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 '22 seminar will be in-person and on Zoom.  If you would like information on meeting location or Zoom link please contact Professor Palucis, the 2022-2023 seminar series organizer. If you would like to schedule a meeting with the guest speaker, contact the Faculty Host mentioned below.

Current Seminars

Fall 2022

  • Thursday September 22, 2022
    Dr. Justin Richardson - University of Massachusetts; Faculty Host - Erich Osterberg
    Title: Linking biogeochemistry from the soil profile to the watershed scale - discerning anthropogenic versus geogenic processes
  • Thursday September 29, 2022
    Dr. Maxwell Lechte - McGill University; Faculty Host - Sarah Slotznick
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday October 6, 2022
    Dr. Jacky Austermann - Columbia University; Faculty Host - Justin Strauss
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday October 13, 2022
    Dr. Nagissa Mahmoudi - McGill University; Faculty Host - Wil Leavitt
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday October 20, 2022
    Dr. Thomas Neumann - NASA; Faculty Host - Robert Hawley
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday October 27, 2022
    Dr. Rachel Glade - University of Rochester; Faculty Host - Joanmarie Del Vecchio
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday November 3, 2022
    Dr. Will Rush - University of Rochester; Faculty Host - Graham Edwards
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday November 10, 2022
    Dr. Steve Frolking - University of New Hampshire; Faculty Host - Carl Renshaw
    Title/Abstract: TBA
  • Thursday November 17, 2022
    Dr. Jill Marshall - University of Arkansas; Faculty Host - Marisa Palucis
    Title/Abstract: TBA
Recent Seminars


  • Thursday May 5, 2022
    Dr. Paula Welander - Stanford University
    "Synthesis of sponge sterol lipid fossils – who makes what and why does it matter?"
  • Thursday May 12, 2022
    Dr. Benjamin Twining - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (Maine)
    "Iron to the rescue? Understanding constraints on carbon dioxide removal via ocean iron fertilization"
  • Thursday May 19, 2022
    Dr. Ginny Catania - University of Texas at Austin
    "Ice sheet research to advance understanding of sea level rise"
  • Thursday June 2, 2022
    Dr. Jun Korenaga - Yale
    "Where was the Moon? A fresh look at the tidal evolution of the early Earth-Moon system"

Winter 2022

  • January 20, 2022
    Dr. Ayla Pamukcu - Stanford University
    "Extraction to Eruption: Insights on magmatic conditions for large-volume silicic magmas at the Taupō Volcanic Center (New Zealand)"
  • Febuary 3, 2022
    Dr. Stuart Gilder - Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
    "Recent advances in biomagnetism from the Munich group: Magnetotactic bacteria and the human brain"
  • Febuary 10, 2022
    Dr. Tamara Pico - UC Santa Cruz
    "Out of the ice age: sea level, ice sheets, and megafloods in North America"
  • March 3, 2022
    Dr. Andrew Leslie - Stanford University
    "The evolution of plant reproductive complexity"

Fall 2021

  • September 23, 2021
    Dr. Chen Zhu - Indiana University
    "How are geochemical reactions in aquifers connected to climate change mitigation?"
  • October 7, 2021
    Dr. Christo Buisert - Oregon State University
    "How cold was Antarctica during the Last Glacial Maximum?"
  • October 14, 2021
    Dr. Sarah Evans - Appalachian State
    "Can't take the heat? Hydrogeologic responses to permafrost thaw"
  • October 21, 2021
    Dr. Sophie Nowicki - University of Buffalo
    "To rise or not to rise sea levels, that is the question... Insights from ice sheet models"
  • October 28, 2021
    Dr. Daniel Ibarra - Brown University
    "Warm and cold wet states in western North America during the Pliocene-Pleistocene"
  • November 5, 2021
    Dr. Jessica E. Tierney - University of Arizona
    "Global climate evolution since the Last Glacial Maximum: new perspectives from paleoclimate data assimilation"
  • November 11, 2021
    Dr. David Johnston - Harvard University
    "The triple oxygen isotope composition of marine sulfate (and how it might tell us something about atmospheric O2)"
  • November 18, 2021
    Dr. Sidney R. Hemming - Columbia University / LDEO
    "Probing Antarctica's glacial history with sediments deposited by icebergs"