Seminar Series

Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2014

All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.

August 28, 2014
Department Safety Seminar
Dr. Adam Wallace - Department Safety Chair

September 4, 2014
Department Research Updates
Dr. Holly Michael, Dr. James Pizzuto, and Dr. Neil Sturchio
Department of Geological Sciences, UD

September 11, 2014
Department Research Updates
Dr. John Madsen, Dr. Ron Martin, and Dr. Adam Wallace
Department of Geological Sciences, UD

September 18, 2014
Title - To Be Announced

September 25, 2014
The Geology of UD's STAR Campus
Dr. Kelvin Ramsey, Delaware Geological Survey

October 2, 2014
Using GIS to Understand Glacial History: Case Studies from Northwest Iceland
Dr. Sarah Principato, Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College

October 9, 2014
Origin of Millennial-Scale Climate Variations in the Subtropical Atlantic
Dr. Katharina Billups, Department of Oceanography, UD

October 16, 2014
Remineralization of Phosphorus from Organic Matter: a Predominant Pathway of Phosphorus Cycling in the Chesapeake Bay
Dr. Deb Jaisi, Department of Plant and Soil Science, UD

October 23, 2014
Nanomineral Formation by Cluster Self-Assembly
Dr. Marc Michael, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech

October 30, 2014
Catchments are the opposite of "Well Mixed": Recent Advances Towards a Theory of Catchment Hydrologic Transport
Dr. Ciaran Harman, Geography and Environmental Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

November 6, 2014
Discovery and Characterization of Nano-sized Materials in the Environment: The Key Step for Interdisciplinary Nano-Bio-Geoscience Research
Dr. Bojeong Kim, Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University

November 13, 2014
Measurements of Near-bed Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport Processes in the Swash Zone
Dr. Jack Puleo, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UD

November 20, 2014
Title - To Be Announced
Dr. Rolf Aalto, Exter University, UK

 

Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2014

All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.

March 6, 2014
Discovery and Characterization of Nano-sized Materials in the Environment: The Key Step for Interdisciplinary Nano-bio-geosciense Research
Dr. Bojeong Kim, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University

March 13, 2014
Adventures of a Geologist in Industry: A Field Trip from the Glass Melter to Silicon Valley
Dr. Jim Rustad, Corning Inc., Corning New York

March 20, 2014
Current Research in GIS and Geophysical Studies

Dr. David Clarke, DELDOT Archaeologist
 

Friday March 21, 2014 - 3:30 p.m.
Nanoinclusions in Minerals and Rocks: Small Particles Tell Big Stories
Dr. Richard Wirth, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany. Mineralogical Society of America Lecturer

April 10, 2014
Title - Dolomite and Magnesite Mineralization: The roles of MG-hydration
Dr. Henry Teng, Deptartment of Chemistry, George Washington University
 

Tuesday April 15, 2014 - 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. Room 104 Gore Hall
Its all Organic: The Fate of Commonly Used Organic Micropollutants in the Environment
Dr. Yu-Ping Chin Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University

April 24, 2014
Title - To Be Announced
Dr. Angelia Seyfferth, College of Agriculture, UD
 

May 1, 2014
Title - To Be Announced
Dr. Jim Schiffbauer, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Missouri

May 8, 2014
Title - To Be Announced
Dr. Marc Michael, Department of Geological Sciences, Virginia Tech

May 15, 2014
Title - To Be Announced
Dr. Amy Hoffman, Department of Chemistry, Franklin and Marshall College

 


Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2013

All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise

September 5, 2013
Bacterial communities in rock coatings from LÓ“rkevagge, Swedish Lapland
Dr. Cassandra Marnocha, Arkansas Center for Space & Planetary Sciences, University of Arkansas

Tuesday September 10, 2013
TBA
Dr. Craig Moyer, Dept. of Biology, Western Washington University

September 12, 2013
Departmental Safety Seminar
Dr. Clara Chan, Department of Geological Sciences, UD


Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2013

All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise

February 7, 2013
The Earth During the Extended Late Heavy Bombardment
Dr. Alexandra Krull Davatzes, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University

February 14, 2013
Responses of Aridlands to Precipitation Variability: Why should we care for water and carbon fluxes
Dr. Rodrigo Vargas, Dept. of Plant and Soil Sciences, UD

February 21, 2013
Geological Sciences Poster Session
 
Faculty and Grad Student Presenters

February 28, 2013
An Anthropomorphic Soil Catena: Locating Legacy Mill Ponds on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland in Wicomico County, MD
Dr. Michael Folkoff, Dept. of Geography & Geosciences, Salisbury State University

March 7, 2013
Monitoring Biogeochemical Processes in the Earth Using Non-invasive Electrical Geophysical Techniques
Dr. Lee Slater, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, Newark Campus
 

March 14, 2013
Tracking Subsurface Flow on Hill Slopes Using Ground Penetrating Radar and Electrical Resistivity Tomography at the Shale Hills Critical Zone Observatory
Dr. Jonathan Nyquist, Dept. of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University
 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - TBD

March 21, 2013 - No Seminar

March 28, 2013 - Spring Break

 

April 4, 2013
Germs and Geology
Dr. Larry McKay, Dept. of Earth & Planetary Sciences, University of Tennessee
 

April 11, 2013
Assessing the Hydro-Economic Value of Rock Glaciers in the High and Dry Andes, Argentina
Dr. Michael O’Neal, UD Department of Geological Sciences
 

April 18, 2013
Miocene Rejuvenation of Topographic Relief in the Southern Appalachians
Dr. Karl Wegmann, Dept. of Marine, Earth, & Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University
 

April 25, 2013
Glaciers and Climate in the Cascade Mountains
Dr. Brian Hanson, Department of Geography, UD
 

May 2, 2013
Agricultural Water Management in China
Dr. Afton Clarke-Sather, Department of Geography, UD
 


Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2012

All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.

September 6, 2012
Departmental Safety Seminar
Dr. Clara Chan, Geological Sciences, UD

September 13, 2012
Fire Extinguisher Training
Keven McSweeney, Fire Protection Engineer, Environmental Health and Safety, UD

September 20, 2012
Department Research Updates
Drs. Clara Chan, Dr. Audrey Sawyer, and Dr. Diana Karwan, Visiting Scholar
Department of Geological Sciences, UD

September 27, 2012
Department Research Updates
Dr. Jim Pizzuto; Elyse Williamson, graduate student and Rachel Ibers, undergraduate student, Department of Geological Sciences, UD

October 4, 2012
Kirkbride 206
Scientific Publishing from the Inside Out
Nick Wigginton, Associate Editor, Science Magazine

Friday October 5, 2012
Room 132 Townsend Hall
How water, carbon, and energy drive evolution of the Critical Zone: The Jemez-Santa Catalina Critical Zone Observatory
Dr. Thomas Meixner, University of Arizona

October 11, 2012
Department Research Updates
Chris Russoniello, Mahfuz Khan, Graduate Students, Geological Sciences, UD

October 18, 2012
Department Research Updates
James Heiss, Daniel Hubacz, Tobias Ackerman, Graduate Students, Geological Sciences, UD

October 25, 2012 - No Seminar

November 1, 2012
Late Holocene Evolution of the Delaware Estuary
Dr. Daria Nikitina, West Chester University

November 8, 2012 – No Seminar

Friday, November 16, 2012
ITV Room 206 / Cannon 202
1:00 p.m.
Title - TBA
Dr. Eric Roden, University of Wisconsin


Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2012

All seminars are on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m.  Penny Hall 209.  Updated 2/10/12

February 16, 2012
Graduate Student and Faculty Poster Session
Dr. Clara Chan, UD Geological Sciences, Session Host

February  23, 2012
Unearthing Fracking
Dr. David Wunsch, Director and State Geologist, Delaware Geological Survey

March 1, 2012
Lessons and Career Opportunities in the Offshore Survey and Construction Industry
Doug Catenaci, UTEC Survey Inc.

March 8, 2012
Integrating Real-Time Sensor Networks, Data Assimilation, and Predictive Modeling to Quantify the Urban Water Cycle
Dr. Claire Welty, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

March 15, 2012
The Spectrum of Stratigraphic Cyclicity in Banded Iron Formations and Possible Forcing Mechanisms, Hamersley Basin, Australia
Dr. Linda Hinnov, Research Professor, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

March 22, 2012
Licensing Professional Geologists - What You Need to Know
William "Sandy" Schenck, P.G., Delaware Geological Survey

March 29, 2012
Spring Break - No Seminar

April 5, 2012
Student Presentations - to be announced

April 12, 2012
The Sedimentary Record of River Dynamics:  Can the Past be the Key to the Present?
Dr. Elizabeth Hajek, Assistant Professor, Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University

April 19, 2012
Student Presentations - to be announced

April 26, 2012
Lessons and Career Opportunities in Energy Exploration
Dr. Jim Demarest, Director International Exploration, Noble Energy Inc.

May 3 2012
Growth and Evolution of River Deltas
Dr. Doug Edmonds, Assistant Professor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Boston College

May 10, 2012
An Industry Perspective on Technology Integration to Solve DOD's Emerging Complex Environmental Problems
Ryan Steigerwalt, Weston Solutions Inc.


Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2011

All seminars are on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m.   Location TBA.    Updated 8/22/2011

September 1, 2011
New Graduate Student Orientation

September 8, 2011
Department Safety Meeting (and Pizza Party)

September 15, 2011
Checking the Pulse of Earth Science Education
Dr. Mike Smith, Wilmington Friends School.   President, Eastern Section of the National Association of Geology Teachers

September 22, 2011
The Rise of Late Tertiary Erosion and Weathering Rates:  A Critical Re-evaluation
Dr. Jane Willenbring, University of Pennsylvania

September 29, 2011
Milankovitch-Scale Cycles in Precambrian Banded Iron Formations
Dr. Linda Hinnov, Johns Hopkins University

October 6, 2011
GSA Presentations
Faculty and Graduate Students, UD Geological Sciences

October 20, 2011
Regulating Development of the Marcellus Shale, Pennsylvania:  A Brief Review of Significant Environmental Challenges
Seth Pelepko, Graduate Student, UD Geological Sciences Department. Department of Environmental Protection, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

October 27, 2011
Research Updates
Faculty and Graduate Students, UD Geological Sciences

November 3, 2011
TBA
Dr. Jerry McManus, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

November 10, 2011
Phosphorus Cycling in the Cape Cod Aquifer, MA:  Insights from Oxygen Isotope Ratios in Phosphate
Dr. Deb Jaisi, UD Plant and Soil Science Department

November 17, 2011
Does Climate Matter?  Quaternary Landscape Change in the Rocky Mountains
Dr. Catherine Riihimaki, Drew University

December 1, 2011
Tidal Rivers:  Geomorphology and Biogeochemistry on the Front Lines of Sea-Level Rise
Dr. Scott Ensign, U.S. Geological Survey

 


 

 

Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2011

All seminars are on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.    Updated 4/2/2011

March 3, 2011
Impact of Wood Debris on Hydrologic Connectivity in the Fluvial Landscape
Audrey Sawyer, Ph.D. student, University of Texas, Austin

March 10, 2011
Controls on Dissolved Organic Matter Export From Temperate Watersheds
Dr. Na Xu, Yale University

April 14, 2011
Delaware Coastal Programs Sea-Level Rise Initiative
Bart Wilson, DNREC (Ph.D. student in Dept Geological Sciences, UD)

 April 21, 2011
Communicating the Cutting Edge:  Innovations in Earth and Environmental Education
Dr. Susan E. Gill, Stroud Water Research Center

April 22, 2011  - Friday Lunchtime Brownbag, 12:15-1:15 pm, 004 Penny Hall
Japanese Tsunamis in Hindsight and Foresight
Dr. Brian Atwater, USGS and University of Washington

May 2, 2011
***Note - this is a Monday at 3:30.  103 Gore Hall.  ***
NGWA Darcy Lecture
Development of Reliable Hydrologic Data Sets in Difficult Environments:  Case Studies from Benin, West Africa
Dr. Stephen E. Silliman, University of Notre Dame

May 12, 2011
The Geological Discoveries of Lewis and Clark
John Jengo, MWH Global, Inc.

 


 

 

Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Fall Semester 2010

All seminars are on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.    Updated 9/15/2010

September 9, 2010
Department Safety Seminar
John Wehmiller, Department of Geological Sciences, UD

September 16, 2010 - No Seminar Scheduled

September 23, 2010
***Room 006 Kirkbride Hall***
Dr. Farhana Sultana, Department of Geography, Syracuse University
Poisoned Waters: The making and unmaking of a public health success story in Bangladesh
Sponsored by DENIN and Depts. of Geography and Geological Sciences, UD

September 30, 2010
Stream/valley Restoration in the Headwaters of a Small Coastal Watershed in Northern California
Scott Brown, Balance Hydrologics, Berkeley, CA

October 7, 2010
Stress on the Devonian Sea Floor: Paleoecology of Dysaerobic Benthic Communities
Diana Boyer, Department of Earth Sciences, SUNY - Oswego

October 14, 2010
Stratigraphic Framework for the Wilcox Formation (Upper Paleocene – Lower Eocene) in the Deep-Water Gulf of Mexico: Biostratigraphy, Sequences, and Depositional Systems
Larry Zarra, Chevron, Houston, TX

Friday, October 22, 2010
Charles Darwin, Geologist and the Origin of “Darwin’s Boulder,” Tierra del Fuego
Ed Evenson, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University

October 28, 2010
Synopses of Research
John Madsen, Ronald Martin, Holly Michael, and Art Trembanis
Department of Geological Sciences, UD

November 4, 2010
Synopses of Research
Clara Chan, Jim Pizzuto, and John Wehmiller
Department of Geological Sciences, UD

November 11, 2010
Terrestrial and Marine Evidence for Climate Change Across the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary:  Documentation from the South Dover Bridge Core, Maryland
Jean Self-Trail, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA

November 18, 2010
Assessing the Causes of Ecosystem Degradation and Restoration Potential in the Everglades Using a Landscape Scale Flow Experiment
Katie Skalak, United States Geological Survey, Reston, VA

November 25 , 2010 - Thanksgiving

December 2, 2010
Shocked Rutiles from the Abyss of Time, Dead Dinosaurs, and Meditations of Forrest Gump: Discovery of a Shock-Induced Polymorph of Rutile (TiO2 II) in Four Neoarchean Spherule Layers from Western Australia and South Africa.
Frank Smith, Graduate Student, Department of Geological Sciences, UD


 

Geological Sciences Seminar Series - Spring Semester 2010

All seminars are on Thursday afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise. 

Updated 2/21/2010

February 18, 2010 
Torben C. Rick, PhD, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
Archaeology and the Ancient Anthropogenic Land and Seascapes of California's Channel Islands 
Co-sponsored with the Department of Geography, UD 

February 25, 2010 
Durelle Scott, PhD, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech 
Impacts of Glacier Recession on Watershed Biogeochemistry: From nutrient fluxes to in-stream biological processes 

Friday, March 5, 2010 
1:00p.m., Gore Hall, Room 116
 
Susan Hubbard, PhD, GSA Birdsall-Dreiss Lecturer, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory 
Toward X-ray Vision: Geophysical signatures of complex subsurface processes

March 11, 2010 
Eduardo Leorri, PhD, Department of Geological Sciences, East Carolina University
Modeling and Field Observations of Holocene Sea-level Changes Along the Atlantic Coast of SW Europe to Understand Current Sea Level

March 19, 2010 
Heather Petcovic, PhD, Department of Geosciences, Western Michigan University
Understanding the Nature of Geologic Expertise from Field and Laboratory Geocognition Research

March 25, 2010 
Michel Boufadel, PhD, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Temple University
The Role of Hydrogeology in the Persistence of the Exxon Valdez Oil in Prince William Sound, Alaska

April 15, 2010 
Kamini Singha, PhD, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University 
Exploring "anomalous" Solute Transport Behavior with Electrical Geophysical Methods

April 22, 2010 
Ilya Buynevich, PhD, Department of Earth & Environmental Science, Temple University 
Lost Harbors and Ancient Storms: Geological Context for Black Sea Archaeology

April 29, 2010 
Nina Finger, Graduate Student, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Delaware 
Dissolved Organic Matter Amounts and Quality in Forested Watersheds

May 2, 2010 
Andy Kemp, PhD and Simon Engelhardt, PhD, Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Pennsylvania 
Case Studies of U.S. Atlantic Coast Sea-level Change During the Holocene


Geological Sciences Seminars Fall 2009
*All Seminars are on Thursday Afternoons at 3:30 p.m. in Room 209, Penny Hall unless noted otherwise.

October 8, 2009
Influence of Land Use, Climate Variability, and Watershed Restoration on Carbon and Nitrogen Dynamics
Sujay Kaushal, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland

October  15, 2009
Applying Pb-210 to Date Organic Layers and Quantify Metal Dynamics in Forested Soils
Jim Kaste, The College of William and Mary

October 22, 2009
Electrode Techniques for Monitoring Microbial Activity in the Environment
Ken Williams, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

November 12, 2009
Cs137 and Pb210 Dating of Hg-Contaminated Hyporheic Sand and Mud on the Gravel Bed of the South River, Virginia
Jim Pizzuto, Department of Geological Sciences, UD

November 19, 2009
Selenium Oxyanion Reduction by Subsurface Microorganisms
Nathan Yee, Rutgers University

November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving Break

December 3, 2009
Geomorphic and Sedimentological Impacts of Watershed Disturbance: Dams and Land Clearing in New England
Frank Magilligan, Dartmouth College

 

Sponsored by the Department of Geological Sciences, UD 9/4/09