Colloquium 2011-2012

Wednesdays 4-5 p.m., Kline Geology Lab, Room 123

Fall 2012

Sep.12 Sarah Stewart
Harvard University
Origin of the Earth and Moon. (abstract)
Sep.19 Sandra Yuter
North Carolina State University
Atmospheric Characteristics of Cool Season Intermittent Precipitation near Portland, Oregon. (abstract)
Sep.26 Mark Caddick
Virginia Tech
Depths, temperatures & durations: petrologic constraints on rates of orogenic processes (abstract)
Oct.3 David Piper
Geological Survey of Canada(Atlantic)
Controls on variability in turbidity currents and turbidites. (abstract)
Oct.10 Donna Whitney
University of Minnesota
Flow of partially molten crust in orogeny and continental subduction: mechanisms, magnitudes, and consequences(abstract)
Oct.17 William Young
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Propagation of ocean waves on planetary scales: where the swell begins. (abstract)
Oct.24 Guy Narbonne
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
When Life Got Big: Ediacaran Glaciation, Oxidation, and  the Rise of Complexity (abstract)

Miaki Ishii  
Harvard University

Dissecting Giant Earthquakes: Things We Didn’t Know… (abstract)
Nov.7 Mark Brandon
Yale University
Modeling Tectonic Deformation in a Sandbox (abstract)
Nov. 14 Ann Pearson
Harvard University
Lipid biomarker insights to marine export production, past and present. (abstract)
Nov. 28 Henk Dijkstra
Utrecht University

North Atlantic Multidecadal Variability: a Synthesis View (abstract)

Dec. 5 Anna K. Behrensmeyer
Smithsonian Museum
Did climate change control human evolution in Africa?. (abstract)
Dec. 12 Mark Uhen
George Mason University
The Origin(s) of Whales. (abstract)


Please address inquiries to the colloquium committee (Email:

AOCD: Alison NugentGeorgy Manucharyan Geochemistry: Sarah Vorhies, Shikma Zaarur, Xu ChuYige Zhang Geophysics:Erin WirthTolulope Olugboji Paleontology:  Matthew DavisSimon Darroch Tectonics: Joseph Panzik, Keith Laskowski
Faculty: Prof. Hagit Affek, Prof. William Boos, Prof. Storelvmo Trude