Geosciences Colloquia for Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, all colloquia take place from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in Lapham N101. Refreshments served after each colloquium at 4:30 in Lapham 168.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Scott Schaefer; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Title: America’s New Oil Boom: An Introduction to the Petroleum Industry as a Career
Host: Dr. Stephen Dornbos & Dr. Margaret Fraiser
Abstract (pdf; 9kb)

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Dr. Scott D. Elrick; University of Illinois
Title: An integrated view of middle Pennsylvanian coal depositional systems: Eustasy, Sedimentation, Climate, Coal Splits and Coal Balls
Host: Dr. Erik Gulbranson
Abstract (pdf; 6kb)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Dr. Jiemin Lu; University of Texas-Austin
Title: Reservoir response to CO2 injection at Cranfield field, Mississippi
Host: Dr. Weon Shik Han
Abstract (pdf; 10kb)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dr. David McConnell; North Carolina State University
Title: Learning from Experience: Applying Discipline-based Education Research in University Geoscience Classrooms.
Host: Gina Szablewski
Abstract (pdf; 5.8kb)

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dr. Michael Cardiff; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Title: Seeing Inside Aquifers with Multiple Data Types: A view to the future Description/Abstract:
Host: Dr. Weon Shik Han
Abstract (pdf; 68kb)

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dorthe Wildenschild (Darcy Lecture); Oregon State University
Title: What Happens in the Pore, No Longer Stays in the Pore: Opportunities and Limitations for Porous Media Characterization and Process Quantification Using X-ray Tomography
Host: Dr. Weon Shik Han
Abstract (pdf; 223kb)

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dr. Peter Jacobs; University of Wisconsin- Whitewater
Title: A model for the source and distribution of loess on the Green Bay Lobe land surface, and implications for soil catena evolution
Host: Dr. Tom Hooyer
Abstract (pdf; 7kb)

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Dr. Lauren Michel; Baylor University
Title: Seeing the apes through the trees: Paleoecological reconstruction of a Proconsul and Dendropithecus site on Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya
Host: Dr. Erik Gulbranson
Abstract (pdf; 8kb)