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RichardAllen 4x5Richard Allen

 

Dr. Richard Allen is the Director of the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory and a Professor in the Deptartment of Earth and Planetary Science at UC Berkeley since 2005. His research group focuses on two topics. The Earth imaging group uses 3D imaging of the Earth’s internal structure to understand the upwelling and downwelling of plumes and plates, and the surface deformation responsible for earthquakes. The real-time earthquake information group focuses on rapid determination of earthquake source parameters and is currently testing an earthquake warning system along the US west coast.

 

 

Availability: Late Fall 2014 and early Spring 2015

 

Public Lecture: When Plates Collide: Imaging the roots of Cascadia’s volcanoes
Technical Lecture: The Cascadia Enigma: Probing the structure of a silent subduction zone

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

 

RebeccaBendick 4x5Rebecca Bendick


Dr. Rebecca Bendick is an Associate Professor at the University of Montana. She studies the deformation of the Earth’s lithosphere. She is especially interested in understanding the mechanisms that produce the continental landscape, including how that landscape is related to the simple forces associated with tectonics and topography. This research uses many different tools, including numerical simulation, GPS geodesy, seismology, and tectonic geomorphology. Working worldwide, she currently has active research projects in the western U.S., Central Asia, Ethiopia, and subduction syntaxes globally. She is also interested in the relationship between scientific research and human societies, especially in the context of geologic hazards.

 


Availability: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


Public Lecture: How Continents Challenge the Theory of Plate Tectonics (PDF, 10.5 Mb)
Technical Lecture: Constraints on Lithospheric Mechanics or Tectonic Dynamics from Surface Deformation (PDF, 6.3Mb)

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA


2013-2014 Host Institutions

  • Saint Louis University - 9/20/13
  • Austin Peay State University - 10/1/13
  • Colorado School of Mines - 10/24/13
  • University of Arkansas - 11/7/13

  

ElizabethCottrell 4x5Elizabeth Cottrell

 

Dr. Elizabeth Cottrell is a curator in the Department of Mineral Sciences at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution where she serves as the Director of the Global Volcanism Program. Liz conducts experiments at high pressures and temperatures to understand the evolution of Earth’s mantle, from the time of planetary accretion and core formation to today. Currently she is focused on understanding how oxygen, hydrogen and carbon cycle between mantle reservoirs, and how this influences the petrogenesis of Earth’s crust and the deep carbon cycle. Liz received her PhD from Columbia University and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory at Carnegie before joining the Smithsonian in 2007.

 


Availability: from October 2014 to February 2015 


Public Lecture: Volcanoes: Windows to the Deep
Technical Lecture: Oxygen Cycling Through Subduction Zones and The Generation of Continents

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

 

BradHacker 4x5Bradley Hacker

 

Dr. Bradley Hacker is a Professor in the Department of Earth Science at UC Santa Barbara. His research focuses on field, laboratory, and theoretical study of tectonics using a combination of metamorphic petrology, structural geology, mineral physics, and geochronology. Particular topics of interest include continental subduction, continental collision, and ophiolite emplacement Applied tools are chiefly electron-backscatter diffraction, electron-probe microanalysis, and laser-ablation inductively-coupled-plasma mass spectrometry.

 


Availability: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


Public Lecture: Earth's Tempo: The Bleeding Edge of Geochronology
Technical Lecture: Differentiation of the Continental Crust by Relamination

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

  

AndyNyblade 4x5Andy Nyblade


Dr. Andy Nyblade is Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University.  He uses seismic recordings of earthquakes to interrogate earth structure in continental settings to understand deep earth processes linked to rifting, plateau uplift, volcanism, basin evolution, mountain building, crustal genesis and craton formation.  For the past 10 years, he has led the AfricaArray initiative to build science capacity in Africa and the U.S. through coupled data gathering, research and education programs. He has worked extensively throughout eastern and southern Africa for over 25 years, where much of his research has focused on imaging the African superplume.

 

Availability: starting mid-January 2015

 

Public lecture: The Formation of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa: Is there a Connection with Human Origins?

Technical lecture: Cenozoic Rifting, Plateau Uplift, and Volcanism in Eastern Africa and the African Superplume

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

  

JoshRoering 4x5Josh Roering

 

Dr. Josh Roering is a Professor at the University of Oregon focusing on landscape evolution, mountain-scale erosion, and sedimentation. He uses airborne LiDAR data, geochemical tracers, and remote sensing imagery to study the processes by which bedrock is eroded, transported, and deposited along continental margins. Working in Oregon and South Africa, his research tackles how biota and climate contribute to hillslope evolution and erosion. Projects in New Zealand and northern California focus on the role of landslides in regulating the height of mountain ranges as well as the timing and pattern of sediment delivered to marine settings.

 

 

Availability: starting January 2015


Public Lecture: Are Mountains like Giant Sandpiles? How Landslides, Earthquakes, and Big Floods Shape Steep Terrain and Control Sediment Dispersal  (PDF, 21.5 Mb)
Technical Lecture: Limits to Life’s Role in Landscape Evolution: Physical, Chemical, and Biological Drivers of Erosion along Continental Margins

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

 

2013-2014 Host Institutions 

  • Wesleyan University - 11/7/13
  • Kent State University - 11/8/13
  • Queens College - 2/13/14
  • LDEO, Columbia University - 2/14/14
  • Lawrence University - 5/1/14

 

R.J. Stern2Robert J. Stern


Dr. Robert J. Stern is Professor of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. His research focuses on three complementary themes: 1) How modern arc crust forms above subductions zones and evolves into true continental crust; 2) How new subduction zones form; and 3) When and why Plate Tectonics began on Earth. He and his students and collaborators emphasize geochemical and isotopic data sets to investigate examples around the globe, both on land and beneath the sea. Active areas of study include modern examples of arc and backarc basin igneous activity in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana, Japan, Central American and Aleutian arcs, and ancient examples in Afro-Arabia and Iran.

 

Availability: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


Public Lecture: Geoscientific Investigations of the Southern Mariana Trench and the Challenger Deep
Technical Lecture: Subduction Zones, the Subduction Factory, and three MARGINS Mini-Lessons Designed for Undergraduates

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

 

KyleStraub 4x5Kyle Straub


Dr. Kyle Straub is an Assistant Professor at Tulane University. He studies Earth surface dynamics and their influence on the stratigraphic architecture of continental margin deposits. Kyle and his students use a combination of remote sensing of subsurface sedimentary deposits, carefully designed laboratory experiments, field studies of modern and ancient transport systems, and targeted numerical analysis and modeling. Kyle’s current work centers on the storage of time in stratigraphy and the generation of non-random patterns in stratigraphy resulting from internal processes of sediment routing systems.

 


Availability: Fall 2014 and Spring 2015


Public Lecture: Stratigraphy: A Flawed Record of Earth’s History, But the Best One We Have

Technical Lecture: Process Controls on Stratigraphic Completeness and Basin Filling Sedimentation Patterns along Passive Margins

 

2014-2015 Host Institutions

TBA

 

2013-2014 Host Institutions

  • University of St. Thomas - 11/6/13
  • University of Delaware - 11/8/13
  • Cincinnati Museum Center - 1/23/14
  • University of Cincinnati - 1/24/14
  • University of Texas Pan American - 1/27/14