Archive Seminars

SPRING 2018 Seminars

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue Contact Person

Thursday, January 25th, 1:00-2:00PM

V.J.P Syverson

University of Wisconsin Madison

Using Earth Science Databases for Research and Teaching

PB 191

Dr. Mine


Thursday, February 1st, 1:00-2:00PM

Alain Plattner

Fresno State

Fresno State Geophysics: Earth and Beyond

IT 101

Dr. Mine


Thursday, February 22nd, 1:00-2:00PM

Shemin Ge

University of Colorado-Boulder

Groundwater Dynamics in Headwater Regions Under a Changing Climate

PB 192

Dr. Pluhar


Thursday, March 1st, 1:00-2:00PM

Chris Johnson

Aegis Groundwater Consulting, LLC.

Groundwater Microbiome: The Next Frontier

PB 192

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, March 8th, 1:00-2:00PM

Chad Carlson

Independent Consultant

Kinematics & Strain Accommodation Transfer Mechanisms at the Northern-to-Central Walker Lane Transition, Western Nevada


PB 192

Dr. Pluhar          

Thursday, March 15th, 1:00-2:00PM

Joe Tapia

Department of Water Resources

Department of Water Resources, Managing California’s Water Resources

PB 192

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, March 22nd, 1:00-2:00PM

John Wakabayashi

Fresno State

 “2018 State of the Franciscan Address Insight into subduction interface processes from exhumed subduction complex rocks: Localization of megathrust  and exhumation slip.”


PB 192

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, April 5th, 1:00-2:00PM

William Hirt

College of the Siskiyous

Geology of the Mount Whitney Intrusive Suite, Sierra Nevada, CA


LS 133

Dr. Pluhar          

Thursday, April 12th, 1:00-2:00PM

Peggy O’Day

 UC Merced

Element Speciation in Airborne Nanoparticles – Implications For Human Health and Biogeochemical Cycling


PB 191

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, April 19th, 1:00-2:00PM

William Krugh

CSU, Bakersfield


IT 101

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, April 26th, 1:00-2:00PM

Sharon Benes

Fresno State

Use of EM-38 Soil Surveys in Forage Fields at a Saline Drainage Water Reuse Site to Calibrate a Hydro-salinity Model for Decision Support


PB 191

Dr. Mine            

Thursday, May 3rd, 1:00-2:00PM

Kari Cooper

UC Davis

A world in a grain of… zircon? What crystal records reveal about magma reservoirs

IT 101

Dr. Mine            


FALL 2017 Seminars

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue Contact Person

Thursday, Sept. 28th, 1:00-2:00PM

Ken Schmidt

Ken Schmidt & Associates

Evaluation of Chemical Constituents Tested when Developing New Water Supply Wells

PB 191

Dr. Mine   amine@

Thursday,   Oct. 12th, 1:00-2:00PM

Craig Jones

UC Boulder

The continuing mysteries surrounding the elevation of the Sierra Nevada

SS 203

Dr. Mine  amine@

Thursday,   Oct. 26th, 1:00-2:00PM

Sarge Green

Fresno State

The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act - Closing the Loop in CA Water Management

SS 203

Dr. Mine  amine@

Thursday,   Nov. 2nd, 1:00-2:00PM

Judith Tapia


Dead trees, Fire and Managing the Sierra National Forest

PB 192

Dr. Mine  amine@

Thursday,   Nov. 9th, 1:00-2:00PM

Doug Hemingway

UC Berkeley

Icy ocean world interiors from gravity and topography

PB 191

Dr. Mine  amine@


SPRING 2017 Seminars

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue Contact Person
Thursday, March 30th, 4:30-6:30PM Dale Burns Stanford University From the crystal to the arc S2 125 Dr. Putirka   kputirka@
Tuesday,   April 18th, 5:00-6:00PM Claudia Faunt United States Geological Survey Water Availability and Sustainability Peters Ed Center Dr. Weinman  bweinman@
Thursday, April 20th, 4:30-6:30PM Matt Jackson UC Santa Barbara Hotter Plumes Entrain Higher 3He/4He S2 125 Dr. Putirka   kputirka@
Friday,      April 21th, 12:00-5:00PM                   Fred Schroeder                                                             AAPG Geology and Geophysics Applied to Industry        
S2 125                Dr. Brady      mebrady@                                        


FALL 2016 - No Seminars


SPRING 2015 Seminars

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Thursday, April 30th,
Michelle Judson BP Exploration TBA TBA
Thursday, April 23rd,
Bob Bereskin   Shale Workshop PB 194
Thursday, April 23rd, 2:00PM John Wakabayashi CSUF Topographic Evolution of the Sierra Nevada S2 125
Thursday, April 16th AEG TBA TBA TBA
Thursday, April 9th Charles Fishman TBA The Big Thirst TBA
Thursday, March 19th Gary Luce TBA TBA TBA
Friday, March 13th, 1:30PM John Wakabayashi CSUF Subductionology, The Next Genderation S2 125
Thursday, March 5th, 6:00PM Jon Allen Chevron TBA PB 191
Thursday, February 26th, 6:00PM Anne Drauker Chevron TBA PB 194
Thursday, February 5th, 6:00PM Becca Lanners CRC TBA PB 191
Thursday, January 29th, 4:30PM Luke Wang CSUF The State of Water Now and in the Future S2 125


FALL 2014 Seminars 


Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Tuesday, October 28th
6:00-6:30PM - Reception
6:30-7:30PM - Seminar
Dr. Conrad Labandeira National Museum of Natural History "Exploring the Fossil History of Plants, Insects and their Interactions to Understand the Ecological History of Life on Land"


Gallery &


Wednesday, October 15th


Dr. Mark Somma   An informal lunch gathering to discuss
sustainability efforts on campus and in the

PB 102



Dr. Greg Stock Park Geologist for Yosemite National Park "Cosmogenic exposure dating of coseismic rock avalanches in Yosemite Valley" Elbow Room (Fig Garden Village)
Thursday, August 28th

Gregor Golabek  ETH Zurich "Thermomechancial evolution of planetesimals"  PB192

Spring 2014

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Thursday, March 20, 4:00PM Dr. Carl Hauge TBA TBA AG 109
Wednesday, March 26,
Dr. Gene Humphreys University of Oregon TBA AG 109
Tuesday, April 1, 6:30PM Switch Movie Screening SwitchEnergy Project MCL161
Friday, April 4 1:30-2:30PM Dr. John Wakabayashi CSU Fresno "The 2014 State of the Franciscan Address" EE 191
Friday, April 4 Earth Day      
Wednesday, April 9, 5:00-6:00PM Dr. Tanya Atwater UC Santa Barbara TBA AG 109
Thursday, April 24, 4:00-5:00PM Dr. Mark Ghiorso TBA "Triggering explosive volcanic eruptions: Windows of eruptibility" AG 109

FALL 2013 - No Seminars


Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Thursday, January 24,
Dr. Rob Negrini CSU Bakersfield "A Middle Pleistocene Lacustrine Delta Underneath the Modern Kern River Alluvial Fan: Structural Control, Regional Stratigraphic Context, and Impact on Groundwater Quality" MCL 121
Friday, February 8,
Dr. Jonathan Allen Chevron, Bakersfield "Improved Reservoir Characterization at Kern River Field, California, U.S.A: New Insights into an Old Field Using 4D Saturation Modeling"  
Wednesday, February 13,
Jes Therkelsen CSU Fresno "Filmmaking & Science: Fostering Dialogue & Discussion through Media" PB 191
Wednesday, February 20,
James P. McCalpin GEO-HAZ Consulting Inc. "The Mountains are Falling Apart; A Spectrum of Mass Failures from Landslides through Deep-Seated Gravitational Spreading (Sackung), to "Unfolding" of Folds"  
Friday, March 1,
Dr. Katie Keranen University of Oklahoma "Extensionbeyond the rift boundaries: magmatism, heat, and depth dependent deformation in Ethiopia" PB 192
Thursday, March 7,
Dr. Jay Lund UC Davis "Can we stop undermining our water supplies? Groundwater and California's water future" PB 191
Friday, March 8,
Dr. John Wakabayashi CSU Fresno "The 2013 State of the Franciscan Address Complicated gets worse: The thick gray line between melanges and coherent unites and implications for subduction processes and engineering." S2 125
Thursday, March 14,
Susan Cannon      
Friday, March 15,

*parking permit available for off campus participants- call 559-278-3086 for a parking code
Dr. Charles "Chip" Lesher UC Davis "The SORET Effect Revisited: Implications for Magmatic Differentiation and Core - Mantle Interaction" AG 109
Monday, March 25-29 SPRING BREAK      
Wednesday, April 3,
SwitchMovie Screening GSASwitchEnergy Awareness and Efficiency Program SwitchEnergy Project PB 191
Thursday, April 11,

Dr. Dawn Sumner UC Davis "Curiosity on Mars: Characterization of a Habitable Environment" PB 194
Thursday, April 11,
Dr. Dawn Sumner UC Davis "Curiosity on Mars: Adventures in Rover Science" PB 194
Tuesday, April 30,
EES 201 Presentations CSU Fresno Student presentations PB194
Thursday, May 2,
Dr. Kurt Cuffey UC Berkley "The Trough, the Cirque, and the Sierra:
New Thoughts on Some Old Problems in Glacial Geomorphology"
Monday, May 6,
EES 201 Presentations CSU Fresno Student presentations PB194


FALL 2012

Date and time Speaker Institution Title Venue
Monday, October 1,
Miriam Goldstein UCSD “Ecology of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch: abundance, distribution and
biotic interactions”
EE 191
Thursday, October 4,


Dr. Jeff Knott CSU Fullerton Tephrochronology & Basin Evolution in Death Valley MCL 121
Thursday, October 18 Dr. Roy Shlemon AEG AEG Meeting ___
Monday, October 22,
Dr. Kathleen Marsaglia CSU Northridge "Chasing Bits and Pieces of New Zealand From Source To Sink: Sand Provenance Studies in New Zealand Sedimentary Systems and Implications for Hydrocarbon Exploration Across “Zealandia” EE 191
Thursday, November 1,
Dr. David John USGS "Miocene magmatism in the Bodie Hills volcanic field, California and Nevada: A long-lived eruptive center in the southern segment of the ancestral Cascades arc" PB 191
Thursday, November 8,
Dr. Jonathan M.G. Glen USGS Menlo Park Tectonics of Surprise Valley: Potential Fields & Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Remote Sensing S2 206
Thursday, November 15,
Bruce Hilton AEG Engineering Geology Along the CA High Speed Rail Corridor PB 191
Thursday, November 29,
Dr. Kena Fox-Dobbs University of Puget Sound "Isotopic patterns among Kenyan savanna herbivores: gazelles, zebras and small mammals" S2 309
Thursday, December 13,
Dr. Greg Stock AEG "Rock fall dynamics and deposition: an integrated analysis of the 2009 Ahwiyah Point rock fall, Yosemite National Park" PB 191