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

All regular seminar presentations are in KEYES 105,
at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons.
Note that the seminar of May 1st
is the all-college Liberal Arts Symposium, on THURSDAY!

(All Friday classes are cancelled that week.)
[ Light refreshments are provided. ]

Date Speaker Topic
7 February Dr. Robert A. Gastaldo
Colby College
T.I.A. [This Is Africa]
14 February Dr. Kristin Bergmann
Harvard University
Constraints on the Carbon Cycle and Climate During the Early Evolution of Animals
21 February Dr. John Geissman
University of Texas at Dallas
Paleomagnetism (a primer) and crustal deformation in the western US Cordillera: How does the permanent record of crustal vertical axis rotations compare with the growing, contemporary geodetic record?
28 February NEW SPEAKER!
Dr. W. Herbert Wilson

Colby College
Sediment-mediated interactions in an intertidal sandflat community
7 March Dr. Bosiljk Glumac
Smith College
Archaeological Geology Exploration in Micronesia by a Carbonate Sedimentologist
14 March Dr. Gordon Bromley
University of Maine
The Tropics: Passive Beast or Driver of Global Climate?
21 March No seminar
28 March No seminar - spring break .
4 April Dr. Scott Murchie '81
Applied Physics Laboratory,
Johns Hopkins University
MESSENGER's Findings at Mercury: A New View of the Innermost Planet
11 April Dr. Pamela Hallock Muller
Association of Women Geoscientists
Distinguished Speaker

University of South Florida,
St. Petersburg
Modern Coral Reefs Under Global Change: Lessons from Goldilocks
18 April Mr. Paul Hunt
Portland Water District
Unmixing an Ophiolitic Melange, Greenhorn, Oregon: How Paleozoic oceanic crust came to rest on a mountaintop far from any modern ocean, and How a Maine undergraduate found himself in Oregon studying those very rocks
25 April Dr. Sandra Kamo
Satterly Geochronology Laboratory,
University of Toronto
The dating game: using U-Pb ID-TIMS geochronology to decipher catastrophes
1 May
Colby Liberal Arts Symposium .
9 May Dr. Robert Marvinney
Maine State Geologist
Metals, Modern Society, and Maine

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