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Geological Sciences

Spring 2017 Colloquium Series

Thursdays in Mitchell 005

Refreshments at 3:30pm Talk at 4pm


January 13  Blair Schoene,  Princeton University

(Friday)  Assessing the role of volcanism in the end-Cretaceous mass extinction   using U-Pb geochronology

January 19    Brian McAdoo,  Yale University

    Man-made natural disasters and the role of geoscience 


February 2    Venkat Lakshmi, University of South Carolina

    Hydrology from space

February 9  Peter Swart, University of Miami

  The True Meaning of the Carbon Isotope Signal in the Geological Record

February 16  Mark Caddick, Virginia Tech

    Petrologic constraints on rates of orogenic processes

March 2    Yurena Yanes, University of Cincinatti

    Fossil land snails as paleoenvironmental and paleoecological proxies


March 9    Ryan Mills, UNC-CH

  How much water was in the Moon? The waxing and waning of scientific   thought

March 23    Mark Barnett, Auburn University

    Radionuclides, colloids, and virtual water


March 30    Laura Lautz, Syracuse University

    Salinity and methane in groundwater of the Marcellus Shale region:   applied statistics for an applied problem   

April 6  David Gillikin, Union College

    Reconstructing hydrological changes over the past century in Central   Africa using freshwater bivalve shells 

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