Spring, 2016 Speaker Series : Colby College Geology
2016 Spring Seminar Presentations
Colby College Department of Geology

Students enrolled formally in Seminar may go to the Seminar Moodle page
to download the formal syllabus for the course.

All regular seminar presentations are in Keyes 105,
at 1:00 p.m. on Friday afternoons.

The Seminar of April 29th
is the all-college Liberal Arts Symposium,
on THURSDAY, April 28th!
(All Friday classes are cancelled that week.)
[ Light refreshments are provided at the Seminars. ]

Date Speaker Topic
5 February Dr. Christine Regalla
Boston University
From the trench to the backarc: New perspectives on the kinematic evolution of the Northeast Japan subduction system
12 February Dr. Katherine Allen
University of Maine
Oceans, Carbon, and Climate: New Insights from Marine Microfossils
19 February Dr. Robert Booth
Lehigh University
Forest responses to Holocene moisture variability: insights from the peatland paleoenvironmental archive
26 February Dr. Peter Saccocia '84
Bridgewater State University
Submarine Hot Springs in Back-Arc Basins
4 March Dr. Michael Williams
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
A Field Trip to the Lower Continental Crust: New tools and new interpretations from North America's largest exposure of the lower crust
11 March Dr. Linda Kalnejais
University of New Hampshire
The Calm and the Storm: Mechanisms of Metal and Nutrient Release from Coastal Sediments
18 March No seminar
25 March No seminar
Spring Break
1 April Dr. Corinne Wong
Boston College
Investigating Past Climate-Biosphere Links: Speleothem-Based Climate Reconstructions to Constrain Controls on Late Holocene Forest Expansion in South America
8 April Dr. William DiMichele
U. S. National Museum
Ecological Inference from Paleontological Data, Illustrated by the Late Paleozoic Ice Age
15 April Dr. Kenneth Lacovara
Rowan University
Dreadnoughtus: A new Super-Giant Dinosaur from Patagonia
22 April Dr. Soni Pradhanang
University of Rhode Island
Monitoring and modeling the hydrology and water quality of agricultural watersheds
28 April
Colby Liberal Arts Symposium [CLAS] .
6 May Dr. Jon Friedrich,
Fordham University
Investigating the Impact Processing of Asteroids Using Three-Dimensional Petrography of Ordinary Chondrites

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