Earth and Environmental Sciences (ERTH)

Spring 2024

The ERTH Seminar Series schedule for the Spring 2024 semester is here! Lectures are scheduled for Thursdays, 1-2PM in the Science Building 4th floor open space. Talks are free, open to the public, and students are highly encouraged to attend.  

Talks will be recorded and the video made available on the ERTH Department YouTube channel. Snacks will be provided by the department 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

March 14Dr. Scott McCoy, University of Nevada, Reno, Understanding post-wildfire debris-flow activity across climates: insights on initiation conditions and flow identificationYouTube Link
March 28Dr. Iris Holzer, UC Santa Barbara, Enhanced rock weathering for CO2 removal in cropland soils: Methodologies, measurements, and lingering unknownsYouTube Link

April 4

Dr. Adrian Harpold, University of Nevada, Reno, Forest management for water supplies: examples, challenges, and opportunities
April 11Dr. Tomoko Komada, San Francisco State, How ‘Green’ is Blue Carbon? Harnessing Radiocarbon to Assess the Role of Saltmarshes in Climate Change MitigationYouTube Link
April 18Dr. Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Chico State, Faults of the Coyote Mountains, southern CaliforniaYouTube Link
April 25Dr. Elizabeth Trembath- Reichert, Arizona State University, What lies beneath: Who lives miles beneath the seafloor and what are they up to?YouTube Link
May 2Dr. Tamara Kraus, USGS California Water Science Center, Striving to measure everything, everywhere, all the time to understand linkages between nutrients and phytoplanktonYouTube Link
May 9ERTH Graduate Students, Proposal Presentations

Spring 2024 Seminar flyer (PDF)