Seminar Schedule

Earth and Environmental Sciences Fall 2017 Rast-Holbrook Seminar Schedule

All seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. in 303 Slone Research Building, preceded by refreshments at 3:30, unless otherwise noted.







Aug. 24



No Seminar

Aug. 31

Dr. Bill Ford

University of Kentucky, Biosystems & Ag. Engineering

"Water quality monitoring and modeling in disturbed Midwestern watersheds: integrating stable isotopes into watershed management"

Sept. 7

Prof. Jason Unrine

University of Kentucky, Plant & Soil Sciences

“Nanotechnology at the food, energy and water nexus”

Sept. 14

Dr. Rebecca Freeman

University of Kentucky, EES

"From the Cambrian Explosion to the Great Ordovician Biodiversification Event: The role of brachiopods"

Sept. 21



No Seminar, EES Open House

Sept. 28

Prof. Kent Murray

University of Michigan, Dearborn

"Innovative solutions to widespread soil lead contamination in southwest Detroit"

Oct. 5

Prof. Rodney Metcalf

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

"Naturally-Occurring Asbestos: Public Health, Petrology and Politics"

Oct. 12

Dr. Geoffrey Ellis

U.S. Geological Survey

"A Comparative Study of Coal-Sourced Natural Gas Resources in the US and China"

139 Chemistry/Physics Building

Oct. 19

Prof. Lanmin Wang

Lanzhou Institute of Seismology (China)

“Earthquake hazards in the Loess Plateau of China"

(Confucius Institute lecture)

102 Mining and Minerals Resources Building

Oct. 26



No Seminar, Spring Break

Nov. 2

Prof. Whitney Behr

University of Texas–Austin

"Geologic heterogeneity and transient rheology of the deep subduction interface"

Nov. 9

Prof. Jeannette Wolak

Tennessee Tech University

"Oil in the hills: Characterizing subsurface architectures in the Mississippian Fort Payne Formation (TN and KY)"

Nov. 16

Dr. Robert Powell

U.S. Geological Survey

"Crustal blocks and evolution of the San Andreas Fault system in southern California"

Nov. 23



No Seminar, Thanksgiving Holiday

Nov. 30

Prof. Daniel Sturmer

University of Cincinnati

"Using tectonic subsidence analysis to understand intraplate deformation inboard of the Late Paleozoic southwestern Laurentia plate margin"

Dec. 7

EES Graduate Students

University of Kentucky



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