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December 7, 2016

Winter 2017 Department Seminar Schedule

Some talks this term will be by candidates for our open faculty positions.  These will not be at our normal Wednesday afternoon time and place.

 Please refer back to this page for anticipated schedule updates and changes.

January 11, 4:00-5:20 pm, 110 Willamette Hall:  Emily Brodsky (UC Santa Cruz)
Title: The Roughness of Faults
Tea and cookies will be served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

January 12, 10:00-11:20 am, Gumwood Room in EMU: Geodesy Candidate

January 19, 10:00-11:20 am, Crater Lake South Room in EMU: Volcanology Candidate

January 23, 10:00-11:20 am, Crater Lake South Room in EMU:  Geodesy Candidate

January 26, 10:00-11:20 am, Cedar+Spruce Rooms in EMU:  Geodesy Candidate

February 2, 10:00-11:20 am, Gumwood Room in EMU: Geodesy Candidate

March 1, 4:00-5:20 pm, 110 Willamette Hall: Costas Papazachos (Meierjurgen Fellow, UO)
Title: The Santorini volcano and its 2011-2012 volcanic unrest: Lessons and open questions
Tea and cookies will be served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

March 2, 10:00-11:20 am, Crater Lake North Room in EMU: Volcanology guest

March 6, 10:00-11:20 am, Cedar & Spruce Rooms in EMU:  Volcanology Candidate

March 9, 10:15-11:30 am, 102 Deady Hall: Volcanology Candidate

March 13, 10:00-11:20 am, 200 Cascade Hall:  Geodesy guest

August 30, 2016

Fall 2016 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 29: Glenn Gaetani (WHOI) in Cascade 200
Title: Ferric iron, potential temperature, and oxygen fugacity of the oceanic upper mantle
**Please note special date and place!!**

October 5: Marine Denolle (Harvard)
Title: Scaling of subduction zone earthquakes

October 12: Greg Beroza (Stanford)
Title: Name That Tune: How big-data techniques can help us find small earthquakes

October 19: Don Depaolo (Berkeley)
Title: Making super eruptions: How magma supply affects volcano behavior

October 26: Chris Huber (Brown University)
Title: Multiphase immiscible porous flows in extreme environments

November 2: Robin Matoza (UC Santa Barbara)
Title: Seismo-acoustic signatures of volcanic unrest and eruption

November 9: Christy Till (Arizona State)
Title: Understanding Eruption Triggers at Yellowstone Caldera

November 16: Seulgi Moon (UCLA)
Title: Topographic stress controls on bedrock fractures, surface processes, and landscape evolution

November 30: Graham Kent (University of Nevada, Reno)
Title: How Microwave-Based Seismic Networks Can Change Fire Suppression from Reactive to Proactive – and Provide A Hardened and Sustainable Backbone for Earthquake Early Warning, aka “the Internet of (Wild) Things”

September 21, 2015

Winter 2016 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 6 – Quentin Bletery (UO recently out of University of Nice)
Title: Probabilistic and multi-data analysis of large earthquakes source physics

Jan. 13 – Vena Chu (Berkeley)
Title: Hydrologic dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet

Jan. 20 – Allan Rubin (Princeton)
Title: What is this thing called tremor?

Jan. 27 – Victor Tsai (CalTech)
Title: Quantifying Natural Hazards: from Sea Level Rise to Earthquake Damage

Feb. 3 – Michael Poland (USGS CVO)
Title: Surges and Lulls: The Magmanomics of Kīlauea Volcano, Hawaiʻi

Feb. 10 – Michelle Koutnik (U Washington)
Title: Unraveling climate and ice-flow histories across the interior of Greenland and Antarctica

Feb 17 – Susan Schwartz (UCSC)
Title: Anatomy of a Megathrust Plate Boundary Through the Earthquake Cycle

Feb. 24 – Neal Iverson (Iowa State University)
Title: Basal slip of glaciers: drag and drumlins

March 2 – Kelly MacGregor (Macalester College)
Title: Geomorphic response to late Pleistocene environmental change in Grinnell valley, Glacier National Park, Montana

March 9 – Tim Bartholomaus (UT Austin)
Title:  From ice sheet to ocean: seismic constraints on the processes behind sea level rise

Fall 2015 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Sept. 30  –  Departmental Introduction Picnic

Oct. 7 – Ved Lekic (U of Maryland)
Title: Imaging Tectonic Plates – Structure and Deformation of North America

Oct. 14 – David Snyder (Geological Survey of Canada, Ottawa)
Title: Relevance of lithospheric structures to diamond potential within northern Canadian cratons

Oct. 21 – Kevin Chamberlin (U of Wyoming)
Title: Precambrian tectonics and craton growth: A Wyoming perspective

Additional Talk – Oct. 20, 3:00 in Cascade 200 – The age of Martian Shergottites and reconstructing Laurentia: applications of baddeleyite in-situ U-Pb dating method for mafic rocks.

Oct. 28 – Alison Duval (U of Washington)
Title: The thermal and erosional history of the continental lithosphere

Nov. 4 – Cin-Ty Lee (Rice University)
Title: Making and building a continent: the deep lithosphere perspective

Nov. 11 – Barbara Carrapa (U of Arizona)
Title: Exhumation of the Sevier and Laramide regions and implications on tectonics of the western U.S.

Nov. 18 – Terry Blackburn (UC Santa Cruz)
Title: The thermal and erosional history of the continental lithosphere

Dec. 2 – Dave Eaton (U of Calgary)
Title: In search of the elusive lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) beneath — and beside — Precambrian cratons

March 2, 2015

Spring 2015 Weekly Seminar Schedule

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

April 1 – Kerin Claeson (Philadelphia COM)
Title: Guitarfishes in Rocks of all Ages: The origin and evolution of Rhinobatiformes

April 8 – Regan Dunn (University of Washington)
Title: Reconstructing the Cenozoic of Patagonia

April 10 – Rick Madden (University of Chicago)
Special seminar in collaboration with MNCH: Friday at 3:30 PM in MNCH Education Room
Title: High, Dry & Dusty; Mountains, Volcanoes and the Evolution of Tooth Shape in Mammals

April 15 – Ben Holtzman (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)
Title: Some questions on the structure and evolution of the Colorado Plateau, as viewed from below

April 22 – Jonathan Marcot (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
Title: TBA

April 29 – Sarah Werning (SUNY: Stony Brook)
Title: Reptiles under the microscope: what fossil bone tissue tells us about the lives of the Mesozoic ancestors of birds and alligators

May 6 – Sandy Carlson (UC Davis)
Title: In the loop: evolutionary innovations in brachiopod lophophore supports

May 8 – Jessica Theodor (Calgary)
Special seminar in collaboration with MNCH: Friday at 3:30 PM in MNCH Education Room
Title: Why have no mammals ever grown as large as dinosaurs?

May 13 – Stephanie Pierce (Harvard)
Title: Without a leg to stand on: morphology and movement in the earliest tetrapods

May 20 – Michelle Lawing (Texas A&M)
Title: Interdisciplinary approaches to conservation: what can we learn from fossils, phylogenetic comparative methods, and ecometrics?

May 27 – Caroline Stromberg (University of Washington)
Title: Decoupled faunal and floral patterns in the Cenozoic assembly of the grassland biome

June 3 – Kirsten Nicolaysen (Whitman College)
Title: Multidisciplinary science at Mt. Cleveland volcano, AK: Holocene eruptive history, magma geochemistry, and human prehistory

October 28, 2014

Winter 2015 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Jan. 7 – Michael Manga (UC Berkeley)
Title: Earthquakes and water (and why the Lusi eruption was not caused by an earthquake)

Jan. 14 – Jean Dixon (Montana State University)
Title: Climate’s illusive control on erosion: Reevaluating climate-erosion feedbacks

Jan. 21 – George Hilley (Stanford University)
Title: Randomness and order in branched channel networks

Jan. 28 – Richard Allen (UC Berkeley)
Title: Cascadia: Subduction, Destruction and Warnings

Feb. 4 – Seminar cancelled
Title: NA

Feb. 11 – Kate Huntington (University of Washington)
Title: Carbonate clumped isotope thermometry in continental tectonics

Feb. 18 – No Seminar this week

Feb. 23 (Monday) – Einat Lev (Columbia University)
Title: Investigating lava using experiments, numerical models and field observations
Location: 110 Willamette Hall

Feb. 25 – Twila Moon (University of Colorado-Boulder)
Title: Redefining glacial pace: Greenland Ice Sheet velocities during the 21st century

Mar. 4 – Alexa Van Eaton (Arizona State University)
Title: Controls on volcanic plume dynamics and ash dispersal — Perspectives from field geology and numerical modeling

Mar. 9 (Monday) – Thomas Giachetti (Rice University)
Title: Integrating pyroclast analysis and numerical modeling to reconstruct magma degassing and fragmentation during explosive volcanic eruptions
Location: 110 Willamette Hall

Mar. 11 – Hiroko Kitajima (Texas A&M University)
Title: Deformation of sediments subducting in the Nankai Trough
Location: 110 Willamette Hall

Mar. 12 (Thursday) – Karen Fontijn (University of Oxford)
Title: Tephrochronology in a variety of settings
Location: 182 Lillis Hall

September 2, 2014

Fall 2014 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Oct 1 – Introduction Day
Brief introductions from faculty

Oct 8 – John Wolff (Washington State University)
Title: Origin of compositional zoning in silicic tuffs by cumulate melting: petrologic contrasts between ‘Bishop Type’ and ‘Snake River Type’ rhyolites

Oct 15 – Dave Stegman (Scripps Institution of Oceanograpy, UC San Diego)
Title: Is the Columbia River Flood Basalt the Epitaph of the Farallon Plate?

Oct 22 – Mark Carey (UO Clark Honors College)
Title: Interdisciplinary Research in the Earth Sciences: Perspectives on Andean Glaciers and Society

Oct 29 – Jason Saleeby (Caltech)
Title: WEDNESDAY: Southern Cordillera ophiolite associations, Northern Cordillera  superterrane accretion, and deep mantle seismic anomalies – an integrated synthesis. THURSDAY lunch seminar Cascade 200: Late Cretaceous structure and tectonics of the California Great Valley and its role in the segmentation of the Southern Cordillera into supra-subduction core complexes.

Nov 5 – Oleg Melnik (Moscow State University)
Title: Surface deformation at active volcanoes: what do we really measure?

Nov 12 – Ray Russo (University of Florida)
Title: Preliminary results from the IDOR Passive Seismic Experiment.

Nov 19 – Cancelled – no seminar this week

Nov 26 – Katie Snell (Caltech)
Title: Hot and high times in the western US: paleoclimate and paleoelevation, 80 Ma to Present

Dec 3 – Cancelled – no seminar this week

March 28, 2014

Spring 2014 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

April 2 – Mark Schmitz (Boise State University)
Title: Bringing Deep Time into Focus: New developments in high-precision geochronology and their impact across Earth Science

April 9 – Terry Plank (Columbia University)
Title: Extending a Continent: Magmatism and Lithosphere Dynamics across the Basin and Range

April 16 – Taras Gerya (ETH-Zurich, Switzerland)
Title: Plume-induced tectono-magmatic crustal convection produced nova and corona structures on Venus

April 23 – Brad Hacker (UC Santa Barbara)
Title: Differentiation of Continental Crust by Relamination

April 30 – George Bergantz (University of Washington)
Title: Petrogenetic Processes in a Deep Arc Section: A MASH Zone Revealed

May 7 – Allen Glazner (University of North Carolina)
Title: A Twenty-First Century View of Plutons

May 14 – Mark Richards (UC Berkeley)
Title: Hotspot plumbing, intrusive LIPs, the Deccan/Chicxulub concidence, and the joys of thinking the unthinkable.

May 21 – Jung-Eun Lee (Brown University)
Title: Plans and rainfall

May 28 – Joshua West (USC)
Title: What do we know after 25+ years of disparate ideas on Cenozoic weathering, erosion, and the carbon cycle?

June 4 – Matt Loewen (UO)
Title: Evaluating Trace Metal Mobility in Volcanic Systems

December 10, 2013

Winter 2014 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

January 8 – Larisa DeSantis (Vanderbilt)
Title: Revealing paleoecology, paleobiology, and mammalian responses to climate change during the Pleistocene

http://www.vanderbilt.edu/ees/people/faculty/LarisaDeSantis.php

January 15 – Jenny McGuire (University of Washington)
Title: Integrating changing climates and paleontological perspectives into conservation planning

January 22 – Alexa Van Eaton (USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory)
Title: Field-based and model insights into the behavior of water-rich volcanic plumes

January 29 – Joshua Samuels (John Day Fossil Beds National Monument)
Title: Small mammal diversity through the Cenozoic of North America and the impacts of past climate change

February 5 – Heather Savage (Columbia)
Title: Quake and Bake: What Biomarker Thermal Maturity Can Tell us About Earthquakes

February 12 – Gregory McDonald (National Park Service)
Title: The enigmatic extinct aquatic sloth

February 19 – Karl Wegmann (North Carolina State)
Title: Late Miocene Topographic Rejuvenation of the Southern Appalachians

https://sites.google.com/site/kwwegmann/

February 26 – Greg Retallack (University of Oregon)
Title: Precambrian life on land

March 5 – Rebecca Terry (Oregon State University)
Title: The Dead Don’t Lie: Raptors, Rodents, and Conservation Paleobiology

March 12 – Eric Kirby (Oregon State University)
Title: The pace of Appalachian erosion: millennia to mega annum

September 17, 2013

Fall 2013 Weekly Seminar Series

Talks on Wednesdays are from 4:00 to 5:20 pm in
110 Willamette Hall.
Tea and cookies are served in Cascade 200 beginning at 3:30 p.m.

October 2 – Georgina Bennett (University of Oregon)
Title: Modeling a mountain basin sediment cascade

October 9 – Marta Torres (Oregon State University)
Title: Methane sources, transport and sinks in the gas-bearing sediments of the Ulleung basin, Korea

October 16 – Larisa DeSantis (Vanderbilt)
Title: Revealing paleoecology, paleobiology, and mammalian responses to climate change during the Pleistocene

October 23 – Emily Shroyer (Oregon State University)
Title: Stratification and mixing regimes in oceanic thin layers

http://pages.uoregon.edu/rempel/shroyer_abstract.htm

October 30 – Michele Koppes (University of British Columbia)
Title: Warming ocean or warming air? Greenland outlet glacier responses to climate and ocean changes

November 6 – Jenny Suckale (Harvard)
Title: The thermomechanics of ice-stream margins

http://pages.uoregon.edu/rempel/suckale_abstract.htm

November 13 – Maxwell Rudolph (University of Colorado)
Title: Thermal and chemical evolution of mantle structure since 500 Mya

November 20 – Anders Carlson (Oregon State University)
Title: Late Quaternary collapse of the south Greenland Ice Sheet

November 27 – Thanksgiving, No Seminar

December 4 – AGU / GSA pop-ups
Title: Brief summaries and previews of faculty and student research presentations

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