Events and Colloquium Calendar

FALL 2017

 

Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Gearhart Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change.

August 25 Back-To-School Picnic
September 1 No Colloquium
September 8 Edith Wilson, Rock Whisperer LLC, Transformation:  From Fossil Fuels to the Future
September 15 Glenn Sharman, University of Arkansas, Rivers of Sand:  Sea Level Control on Sediment Dispersal and Providence Since the Last Glacial Maximum, Southern California, USA
September 22 Grant Byerley,  Apache Corporation, Resaturated Pay:  A New Infill Target Type Identified through the Application and Continuous Improvement of 4D Seismic at the  Forties Field  
September 29 Tom Paradise, University of Arkansas, The Science and Analysis of Rock Art Decay in Wadi Rum, Jordan
October 6 Elizabeth Lyon, National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Geospatial Intelligence:  Yesterday, Today and Looking Forward
October 13 No Colloquium
October 20 Robert Mahon, University of Arkansas, Post Doc for John Shaw, Qualifying Controls on Stratal  Geometries in Clastic Sedimentary Systems
October 27 Jesse Edmondson, Alabama Graphite Inc.
ovember 3 Claire McLeod, Miami University of Ohio
November 10 Michael DeAngelis, University of Arkansas Little Rock, Using Analog Experiments to Study Hard-to-Reach Places
November 17 Matt Covington, University of Arkansas
November 24 No colloquium
December 1 Barry Shaulis, University of Arkansas
December 8 No colloquium

SPRING 2017

 
Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Gearhart Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change.
January 20
Glenn Sharman, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin - The Grand Inverse Problem of Sedimentary Geology:  Elucidating External Controls on the Evolution of Landscapes and Sediment Dispersal Systems
January 23 (Monday)
Jill Marshall, Earth and Planetary Science, University of California, Berkeley & The Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research University of Colorado, Boulder -  Disentangling the Geomorphic Legacy of Glacial Intervals Across Unglaciated North America
January 27
Raleigh Martin, University of California, Los Angeles - The Sand Grain's View:  Understanding Geomorphic Variability Through the  Physical Processes that Move Sediment
January 30 (Monday)
Lizzy Trower, Agouron Geobiology Post Doctoral Fellow, Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology - Sediment Transport in Carbonate Environments:  A Case Study of How Abrasion Controls Ooid Growth
February 3
Martin Golding, Geological Survey of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow - From Conodonts to Collisions:  What Microfossils Tell Us About the Formation of the Canadian Cordillera
February 6 (Monday)
Amanda Keen-Zebert, Associate Director and Director of E.L. Cod Luminescence Lab, Desert Research Institute - Lithology Matters!  How Rock Type Affects Fluvial Landscapes in Tectonically Stable Catchments
February 10
No Colloquium
February 17
Tingjun Zhang, Lanzhou University, China - Global Warming and Permafrost Degradation:  Interactions and Feedbacks
February 24
Jianhui Chen, MOE Key Laboratory of West China's Environmental System of Lanzhou University, visiting the Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas - Decadal to Centennial Scale Hydroclimatic Variations Reconstructed by Fossil Midges:  Case Studies in China
March 3
Amelia Villaseñor, Center for Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology, George Washington University - Integrating Stable Isotope Ecology and Mammal Community Diversity in Pliocene East Africa:  Implications for Early Hominin Evolution
March 10 Dr. Stephen Boss, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas - Energy Yield of Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, 1950-2014
March 17
No colloquium
March 24
No colloquium - spring break
March 31
George Winter, University of Arkansas Career Development Center, Interview Success:  Tips and Practice
April 7
Lee Frelich, Department of Forest Resources, University of Minnesota, Disturbance and Succession in the Boreal Forest: 400 Years of Fire and Wind in Northern Minnesota
April 14
Song Feng, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, "Winter"  Is it losing its cool?
April 21
Jason Tullis, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Opportunities in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and GIS Workflows
April 28
Chris Jackson, Department of Earth Science and Engineering Imperial College London, Thomson International Lecturer, GSA - How do normal faults grow, and why does it matter?
May 4
GEOS Awards Banquet
May 5
DEAD DAY
   
   

FALL 2016


Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Gearhart Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change.
August 26
GEOS Department Introductions
September 2
Mohamed Aly, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Future Volcanic Eruptions at Yellowstone
September 9
Amanda Keen-Zebert, Desert Research Institute, Nevada, Old as Dirt?  Or Old as the Hills?  New Findings on the Quaternary History of the Buffalo National River
September 16
Mac McGilvery, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, The North Slope Alaska:   What Does it Have in Common with the Ozark-Arkoma-Ouachita Region of Arkansas?
September 23
Dave Stahle, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, The Mexican Drought Atlas: Tree-Ring Reconstructions of the Soil Moisture Balance during the Late Pre-Hispanic, Colonial, and Modern Eras
September 30
Fiona Davidson, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Brexit 2016:  Immigration, Nativism, and the End of Britain? 
October 7 Margaret Guccione, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas 
October 14 Fall Break- no colloquium
October 21 Ben Runkle, Biological Engineering,  University of Arkansas, How Well Can Climate-Smart Irrigation Strategies Reduce Methane Emissions From Rice Fields?
October 28
Aaron Shew, Environmental Dynamics, University of Arkansas, A Geospatial, Socio-Environmental Model for Improved Agricultural Production in Coastal Bangladesh
and
Bradley Wilson, Geosciences, University of Arkansas, Fleeing to fault zones: Incorporating Syrian Refugees into Earthquake Risk Studies Along the East Anatolian and Dead Sea Rift Fault Zones
November 4 Kenny Schlag, KS Consulting, Aspects of the Geologist's Role in the Environmental Industry 
November 11 Daigo Yamamura, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, The Late Cretaceous Graveyard:  Paleontological Record and the Rocky Mountains Building in North America 
November 18  Greg Dumond, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas, What if Sabine Parish, Louisiana Met Fayetteville, Arkansas? Insights from a One Billion Year Old “Tectonic Yoyo” in Saskatchewan
December 2 Lindell C. Bridges, Pure Earth Resources, Inc., The Appalachia - Shale Capital of the World
Thursday, Dec. 8 GEOS Banquet
December 9  Dead Day - no colloquium 

SPRING 2016

January 22, 2016
Ian Howard, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
Hydroclimate Variability of Seasonal Moisture Regimes Over the Great Plains 
And
Max Torbenson, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
Drought response of the North American tree-ring network and its application
to summer moisture reconstruction in the south-central United States
January 29, 2016
Evan Thaler - Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas
Evolution of the Arkansas Ozarks: Using DEM analysis and landscape
evolution models to unravel the secret of the Ozark's longevity
MONDAY,
February. 1, 2016
TBA
February 5, 2016 TBA
MONDAY, February 8, 2016 TBA
February 12, 2016 No colloquium
February 19, 2016
Beth McMillan - UALR
On the Shoulders of Giants:  Sub-Summit Erosion Surfaces in the Rocky Mountains
February 26, 2016
Theo Witsell – Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
The art and science of effective conservation:  an overview of the Arkansas
Natural Heritage Commission's work to preserve the state's biological diversity
March 4, 2016
Rich Cifelli - Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology, OK Museum of Natural History, Samuel Roberts Noble Presidential Professor, Department of Biology
Early Mammals from the Cretaceous of Montana
March 11, 2016
Brian Haggard - Director, Arkansas Water Resources Center, University of Arkansas
The Convergence of Science and Policy in the Illinois River Controversy
March 18, 2016 No Colloquium
March 25, 2016 No Colloquium - Spring Break
April 1, 2016
Mark Hudson - Research Geologist, USGS, Denver, CO
Geologic mapping as a research seed:  Examples from the Buffalo National River Region, Northern Arkansas
April 8, 2016
Ron Gird - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Education and Career Opportunities at the NOAA – National Weather Service
April 15, 2016
Richard Seager - Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
North American Hydroclimate over the Past Millennium and Near Term Future
April 22, 2016
University of Arkansas Geography Graduate Students
Quinn Montana - Global Agricultural Output in Calories, 1961-2012
Steven Meizler - Baha'i Sacred Architecture and the Devolution of Astronomical Significance:  Case Studies from Israel and the US
Wes Murch - Lidar-Assisted Extraction of Old Growth Baldcypress Stands Along the Black River of North Carolina
April 29, 2016
Ryan Ewing and Elizabeth Rampe - Texas A & M and NASA Johnson Space Center
A History of Water on Mars:  Results from the Curiosity Rover
May 5, 2016 GEOS Spring Awards Banquet
   
   
   
   
 FALL 2015  Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in Ozark Hall room 26
September 18
Kristen
Gibson
Molecular Food Safety Microbiology
University of Arkansas
ROLE OF FRESHWATER SEDIMENTS IN THE SURVIVAL AND TRANSPORT OF HUMAN PATHOGENS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
August 28
Kimberly
Myers
NSF Earth Sciences Postdoc
Texas A&M University
Columbia University
SEDIMENTARY ORIGIN FOR ARSENIC MINERALS IN A PALEOARCHEAN FAN DELTA ENVIRONMENT:  IMPLICATIONS FOR ARSENIC CYCLING IN PRE-GOE ENVIRONMENTS
September 25
Ralph
Davis
University of Arkansas
Department of Geosciences
FIELD CAMP FOR ONE AND ALL!
October 2
Roy
Van
Arsdale
Department of Earth Sciences
University of Memphis
GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF THE NORTHERN MISSISSIPPI EMBAYMENT AND ITS NEW MADRID EARTHQUAKES
October 9
Victor
Roland
Environmental Dynamics Program
University of Arkansas
CONCENTRATION EFFECT OF DISSOLVED ORGANIC CARBON ON MICROBIAL NITRATE UTILIZATION
October 16
NO
COLLOQUIUM
 
     
October 23
Craig Allen
USGS
Jemez Mountains Field State Research Ecologist
RAPID FOREST CHANGE IN WESTERN NORTH AMERICA
October 30
NO
COLLOQUIUM
 
November 6
Yarri Davis
Vitruvian Exploration II
RESERVOIR CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SPRINGER SHALE IN THE SCOOP PLAY OF THE EASTERN ANADARKO BASIN, OKLAHOMA
November 7  
UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS RESEARCH CONFERENCE, hosted by the Department of Geosciences in Ozark Hall from 9:30 am until 5:15 pm.  Reservation required for lunch and barbecue.
November 13
Bekki
White
Director and State Geologist Arkansas State Geological Survey
THE ARKANSAS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
November 20
Walter
Manger
University of Arkansas
PILTDOWN HOAX - LESSONS FOR MODERN SCIENCES
November 27
NO
COLLOQUIUM
 
December 4
William Retcheside



and Jason Dodd
University of Arkansas Little Rock
STRONTIUM ISOTOPIC RATIOS OF SURFACE WATERS IN THE HISTORIC TRI-STATE MINING DISTRICT AS AN IDENTIFIER OF SOURCES, WATER MIXING, AND CONTAMINATION

GEOCHEMICAL AND LEAD ISOTOPE STUDIES OF STREAM CHANNEL SEDIMENTS FROM PICHER, OKLAHOMA AREA:  EFFECTS OF MINING THE MVT DEPOSITS IN THE TRI-STATES MINING DISTRICT
December 11  
NO
COLLOQUIUM
 

 

SPRING 2015

Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Ozark Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change.

January 16
 
Dr. Celina Suarez, University of Arkansas -  How to Make Effective PowerPoint and Poster Presentations
January 23
Mr. Peter Carragher, Rose and Associates - What Were They Thinking?
January 30
Dr. Katia Fernandes, Columbia University - Incorporating Climate Variability and Change into Fire Potential Assessments in Western Amazon
February 6
TBA
February 13
TBA
February 20
Dr. Fred Paillet, University of Arkansas - The Whole Nine Yards - Teaching all aspects of well hydraulics and borehole geophysics to professional hydrologists in India
February 27
Dr. Jami J. Lockhart, Arkansas Archeological Survey - Geoarchaeology and the Interdisciplinary Study of Cultural Landscapes
March 6
Mr. Bill Sharp, Noble Energy Inc. - High Resolution CT Scans: More than an image
March 13
Dr. Margaret Guccione, University of Arkansas - Impact of the Mississippi, Missouri, and Red Rivers' Alluvial Style on the Geoarcheology of these Unique River Valleys
March 20
no colloquium - South-Central GSA Meeting in Stillwater
March 27
no colloquium - SPRING BREAK
April 3
Elvis Bello - University of Arkansas graduate student - The Geologic Beauties of Big Bend and Carlsbad Cavern
 
April 10
Neil Pederson of Harvard Forest and Park Williams of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University - Sitting on the Edge:  Tree-Ring Evidence of Abrupt Historical and Future Change in the US
April 17
Jordan N. Burns, MA Geography Student - Mapping Ancient Baldcypress Forests for Conservation at Black River, North Carolina
Ian M. Howard, PhD Geosciences Student - Reconstructing Nutrient Cycling in a Mixed Coniferous Forest of the Northern US Using Stable Nitrogen Isotopes
April 24
Joe Myre, UA Post-Doc Geosciences -
April 30
AWARDS BANQUET
May 1
DEAD DAY - no colloquium

 

Fall 2014

Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Ozark Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change.

August 29
Introduction to Faculty and Students followed by Back-to-School Picnic
September 5
Daniel Wagner, USGS -Trends in Precipitation, Streamflow, Reservoir Pool Elevations, and Reservoir Releases in Arkansas and Selected Sites in Louisiana, Missouri, and Oklahoma, 1951-2011
September 12
Dave Stahle, University of Arkansas faculty - Amazonian tree-ring chronologies for climate and streamflow reconstruction
September 19
Max Torbenson, University of Arkansas, GEOS PhD candidate - Broken time - Asychrony between Holocene chronologies?
September 26
Walt Manger, University of Arkansas, The Grand Canyon - Forty Years Enjoying its Geology and Wondering About its Origin
October 3
GEOS Advisory Board meeting, 8:00-3:00 pm
Daniel Allen, Core Lab, Unconventional Analyses for Unconventional Rocks: Core Analysis
Saturday
October 4
The University of Arkansas Research Conference (UARC) in Ozark Hall
October 10
Matt Covington, University of Arkansas, Unraveling the incision processes in soluble bedrock channels
October 17
No colloquium
October 24
Amelia Shevenell, IODP Lecturer, University South Florida and UCL, The southern ocean reveals its climate secrets: paleotemperatures from Antarctic margin marine sediments
October 31
Katherine Knierim, University of Arkansas, General Geology at the University of Arkansas: What We Are Doing, What Works, and What Challenges
November 7
David Rodgers, Idaho State University, Hot Spots, Weak Rocks and Dense Gabbro - Crustal Deformation in the Wake of the Yellowstone Hotspot
November 14
Kim Smith, University of Arkansas, Biological Sciences, Early Natural History Observations in Arkansas 1805-1845, with special reference to Friedrich Gerstacker
Monday
November 17
 
4:10 pm
Jennifer Pharr-Davis, National Geographic Speaker - The Emotional Conservationist (This will be held in Bell 2282 instead of Ozark Hall)
November 21
Phil Hays, USGS, University of Arkansas, Geosciences - Hydrogeology and water quality of the hot springs of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas
November 28
no colloquium
December 5
Daigo Yamamura, PhD Candidate in Geosciences, University of Arkansas - The Story Sandstone Tells you: From Fossilization to Jurassic Park
and
Todd Knobbe, MS Candidate in Geosciences, University of Arkansas - Impacts of the Central Atlantic Magnetic Province on the Terrestrial Carbon Cycle
Thursday, December 11
GEOS Chili Cook Off
December 12
Dead Day