DeFord Lecture Series
DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule
The DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series has been a requirement and a tradition for all graduate students since the late 1940s. Once the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, the DeFord Lecture series is now the forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. Faculty and researchers from the Jackson School have invited prestigious researchers from around the world to present a lecture in this series. This is made possible only through a series of endowments.
The list below shows all scheduled talks this semester. If you would like to meet with any of the speakers, please contact them or their hosts directly.
Talks are given from 4-5PM in JGB 2.324 (Boyd Auditorium) with cookies and coffee provided around 3:30-4 PM.
DeFord Lecture Series Speaker Schedule Spring 2019
|Date||Speaker/Affiliation||Field/Title||Hosts (if applicable)||Lectureship (if applicable)|
|Feb. 19||Cristian Proistosescu
University of Washington
|From Months to Milankovitch: climate variability and response in a coupled Earth system
Climate Dynamics & Variability; Climate Sensitivity & Feedbacks
|Feb. 21||Yi Ming||Aerosols, Clouds and Regional Hydroclimate
Expert in atmospheric physics and modeling; insights into the mechanisms by which aerosols force changes in atmospheric circulation and climate
|Feb. 28||Drew Muscente
|Fossil network analysis and the ‘evolution’ of marine animal communities
Paleontologist and geobiologist, his work focuses on fossils of complex eukaryotes in the late Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic interval (~1000-450 Ma) of the geologic record. By studying the paleobiology and paleoenvironments of these fossils, his work aims to understand the rise of animal life and its impact on the Earth system.
|Mar. 5||Mark Jellinek
University of British Columbia
|Ice, Fire or Fizzle: The climate footprint of Earth’s Supercontinental Cycles
Problems emerging in geodynamics, planetary science, volcanology, and geological fluid mechanics. My work typically involves experimental, theoretical and computational fluid dynamics as well as field- and laboratory-based observational studies.
|Mar. 7||Bette Otto-Bliesner
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
|Using computer-based models of Earth’s climate system to investigate past climate change and climate variability across a wide range of time scales||Sean Gulick||N/A|
|Mar. 7||Tamara Pico
**Note location 12:30-1:30P
Barrow conference room JGB4.102
**light lunch served
|In and out of the last ice age: Insights from sea-level change and river evolution in North America
Integrating global and local processes of sea-level change to reconcile paleo-sea-level observations with model calculations, with the goal of refining global and regional ice volumes over glacial timescales.
|No DeFord during SXSW week or Spring Break|
|Mar. 28||Brian Romans
Dean’s Office Reception to follow
|use of deep-sea sediments to study Cenozoic ocean circulation. Sedimentology, paleooeanography, paleoclimatology, paleobiology, environment change||Jake Covault||Edwin Allday Lectureship in Geological Sciences|
|Apr. 4||Christie Rowe
McGill University, Canada
|Geology of faults; observational field geology, structural geology, metamorphic petrology, economic geology, geochemistry, and geophysics to study processes which generate earthquakes and create ore deposits.||Alissa Kotowski and Catherine Ross||The Robert H. Cuyler Endowed Lecturer|
|Apr. 9|| John Doherty
Watermark Numerical Computing
|author of PEST, the widely used software package for groundwater model calibration and uncertainty analysis||Bayani Cardenas, WCE group||2019 Henry Darcy Distinguished Lecturer|
|Apr. 11||Gabriel Bowen
University of Utah
Dean’s Office Reception to follow
|links between biology and geology; understanding natural environmental change; observation and modeling of the current state of the environment and changes therein; light stable isotope ratio analysis, geochemical modeling, and GIS.||WCE group||The Fred L. and Frances J. Oliver Lectureship in Texas Hydrology and Water Resources|
|Apr. 16||Brian Arbic
The University of Michigan
|Frontiers in operational global ocean forecast modeling
Physical oceanography; global modeling of past and present barotropic tides, internal tides and the internal gravity wave continuum, the dynamics and energy budgets of the oceanic general circulation and mesoscale eddies (the oceanic equivalent of weather systems); the variability of the coupled atmosphere-ocean system.
|Apr. 18||Marcello Coradini
Cyprus Space Exploration Organisation (CSEO), S3 – Space Systems Solutions, ASI (Italian Space Agency) Associate
|Mars has lost most of its water. Recently, the analysis of the data returned by the MARSIS penetrating radar on board Mars Express has shown that liquid water exists in the Martian underground||Elizabeth Catlos||N/A|
|Apr. 25||Freya George
|Rates and mechanisms of metamorphic garnet crystallization in the Sikkim Himalaya, NE India||Rich Ketcham||N/A|
|Timing of meteorite impacts; Geochronology and stable isotope analysis; paleoenvironmental reconstructions||N/A||N/A|