Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Fall 2018 Department Seminar Series


Seminars are presented on Thursdays (unless otherwise noted) at 4:00 p.m. in B20* Tate Hall, followed by refreshments in Tate Hall 401-20.
(Please note room change)*


*special seminar held in B50 Tate Hall



September 6

Dr. Donna L. Whitney, Head, University of Minnesota, N.H.Winchell School of Earth Sciences
Welcome 2018-2019



September 13

Dr. Cara Santelli, University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences
More than just mushrooms:  fungi as geological agents in metal and mineral transformations


September 20- CANCELLED

Dr. Taylor Perron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
The imprint of rivers on biodiversity and planetary topography



September 27*  This seminar will begin at 3:35pm

Dr. Raymond Jeanloz, University of California- Berkeley, Earth and Planetary Science
Pressure as a Probe for Atoms, Molecules and Planets



October 4

Dr. Christine Siddoway, Colorado College, Department of Geology
A “rosetta stone” for Antarctic tectonics: New gravity and magnetics data for the Ross Ice Shelf region



October 11

Dr. Vera Pospelova, University of Victoria, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences
40 micrometer - size storytellers: using sediment archives of dinoflagellate cysts to study environmental change



October 18
*NWGA Darcy Lecuture Series*

Dr. Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary, Department of Geoscience

Alpine hydrogeology: The critical role of groundwater in sourcing the headwaters of the world



October 25

Dr. Jeffrey Hyman, Los Alamos National Laboratory
The Influence of Multiple Scales in Fractured Media on Flow and Transport Properties 



November 1

Dr. Josh Feinberg, University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences
Zero valent iron as a means for capturing excess phosphorus from storm water



November 8

Dr. Jörg Hermann, University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences
Cooking the subduction soup: Nature and composition of subduction zone fluids



November 15

Dr. Dan Jones, University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences & BioTechnology Institute
Geomicrobiology of sulfidic mine waste from Minnesota’s Duluth Complex



November 22-no seminar, Thanksgiving



November 29

Dr. Larisa DeSantis, Vanderbilt University, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Causes and consequences of Late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions



December 6

Dr. Jake Bailey, University of Minnesota, Department of Earth Sciences

Possible symbioses with the world's largest bacteria