AY2016-2017 Fall Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
Fall, 2016 Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

All seminar presentations are at 1:00 p.m., Fridays, in Mudd 218
(except when noted otherwise)
Light refreshments are provided.


Date Speaker Topic
9 September Dr. William Schlesinger
Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University
Balancing the Global Nitrogen Budget
This talk has been moved to Olin 1!
16 September Dr. Christie Rowe
McGill University
Megathrust Earthquakes: What we learned from drilling into the fault responsible for the 2012 M9 earthquake and tsunami off NE Japan
23 September Oriana Battifarano '17
Alyson Churchill '17
Drew Martzolf '17
Colby College
Previews of Presentations at the Geological Society of America National Meeting in Denver
30 September Dr. Ian Glasspool
Colby College /
Field Museum, Chicago
Fire in the Fossil Record
7 October Dr. Kira Lawrence
Lafayette College
Back to the Future? Insights into Future Climate Change from Warm Climate Intervals of the Past
14 October Dr. Mark Steltenpohl
Auburn University
Leapfroging the Greenland and Norwegian Seas on a Tectonic Odyssey across the Arctic Caledonide Orogen
21 October Dr. Nicole Lunning
U. S. National Museum - Smithsonian Institution
Melting Meteorites to Investigate the First Magmas Generated in Our Solar System
28 October no seminar scheduled .
4 November Mr. Boyd Allen '75, P.G.
Senior Project Manager,
KOMAN Government Solutions, LLC
Life After Colby for a Geoscientist: Surviving the CC-RW Event
11 November Dr. Anna M. Martini
Amherst College
A Quarter Century of Antrim Shale Geochemistry: From Salinity to Isotopologues
18 November Dr. Sheila Seamen
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
The Supervolcanoes of Maine
25 November No seminar - Thanksgiving Break .
2 December Dr. Adam Jost
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Searching for evidence of ocean acidification and anoxia during the end-Triassic mass extinction
9 December Alyson Churchill '17
Patt Lamon '18
Drew Martzolf '17
William Ware '17

Colby College
GE494 student posters
Topics in Geoscience: Deglaciation of Central Maine

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