Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series

Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

All lectures will take place on Fridays at 3:30pm in E137 Howe-Russell-Kniffen unless otherwise noted. Coffee and cookies are served before lectures at 3:20 in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium.

Fall 2018 Schedule

Date Lecture Topic Speaker Faculty Host
Aug. 31 "Cold Seepage: a Window to the Deep Petroleum System" Davide Oppo
University of Louisiana Lafayette
Peter Clift
Sep. 7 "Computational Geochemistry - Energy, Environment, and deep Earth" Jianwei Wang
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Sep. 14 "Ice in the deep south: resolving long-standing debates about sea level rise" Brent Goehring
Tulane
Peter Clift
Sep. 21 "West Antarctic Ice Sheet retreat in eastern Ross Sea: a review of evidence from expedition NBP1502B" Phil Bart
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Sep. 28 "How stressed are we really?" Karen Luttrell
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Oct. 12 "One Planet, Two Planets, Red Planet, Blue Planet" Amy Williams
Towson University
Adam Forte
Oct. 19 "Mesoarchean oxygenation of Earth’s surface environment – perspectives from ‘stable’ uranium isotopes" Xiangli Wang
University of South Alabama
Guangsheng Zhuang
Oct. 26 "Formation and eruption of large silicic magma chambers and their potential genetic relationship to Carlin-type gold deposits: Lessons from a dissected supervolcano in the Nevada Great Basin" Kathryn Watts
USGS
Barb Dutrow
Nov. 2   Jonathan Snow
University of Houston
Peter Clift
Nov. 9 "Machine learning and deep learning on seismic data" John Thurmond
STATOIL
Peter Clift
Nov. 16 "A Multi Model Investigation of the Lunar Interior with Applications to Mars and Beyond" Heidi Fuqua Haviland
NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center
Suniti Karunatillake
Nov. 30 "Melting and melt geometry in the mantle: Observations from nature and experiments" Gordana Garapic
SUNY New Paltz
Carol Wilson

 

Spring 2019 Schedule

Date Lecture Topic Speaker Faculty Host
Jan. 18 "Recent progress in understanding the Mesozoic opening stages of the Gulf of Mexico" Paul Mann
University of Houston
 Patricia Persaud / Peter Clift
Jan. 25 "Great Oxidation Event and the Rise of Seawater Sulfate as recorded in Earth’s Oldest Evaporate Basin" Aivo Lepland Huiming Bao
Feb. 1   Eric Ferre Peter Clift
Feb. 8 "Organic molecular biomarker records of climatic and topographic change: Applications to the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and other orogens"  Michael Hren
University of Connecticut
Guangsheng Zhuang
Feb. 15 "LSU Mounds (16BTR6): Striking new discoveries from the LSU Mounds, now dated as the oldest man-made extant structures in the Western Hemisphere" Brooks Ellwood
LSU
Peter Clift / Suniti Karunatillake
Feb. 22 "Carbon in Earth's Deepest Interior and Our Habitable Planet" Bin Chen
Hawaii
 Jianwei Wang 
Mar. 1  "Fluvial sedimentology"  Catherine Russell
Leicester University
 Peter Clift
Mar. 8 "Permafrost change and landscape disturbance in the Canadian Arctic"  Scott Lamoureux  Peter Doran
Mar. 15 "Not all bars are point bars: Simple meander kinematics predicts river migration and development of counter point bars" Zoltan Sylvester
UT Austin
Peter Clift
Mar. 22 "Incorporating geochronologic and thermochronologic data with geologic mapping in far western Nepal: Implications for tectonic models" Delores Robinson
University of Alabama
Peter Clift
Mar. 29  "Lost continents and preserved primordial reservoirs: Clues from the Earth’s deep interior"  Matthew Jackson
UCSB
 Peter Clift 
Apr. 5    Amanda Keen-Zebert
Desert Research Institute
Peter Doran
Apr. 12  "The Great Oxidation Event: A Critical Transition in Earth's Atmosphere at ~ 2.45 Billion Years Ago" Andrey Bekkr Huiming Bao 
Apr. 26 "Insights on Channel and Sediment Dynamics from the Wax Lake Delta" John Shaw
University of Arkansas
Carol Wilson