Seminar Schedule

Looking to attend geology and environmental sciences seminars? The department sponsors several seminars throughout the year, bringing notable speakers from around the country. Check out the seminar schedule below for this year’s presentations.

Seminars take place Fridays at 3 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) at the locations noted in the schedule below. Seminars are free and open to the public. Please direct any questions about this schedule to the seminar coordinator, Thomas Weber by email at


Spring 2022
January 28, 2022
February 4, 2022


February 11, 2022
February 18, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.Megan Holycross (Cornell University)Probing Earth's deep oxygen cycle with vanadium
February 25, 2022Remote via ZoomTim Lichtenberg (Oxford University)Geophysical evolution during rocky planet formation
March 4, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.Elizabeth Thomas (University of Buffalo)The Arctic Water Cycle Response to Past and Present Rapid Warming Events
March 11, 2022
March 18, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.June Wicks (Johns Hopkins University)Phase diagram studies on and off the MgO shock Hugoniot
March 25, 2022Remote via Zoom, 3 p.m.Hanika Rizo (Carleton University)Core-mantle chemical interaction: constraints from 182W isotopic investigations of mantle-derived rocks
April 1, 2022
April 8, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.Scot Miller (Johns Hopkins University)Three case studies in greenhouse gas emissions – new insights provided by an expanded atmospheric observing network
April 15, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.Alex Turner (University of Washington)Atmospheric methane: Where did you come from, where did you go?
April 22, 2022Dewey 1101, 3 p.m.Christopher Cline (NASA Johnson Space Center)Creating impact craters in the lab - how density and porosity can influence crater shape and ejecta
April 29, 2022Goergen 101, 3 p.m.Charlie Shobe (West Virginia University)Into the abyss: Passive margin stratigraphy reveals seascape evolution processes