G&G Colloquium Spring 2015

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

Spring 2015


Jan. 21

A. Joshua West

University of Southern California

Erosion, weathering, and climate over the Cenozoic (abstract)

Jan. 28

Renee Weber


Planetary seismology (abstract)

Feb. 4

Tom Delworth


A link between the hiatus in global warming and North American drought (abstract)

Feb. 11

Aaron Wech

USGS - Alaska

Using tremor to track slow slip and investigate subduction zone dynamics (abstract)

Feb. 18

Peter Nabelek

University of Missouri - Columbia

A metamorphic perspective on CO2 degassing during the Neoproterozoic Franklin large igneous event that preceded the Sturtian glaciation (abstract)

Feb. 25

Kristin Bergmann


The Ediacaran Carbon Cycle: Insights from the Sultanate of Oman (abstract)

Mar. 4

Lou Derry


Mass, isotopic, and redox balance constraints on carbon cycling through time (abstract)

Mar. 11 and 18

  Spring Break

Mar. 25

Laurent Montesi

University of Maryland

Formation of ductile shear zones: Localization processes and strain-dependent strength profiles (abstract)

Apr. 1

Jim Head

Brown University

The climate history of Mars: Was the early Mars climate “warm and wet” or “cold and icy”? (abstract)

Apr. 8

Tom Johnson

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign

Tracing groundwater contaminant transformation, immobilization, and transport using Cr, U, and Se isotope ratios (abstract)

Apr. 15

Helen James


Conservation paleobiology of Hawaiian birds: Using the bone record to understand extinction risk and human ecological impacts (abstract)
Apr. 22

Emmanuelle Javaux

Universite de Liège

Evolution and paleobiology of Precambrian eukaryotes (abstract)

Please address inquiries to the colloquium committee (Email: colloquium@earth.geology.yale.edu). Contact
AOCD: Yana BebievaVarun Murthy Geochemistry: Yi Liu, James Super Geophysics: Kierstin DaviauAnwar Mohiuddin Paleontology:  Ross Anderson, Holger Petermann Tectonics: David Auerbach, Eric Bellefroid Petrology: Jennifer Axler
Faculty: Prof. Mary-Louise Timmermans, Prof. William Boos, Prof. Trude Storelvmo