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Seminars

Earth & Environmental Sciences Department

          SPRING 2020 SEMINAR SCHEDULE                   

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

University of Minnesota Duluth
Thursdays, 4:00 pm – EDUE 16 (unless otherwise indicated)
Free and open to the public / Refreshments Served

Thursday,
February 13th

Andy Breckenridge, Professor, Natural Sciences Department, University of Wisconsin Superior; “The Transformative Nature of an Age-Old Technique: Lake Agassiz's 4,000-Year, Varve Chronology ”

Thursday,
February 20th

Phil Larson, Associate Professor and Director of Earth Sciences Programs, Minnesota State University Mankato;   “From Bathtub to Base Level; Origin of Through-Flowing Drainages in Extensional Tectonic Landscapes”

Friday,
February 28th
Life Science 185
time - 3:05

Andrew Knoll, Fisher Professor of Natural History, Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences and Curator of the Paleobotanical Collections, Harvard University; “Systems Paleobiology: How Physiology Can Help Us Understand the Interplay of Life and Environment Through Time"

Thursday,
March 5th

Wendy Smythe, Assistant Professor, Earth & Environmental Sciences Department and American Indian Studies, University of Minnesota Duluth; "Biomineralization Along A Manganese Depositing Hot Spring in Yellowstone National Park"

Thursday,
March 26th

CANCELLED ---Josh Feinberg, Associate Professor,Department of Earth Sciences, UMN Twin Cities Campus; “Shining a Light Into the Dark: How Magnetic Minerals in Cave Deposits Illuminate the History of Earth's Magnetic Field"

Thursday, 
April 2nd

CANCELLED ---George Hudak III, Initiative Director of Mining, Minerals and Metallurgy; Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI); "TBA"                    

Thursday,
April 9th

CANCELLED ---Eric Carson, Geomorphologist, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey Division of Extension University of Wisconsin-Madison; "The River That Flows Uphill:  Late Cenozoic Evolution of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, Stream Piracy, and Reorganization of North American Mid-Continent Drainage Systems”

Thursday,
April 16

CANCELLED ---Gina Quiram, Restoration Evaluation Specialist, Minnesota Department of Natural resources; "Promoting Successful Stream Restorations in Minnesota; Recommendations from the Legacy Fund Restoration Evaluations"

Thursday,
April 23rd

CANCELLED ---Jonathan Obrist-Farner, Assistant Professor, Missouri University of Science & Technology; "A Sleeping Giant- The Forgotten Tectonic System of Guatemala"

Thursday,
April 30th

CANCELLED ----Alexandra Zachwieja, Assistant Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Minnesota Duluth; "TBA"