Earth and Environmental Sciences (ERTH)

Spring 2023

The ERTH Seminar Series is back in full swing for the Spring 2023 semester. Lectures are scheduled for Wednesdays, 1-2PM in the Science Building 4th floor open space. Talks are free, open to the public, and students are highly encouraged to attend.  

Snacks will be provided by the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and AGES, the Association of Geological and Environmental Students. 

For more information contact the department office at 530-898-5262, or by email at

 Seminar Schedule

Feb. 8Ben Parrish and David Reioux, California Geological Survey, Economic Geology
Feb. 15Dr. John Knowles, CSU Chico, EcohydrologyYouTube link
Feb. 22Dr Monica Arienzo, Desert Research Institute, Univ. Nevada, Reno, Microplastics, Hydrologic SciencesYouTube link

March 1

Dr. Paul Bédard, University of Quebec at Chicoutimi, Economic Geology
March 22Rear Admiral Ronald Piret, US Navy, Oceanography and Meteorology in the US Navy
March 29Carlo Arreglo, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Supervisory Park Ranger, Navigating a Career in the National Park Service
April 5Dr. Kosana Suvočarev, UC Davis, Micrometeorological Measurements for Farm Education and Extension
April 12Dr. Stephen Self, UC Berkeley, The Global Threat from Explosive Super-EruptionsYouTube link 

April 19
Room: SCI 244

Dr. Alyssa Griffin, UC Davis, Marine Sediments in a Changing Climate: Unlocking the Past and Preparing for the FutureYouTube link
April 26Dr. Matthew Roby, US Dept. of Agriculture, Water and Carbon Flux Responses to Atmospheric Demand and Rainfall Intensification in Drylands and Irrigated Agricultural SystemsYouTube link
May 3Dr. Troy Magney, UC Davis, Plant Biology and Remote Sensing
May 10ERTH Graduate Students, Proposal Presentations

Spring 2023 Seminar flyer (PDF)