Spring 2013

Spring 2013

Tuesday Afternoons at 4:00 PM
Natural Science Annex 101



April 2, 2013

Imaging with Geophysics: Heat and Water Cycling in Modern Subduction Zones

Geoff Abers, Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Host: Susan Schwartz/Stephanie Taylor


April 9, 2013

Crowns and Stems: What Exactly is a Brachiopod? 

Sandy Carlson, University of California, Davis

Hosts: Matthew Clapham/Priscilla Vasquez


April 16, 2013

Factors Controlling Exfoliation and Rock Falls in Yosemite Valley, California

Greg Stock, Yosemite National Park   

Hosts: Noah Finnegan/David Santaniello


April 23, 2013

Chasing Streams: How One Decade of Scientific Discoveries Redefined Hydrology and Biology of Glaciated Continents                                            

Slawek Tulaczyk, University of California, Santa Cruz          

Host: Neil Foley/Grace Barcheck


April 30, 2013

Earthquake Stress Triggering and the Distribution of Active Faults

Jeanne Hardebeck, USGS

Hosts: Emily Brodsky & Thorne Lay/Stephen Hernandez


May 7, 2013

Can We Stop Undermining Our Water Supplies? Groundwater and California's Water Future

Jay R. Lund, UC Davis Watershed Sciences Center; David Keith Todd Distinguished Lectureship Program, via Groundwater Resources Association of California. 

Hosts: Andy Fisher/Sarah Beganskas


May 14, 2013

Ocean Acidification, Coral Reefs, and Geologic Time

Ken Caldeira, Carnegie Institution for Science

Hosts: Jim Zachos/Don Penman


May 21, 2013

Mechanisms for Winter Snow Cover Variations in Sierra Nevada During 2000-2012

Menglin Jin, San Jose State University     

Hosts: Patrick Chuang/Mikael Witte


May 28, 2013

Kepler's Multiple Planet Systems

Jack Lissauer, NASA Ames      

Host: Francis Nimmo/Tina Dwyer


June 4, 2013

Metal Stable Isotopes in Biogeochemical Processes

Dominik Weiss, Imperial College, London

Host: Adina Paytan/Abbey Chrystal