AY2012-2013 Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
2012-2013 Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

All seminar presentations are in Mudd 218, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons, except as noted.
Light refreshments are provided.

Date Speaker Topic
7 September Dr. Bill Sullivan
Colby College
A new view of an old suture zone and other cool structural geology research
14 September Dr. Patricia Kelly
University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Evolution and Creation: Conflicting or Compatible?
21 September Dr. Roger Morin
U. S. Geological Survey (retired)
Application of geophysical well logging to groundwater studies - hydrogeophysics
28 September Dr. Rebecca Robinson
University of Rhode Island
Consortium for Ocean Leadership
Distinguished Lecturer
Expanding Pleistocene Oxygen Minimum Zones: Implications for Climate Forecasts
5 October Dr. Raymond Pestrong
San Francisco State University
Geologic Hazards of the San Francisco Bay Area
12 October Dr. Ranie Lynds
Wyoming Geological Survey
Is geologic carbon sequestration an appropriate tool to reduce CO2 emissions? A case study from western Wyoming
19 October Dr. Craig Grimes
Ohio University
Crypt(ic) tales from zircon: discriminating tectonic provenance from zircon geochemistry
26 October Dr. Peter Koons
University of Maine, Orono
Toward a Silicate Earth Circulation Model
2 November Colby College Geology Students Previews of National GSA Presentations
9 November Dr. Kaustubh Patwardhan
Bucknell University
Candidate for Spring Position in Mineralogy
Mainely Magma: A tale of two Acadian plutons
16 November Dr. Scott Hynek
University of Utah
Candidate for Spring Position in Mineralogy
The volcanic record of plateau growth in northwestern Argentina, 10 Ma to present.
19 November
4:00 p.m.!
Dr. Katie Johanesen
Bates College
Candidate for Spring Position in Mineralogy
Mantle Peridotites from the Costa del Sol, Spain
23 November No seminar - Thanksgiving Break .
30 November Dr. Mark Swanson
University of Southern Maine
Digital Mapping Technologies in the Geosciences
7 December Colby Geology Students Class Project Presentations

Date Speaker Topic
8 February Dr. Heather Wright,
U. S. Geological Survey
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Building a large magma chamber at Mount Mazama (Crater Lake), Oregon
15 February Dr. Wendy Nelson
University of Houston
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Atoms, Ions, and Isotopes: Ingredients for Assembling Eastern Africa
22 February Dr. Vali Memeti,
Durham University (U.K.)
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Evolution of plutonic and volcanic systems from mineral to magma reservoir scales
1 March Dr. Joseph Kelley
University of Maine, Orono
Maine's Coastal Wetlands: their origins and future with rising sea level
1 March
3:00 p.m.
Dr. Kaustubh Patwardhan
Colby College
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Quantifying Igneous Textures: Crystal Size Distribution Analysis of the Isle au Haut Igneous Complex, Maine
8 March open t. b. a.
15 March
Ally Bolger
Arran Dindorf
Erica Doody
Sara Beth George
James Hootsmans
Lea Korsmeyer
Colby College - NEGSA Previews
- Analysis of Dike and Vein Deformation in the Appleton Ridge Formation schist, Central Maine
- GIS Applications of Avalanche Forecasting
- Plant Macrofossil Evidence for Changing Late Holocene Environments of Central Maine
- From the Depths of Great Pond (Maine): Anthropogenic and Natural Influences on Bottom Sediments and the Impact on Local Sustainability
- Geothermal Potential for Maine
- Soil Geochemistry at the New Cornelia Mine, Arizona
22 March Dr. Beverly Johnson
Bates College
Stable Isotopic Shifts in Archaeological Fish Bones Reveal a Widespread Decline in Eelgrass Biomass During the Anthropocene, Penobscot Bay, Gulf of Maine
29 March No seminar - spring break No seminar - spring break
5 April Dr. Warren Allmon
Cornell University
Seafood through time revisited: Marine nutrients and productivity and their evolutionary consequences
12 April Colby Geology Students:
The Joys of Studying Abroad!
Dhokela Yzeiraj: University of Tasmania
Tara Chizinski: School for Field Studies, Australia
Arran Dindorf: University of Otago, New Zealand
Ally Bolger: School for International Training: Nepal
Peter Reiley: University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Ariana Boyd and SaraBeth George: Geology of Bermuda
19 April Dr. Mariek Schmidt '99
Brock University
Recent results from the Curiosity Rover indicate lithological diversity and a potential habitable environment in Gale Crater, Mars
26 April
Mr. James Hill
President, CalTerra Energy, LLC
Unconventional Shale Exploration and the Myths and Realities of Hydraulic Fracturing
30 April
4:00 p.m.
Dr. Tasha Dunn
Illinois State University
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Thermal Metamorphism in Primitive Meteorites
3 May
1:00 p.m.
Dr. Lois Ongley
Unity College
Arsenic on Main Street, Unity, Maine
8 May
4:00 p.m.

Dr. V. Dorsey Wanless
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Mineralogy tenure-track candidate
Seeing Beyond the Melt Lens Into Mantle and Crustal Processes at Mid-Ocean Ridges
10 May
1:00 p.m.
Colby Geology Students
Spring Research Presentations
Ethan Farina-Henry '13: Potential for Wind Energy on the Oregon Coast

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