Seminar Series

Seminar Schedule Fall 2017

DateSpeakerOrganizationSeminar Title (links go to videos)
Aug 24 2017EES Faculty & Bureau StaffEESLightning Talks
Aug 31 2017President Stephen WellsNMTLandscape Evolution in the Southwestern USA (and a few other places)
Sep 7 2017Lauren WaszekNMSU PhysicsGlobal observations of seismic reflectors in the mid-mantle: implications for structure, dynamics, and composition
Sep 14 2017Ray AbmaBP, SEG distinguished LecturerSimultaneous and coded seismic sources:
Sep 21 2017Bruce HartStatoil, AAPG Distinguished LecturerThe Ice Age and the Giant Bakken Oil Field
Sep 28 2017NMGS week - No Seminar
Oct 5 2017Jennifer DunneSanta Fe InstituteThe roles, function and impacts of humans in complex ecological networks
Oct 12 2017David ShapiroScience Childrens AuthorMaking Natural History Fun Through Art and Story
Oct 19 2017Tom KieftNMT (Biology)Probing the deepest limits of the Earth's Biosphere
Oct 26 2017Rodrigo EmbileNMT/EESGalena and other sulfide dissolution mechanisms in seawater: Implications to submarine tailings disposal and deep-sea mining
Nov 2 2017Cathy WilsonLANLImproving predictions of permafrost processes through model-data integration.
Nov 9 2017Brad SionNMT/EESChronology of late-Quaternary alluvial deposits in the Socorro Basin: Implications for climatic controls and for tectonic activity
Nov 16 2017David CaldwellPhoenix Development GroupReal World Geometallurgical Modeling of the BlackRock Metals Vanadium-Titanomagnetite Deposit, Chibougamau, QuebecReal World Geometallurgical Modeling of the BlackRock Metals Vanadium-Titanomagnetite Deposit, Chibougamau, Quebec
Nov 20 2017Emma Locatelli2016-17 AGI William L. Fischer Congressional Geoscience Fellow; Tom Udall's officeTBA
Nov 23 2017Happy Thanksgiving! - No Seminar
Nov 30 2017Anastasia IllgenSandiaTBA
Dec 7 2017Michael MangaUC Berkeley, Sanford Lecture SeriesEarthquakes and Water

Spring 2017

DATE SPEAKER/TOPIC SPONSOR
19 Jan’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Peter Copeland, University of Houston, “Location, Location, Location, the Variable Lifespan of the Laramide Orogeny”

Host: Jolante Van Wijk

EB
26 Jan’17
4pm
MSEC 101
David Moeser, USGS, “Influence of Forest Canopy Structure on Snow Hydrology: Novel Modeling and Visualization Approaches”
Host:  Jesus Gomez-Velez
Student Host: Esther Xu
EB
30 Jan’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Peter Vrolijk, New Mexico Tech Adjunt Faculty, formerly with Exxon Mobil, “Earthquakes, Diagenesis, and Rock Properties: Questions from the IODP Expedition 362 off Northern Sumatra”
Host: Glenn Spinelli
EB
02 Feb’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Katie Zemlick, University of New Mexico, “Modeled Impacts of Economics and Policy on Historic Uranium Mining Operations in the Grants Mineral Belt, New Mexico”
Host:  Bonnie Frey
EB
06 Feb’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Veronica Prush, University of California, Davis,  “Understanding Earthquake Propagation along Continental Strike-Slip Faults: A Study from the Altyn Tagh Fault, Northwest China”
Host:  Fred Phillips
EB
09 Sep’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Robert Anthony, USGS, “Environmental Seismology”
Host:  Nelia Dunbar
EB
16 Feb’17
4pm
MSEC 101
No Seminar
EB
23 Feb’17
4pm
MSEC 203
Mike Fort, HydroResolutions, “Oscillatory well testing using pneumatic pressure”

Host: Jesus Gomez-Velez

Student Host: Reid Brown

EB
02 March’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Daniel Stephens, DB Stephens, “Challenging Times Ahead: ”

Host: Jesus Gomez Velez

Student Host: Wang

EB
06 March’17
4pm
MSEC 101
John Fleck, University of New Mexico Water Resources Program, “Beyond the Cadillac Desert: charting a hopeful path for the West’s water”

Host: Jesus Gomez Velez

Student Host: Gabriel Parrish

EB
09 March’17
4pmMSEC 101
Kamini Sinhja, Colorado School of Mines, “Distinguished Darcy Lecture: The Critical Role of Water in Critical Zone Science: An Exploration of Water Fluxes in the Earth’s Permeable Skin”

Host: Jesus Gomez-Velez

EB
16 March’17
4pm
MSEC 101
No Seminar – Spring Break
EB
23 March’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Johanna Blake, USGS, “Non-point source stream monitoring for metals on in-situ glass bead substrates: Potential applications in the Animas and San Juan Rivers” 

Host: Stacy Timmons

Student Host: Pearce

EB
30 March’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Andy Fisher, UC Santa Cruz, “IODP Ocean Discovery Lecture: Subseafloor experiments and models reveal complex patterns of coupled fluid-heat-solute transport through the ocean crust”
Host: Mark PersonStudent Host: Jeff Pepin
EB
06 April ’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Aditi S. Bhaskar, Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Colorado State University, “The effects of urbanization on water balances, subsurface storage, and base flow”
Host: Jesus Gomez-Velez
EB
13 April ’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Nicholas Suftin, Lost Alamos National Laboratory, “TBA”
Host:
EB
17 April ’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Michael Wine, New Mexico Tech E&ES, “How global change environmental impacts present integrated modeling opportunities”
Host: Daniel Cadol
EB
20 April’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Peter A. Kopp, Department of History at New Mexico State University, “Hoptopia: A world of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley”
Host: Jesus Gomez-Velez
EB
24 April’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Lani Tsinnajinnie, New Mexico Tech E&ES, “Do groundwater-surface water interactions increase resilience of mountainous watersheds to the impacts of climate change?”
Host: John Wilson
EB
27 April’17
4pm
MSEC 101
James Ni, Department of Physics at New Mexico State University, “Our still-evolving understanding of Tibet”
Host: Erica Emry
EB
04 May ’17
4pm
MSEC 101
Yipeng Zhang, New Mexico Tech, “The Hydromechanical Impact of Pleistocene Continental Ice Sheet On the Hydrogeology of the Sedimentary Basins”
Host: Mark Person
EB

Fall 2016

DATE SPEAKER/TOPIC SPONSOR
25 Aug ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Pat Brady, Sandia National Lab, “Geochemical modeling for more oil, fewer potholes, and less lethal virueses”

Host: Alex Reinhart

EB 
26 Aug ’16
noon
MSEC 203
Daniel Garcia-Castellanos, “Tectonics, Isostacy, Surface Transport, and Climate Shaping Topography and Sedimentary Budgets”
Host: Jolante van Wijk
EB 
1 Sep ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Jose Cerrato, UNM, “Abandoned Mine Wastes in the Southwestern US”
Host: Jesus (Chucho) Gomez-Velez
EB 
8 Sep’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Fred Phillips, NM Tech, “The doctrine of prior appropriation: Can 19th century water law meet the challenge of water management in the 21st century?”
Host:
Student Host:
EB 
15 Sep’16
4pm
MSEC 101
No Seminar – NMGS EB 
22 Sep ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Fraser Goff, adjunct faculty NMT  presents, “Volcanic evolution of Mount Taylor”
Host: Nelia Dunbar
EB 
26 Sep’16
4pm
MSEC 203
Monday Hydrology Seminar: Sean McKenna, IBM Corp., Dublin presents “Modeling groundwater flow and Transport in strongly heterogenous systems” EB 
6 Oct’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Jin Zhang presents “Petrology of the Earth’s Upper Mantle : eclogitic, piclogitic, pyrolitic or … dunitic? – evidence from sound velocities of olivine at high P T conditions” EB 
13 Oct’16
4pmMSEC 101
Randy Hanson, USGS presents “Conjunctive-Use Analysis for Better Water Management with the One-Water Hydrologic Flow Model, MODFLOW-OWHM (“One Water”)” EB 
20 Oct’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Pei Xu, NMSU, cancelled
Host: Nels Iverson and Aaron Curtis
EB 
27 Oct ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Ben Duval, presents “It’s getting hot and dry and we still like to eat: managing agriculture for future climate”
Host: Jesus Gomez-Velez
EB 
3 Nov’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Eric Webb,  presents ” Title”
Host:
EB 
10 Nov ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
 Austin Holland, Albuquerque Seismic Lab, USGS, “Coping with earthquakes induced by fluid injection: a perspective from Oklahoma”
Host: Susan Bilek
EB 
14 Nov ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
 Don Sada, Desert Research Institute, USGS, “Influences of hydrogeology, climate, and geology on southern Great Basin aquatic life”
Host: Fred Phillips
EB 
17 Nov’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Erica Emry, “Seismic evidence for thermal anomalies and water in the mantle transition zone beneath Antarctica”
Host: Jolante Van Wijk
EB
24Nov’16
4pm
MSEC 101
No Seminar – Thanksgiving EB 
1 Dec ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Kristopher L. Kuhlman, Sandia National Lab, presents “Deep Borehole: from Disposal Concept to Field Test”
Host: Deqiang Mao
EB
8 Dec ’16
4pm
MSEC 101
Amy Ewing, DB Stephens & Assoc., presents “Managed aquifer recharge projects in New Mexico”
Host: Stacy Timmons
EB

 

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SPONSOR LEGEND
EB Department of Earth & Environmental Science and New Mexico Bureau of Geology & Mineral Resources
H Hydrology Program
G Geophysics Program
BB Brownbag — bring your lunch
EB/H/G Multiple Sponsors