Events Archive

HMEI Faculty Seminar - Kevon Rhiney
Tue, May 7, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Join us next week as Kevon Rhiney, the 2023-2024 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities and visiting professor of HMEI, Anthropology, and African American Studies, will present “Bridging the Climate Science-Practice Divide through Community Engaged Research: Insights…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Naomi Levine
Tue, Apr 30, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Marine microbes are the engines that drive biogeochemical cycling in the oceans thus playing a critical role in the climate. Specifically, both the production and the consumption rates of organic carbon are set by the interaction between diverse microbial communities and the chemical and physical environments in which they reside. Modeling…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Roberta Rudnick
Tue, Apr 16, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Continental ice sheets erode Earth’s surface as they move and deposit their sediment load upon melting. Long ago, Goldschmidt suggested studying the fine-grained rock flour produced by glaciers to determine the average composition of the upper continental crust, but few have pursued this line of enquiry until relatively recently. This talk will…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Diana Roman
Tue, Apr 9, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Magma viscosity controls the style of a volcanic eruption and thus its hazard potential, and is in turn controlled by magma temperature, water content, and crystallinity. However, magma viscosity can only be measured during or after an eruption. Identification of precursors that allow estimates of magma viscosity would greatly improve volcano…

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Guyot Hall 10
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HMEI Faculty Seminar - Gabriele Villarini
Tue, Apr 2, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Professor Villarini of civil and environmental engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute will present “Projecting Flooding by Bringing the Physical Processes Back in the Flood Frequency Analysis” in Guyot Hall, Room 10, and online via Zoom. Villarini is the third speaker in the spring 2024 

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Guyot 10
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Department Seminar - Katherine Freeman
Tue, Mar 26, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Biomarkers and their isotopes are often used to track changes in water, carbon, and life that help build understanding of ancient climate and past environments. Yet lipid biomarkers are built by particular metabolisms and organisms or communities that may themselves respond to changing environments. Thanks to new data compilations and new…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Andrea Dutton
Tue, Mar 19, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

This is a tale of two coastlines.  They share a common history of global sea level change on the same continent, yet there are distinct and telling differences in the sedimentary record that has been left behind.  In one case, an uplifted margin gives us unprecedented insight into the evolution of coral reef accretion along…

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Guyot Hall 10
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HMEI Faculty Seminar - Catherine Peters
Tue, Mar 5, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Featured Speaker: Catherine Peters, George J. Magee Professor of Geological Engineering; Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Drawing on experimental studies conducted by her lab, Professor Peters will discuss strategies for optimizing the storage of H2…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Inez Fung
Tue, Feb 27, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

“Water is everybody’s business”.  Too much, too little, too early, too late can all be devastating and costly for society as well as for the biosphere. Water vapor is the most potent greenhouse gas, and about 2/3 of the precipitation on land is formed from vapor from evapotranspiration.  California had a four-year drought…

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Guyot Hall 10
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Department Seminar - Nadja Drabon
Tue, Feb 20, 2024, 12:30 pm1:20 pm

Large meteorite impacts strongly affected the habitability of the early Earth. The rocks of the Archean Eon record at least 16 major impact events with bolides larger than 10 km in diameter. These impacts likely had severe consequences for the surface conditions of early Earth. I will present the analysis of sedimentary rocks across the 3.26 Ga…

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Guyot Hall 10
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