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LEO Seminar Series: Leah Turner and Dev Niyogi

October, 21 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/98581748000


Host: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

The purpose of LEO is to create a more inclusive and educated community within the JSG by sharing and listening to each other’s stories. Speakers will interview each other and talk about why they are involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and the heart behind their work. By learning more about why individuals are involved in DEI, we will broaden our understanding of the impacts the JSG is making on students, faculty, staff, and greater society. Taking initiative to get to know each other, ask questions, and Listen to Each Other is a skill that will propel us further to be leaders in the geosciences.

DeFord Lecture: Gaby Katul

October, 22 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom link

About Dr. Gaby Katul
Micro-meteorology and near-surface hydrology with emphasis on heat, momentum, carbon dioxide, water vapor, ozone, particulate matter, water transport in the soil-plant-atmosphere system and implications to hydrological, ecological, atmospheric and climate change-related problems; new modeling tools to diagnose forest vulnerability to drought in order to better predict the future of the water and carbon cycles.

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Michele Koppes, University of British Columbia

October, 23 2020

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact elizabeth@ig.utexas.edu if you are not on the seminar email lists

Speaker: Michele Koppes, University of British Columbia, Canada

Host: Demian Saffer

Title: Reading the story of climate change in the landscape

Abstract: Climate change is causing more than warmer oceans and erratic weather. It can also change the shape of the planet. Glaciers are a fundamental link between climate and the tectonic and surface processes that create topography. Mountain ranges worldwide have undergone extensive reshaping due to the erosive action of ice, and yet, the mechanisms that control the timing of this reshaping and the rate by which ice erodes remain poorly understood. We find a wide range of erosion rates from individual ice masses over varying timescales, suggesting that modern erosion rates exceed long-term averages by two to three orders of magnitude. We also see that glaciers in temperate climates erode 103 times faster than they do in the polar regions today. These rapid erosion rates are most likely due to the dynamic acceleration of ice masses as both air and ocean temperatures have warmed, and the ice has thinned and retreated over the past few decades. The repercussions of the increasing pace of erosion add to the already complex effects of climate change in polar and high mountain regions. Shrinking and accelerating glaciers destabilize valley slopes, increasing the risk of landslides and tsunamis, and deliver more sediment and nutrients to downstream basins, disrupting aquatic habitat and access to clean freshwater for mountain and coastal communities. The dramatic increase in recent erosion rates in the Arctic and the Antarctic Peninsula, two of the most rapidly warming regions in the world, suggest that polar ice masses are on the brink of a major geomorphic shift as mean temperatures warm above 0ºC.

UTIG Seminar Series: Brian Boston, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

October, 30 2020

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact elizabeth@ig.utexas.edu if you are not on the seminar email lists

Speaker: Brian Boston, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Host: Harm van Avendonk

Title: Oceanic plate structure

LEO Seminar Series: Danny Stockli and Joel Johnson

November, 04 2020

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Zoom

The purpose of LEO is to create a more inclusive and educated community within the JSG by sharing and listening to each other’s stories. Speakers will interview each other and talk about why they are involved in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts and the heart behind their work. By learning more about why individuals are involved in DEI, we will broaden our understanding of the impacts the JSG is making on students, faculty, staff, and greater society. Taking initiative to get to know each other, ask questions, and Listen to Each Other is a skill that will propel us further to be leaders in the geosciences.

DeFord Lecture: Yadira Ibarra

November, 05 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom link

About Dr. Yadira Ibarra
Co-evolution of life and the Earth surface environment on geologic and recent timescales; sedimentary geologist and geobiologist; uses field, petrographic, and geochemical approaches to understand different scales of environmental change as recorded in the sedimentary rock record; Biogeochemistry of fluvial and lacustrine carbonate microbialites; Sedimentary rocks from a paleoenvironmental perspective and with a geobiological/astrobiological framework.

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Carey King, UT Energy Institute

November, 06 2020

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact elizabeth@ig.utexas.edu if you are not on the seminar email lists

Speaker: Carey King, UT Energy Institute

Host: Kehua You

Title: The Economic Superorganism: Beyond the Competing Narratives on Energy, Growth, and Policy

DeFord Lecture: Sebnem Duzgun

November, 12 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom link

Geospatial Big Data and AI for Geothermal Exploration

About Dr. Sebnem Duzgun
Research and teaching in mining engineering on mine closure and reclamation, quantitative sustainability assessment for mining projects, risk and safety analysis for coal mines, mine environmental monitoring using remote sensing, reliability-based design and analysis of rock slopes, uncertainty modeling in rock engineering, and interdisciplinary topics including geographic information systems.

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Jud Partin, UTIG

November, 13 2020

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact elizabeth@ig.utexas.edu if you are not on the seminar email lists

Speaker: Jud Partin, Research Associate, UTIG

Host: Yuko Okumura

Title: Paleoclimate

DeFord Lecture: Deon Knights

November, 19 2020

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Zoom link

About Dr. Deon Knights
Nitrogen processing in Arctic deltas and role of channel network orientation on flux to the coast; how deltas control the flux of terrestrially derived nitrate to the Arctic Ocean

DeFord Lecture Series
Since the 1940\'s, the DeFord (Technical Sessions) lecture series, initially the official venue for disseminating DGS graduate student research, is a forum for lectures by distinguished visitors and members of our community. This is made possible through a series of endowments.

UTIG Seminar Series: Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba, Montclair State University

November, 20 2020

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Location: Zoom Meeting

Contact elizabeth@ig.utexas.edu if you are not on the seminar email lists

Speaker: Jorge Lorenzo-Trueba, Montclair State University

Host: John Goff

Title: Coastal processes