Speakers Club Schedule

Thursdays 2:00 PM, Webb Hall 1100


Spring 2019

May 30 - 2:00pm

Constraining magma budgets at Kilauea Volcano: a new application of the Magma Chamber Simulator

Melissa A. Scruggs
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Hydroclimate reconstruction of semi-arid Central Asia: Insights from a Kyrgyz speleothem

Abby Letts
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 23 - 2:00pm

Near-Surface Rigidity Structure Calculation using Co-located Pressure and Seismic Stations

Jiong Wang
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Joint Study of the 1952 Kern County, California Earthquake

Scott Condon
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 16 - 2:00pm

A Probabilistic Method to Calculate ∂18O Lag Times in Ocean Sediment Cores

Devin Rand
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Methylphosphonate utilization by the pelagic Sargassum holobiont

Dani Cox
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 2 - 2:00pm

Development of new thermodynamic model calibration software: Applications to a new 7-component garnet solid solution model

Jenna Adams
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Late Cretaceous crustal shortening in the northern Snake Range metamorphic core complex: Constraints on the structural geometry and magnitude of pre-extentional footwall burial.

Alex Wrobel
Department of Earth Science, UCSB

Speakers Club Poster

 

Coastal Cliff Erosion Rates, Patterns and Processes During the 2015-16’ El Niño in Santa Barbara, CA

Paul Alessio
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

April 25 - 2:00pm

Identification of two geochemically- distinct high-3He/4He components at the Iceland hotspots: Constraining the composition of the high-3He/4He mantle domain

Lori Willhite
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Relative sea-level record on Joinville Island, Antarctica

Julie Zurbuchen
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

April 11 - 2:00pm

A New Fossil Skull gets to the Root of Pinnipedimorph Tooth Evolution

Christopher Everett
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Litopterns: New Species and Why Phylogeny Matters

Andrew McGrath
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara
 

Speakers Club Poster

 

April 11 - 2:00pm

Placing geological constraints on ruptures processes of earthquakes

Rafael Almeida
Yachay Tech University

Speakers Club Poster
 

April 4 - 2:00pm

Darwin’s First Theory: Exploring Charles Darwin’s Quest to Find a Theory of the Earth

Robert Wesson
USGS Geologic Hazards Science Center in Golden, Colorado

Speakers Club Poster

 

Winter 2019


 

Mar 14 - 2:00pm

The Mid-Ocean Ridge Basalt Ferric Iron Crisis

Paul Asimow
California Institute of Technology

Speakers Club Poster

 

Mar 7 - 2:00pm

Venus - An Archean Earth Analog and guide to rocky planet evolution

Suzanne Smrekar
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

Speakers Club Poster

 

Feb 28 - 2:00pm

Climate forcing by silicic large igneous provinces: an example from the Middle Jurassic arc of southwestern North America.
 

David Kimbrough
Department of Geological Sciences San Diego State University

Speakers Club Poster

 

Feb 21 - 2:00pm

Low gradient, single-threaded rivers prior to greening of the continents

Vamsi Ganti
Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Feb 14 - 2:00pm

Hadean zircon, komatiitic spinel, and low-temperature rutile: using heavy minerals to better understand Archean meteorite impact layers

Benjamin Byerly
Department of Earth Science
UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Feb 7 - 2:00pm

Listening to volcanoes: constraining eruption properties from infrasound observations
 

Leighton Watson
Department of Geophysics
Stanford University

Speakers Club Poster

 

Jan 31 - 2:00pm

Reimagining plate boundaries: Examining evidence of mantle deformation beneath the western U.S.

Heather Ford
Department of Earth Sciences
University of California, Riverside

Speakers Club Poster

 

Jan 24 - 2:00pm

Reconciling contradictory tropical Pacific climate changes with the equatorial undercurrent
 

Sloan Coats
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Carnegie Institution for Science

Speakers Club Poster

 

Jan 17 - 2:00pm

Volcano Variety: Understanding Arcs with Multi-Scale Seismic Imaging

Helen Janiszewski
Department of Terrestrial Magnetism Carnegie Institution for Science

Speakers Club Poster

 

Jan 10 - 2:00pm

Snow albedo: how it varies, how to measure, and why you should care

Jeff Dozier
Bren School of Environmental Science & Management
University of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Dec 6 - 2:00pm

The contribution of post-wild re rilling to generation of the 2018 Montecito, CA debris ow: quanti cation and interpretation of rill geometries and patterns

Paul Alessio
University of California, Santa Barbara

Ross Orogeny magmatism in Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica: insight into along-strike?arc variation

Elizabeth Erickson
University of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Oct 4 - 2:00pm

Volcanic Influences on Tropical Climate: From the Last Millennium to the 21st Century

Samantha Stevenson
UC, Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management

Speakers Club Poster

 

Oct 11 - 2:00pm

The Chemistry of Shallow-Marine Carbonate Cediments and the History of the Global Carbon Cycle

Anne-Sofie Cruger Ahm
The Higgens Lab at Princeton University

Speakers Club Poster

 

Oct 18 - 2:00pm

Entrainment and Storage of Silicates and Volatiles by Descending Iron Diapirs during Core Formation

Dayanthie Weeraratne
California State University, Northridge

Speakers Club Poster

 

Oct 25 - 2:00pm

Pyroxenites as windows into the deep lithosphere to surface magmatism connection: constraints using petrology, volatiles, and microstructures

Emily J. Chin
Geosciences Research Division
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Speakers Club Poster

 

Nov 1 - 2:00pm

What was Antarctica’s contribution to post LGM sea-level rise?

Alex Simms
Department of Earth Science
University of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Nov 8 - 2:00pm

Broad spectrum of fault slip: fast, slow and everything in between

Abhijit Ghosh
University of California, Riverside

Speakers Club Poster

 

Nov 15 - 2:00pm

Eruption Triggering Mechanisms at the Lassen Volcanic Center

Keith Putirka
Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences
Fresno State University

Speakers Club Poster

 

Nov 22 - Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Nov 29 - 2:00pm

TBA

Carolina LIthgow-Bertelloni
University of California, Los Angeles

Speakers Club Poster

 

Dec 6 - 2:00pm

TBA

Elizabeth Erickson and Paul Alessio
University of California, Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

 

Spring 2018


 

May 31 - 3:30pm

Complex life in the ‘Boring Billion’

Heda Agic
Department of Earth Science, UC Santa Barbara

Reproductive strategies of Cambrian molluscs and mollusc-like problematic fossils

John Moore
Department of Earth Science, UC Santa Barbaraa

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 24 - 3:30pm

Discovery and Biogeochemical Investigation of Chlorinated Industrial Waste in the Deep Ocean

Veronika Kivenson
Marine Science, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

May 17 - 3:30pm

Ultrahigh-temperature metamorphism: the hottest rocks in the crust and how they form

Robert Holder
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 10 - 3:30pm

Variable, ultra-enriched 87Sr/86Sr in Samoan OIB-hosted plagioclase

Mark Edwards
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

The geochemical evolution of a Samoan shield volcano: evidence from a 645 meter drill core from Tutuila, American Samoa

Andrew Reinhard
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

May 3 - 3:30pm

Quaternary Chronology and Uplift of Gaviota Coast Marine Terraces

Daniel Morel
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Comparative analysis of hydrocarbon-induced terrains 

Justin Tran
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

April 26 - 3:30pm

Using Molybdenum Geochemistry to Understand Earth’s Ancient Atmosphere

Allison Greaney
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster
 

April 19 - 3:30pm

Estuarine Response to Disturbance: A Holocene Record of Storm Episodes and Seismicity as Preserved in Coastal Systems

Dillon Osleger
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Two Oligocene ‘Notohippids’ (Mammalia, Notoungulata, Toxodontia) from the Central Chilean Andes: Taxonomy and Phylogeny

John Munson
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

April 12

Seismicity and Severe Weather: Excitation of Seismic Waves by the Atmosphere

Annie Lamontagne
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

April 5

Subject-Oriented Finite Fault Inversions and its Applications

Mareike Adams
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Winter 2018


 

January 18

Insights from a Low-Porosity Hydrothermal Aquifer Tracer Study

Menso de Jong
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

January 25

Rapid protein evolution in bacteria, archaea, and viruses from subsurface environments

Blair Paul
Marine Science Institute, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

February 1

A Sedimentary Record of Earth's Oxygenation

Noah J. Planavsky
Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University

Speakers Club Poster

February 8th

A Carbonate Record of Paleozoic Glaciation

Blake Dyer
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University

Speakers Club Poster

March 15

Temporal, geochemical, and geodynamic history of the active paleo-Pacific margin of Gondwana

Demian Nelson
Earth Science Department, UC Santa Barbara

Speakers Club Poster

 

Fall 2017


 

September 28

(No Speaker Scheduled) 

 

October 5

A Comparison of Oxygen Fugacities of S-type Granites across the Archean-Proterozoic Boundary

Claire Bucholz
Division of Geological and Plantetary Sciences, Caltech

Speakers Club Poster

October 12

Petrochronology applied to silicic magma genesis 

Mark Schmitz
Department of Geosciences, Boise State University

Speakers Club Poster

October 19

Chemical geodynamics revisited; modeling carbon cycles in earth's deep interior through deep time

Louise Kellogg
Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis

Speakers Club Poster

October 26

The hottest lavas of the Phanerozoic and the survival of deep Archean reservoirs

Esteban Gazel
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Cornell University

Speakers Club Poster

November 2

Flavors of Pacific Northwest Earthquakes

Joh Vidale
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Southern California

Speakers Club Poster

November 9

Methane Hydrology on Titan

Jonathan Mitchell
Earth and Planetary Sciences, UCLA

Speakers Club Poster

November 16

Topographic stress controls on bedrock fractures, surface processes, and landscape evolution

Seulgi Moon
Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, UCLA

Speakers Club Poster

November 23

(Thanksgiving)

 

November 30

Quantifying Natural Hazards: From Earthquake Damage to Debris Flows

Victor Tsai
California Institute of Technology

Speakers Club Poster