Department of Earth Sciences
Newton Horace Winchell School of Earth Sciences

Soft Rock Lunch


Soft Rock Lunch


Spring 2018

Wednesdays, 12:10 - 1:10 p.m., 401-20 Tate Hall

1/17 Organizational meeting  
1/24 Scott Alexander "Isotopes in the Classroom"
1/31 Ajay Limaye "The meandering path from river dynamics to valley form"
2/7 Jeff Havig "2.0 Ga carbonate deposits that record the end of the Lomagundi-Jatuli positive carbon isotope excursion"
2/14 Tony Runkel "The nitrate contamination problem in Minnesota: The importance of geologic context"
2/21 Donna Whitney "The ups and downs of the Anatolian crust and surface: basin records of mountain-building"
2/28 Stefan Liess "The influence of observed and simulated regional climate modes on North America and their potential for long-term predictions"
3/7 Dan Jones "Unmasking the methylators! Investigating the relationship between mercury methylation and microbial community composition across sulfate gradients in Northern Minnesota”
3/21 Fernando Medina "Visualizing Chemical Fossils"
3/28 David Fox  "Testing phylogeographic hypotheses and niche conservatism in extant Great Plains rodents using the Quaternary fossil record"

Harsh Anurag

"Modeling Vegetation Growth Impacts on Groundwater Recharge" 
4/11 Olivia Beaulieu "Magnitude-Frequency Distribution of Landslides in a Physical Experiment"

Shaoqing Liu

"Using a data-conditioned stochastic parameterization to evaluate the role of plant trait plasticity in controlling water and carbon budgets"
4/25 Patrick O'Hara 

"Determining Relationships Between Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane and Microbially Mediated Sulfate Reduction within a Riparian Wetland"

5/2 Michelle LaGarde "The morphodynamic influence of base-level change and wave properties on lake sediment"

Send inquiries to Prof. K. Matsumoto