Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Tuesday Afternoons at 3:30 PM
Natural Science Annex 101



April 3, 2018

Speaker: Geeta Persad, Carnegie Institution of Science

Title: Does the Climate System Care About the “Where”?: Mapping Localized Climate Forcings to Global-Scale Climate Impacts

Hosts: Patrick Chuang


April 10, 2018

Speaker: Slawek Tulaczyk, UCSC

Title: Early Holocene collapse and pre-industrial growth of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - evidence and implications for the marine ice sheet (in)stability hypothesis

April 17, 2018

Speaker: Kiya Riverman, University of Oregon

Title: Why is there an ice stream in the middle of Greenland?: Surface and subglacial controls on ice flow in the NE Greenland Ice Stream

Hosts: Slawek Tulaczyk


April 23 2018 - at 3:00PM in E&MS A340

Speaker: Tom Ackerman, University of Washington

Title: Solar Climate Engineering: Possibilities and Problems

Hosts: Nicole Feldl


April 24, 2018

Speaker: Josh Sharp, Colorado School of Mines

Title: Water and climate: bark beetle induced tree mortality impacts forest biogeochemistry and water quality

Hosts: Tess Weathers


May 1, 2018

Speaker: Taylor Perron, MIT

Title: The imprint of river networks on biodiversity and planetary topography

Hosts: Noah Finnegan


May 8, 2018

Speaker: David Dralle, UC Berkeley

Title: Using hydrological signals to understand how the subsurface mediates ecosystem productivity and water cycling in California watersheds

Abstract: In upland landscapes, rock uplift and surface erosion create a structured critical zone, defined as the hydrologically active near surface layer that extends from the vegetation canopy down to underlying fresh bedrock. How does the structure of the critical zone – especially beyond shallow soil layers, which are often less important than deeper saprolite and weathered rock for plant water uptake and stream discharge production – control water storage and release to ecosystems? In this talk, I present a synthesis of observational and modeling results from sites across California to address this question. I demonstrate how ecohydrological signals, such as annual plant water use and streamflow, can be used to assess and constrain hydrogeological properties of the critical zone. Results highlight how, in addition to plant physiology and climate, the subsurface is a key regulator of ecosystem productivity, plant response to drought, and stream water availability.

Hosts: Margaret Zimmer


May 15, 2018

Speaker: Jeff Mount, UC Davis

Title: The Consequences of Sustainable Groundwater Management in California

Hosts: Galen Gorski


May 22, 2018

Speaker: Robin Canup, SwRI

Title: Origin of the Earth-Moon System

Hosts: Francis Nimmo


May 31, 2018 - at 12:00PM in E&MS A340

Speaker: David Zilberman UC Berkeley - Department of Agriculture and Resource Economy

Title: The Economics and Politics of Payment for Ecosystem Services

Hosts: Adina Paytan


June 5, 2018

Speaker: Daniel Stolper, UC Berkeley

Title: A record of deep-ocean dissolved O2 concentrations from the oxidation state of iron in submarine basalts

Hosts: Terry Blackburn