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UT Paleontology Seminar: Dr. Alexis Mychajliw

January, 27 2022

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: JGB 4.102

Zoom link: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/91661118623

De Ford Lecture | Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith

January, 27 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

Investigation of water resources and nutrient biogeochemistry on the island of Jamaica using environmental tracers

Dr. Debbie-Ann Gordon-Smith, The University West Indies, at Mona


Abstract: Global water resources have been under severe stress due to various factors including poor management, pollution and changes in rainfall patterns due to climate variability. The small islands of the Caribbean, such as Jamaica, have not been spared; prolonged periods of drought, extreme weather events and increased urbanization have led to water shortages and impaired water quality.
Sustainable management of these natural water resources requires an understanding of the dynamics of their physical behavior and their chemical constituents. Environmental tracers have proven to be very effective tools for studying the transport and mixing of surface and subsurface water on regional and global scales.
This lecture will introduce the audience to the use of stable and radioactive isotopes as tracers in the investigation of the fresh and coastal waters of Jamaica. The talk will describe the analytical techniques used in these isotopic studies, present findings related to the sources, pathways and fate of nutrients and other inorganic contaminants, and suggest implications of these findings for the sustainable management of Jamaica’s water resources.

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.

Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) Meeting

January, 27 2022

Time: 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This is an internal Jackson School of Geosciences meeting for faculty and research scientists who are part of the Graduate Studies Committee.

BEG Seminar: Tim Dixon - IEAGHG

January, 28 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Bureau Seminar Series

UTIG Seminar: Lin Liu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

January, 28 2022

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live talk.

Speaker: Lin Liu, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Host: Xiaohua Xu

Title: Geophysical investigations of thawing permafrost

Abstract: Accumulating observational evidence shows widespread thawing and degradation of perennially-frozen ground known as permafrost. Thawing permafrost has profound effects on terrestrial ecosystems, hydrologic and landscape processes, and infrastructure. However, it is challenging to study and monitor permafrost mainly because it is purely defined by the subsurface thermal condition. Through a few local to regional-scale studies, I will show how integrative measurements using geophysical methods, such as Ground Penetrating Radar, space-borne Radar Interferometry, and Surface Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, offer quantitative understandings on surface and subsurface processes associated with thawing ice-rich permafrost.

DGS Faculty Meeting

February, 01 2022

Time: 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

De Ford Lecture | Scott Jasechko

February, 03 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

TBD

Dr. Scott Jasechko, University of California, Santa Barbara


Abstract:

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.

TBD - Bureau Seminar Series

February, 04 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Bureau Seminar Series

UTIG Seminar: Antoniette Greta Grima, UTIG

February, 04 2022

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contactcosta@ig.utexas.edufor a link to join the live talk.

Speaker: Antoniette Greta Grima, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG
 
Host: Thorsten Becker
 
Research Areas: Geodynamics, numerical modeling of subduction zones

UT Paleontology Seminar: Lachie Scarsbrook

February, 10 2022

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: JGB 4.102

De Ford Lecture | Mattheos Santamouris

February, 10 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: https://utexas.zoom.us/j/96370762511

TBD

Dr. Mattheos Santamouris, University New South Wales


Abstract:

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.

TBD - Bureau Seminar Series

February, 11 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Bureau Seminar Series

UTIG Seminar: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University

February, 11 2022

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contact costa@ig.utexas.edu for a link to join the live talk.

Speaker: Reed Scherer, Northern Illinois University
 
Host: Sean Gulick
 
Research Areas: Ocean Discovery Lecture Series lecturers: Inferring West Antarctic Ice Sheet History from Diatoms Offshore, Nearshore, Downcore and Beneath the Ice Sheet

11th Annual Jackson School of Geosciences Student Research Symposium

February, 12 2022

Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Sponsored by ConocoPhillips


Each spring semester, Jackson School of Geosciences students present their research in a day-long poster competition. Throughout the day, judges comprised of faculty, research scientists, alumni and corporate representatives evaluate the posters and network with students. At the end of the day, prizes are awarded in the following categories: Undergraduate, Early-Career Graduate, Late-Career Masters, and Late-Career Ph.D. Another award is given to the best represented research group(s).

De Ford Lecture | TBD

February, 17 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD - Bureau Seminar Series

February, 18 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Bureau Seminar Series

UTIG Seminar: Srisharan Shreedharan, UTIG

February, 18 2022

Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Contactcosta@ig.utexas.edufor a link to join the live talk.

Speaker: Srisharan Shreedharan, Postdoctoral Fellow, UTIG
 
Host: Demian Saffer
 
Research Areas: Fault and earthquake mechanics, rock deformation

UT Paleontology Seminar: Grace Musser

February, 24 2022

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: JGB 4.102

De Ford Lecture | TBD

February, 24 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

TBD - Bureau Seminar Series

February, 25 2022

Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: TBD

Bureau Seminar Series