The Department of Earth Science seminar series is a weekly one-hour long seminar open to the public that involves invited speakers from a wide variety of other institutions. The Fall '24 seminar will be in-person and on Zoom.  If you would like information on meeting location or Zoom link please contact Professor Slotznick, the 2023-2024 seminar series organizer. If you would like to schedule a meeting with the guest speaker, contact the Faculty Host mentioned below. Information about individual seminar events can also be viewed on our main page calendar.


Spring 2024

Seminar is from 1:10-2:10pm (unless otherwise noted) room TBA.

  • March 28, 2024
    Dr. Julia WIlcots - Princeton University; Faculty Host Brenhin Keller
    Title: TBA
  • April 4, 2024
    Dr. Ilissa Ocko - Environmental Defense Fund; Faculty Host Wil Leavitt
    Title: TBA
  • April 11, 2024
    Dr. John Slack - USGS (Emeritus); Faculty Host Justin Strauss
    Title: TBA
  • April 18, 2024
    TBA - ; PROF Search (zoom)
    Title: TBA
  • April 25, 2024
    TBA - ; PROF Search (zoom)
    Title: TBA
  • May 5, 2024
    TBA - ; PROF Search (zoom)
    Title: TBA
  • May 9, 2024
    TBA - ; Faculty Host
    Title: TBA
  • May 16, 2024
    TBA - ; Faculty Host
    Title: TBA
  • May 23, 2024
    Dr. Marianne Haseloff - UW Madison ; Postdoc Host Kasia Warburton
    Title: TBA
  • May 30, 2024
    Dr. Billy Armstrong - Appalachian State University; Faculty Host Bob Hawley
    Title: TBA
Recent Seminars

Winter 2024

  • February 15, 2024
    Dr. Jim Kirchner - ETH Zürich; Faculty Host Xiahong Feng
  • February 22, 2024
    Dr. Madison Douglas - MIT/UC Berkeley; Faculty Host Marisa Palucis
     "Mechanics of permafrost river migration and its effects on floodplain biogeochemical cycling"
  • February 29, 2024
    Dr. Bärbel Hönisch - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory; Faculty Host Meredith Kelly
     "Reconstructions of Cenozoic atmospheric CO2 and ocean carbon cycle perturbations"
  • March 7, 2024
    Dr. Natalya Gomez - McGill University; Faculty Host Mathieu Morlighem
     "Interactions between the ice, ocean and solid Earth in Antarctica and their implications for global sea levels"

Fall 2023

  • September 14, 2023
    Dr. Elizabeth Swanner - Iowa State University; Faculty Host Sarah Slotznick
    A look at meromictic, Holocene-aged midwestern lakes and what they can tell us about early ocean processes
  • September 21, 2023
    Dr. Yongsong Huang - Brown University; Faculty Host Wil Leavitt
    Beyond UK37': unlocking the hidden treasure trove of alkenone-producing haptophytes
  • September 28, 2023
    Dr. Christoph Geiss - Trinity College; Faculty Host Sarah Slotznick
    Understanding the magnetic properties of a New Hampshire spodic soil to improve reconstructions of past continental climates
  • October 5, 2023
    Dr. Winnie Chu - Georgia Tech; Faculty Host Bob Hawley
    Observing evolving ice sheet condition using multi-temporal radar sounding
  • October 12, 2023
    Dr. Elizabeth Niespolo - Princeton University; Faculty Host Brenhin Keller
    230Th/U burial dating of avian eggshells
  • October 19, 2023
    Dr. David Koweek - Ocean Visions; Faculty Host Mukul Sharma
    Accelerating solutions at the ocean-climate nexus
  • October 26, 2023
    Dr. Nick Holschuh - Amherst College; Faculty Host Erich Osterberg
    Understanding the history and mechanics of Greenland's basal ice using ice penetrating radar
  • November 2, 2023
    Dr. Gavin Piccione - UCSC; Faculty Host Graham Edwards
    Using Antarctic subglacial archives to investigate the links between climate change and ice motion
  • November 9, 2023
    Dr. Laura Reynolds - Worchester State University; Faculty Host Meredith Kelly
    Winter Limnology: Using community data to understand lakes and reservoirs in a changing world
  • November 16, 2023
    Dr. Jose Constantine - Williams College; Faculty Host Carl Renshaw
    The origin and evolution of meandering rivers


  • March 31, 2023 - a Friday not Thursday lecture, 2:10-3:10pm
    Dr. Edward Young - UCLA
    Earth Shaped by Primordial H2 Atmospheres
  • April 13, 2023
    Dr. Sarah Shackleton - Princeton
    Quantitative constraints on Earth's past climate from inert gases in ice
  • April 20, 2023
    Dr. Kimberly Hill - University of Minnesota
    Investigations of climate vs lithology on changing debris flow hazards on alluvial fans
  • April 27, 2023
    Dr. Laura Levey - Cal Poly Humbolt
    Coring in California: New insights into the timing of glacier fluctuations and the age and volume of peatlands
  • May 4, 2023
    Dr. Alex Morgan - Planetary Science Institute
    Fluvial erosion on early Mars was intermittent but occasionally intense
  • May 11, 2023
    Dr. Alexis Templeton - University of Colorado Boulder
    How our undertanding of the geology, geochemistry and biology of ultramafic rock systems play an essential role in the development of Hydrogen as a future clean energy source
  • May 18, 2023
    Dr. Nathan Yee - Rutgers
    A Sulfur Story: From Continental Weathering to Assimilation by Microbial Life