Spring 2024 Schedule





Beth Nelson
Instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences,
Montana State University

Bridging the Human-Environment Divide: A Geographic Examination of Energy, Migration, Politics, and Climate Change


Dr. Robbie Parks
Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences,
Columbia University

Climate Change and Public Health: From Research to Action

Mark Skidmore
Professor in the Department of Earth Sciences,
Montana State University 

Greenland Ice Sheet biogeochemical processes


Hannah Dietterich
Research Geophysicist,
U.S. Geological Survey Alaska Volcano Observatory

Remote sensing for volcano monitoring and eruption dynamics in Alaska
2/15 Dr. Jeremy Patterson,
Hydrogeologist -Earth, Environmental, Planetary Sciences at Rice University 

Stiff, Smooth, and Solid?: Challenging Our Assumptions of Fluid Flow Through Fractured Rock 
2/22 Dr. Phillip Gopon,
Senior Lecturer in Geology & Economic Geology,
University of Leoben
Hidden in plain sight: Sulfides minerals and mine waste as a source of invisible metals
2/27 - Tuesday
in Traphagen 225
@ 12:15pm
Dr. Zachary F. Murguía Burton,
Assistant Professor of Earth Materials,
Bates College
Stories in sand: Climatic extremes and critical resources in Earth's deserts and oceans
2/29 Sam Tuttle How well do we know snow? Emerging techniques to monitor snow and snowmelt
3/7 Dr. Narcisa G. Pricope
Associate Vice President for Research and Professor in the Department of Geosciences,
Mississippi State University 
Transformative Terrains: Navigating Change and Resilience Trhough Geospatial Sciences
3/14 - Spring Break NONE NONE
3/21 Dr. Nic Lee,
Endless Ecosystems: Designing a world without waste
3/28 Dr. Chuck Bailey
Structural Geologist,
College of William & Mary
Sole Searching: The Deformation History of the Oman Ophiolite and its Metamorphic Sole
4/4 Behnaz Hosseini,
Ph.D. Candidate Earth Sciences,
Montana State University
Are we recording? Putting embayment speedometry to the test using high pressure-temperature decompression experiments


Brennan Radulski,
Ph.D. Candidate Earth Sciences,
Montana State University 

Exploring Climate-Smart Agriculture Outcomes: The Cases of Farm Bill Conversation and California Agricultural Climate Change Policy

4/18 - CANCELLED! Dr. Brian John Pickles 
Associate Professor of Ecology,
University of Reading, UK
Lichens, Drones, and Dinosaur Bones 
4/25 Sebastian Dalman New Ceratopsid Dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Ceratopsidae) from the Upper Cretaceous De-Na-Zin Member of the Kirtland Formation, New Mexico: Evidence for High Taxonomic Diversity

Dr. Juan Carlos de Obeso 
Assistant Professor of Geology & Geophysics,
University of Utah

Sparkling Water and Peridotite: Serpentinization and Carbonation in the mantle wedge

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