen Teng, University of Washington

    Tracing subducted crustal materials in the mantle


October 13    Donna Surge, UNC-CH

  Tracing moisture sources of the extreme storm event impacting the   Carolinas in October, 2015 using O, H, and Sr isotope ratios and HYSPLIT


October 27    JOINT with CEE: David Butman, University of Washington

    A Carbon Conundrum - Inland Waters


November 3    John Bartley, University of Utah

    Metamorphic heat goes where the water flows: the strange case of the   Alta stock    


November 10  Paul Pinet, Colgate University



November 17  Roberta Rudnick, UCSB

      Glacial diamictites and the evolving composition of the upper continental   crust


December 1    Nicholas Christie-Blick, Columbia University

  Why Extensional Detachment Faults Are Still a Problem

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