Geological and Environmental Sciences

Spring 2018

Seminar Schedule (PDF)

Please join us throughout the semester to learn more about a variety of topics in the areas of geology, environmental science, and more!

Time and Location (unless otherwise noted): 5:00-5:50 PM, PHSC 202 - CSU Chico

Seminar Schedule
Tues Feb 6Kurt Burmeister, Associate Professor, University of the PacificShowing the Basis for Understanding the Timing and Mechanisms of Granitic Rocks from Igneous Activity Built in the Sierra Nevada BatholithVideo not available
Tues Feb 13Randy Dahlgren, Professor, University of California, DavisFrom Subduction to Salmon: Geologic Subsidies Drive High Productivity of a Volcanic Spring-Fed RiverVideo not available
Tues Feb 27Melanie Michalak, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State UniversityThe Klamath Mountains: Why so High?Video not available
Tues March 13Howard Stensrud, California State University, Chico, EmeritusThe Geologist as an Expert Witness: A Case Study from an Abusive Tax Shelter Involving Placer Gold DepositsYouTube Link
Tues March 27Vic Fisher, California State University, Chico, EmeritusPlate Tectonics, Astronomical Perturbations, and Continental GlaciationYouTube Link
Tues April 3Karen Grove, Emeritus, San Francisco State UniversitySea Level and Tectonic Controls on Coastal Sediment Accumulation in the San Andreas Fault Zone, Pleistocene Merced Formation, San Francisco PeninsulaYouTube Link 
Tues April 10Eric Dinger, Ecologist, National Park ServiceThe National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Networks, Work as a Federal Employee, and a Trip Down Stromatolite Lane.Video not available
Tues April 17Kaitlyn McPherran, Graduate Student, University of New HampshireSeasonal Changes in Geomorphology and Sediment Volume of New Hampshire Beaches; Insights into a Highly-Engineered, Paraglacial, Bedrock-Influenced Mixed Sand and Gravel Coastal SystemYouTube Link 
Tues April 24Robert Liptrap, Director of Research and Development, Agromillora CaliforniaGenesis of California's Central Valley Soils and Parent Material GeologyVideo not available 
Tues May 1Lisa White, Assistant Director Education and Public Programs, UC BerkeleyIncreasing Public Engagement in Science through Research and Education at the University of California Museum of PaleontologyYouTube Link 
Tues May 8GEOS Graduate Students, CSU, ChicoGeoscience 601 Students Seminar 

Everyone is welcome to attend! Titles are tentative, so temper your excitement accordingly.