Geology & Geophysics Lecture Series

Special lectures are hosted by the department to help expand student's access to a wide range of topics and distinguished academics. Financial support for the lecture series is provided by the LJ Wilbert Endowment, Grover E. Murray Educational Fund, and the Marathon Oil Distinguished Speaker Series Fund.

Spring 2024 Schedule

Seminars now on Wednesdays! At 3:30 p.m., we begin with refreshments the in the Clarence Cazalot Marathon Oil Atrium of Howe Russell Kniffen Geoscience Complex. Seminars begin at ~ 3:45 p.m. in E130 Howe-Russell-Kniffen. Networking continues after the seminar with more refreshments served in the Atrium. #GeauxGeology #LSUGG

Date Lecture Topic Guest Speaker(s) Faculty Host(s)
January 24

"Initiation of Sea Floor Spreading in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Backarc, Western Pacific"

Dr. Jonathan Snow, Louisiana State University Dr. Peter Doran

January 31

Recording Available Here

"Role of Biogenic Silica in the Removal of Nutrients, Iron and Zinc, from The Antarctic Seas" Dr. Ellery Ingall, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences Dr. Peter Doran
March 6 "Planetary Oceanography: Dynamics and Heat Transfer of Jupiter's Moon Europa" Dr. Krista Soderlund, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics Dr. Peter Doran
March 20 "The Role of Outburst Floods in Shaping Planetary Landscapes" Dr. Karin Lehnigk, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology Mr. Kristoffer Colton Fowler
March 27 "Li-enriched Oilfield Waters in the Woodbend Reef Complexes of the Alberta Basin: A Tale of Two Brines" Dr. Rick Huff, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology & University of Alberta Drs. Matthew Loocke, Darrell Henry, Jeffrey Hanor
April 3 "Remote Sensing of Antarctic Ecosystems: Techniques, Challenges, and Astrobiological Applications" Dr. Mark Salvatore, Northern Arizona University, Department of Astronomy and Planetary Science Dr. Peter Doran

April 10

Recording Available Here

"Early Miocene Evolution of Open Ecosystems and C4 Vegetation in Equatorial East Africa" Dr. Daniel Peppe, Baylor University, Department of Geosciences Dr. Adam Forte
April 24 "Findings and Lessons Learned while Translating Soft Matter Physics to Soft Earth Materials" Dr. Vashan Wright, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego Dr. Juan Lorenzo