AY2013-2014 Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
2013-2014 Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

All seminar presentations are in Mudd 218, at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons.
Note that the presentation on November 8 is in Olin 1!
Light refreshments are provided.

Date Speaker Topic
6 September CANCELED
13 September Dr. Karl Kreutz
University of Maine
Pacific climate variability over the past millennium
20 September Dr. Christopher Roosevelt '94
Boston University
Recent (Geo-) Archaeological Work in the Marmara Lake Basin, Western Turkey
27 September Dr. Laurel Goodwin
University of Wisconsin
Quantifying the Rheology of Naturally Deformed Rocks
4 October Dr. David Gibson
University of Maine, Farmington
Devonian Magmatism in Maine; a review of recent research on magma chamber processes and crustal assembly
11 October Ms. Erica Doody '14J Six Weeks in the Tobacco Root Mountains: The IUGFS field camp experience
18 October Dr. Mary Kosloski
Vassar College
Predation intensity and morphological disparity: does increasing predation constrain shape in marine gastropods?
25 October
  • Kody Spencer '14J

  • Mduduzi [Dan] Langwenya '14

  • Tara Chizinski '14

  • Morgan Monz '14 and Ariana Boyd '14
  • The Late Permian Stratigraphy of the Basal Tweefontein Section, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
  • The Late Permian Stratigraphy of the Upper Tweefontein Section, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
  • The Fluvial Sequence of a Latest Changhsingian, Pre-PT Extinction River Complex, Eastern Cape Province, South Africa
  • Deformation mechanisms in three protoliths across the Kellyland fault zone, Washington County, Maine
  • 1 November Dr. Meredith Kelly
    Dartmouth College
    A chronology of past glacial extents and its paleoclimatic implications, Rwenzori Mountains, Uganda - Democratic Republic of Congo
    8 November
    In Olin 1!
    David Monz, Esq.
    Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, P.C.
    Geology and Law: The Intersection of Earth Science and Environmental Law
    15 November Dr. Will Clyde
    University of New Hampshire
    A Tale of Two Hyperthermals: Effects of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) and Eocene Thermal Maximum 2 (ETM2) on Continental Ecosystems
    22 November CANCELLED .
    29 November No seminar - Thanksgiving Break .
    6 December
  • Brendan Cosgrove '14

  • Geology 372 Class (Clara Bicher '14, Mary Furth '15, Matt Lipman '15, Peter Reiley '14, Sophie Weaver '14, and David Wheeler '14)

  • Justin A. Sperry '14
    (honors thesis defense)
  • "Limestone Neutralization of Acid Mine Drainage from the Potential Bald Mountain Mining Activity"
  • "Plant Macrofossil Evidence for Environmental Change at Fresh Pond Marsh, North Haven Island, Maine"
  • "Examination and Quantification of Constriction in Deformation Zones with Complex Boundary Conditions"

  • "The concepts of science, in all their richness and ambiguity, can be presented without any compromise, without any simplification counting as distortion, in language accessible to all intelligent people." --- Stephen Jay Gould

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