Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series

Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

All lectures will take place on Fridays at 3:30 p.m. in E137 Howe-Russell-Kniffen unless otherwise noted. Coffee and cookies are served before lectures at 3:20 in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Date Lecture Topic Speaker Faculty Host
Aug. 28 "Hominins, Paleolakes, and Tephra Deposits: Correlating High-Resolution Paleolake Cores to Fossil-Bearing Outcrops" Dominique Garello
Peter Clift
Sept. 4 "Life and Death in the Chicxulub Impact Crater: The Story Told by Palynomorphs" Vann Smith
Sophie Warny
Sept. 11 "The petrology of the axial melt lens at a fast-spreading mid-ocean ridge (Hess Deep, equatorial Pacific Ocean)" Matt Loocke
UT - Arlington
Jon Snow
Sept. 18 "Exhumation of the Coyote Mountains metamorphic core complex (Arizona): Implications for the orogenic collapse of the southern North America" Raphael Gottardi
Peter Clift
Sept. 25 "Exploring sustainable deltas from an ecogeomorphologist’s point of view: the Ganges-Brahmaputra delta" Carol Wilson
Peter Clift
Oct. 2 “The Neogene evolution of topography and rivers along the Indus-Yarlung Suture Zone, southern Tibet, recorded by spatiotemporal patterns in exhumation” Marissa Tremblay
Adam Forte
Oct. 9 "Integrated analysis of the sedimentary and stratigraphic evolution of syn-tectonic clastic basins of the Apennine Chain" Alan Pitts
University of Camerino
Achim Herrmann
Oct. 16 "Fine-grained sediment transport and fluvial-deltaic sustainability" Hongbo Ma
University of Arkansas
Guangsheng Zhuang
Oct. 23 "The GANGOTRI mission on the glacial key to the Amazonian climate of Mars" Juan Lorenzo &
Suniti Karunatillake
Peter Clift