G&G Colloquium Spring 2013-14

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

Spring 2014

Jan. 15

Martin Sander

University of Bonn

Ontogeny and Phylogeny of Sauropod Dinosaurs Reconstructed from Bone Histology. (abstract)

Jan. 22

Ved Lekic

University of Maryland

Seismic constraints on the structure and deformation of continental lithosphere. (abstract)

Jan 29. 

Dan McKenzie

University of Cambridge

Silliman Lecture 

The planform of mantle convection. (abstract)

Feb. 5

Dave Bercovici

Yale University

Plate tectonics, damage and inheritance. (abstract)

Feb. 12 

Michael McPhaden

NOAA/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

ENSO, Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions, and Climate Change. (abstract)

Feb. 19 

Robert Wintsch

Indiana University

Building New England’s Paleozoic Crust:

Blending Structure, Petrology, Geochemistry, and Geochronology. (abstract)

Feb. 26

John Eiler


The isotopic anatomies of organic molecules: Approaches and first lessons regarding the origins of natural gas. (abstract)

Mar. 5

John Higgins

Princeton University

Records of the Mg isotopic composition of seawater from bulk carbonates, corals, and dolomite - insights into the link between seawater chemistry and climate. (abstract)

Mar. 26

Trude Storelvmo

Yale University

Ice Cloud Seeding – A Climate Engineering Mechanism with Reduced Side Effects?(abstract)

Apr. 2

John Grotzinger


Curiosity’s Mission of Exploration at Gale Crater, Mars. (abstract)

Apr. 9

Peter Haeussler


The 1964 Great Alaska earthquake, megathrust splay faults, and focused exhumation in Prince William Sound, Alaska. (abstract)

Apr. 16

Jane Gilotti

University of Iowa

Formation of high-pressure and ultrahigh-pressure rocks in the overriding plate of convergent orogens. (abstract)

Apr. 23

Jonathan Payne

Stanford University

Energy use trends in the evolution of marine animals. (abstract)

Please address inquiries to the colloquium committee (Email: colloquium@earth.geology.yale.edu).Contact

AOCD: Shineng HuVarun Murthy Geochemistry: Yi LiuYige Zhang Geophysics: Caroline EakinAnwar Mohiuddin Paleontology:  Ross Anderson, Holger Petermann Tectonics: David AuerbachJoseph Panzik Petrology: Jennifer Axler
Faculty: Prof. Mary-Louise Timmermans, Prof. William Boos, Prof. Storelvmo Trude