Events and Colloquium Calendar

Spring 2024

Unless otherwise noted, colloquium meets every Friday at 3:05 pm in 26 Gearhart Hall, the auditorium. All meetings are subject to change. For remote attendance, below are the full details to join via Zoom. All meetings will use the same Zoom link/number unless otherwise specified. Users should sign into zoom first before using the weblink. ID: 741 509 8499Passcode: r.18MY4^One tap mobile+13092053325,,7415098499#,,,,*88182211# US+13126266799,,7415098499#,,,,*88182211# US (Chicago)

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Jan 26

Thomas Cullen
Assistant Professor of Paleobiology, Department of Geosciences, Auburn University

Testing hypotheses in dinosaur-dominated terrestrial ecosystems using geochemistry


Feb 2

Jeremy Maurer
Assistant Professor, Geological Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology

On the hunt for future earthquakes: Using geodetic strain rates to say where and how big future earthquakes will be


Feb 9

Meredith Gore
Associate Professor, Department of Geographical Sciences, University of Maryland

Inter- and anti-disciplinary thinking about harmful human-environment relationships and conservation crime


Feb 16

Taylor Hermes
Assistant Professor of Environmental Archaeology, University of Arkansas

Emergence and Evolution of Pastoralism in Central Asia

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Feb 23

Vera Smirnova
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography and Political Science, Kansas State University

Territorial regimes and spatial forms of Russian de- and re-colonization


Mar 1

Ryan Strickland
PhD Candidate, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

Controls on the development of hummocky topography on debris-covered glaciers


Mar 8



Mar 15

Lars Kutzbach
Professor, Universität Hamburg, Germany

Seasonal increase of methane emissions linked to warming in Siberian tundra


Mar 29



Apr 5

Christopher Liner
Associate Dean, Department of Geosciences, University of Arkansas

Energy Transition - Geothermal Power


Apr 12

Mike Williams
Professor, Department of Earth, Geographic, and Climate Science, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Rise and Fall of Mountains: How fast? How high? How long?


Apr 19

Jason Davis
Assistant Professor, Crop, Soil, and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas

Precision Agriculture - A look at remote sensing, machine learning, and GIS from an agriculture perspective


Apr 26

Cynthia Palomares
P.G., P.E.  Distinguished Lecturer

From the File Room to the Field of Applied Geology,  A Career Discussion




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